Black Voices In Conversation: Alex Williams MBE

Black Voices In Conversation is a new series of interviews by ITV News to mark Black History Month 2020.

We've spoken to groundbreaking individuals from the black community to learn about their life experiences and to hear their vision for the future.

Manchester City legend Alex Williams, the first black goalkeeper in the top flight of English football. Credit: Press Association

In 1980, at the age of 19, Alex Williams became the first black goalkeeper in the top flight of English football when he pulled on the No 1 shirt for Manchester City.

Alex spoke to Jahmal Williams-Thomas about racism he faced from the stands and about his work for Manchester City's community programme, inspiring young people through sport.

Alex and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola meet children at a City in the Community Trust event. Credit: Manchester City Football Club

He also discussed the leadership being shown by star players Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford and what that means for the future.

Watch more interviews from our Black Voices in Conversation series here.