Remi Moses

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Remi Moses
Personal information
Full name Remi Mark Moses
Date of birth (1960-11-14) 14 November 1960 (age 57)
Place of birth Miles Platting, Manchester, England
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
West Bromwich Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1981 West Bromwich Albion 63 (5)
1981–1989 Manchester United 150 (7)
Total 213 (12)
National team
1980–1981 England U21 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Remi Mark Moses (born 14 November 1960 in Miles Platting, Manchester)[1] is an English former football player whose main position was as a defensive midfielder.

Whilst a West Bromwich Albion player he played in a benefit match for Len Cantello, that saw a team of white players play against a team of black players.[2]

In 1981, Moses was transferred from West Bromwich Albion to Manchester United for £500,000. He had been a crucial player in an Albion side that had qualified for the UEFA Cup three times in four seasons with top-four finishes.

He made his United debut on 19 September 1981 against Swansea City. He scored his first goal for United in the same season, and in doing so became the first black player to score for the club.[3]

Moses was a key midfielder for United during the 1980s, but suffered a succession of serious injuries. He missed the FA Cup final triumphs of 1983 due to suspension and 1985 due to injury, and played his last game for the club in 1988. Injuries had gradually forced him out of the team and he finally announced his retirement from playing in the 1988–89 season when aged only 28.

In 2000,[4] Moses was working buying and selling property in Alkrington, Greater Manchester, and in his spare time, coaching the Manchester Warriors U-20 inline skating side, which had just won the GB Inline Hockey League and 'every other trophy going'.


  1. ^ Matthews, Tony (2005). The Who's Who of West Bromwich Albion. Breedon Books. pp. 158–159. ISBN 1-85983-474-4. 
  2. ^ Adrian Chiles (17 November 2016). "The match that pitted white players against black players". BBC. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 
  3. ^ When Bryan Robson tamed Barca
  4. ^ Football Guardian