I'm sure alot of the early players have strong stories but this one stands out.
170. Walter Tull
The first black outfield player in the Football League, Walter Tull was a trailblazer in English football. Playing in our first-ever matches in the Football League, he later enlisted in the British Army as the Great War engulfed the continent. In the conflict, he became the first British-born black combat officer in the British Army, fought twice at the Somme, before he sadly lost his life in 'no-man's land' on 25 March, 1918.