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 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 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ with whom he secured promotion to the football league Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and Ossett Town.
International career Podd played internationally for Saint Kitts and Nevis.
Coaching career Podd coached the Saint Kitts and Nevis national side between 1999 and 2002. He currently coaches the underprivileged in Leeds.
Podd owns his own salsa-dancing company called X-ces