FOOTBALL'S FORGOTTEN MAN
The Legacy of Frank Soo
WHO WAS FRANK SOO?
Frank Soo is in many ways the forgotten man of twentieth-century football.
He was the first and only person from a Chinese or East Asian background to play for England mens.
He played for big clubs such as Stoke, where he captained the late and great Stanley Matthews, Leicester City, Luton Town and also went on to play for the RAF during WW2.
He later moved to Scandinavia, where he found success as a manger. A household name during his time, he has since faded into obscurity for various reasons.
WHO ARE WE?
We are Frank's legacy. We hope to advance the public’s knowledge of the story and legacy of Frank Soo, and to carry on his life passion of supporting the next generation of young footballers.
The Frank Soo Foundation has three long term goals it wishes to achieve. These are promote Frank's story, support our local East and Southe East Asian community, and guide East and South East Asians in their aspirations in football.
Promote and advance the story of Frank Soo and work towards getting his unofficial England caps recognised.
Promote health and sports within the East Asian communities
Guide and support East Asian players in their goals of playing for and/or coaching for a home nation, so that they can follow in Frank's footsteps.
THE FRANK SOO GOOGLE DOODLE
On 9th May 2020, Google in partnership with The Frank Soo Foundation released the Frank Soo Google Doodle.
REQUESTING YOUR SUPPORT
Since 2010, our success in helping the community has been made possible thanks to people just like you. With your generous contribution, no matter how great or small, we are able to truly make a difference. We are grateful for any help you can provide, and guarantee it will change lives for the better.
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