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The Football Association have paid homage to one of football's greatest pioneers in Arthur Wharton at St. George's Park. 

Wharton, the world's first professional black footballer, is being honoured with a statue which the FA have unveiled.

The Ghanaian-born player moved to England in 1882 as a Christian missionary but wound up as a goalkeeper for Darlington and eventually Preston North End.

He also dabbled in cricket.


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