Clive Wilson

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Clive Wilson
Personal information
Full name Euclid "Clive" Aklana Wilson
Date of birth (1961-11-13) 13 November 1961 (age 52)
Place of birth Manchester, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1987 Manchester City 98 (9)
1982 Chester City (loan) 21 (2)
1987–1990 Chelsea 81 (5)
1987 Manchester City (loan) 11 (0)
1990–1995 Queens Park Rangers 173 (12)
1995–1999 Tottenham Hotspur 70 (1)
1999–2000 Cambridge United 27 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Euclid "Clive" Aklana Wilson (born 13 November 1961 in Manchester) is a retired English footballer who played in midfield and at left-back. He played for many teams including Manchester City, Chelsea, QPR and Tottenham Hotspur. After his playing career ended, he became a P.E. teacher at St John's Church of England School in Epping, Essex.

Playing career[edit]

Manchester City[edit]

Wilson was a member of the Manchester City youth team which lost to Aston Villa in the 1980 FA Youth Cup Final. He made his first team debut in a League Cup tie against Stoke City in October 1981. After a spell on loan at Chester City his subsequent appearances were infrequent until the 1984/85 season which saw him win a regular place on the left side of midfield.

Upon Paul Power's departure for Everton in 1986 Wilson reverted to the number three shirt for the 1986/87 first division campaign.

Chelsea[edit]

After City's relegation Wilson signed for Chelsea before moving on to Queens Park Rangers in 1990.

Queens Park Rangers[edit]

Wilson made his QPR debut against Nottingham Forest in a 1-1 draw at the City Ground in August 1990. He was signed as a midfielder for QPR but the following season the new QPR boss, Gerry Francis, switched him to play left-back. It was here that Wilson truly found his position as his speed allied to his excellent passing ability made him an excellent defender. Over the next four seasons he was a near ever-present for Rangers and he went on to play 172 league games for the R's, scoring 12 goals, all bar one scored from the penalty spot.

Tottenham Hotspur[edit]

In the summer of 1995 he was allowed to leave on a free transfer and he joined Tottenham Hotspur (signed by his old QPR boss Gerry Francis) where he continued to give another four seasons excellent service and formed a rock solid (?) defensive unit alongside the likes of Stuart Nethercott, Justin Edinburgh and Gary Mabbutt. He scored once in the league for Tottenham against Leicester City in September 1996,[1] and once in the FA Cup against Wolverhampton Wanderers in January 1996.[2]

Cambridge United[edit]

He left Spurs in 1999 and played one more season for Cambridge United, ensuring their survival in Division Two a season after promotion, before retiring.

Family[edit]

He was named after the famous scientist Euclid by his father. He chose to use the name Clive however in later life.

His younger brother, Gus Wilson, was also a professional footballer who started as a trainee at Manchester City. He also has a daughter called Siobhan.

After Soccer[edit]

In 2009, Clive started teaching at St John's Church of England School in Epping, Essex. As well as talking P.E. lessons and coaching the football team at the school he also substitutes for lessons such as English, Maths, History and Geography.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tottenham 1 - 2 Leicester City". 4TheGame. 22 September 1996. Retrieved 7 November 2009. 
  2. ^ Hey, Stan (27 January 1996). "Dancing with Wolves". London: The Independent. Retrieved 7 November 2009. 

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