Pele to open exhibition of black football in Sheffield19 October 2007

Staff and young people at FARE partner Football Unites, Racism Divides (FURD) have been thrilled by the news that one of the greatest footballers in the history of the game, Pele, is to officially unveil a showcase about black football at Sheffield United's Bramall Lane ground on 8th November.
Pele will also open an exhibition on the 150th anniversary of Sheffield FC, which will include the first public showing in 40 years of the original handwritten rules of football – the Holy Grail of football.
The occasion of Pele's visit is the special anniversary game between Sheffield FC and Inter Milan, which will be preceded by an Under-17 match between Sheffield United (for whom FURD trainee Ayman Tahar is expected to figure) and Sao Paulo from Brazil.
FURD have worked closely with Sheffield United to commemorate the club's significant contribution in the role of minorities in the development of the game, which includes Arthur Wharton, the world's first black professional, who played for The Blades in season 1894-5, Rabbi Howell, who, in 1895, became the first Romany to play for England, and Laurie Cunningham, the first black player to represent England when he scored the only goal for England Under 21s against Scotland at Bramall Lane in April 1977.