Former Leeds star Albert Johanneson dies at 55

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Albert Johanneson, 55, the former Leeds United player, has died at his council flat in Leeds. The left winger arrived at Elland Road from a deprived black township in South Africa and scored 48 goals in 172 appearances for the club over nine seasons before playing out his career at York. In 1965 he became the first black player to play in an FA Cup final when Leeds lost 2-1 to Liverpool.

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