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Dulwich Hamlet History Notes

Pink Panther

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A few years back when we celebrated black history month
what players did we include ?
Thanks
 

PartisanDulwich

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Benjamin "Benny" Odeje
Charlton Athletic registration card
Born Sapele, Nigeria 2/11/1955
First black player to play for England

joined Dulwich Hamlet in October 1974 ???? (need to confirm) (Was playing for Hendon January 1975



Any Dulwich Hamlet clarification for Benjamin Odeje - welcome

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Pink Panther

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Benjamin "Benny" Odeje
Charlton Athletic registration card
Born Sapele, Nigeria 2/11/1955
First black player to play for England

joined Dulwich Hamlet in October 1974 ???? (need to confirm) (Was playing for Hendon January 1975

Any Dulwich Hamlet clarification for Benjamin Odeje - welcome
I remember seeing his name in some programmes from 1974/5 but I seem to have lost them in a house move. He made a few first team appearances but not many. He also returned for one or two pre-season matches around 1981/2, which I guess must have been after his three years at university and playing for Trowbridge Town, but I don't think he made any further league or cup appearances.
What shirts would Dulwich hamlet have been wearing in 1974-75 season ?
It would have been the royal blue with the pink "penguin" stripe down the front and back.
 

PartisanDulwich

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In the Dulwich Hamlet V Bishop Stortford programme for 2nd November 1974 states Benny Odeje had four appearances and nil goals for the Hamlet (this was the 17th Hamlet game of the season

Down as a sub for the Dulwich hamlet V Leatherhead game 24th September 1974 programme (10th game of the season) also sub for game against Harrow Borough 2nd October 1974

By 25th April 1975 game 37 of the season against Hayes - the programme still recorded only 4 appearances for Odeje

Yellow, blue trimmings and blue shorts

pink and blue
 

PartisanDulwich

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London Senior Cup final played at Champion hill 12th May 1945
admission
Centre stand 3/-
Wing Stand and Enclosure 2/3
Admission to the ground 1/
Boys 6d
 

Pink Panther

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Dulwich Hamlet FC 1973-1974 ???

So who is the black player ?? as Benjamin Odeje didn't play for Dulwich Hamlet until the start of the 1974 season.
Errol Rhoden. I think I mentioned him earlier on the thread, unless it was on a different thread. He made a few league appearances for the Hamlet and later played for Wokingham Town, but that's all I know about him
 

PartisanDulwich

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Thanks...........Rhoden first game for Slough was 15-05-1977 (so left by then) - But don't see his name before start of 1976 ish ? season (by April 1977 Erro; Rhoden had played 12 games for teh Hamlet)

Could the date of the team in the official history booklet be wrong ? if it was 1975-76 could be Odeje ?
 
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