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Watch ‘The Laurie Cunningham Story’: ITV TV Documentary [VIDEO]

laurie cunningham Watch The Laurie Cunningham Story: ITV TV Documentary [VIDEO]

In March 2013, British television channel ITV aired a documentary entitled “The Laurie Cunningham Story” about one of the pioneers of English football.

He was the first black soccer player ever to be capped by England, which opened the door for other black professional footballers to gain international experience for their country (including Viv Anderson who became the first black athlete to play for the England national team, as well as Paul Ince who became England’s first black captain in 1993).

Not only that, but Cunningham was a true legend in so many ways. He was signed by Real Madrid and helped them win a La Liga title long before it was fashionable for David Beckham, Michael Owen or Steve McManaman to play for Los Blancos.

His life was so interesting that it reads like a script for a film.

I urge you to watch this TV documentary. It’s enlightening, and also gives you a good glimpse in what British football was like in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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After watching the TV documentary, share your observations about what you saw in the comments section below.

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4 Responses to Watch ‘The Laurie Cunningham Story’: ITV TV Documentary [VIDEO]

  1. Steve says:

    Thanks for posting this Chris, a very interesting documentary indeed.

  2. eric collins says:

    thank you for posting this. i never knew how hard it was for black footballers in the 1970′s and 80′s rip laurie. u did well

  3. roy says:

    laurie cunningham should be talked about in the same leauge as best and charlton

  4. Howard Spencer says:

    Thanks a lot for putting this up – very useful in some work I am doing at the moment on Laurie. Also brings back some good memories.

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