spacerspacer

Hong Y Soo

Footballer

Hong Y ‘Frank’ Soo can be seen as the first non-white man to play for England, representing them in unofficial Internationals during World War II. ‘Frank’ Soo became the first player of Chinese origin to play in the Football league. Playing for Stoke City from 1933 to 1945, Soo would probably have played at international level for England had World War II not intervened.

He made 81 wartime appearances and had to be content with 9 wartime and Victory caps. From Stoke City, Soo moved on to join Leicester City for £4,600 and then went on to play for Luton Town and Chelmsford City. He went on to become manager for Scunthorpe United, gained extensive managerial experience in Scandinavia and after retiring coached.

‘Frankie Soo’ died in his hometown of Liverpool in January 1991.

Sourced from Football Unites Racism Divides

Note : If you'd like to contact Hong Y Soo, please follow the instructions at the bottom of the Enquiries page.


Permalink
Updated on 11 August, 2007


line

This profile has been viewed 4860 times.
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


line

<< Previous Profile: Wing Yip Next Profile: Qu Lei Lei >>
Subscribe

Feed

Please enter your email address to receive new and updated profiles via email:



line

Search



line

Profile Categories
line