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Jacqueline Jenkinson

Britain's first black international footballer. Watson was a renowned amateur football player, playing full‐back for Glasgow amateur clubs Maxwell Football Club and Parkgrove in 1878–9, before winning international honours. He appeared for Scotland against England and Wales in 1881–2 while playing for the leading amateur Scottish club Queen's Park.

Watson was born in Georgetown, British Guiana (now Guyana), in 1857. His surname suggests Scottish parentage or descent although no firm information has been found on his ancestry. He had a privileged educational upbringing, being educated at Halifax grammar school and Rugby before completing his education at Glasgow College in the 1870s. His capabilities stretched beyond the football pitch as he became match secretary and organizer of the amateur club Parkgrove. Yet, according to the census of 1881 the year of his international football debut Watson was apparently rather humbly employed as a warehouseman He married a Glasgow ...