Sam Clucas

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Sam Clucas
Personal information
Full name Samuel Raymond Clucas[1]
Date of birth (1990-09-25) 25 September 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Lincoln, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Chesterfield
Number 12
Youth career
2001–2007 Leicester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 Nettleham ? (?)
2009–2010 Lincoln City 0 (0)
2010–2011 Jerez Industrial 20 (0)
2011–2013 Hereford United 58 (8)
2013–2014 Mansfield Town 43 (8)
2014– Chesterfield 38 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 April 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Samuel Raymond "Sam" Clucas (born 25 September 1990) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Chesterfield. He started his career as a youth player for Leicester City where he spent six years, before being released. He studied at Lincoln College and had a spell at Nettleham towards the end of the 2008–09 season, before joining his hometown club Lincoln City where he stayed until being released in the summer of 2010.

Career[edit]

Clucas started his career with Leicester City joining their academy at the age of 10, leaving at the age of 16.[3][4] Following his release from Leicester, he had a short spell playing for Nettleham in the Central Midlands Football League at the end of the 2008–09 season.[5]

He then studied sports development qualification at Lincoln College.[3][6] He was offered a soccer scholarship in the United States, before signing for Lincoln at the start of the 2009–10 season after a successful trial period with his hometown club, impressing manager Peter Jackson, who described him as a "real find".[3][4] Whilst on trial with the club he an appearance in the Lincolnshire Senior Cup final defeat to Scunthorpe United.[3] He made his professional debut on 1 September for Lincoln City in their 1–0 home defeat to Darlington in the Football League Trophy, before being replaced by Chris Fagan in the 63rd minute as a substitute.[7] In late December 2009, manager Chris Sutton announced Clucas would be one of three players to be put on the transfer list. In March 2010 a proposed loan move to Lincoln Moorlands Railway fell through as Northern Counties East League rules prevented member clubs from signing contracted Football League players on short-term loans.[8] Clucas was released by Lincoln City in the summer of 2010. In August 2010, having successfully attended trials at Bisham Abbey, he was handed a two-year scholarship at the Glenn Hoddle Academy,[9] the move also enabled him to turn out for Jerez Industrial.[10] He signed for Hereford United in November 2011 after a trial period. [11]

Mansfield Town[edit]

On 21 June 2013, Clucas signed a two-year contract with Mansfield Town for a fee of £20,000 plus a 15% sell-on clause which was decided by a tribunal.[12] He had rejected an offer from Crewe Alexandra and chosen to sign for Mansfield as it was closer to his home in Lincoln.[13]

Chesterfield[edit]

On 1 September 2014, the 2014 summer transfer window deadline day, League One side Chesterfield signed Clucas from rivals Mansfield Town on a three-year deal until June 2017 for an undisclosed fee.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Born in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, Clucas attended Saint Peter and Saint Paul Catholic High School.[5] Prior to signing a professional football contract with Lincoln City he worked part-time at a café in a Debenhams department store.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "findmypast.com – Samuel Clucas". findmypast.com. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 475. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ a b c d "First Team: Samuel Clucas". Lincoln City F.C. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Peter Jackson thrilled with new signing Sam Clucas". This Is Lincolnshire. 3 August 2009. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "Lincoln City sign Sam Clucas". This Is Lincolnshire. 3 August 2009. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "Clucas find can begin Imps production line". This Is Lincolnshire. 8 August 2009. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  7. ^ "Darlington 1 – 0 Lincoln City". BBC Sport. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  8. ^ "Red tape stops loan moves". NonLeagueDaily.com. 1 March 2010. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "New Hoddle Academy recruit Sam Clucas would ‘love to play for Lincoln City again’". Lincolnshire Echo. 19 August 2010. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Sam Clucas aims to reign in Spain with guidance from Glenn Hoddle". Lincolnshire Echo. 6 January 2011. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Bulls sign midfielder Clucas". www.herefordunited.co.uk. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  12. ^ "Mansfield Town told to pay Hereford £20,000 compensation for Sam Clucas deal by FA tribunal". www.hucknalldispatch.co.uk. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  13. ^ "Mansfield Town: Hereford's Sam Clucas snubs Crewe for Field Mill". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  14. ^ "Clucas Signs for Spireites". Retrieved 12 September 2014. 

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