Campaign for Laurie Cunningham statue launched

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Campaign for Laurie Cunningham statue launched

A campaign has been launched to honour London footballer Laurie Cunningham.

The left winger from Archway was signed to Leyton Orient in the 1970s when he was a teenager and later became the first British footballer to play for Real Madrid. He was also the second black footballer to represent England.    

His life was tragically cut short when he was killed in a car accident in Spain aged 33.

Campaigners now plan to celebrate his legacy with a brass statue. The tribute will be placed at Coronation Gardens, metres away from Leyton Orient Football Club where he first played.

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