Justin Fashanu

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Birthday
19, 1961
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
19, 1961 (age 58)
Birthplace
England

About

Late English soccer player for clubs like Torquay United who tragically committed suicide in May 1998. He is considered a pioneer by gay rights groups for being the first professional English soccer player to publicly come out as gay during his career.

Before Fame

He was an excellent young boxer who contemplated a career in boxing rather than soccer.

Trivia

He was the first black soccer player in history to command a transfer fee of £1 million or more.

Family Life

His brother, John, is a former soccer player most famous for his eight-year stint with Wimbledon FC.

Associated With

In 2013, Robbie Rogers followed in his footsteps by becoming just the second English soccer player to publicly come out as gay.