Ces Podd

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Ces Podd
Personal information
Full name Cyril Podd
Date of birth (1952-08-07) 7 August 1952 (age 62)
Place of birth Saint Kitts and Nevis
Playing position Right Back
Youth career
Bradford City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1984 Bradford City 502 (3)
1984–1986 Halifax Town 57 (0)
1986–1988 Scarborough 3 (0)
1988 Ossett Town
National team
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Teams managed
1999–2002 Saint Kitts and Nevis
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Cyril "Ces" Podd (born 7 August 1952) is a retired international footballer from Saint Kitts and Nevis who played professionally in England. He was one of the first black players to establish themselves in English football.[1]


Club career[edit]

A student at the Bradford College of Art, Podd made his professional debut in September 1970 for Bradford City. Over the next 14 years Podd made a total of 565 appearances for City in all competitions - a club record.[2] He signed for Halifax Town in August 1984, and later played with Scarborough – with whom he secured promotion to the football league[3] – and Ossett Town.

International career[edit]

Podd played internationally for Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Coaching career[edit]

Podd coached the Saint Kitts and Nevis national side between 1999 and 2002.[1] He currently coaches the underprivileged in Leeds.[4]

Outside football[edit]

Podd owns his own salsa-dancing company called X-ces.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Ces Podd". Football Unites, Racism Divides. 
  2. ^ "Bantams Greats - Ces Podd". Bradford City AFC. 
  3. ^ "Scarborough Go To Dust". Boy From Brazil. 
  4. ^ "Ces Podd". Bantams Past. 
  5. ^ "Telegraph & Argus". 

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