Huddersfield Town is proud to support Black History Month
- Black History Month honours the accomplishments of black people across the UK
- Lloyd Maitland was the first black footballer to play for Town
- Learn more about Black History Month at www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk
During Black History Month, can you name the first black player to represent Huddersfield Town at First Team level?
Starting 38 games for the Terriers, and making a further eight appearances off the bench, Lloyd Maitland enjoyed a two-year stint in the First Team.
Born in Coleshill, Warwickshire on 21 March 1957, the winger joined Town as an apprentice in 1972. As a youth prospect, he progressed with Town and played in the Club’s only ever Youth Cup Final in 1974, unfortunately losing to Spurs over two legs.
Shortly afterwards, a professional contract came calling for Lloyd, and in February 1975, he stepped on to the field at Leeds Road in a 2-1 win over Hereford United to cement his place in history as Town’s first black player.
Only a month later, he netted his first goal for Town, in a 4-1 home win against Southend United.
However, Lloyd didn’t spend very long at Leeds Road; making his last appearance for the Club on 8 January 1977 during a 1-0 Division Four defeat at AFC Bournemouth where he played alongside the likes of Peter Hart, Kevin Johnson and Terry Poole.
Lloyd then left Huddersfield for Darlington just two months later.
Huddersfield Town supporters can learn more about Black History Month at www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk.