Statue

Laurie Cunningham - Statue

Erection date: 30/11/2017

Inscription

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Laurie Cunningham 8 March 1956 - 15 July 1989
The first black footballer to play for England at senior level and the first British player to transfer to Real Madrid.
Started his career at Leyton Orient FC (1974 - 1977).
"If I can get through this maybe it will lead to others getting a fair chance."

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Unveiled on 30 November 2017 in the presence of his family, the leader of Waltham Forest Council, Councillor Clare Coghill, and Councillor Chris Robbins who initiated the project.
With thanks for donations from members of the public.

The statue was sculpted by Graham Ibbeson.

Site: Laurie Cunningham - Statue (1 memorial)

E10, Buckingham Road, Coronation Gardens

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Leyton Orient Football Club

Originally formed by members of the Glyn Cricket Club.  They played football ...

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Real Madrid

Spanish football club. In full, 'Real Madrid Club de Fútbol'. 'Real', Spanish...

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Laurie Cunningham

Footballer. Born Laurence Paul Cunningham in Archway. One of the first black ...

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Chris Robbins

Councillor for Waltham Forest.

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Clare Coghill

Councillor. In January 2017 she was elected as leader of the Labour Group at ...

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Graham Ibbeson

born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Probably his best known work is the Statue...

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