Cyril ‘Ces’ Podd

Cyril “Ces” Podd (born 7 August 1952) is a retired international footballer from Saint Kitts and Nevis who played professionally in England. He was one of the first black players to establish themselves in English football.

Club career[edit] A student at the Bradford College of Art, Podd made his professional debut in September 1970 for Bradford City. Over the next 14 years Podd made a total of 565 appearances for City in all competitions – a club record. He signed for Halifax Town in August 1984, and later played with Scarborough – with whom he secured promotion to the football league – and Ossett Town.

International career[edit] Podd played internationally for Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Coaching career[edit] Podd coached the Saint Kitts and Nevis national side between 1999 and 2002. He currently coaches the underprivileged in Leeds.

Outside football

Podd owns his own salsa-dancing company called X-ces