Frank Soo: The incredible story of England’s forgotten footballer

Frank Soo, whose father was Chinese, became the first and only player of Asian descent to represent England when he played against Wales in a wartime friendly back in 1942. Now Google, working alongside the Frank Soo Foundation, have created a Doodle to honour his memory and celebrate the legacy he left for footballers in the generations since. His post-playing career saw him leave England for Scandinavia where he was a successful coach leading the Norwegian national team at the 1952 Olympic Games before he eventually returned to this country where he died in 1991 aged 76. “I hope it will spark an interest in him again and get him back in the public eye because kids need a role model.” Marketing Director at Google UK Nishma Robb added: “Saturday would have been a big day for football had the teams been playing.