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Dennis Walker

Dennis Walker

Clubs played for: Manchester United, York City, Cambridge United (1961-1972)

Born: 1944

Birthplace: Hackney

Died: 2003

Position: Midfielder

Biography: Wrote himself into the history books when he became United's first ever black player. He made his debut against Nottingham Forest in May 1963, just five days before the FA Cup Final against Leicester City but it proved to be his only first team appearance, and he joined York City. Had a spell as manager of Poole then a stint in South Africa, before returning to the UK where he worked as operations manager of the Arndale shopping complex. He was working there at the the time of a terrorist attack in 1996. Died in Stockport in August 2003, aged 58.




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Walker, Dennis He was born in Northwich Cheshire.
He was mixed race not black
His mother Mary was white.
13-02-19 Aj

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