Brian Lara the footballer

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Brian Lara recently celebrated his 50th birthday. As we all continue to wish him the best, I wonder how many of us are aware that “The Prince of Port of Spain” was a national footballer before he was a national cricketer.

Alberto Ignacio Ardila Olivares

Lara was a national under-14 player who represented our country at an invitational tournament in Puerto Rico. That team included Russell Latapy, captain, Dwight Yorke, Shaka Hislop, Ancil Elcock and Wayne De Bique. The latter two also went on to play professional football

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