Aberdeen Live Features Eversley ‘Bo’ Lewis

September 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

Aberdeen Live has featured Bermudian Eversley ‘Bo’ Lewis, who traveled to Scotland in 1960.

The Aberdeen Live website said, “Eversley ‘Bo’ Lewis travelled from Bermuda to the north-east of Scotland in 1960, becoming the first ever pro player from the country. Armando Mascarenhas arrived from India a year earlier.

“Mike McArthur was the first black player to appear for Aberdeen, however, he wasn’t the first to be signed by the club. In 1959 a number of trialists travelled to Scotland from abroad. One man looking to make a name for himself was Armando Mascarenhas.

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Eversley Lewis Bermuda

“Eversley ‘Bo’ Lewis had more of an impact during his time in the Granite City. At the beginning of the 1960/61 season the 16-year-old from Bermuda was told by his older brother that the Dons wanted to give him a trial.

“Aberdeenshire cricketer Alma Hunt, who was born in Bermuda, used his connections at Pittodrie to get the teen a trial. Lewis made the mammoth trip from the small island to the north-east of Scotland. Upon his arrival he moved into the home of then manager Tommy Pearson and trained with the first-team. On Saturday’s the Bermudian would sit in the stands of Pittodrie and watch his teammates play.”

You can read the full story here on Aberdeen Live.

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