Eversly “Bo” Lewis was born in Bermuda but now resides in Canada. He grew up playing football in Bermuda before he signed with Aberdeen at the age of 17 in 1961. This famous Bermudan-born left winger then arrived in Ontario in 1962 after spending 2 seasons with Aberdeen.
Lewis played two seasons with the Hamilton Steelers, which competed in the Eastern Canada Professional Soccer League. Lewis also played a season with the Boston Tigers of the American Soccer League and with the Toronto Hungaria of the Canadian National Soccer League. While playing for Toronto Hungaria Bo enjoyed a successful spell that included winning cup and MVP honors. He also played for Hamilton Primos and Hamilton City. Lewis may have retired in 1988 but he continued in soccer as a coach of Hamilton Sparta rep.
Although he never played first team football with the Scottish club he still inspired others, such as compatriot Clyde Best, who become a cult hero at West Ham, to pursue their international football careers. As a 16-year old who had never been on a plane before, it was quite an experience to arrive in Glasgow Airport and play professional soccer.
Recently Lewis has been recognized by Bermuda News as the first player from Bermuda to have played professional soccer. We are honored to have such a ground breaking athlete among us. Eversley “Bo” Lewis is a true star in the world of football.