Buxton-born Frank Soo was the first player of Chinese origin to play in the English Football League.

Made in Buxton and the High Peak: 9 sports stars who helped put our area on the map

When you’re asked to name a sport star from Buxton and the High Peak then the obvious answer now is Abbie Wood.

Saturday, 26th February 2022, 1:36 pm
Updated Monday, 28th February 2022, 10:50 am

But, of course, Abbie is the latest in a line of many sports stars who have called Buxton and the High Peak their home down the decades.

Here are just some of those name – including a footballer who went on to be Notts County’s all-time leading scorer, and a player who was the first mixed-race professional to represent England.

Page 1 of 3