The Black Flash – Albert Johanneson made 200 appearances for Leeds United after arriving in England from Apartheid South Africa in 1961. This Saturday, English football will remember the first black player to appear in an FA Cup final.
On the ball – Johanneson struggled to adapt to life in England after escaping Apartheid. He found it difficult to reconcile that he could sit at the front of restaurants and share baths with his white teammates.
Father figure – Johanneson married Norma and had two daughters, Yvonne and Alicia. Yvonne speaks fondly of her time living in Leeds and the local community. She still describes herself as a "Yorkshire Lass."
Injury problems – Johanneson's career was curtailed by a succession of injuries and he eventually left Leeds to join Fourth Division side York City. His battle with alcoholism began to have an effect with his family leaving him for Jamaica and eventually the U.S.