Justin Fashanu Biography
Birthday: February 19, 1961 (Pisces)
Born In: Hackney, London, England
Justin Fashanu was a British football player, who was also the first footballer to come out openly as homosexual. Fashanu was born and raised in Hackney, London, England. He first gained attention after making headlines as a boxer. As a teenager, he was able to reach two national finals for his age group. He also made huge progress, in the youth as well as reserve football teams of Norwich City, for whom he played as a central striker. Throughout his career, he played over hundred matches for Norwich City Football Club, and scored 40 goals. While playing for Norwich, he was also chosen for the English national under-21 team. Sometime after he moved to US, he was charged of sexual assault in 1998, after being accused of assault by a seventeen-year-old boy. He committed suicide before he could be arrested, as he felt that due to his homosexuality, he wouldn’t receive a fair trial. He also stated that the sex was consensual. He was inducted into the National Football Museum Hall of Fame in 2020.