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Viv Anderson

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Viv Anderson is a retired footballer who was born right here in Nottingham. Born in Clifton, he had a stellar footballing career with teams like our own Nottingham Forest and Manchester United. Viv won the European Cup (Champions League) twice for Forest, as well as the League Cup, First Division and FA Cup titles.

Viv is also very famous, for being the first black footballer to play for England. As a black footballer, playing in the 1970s and 80s Viv regularly received abuse from the terraces. However, he never let that weigh him down. Via eventually went on to win 30 caps for England, scoring 2 goals. He played for England in the 1982 European Championships. 

In 2015, Viv was named in Nottingham Forest's 'best ever XI', and he has a plaque on the back of the Trent End Stand commemorating his achievements for the Reds.