Man City legend ALEX WILLIAMS on becoming the top flight’s first black goalkeeper in the 1980s
Alex Williams was the first black goalkeeper to regularly play in Division One
Now he is the beaming face of Manchester City’s charity, City in the Community
There will be two groups of Manchester City supporter. One who remembers Alex Williams as the first black goalkeeper to regularly play in the old First Division, the one who took over from the great Joe Corrigan in the 1980s.
And the younger vintage will know Williams as the genial face of the club’s charity, City in the Community. The man who has spent 33 years giving back to the region’s streets. His association with City now in its sixth decade, Williams is calling time.
‘At Maine Road, the community team had an upstairs room in a semi-detached house,’ Williams says. ‘Next to the old social club there were two houses. One belonged to the old groundsman, Stan Gibson. We were in the other with the lottery department.
first saw Alex.