Laurie Cunningham, E10 - Buckingham Road
Born 8th March 1956
Died 15th July 1989
Inscriptions on the plaques at the base of the statue:
Laurie Cunningham 8 March 1956 - 15 July 1989
The first black footballer to play for England at senior level and the first British player to transfer to Real Madrid.
Started his career at Leyton Orient FC (1974 - 1977).
"If I can get through this maybe it will lead to others getting a fair chance"
Unveiled on 30 November 2017 in the presence of his family, the leader of Waltham Forest Council, Councillor Clare Coghill, and Councillor Chris Robbins who initiated the project. With thanks for donations from members of the public