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|6ft 0,5"||12st 4lbs|
|b.Nottingham||29th August 1956|
|Debut v Southampton(a)||15/8/87|
|Nott Forest appr. Nov 72||pro Aug 74|
|Sheff Wed||Jan 91|
|Barnsley player/manager||June 93|
|Middlesborough ass.manager||May 94|
|Born in Nottingham of west Indian parents,Viv
Anderson actually spent a
school holiday at OT for coaching but was not taken on. He evt. became
professional with Notts Forest in Aug 74,after serving apprenticeship at the
City ground. He became the first black player to appear in League football
for Forest,and in 1978 collected the first of 30 full caps for England.
Always a supremely fit athlete,whose smooth overlaps often supported the
attack,he appeared in ten seasons of League football with Forest and the
tall,skilful defender was an outstanding figure in a decade of
success,winning a League championship medal in 1978,European Cup winner`s
cup medals in 1979 and 80,Football League Cup Winner`s medals in 78 and 79
and a finalist in 80. He was transferred to Arsenal for 250.000 pounds in
July 84 where he made 120 League appearances for the Gunners and won the
League Cup Winner`s medal in 87.
Alex Ferguson admired his combative qualities
and Viv was signed by UNITED
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