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|Full name||Clayton Graham Blackmore|
|Date of birth||23 September 1964|
|Place of birth||Neath, Wales|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|1996||→ Bristol City (loan)||5||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Clayton Graham Blackmore (born 23 September 1964) is a former Welsh international footballer. He was a combative player known for his attacking free kicks and a utility player who excelled in defence, but could play equally well in midfield or as an emergency forward.
He made his debut for United on 16 May 1984 in their 2–0 league defeat against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground. He made a solitary league appearance the following season, although in 1985–86 he scored three goals in 12 league games, but he didn't get a serious run in the side until the 1987–88 season, by which time Alex Ferguson was United's manager, when he played 22 league games and scored three goals. 1988–89 saw Blackmore enjoy even more first team opportunities as he played 28 times in the league.
He joined Middlesbrough for the 1994–95 season, linking up with newly appointed player-manager and former team mate Bryan Robson. He helped them win promotion to the Premier League as Division One champions in his first season on Teesside, playing in 30 League games and scoring two goals. He also appeared in Middlesbrough's 1997 FA Cup Final defeat by Chelsea. Whilst at Boro he had a loan spell with Bristol City.
He won 39 caps for Wales. He made his senior debut for the national side on 26 February 1985, in a 1–1 friendly draw with Norway, and his final appearance for the Welsh side came on 29 March 1997.
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