Viv Anderson broke
through the taboos to become the first black player to appear in a full
international for England,
making his senior debut against Czechoslovakia in 1978. However, this classy
full-back or central defender and his excellent ball-skills deserve to be
remembered for more than just that.
long and glittering career with some of England's leading clubs, he won
everything the domestic game had to offer.
Viv won the
European Cup 1979, 1980; European Supercup 1979 and played for Nottingham
Forest, Arsenal, Manchester United, Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley, and
Middlesbrough during his distinguished career, before become assistant manager
to Bryan Robson at Middlesbrough.
Viv is a
good motivational speaker with a mix of humorous stories to boot.