News and events 3 December 2020: Raising the Bar Luther Blissett A conversation we are so very much looking forward to! Not only is former England striker Luther Blissett rather well known for his international football career – he is also a Sporting Memories Patron and long-time campaigner for people living with dementia. Register now for your free place Luther is a former professional footballer and coach who played for the England national team during the early 1980s. He was the first black footballer to score in the England shirt and scored a hat-trick on that debut. Born in Jamaica, Luther is the winner of 2 Golden Boots. He is perhaps is best known for his time at Watford FC under Graham Taylor OBE, whom he helped win promotion from the Fourth to the First Division. During his incredible career, Luther also became at one point the highest goalscorer in Europe. Luther went on to play for A.C. Milan then AFC Bournemouth, before returning to Watford. He joined Graham Taylor as a coach, taking the team to the Premier League for the first time. Luther is a long-time campaigner for people living with dementia and is a supportive Patron of the Sporting Memories Foundation.