In 2004 Anderson was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame. He gave back to his sport by opening an exhibition about black sports pioneer Arthur Wharton at the National Football Museum.
Anderson now works in sports management and runs an online sports bar casino. He was also appointed as the Patron of The Basil Skyers Myeloma Foundation, formed in memory of Basil Skyers, Anderson’s first cousin, who died of multiple myeloma in August 2010.
Anderson’s story is told in his recent autobiography, “Viv Anderson: First Among Unequals.”
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