Cliff Balsom

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Cliff Balsom
Personal information
Full name Clifford Gene Balsom
Date of birth (1946-03-25) 25 March 1946 (age 69)
Place of birth Torquay, England
Playing position Full back
Youth career
Torquay United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964 Torquay United 4 (0)
1964–1965 Swindon Town 0 (0)
1965–196x Torquay United 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Clifford Gene "Cliff" Balsom (born 25 March 1946) is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football League for Torquay United.[1] He was born in Torquay, Devon.[2]

A full back, he began his career as an apprentice with Torquay United,[1] making his debut at the age of 17 on 25 January 1964 against York City at Bootham Crescent. In June 196, he was transferred to Swindon Town[3] after only four league games for the Gulls. He failed, however, to make the first team at Swindon, returned to Torquay United,[4] but not to their first team, and left league football.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Torquay United : 1946/47–2006/07". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 19 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "Clifford Gene Balsom(Cliff Balsom)". Playerhistory. Retrieved 19 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "Transfers Season 1963-1964". Retrieved 19 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Transfers Season 1964-1965". Retrieved 19 November 2009.