To mark this year’s Black History Month, we celebrated the Club’s rich history of Black players in a new video.
The video, played at our match against Wolves and published on our digital channels on Saturday, highlights the contribution of our Black players.
Over the last 40 years, the Club has proudly been home to over 140 Black players.
Honouring current-day players such as Ivan Toney, to our first squad member of Black heritage in 1905, Fred Corbett, the video pays tribute to the remarkable role of our Black players in building the Club’s success so far.
Since 1984, ten Black players have been awarded Player of the Year at Brentford. This includes prolific players such as former Sky Sports personality, Chris Kamara who was our first captain of Black heritage.
The video also highlights the Club’s Black managers, including Leroy Rosenior appointed in 2006 and Ryan Peters who coached our women’s team in 2016.
Speaking on the month, ambassador, Marcus Gayle said: “Black History Month shouldn’t have to be just a month, it should be all year round.
"But to get to that point we need to start educating young people more about our shared history. We are starting that now, here today.”
Watch the video celebrating the valuable contribution of our Black players below.