Ex-Reggae Boy Lattimore Dies

Author: Neil-Monticelli Harley-Rüdd

Seventies star nicknamed ‘Pele’ loses cancer battle

Arthur Lattimore, nicknamed ‘Pele’ back in the Seventies when he played for Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz, passed on last week after losing his battle with throat cancer.

The left-sided attacking midfielder, who last made an international appearance in 1975, migrated to the United States and died at his home in Florida on 7 May.

He made a name for himself on the Caribbean island with three clubs – Liguanea United, Cavaliers and Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) – before moving to the US.

As well as competing in internationals he was proud of representing his country at the Pan American Games (Colombia, 1971 and Mexico, 1975).

Former team-mates from the era when Lattimore was strutting his silky skills on the left wing included Howard Bell, David Bernard, Carl Brown, Derrick Dennisser and Herbert Gordon.


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