Clive Whitehead

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Clive Whitehead
Personal information
Full name Clive Robert Whitehead
Date of birth (1955-11-24) 24 November 1955 (age 62)
Place of birth Northfield, Birmingham, England
Playing position Utility player
Youth career
1973 Bristol City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1981 Bristol City 229 (10)
1981–1987 West Bromwich Albion 168 (6)
1986Wolves (loan) 2 (0)
1987–1989 Portsmouth 65 (2)
1989–1990 Exeter City 46 (5)
1990–1991 Yeovil Town ? (?)
Teams managed
1990–1991 Yeovil Town (player-manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Clive Robert Whitehead (born 24 November 1955) is an English former footballer.

Life and career[edit]

Whitehead was born in Northfield, Birmingham. He played for Bordesley Green Boys and Northfield Juniors during his youth and had a trial with Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1971. In March 1973 he joined Bristol City and turned professional with the club five months later. He scored the winning goal to help the club to achieve promotion from the Second Division in 1975–76. Whitehead was transferred to West Bromwich Albion in November 1981, for a fee of £100,000, and made his debut for his new club away at Tottenham Hotspur in a First Division match. During the 1985–86 season he was loaned to Albion's local rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers. He joined Portsmouth on a free transfer in July 1987 and remained with the club until another free transfer to Exeter City in July 1989. A move to Yeovil Town followed in October 1990, with Whitehead taking up the role of player-manager, but he was dismissed from the position in April 1991. He then worked as an academy coach and scout at his former club Bristol City, and later as a football agent and referee's assessor.[1]

Whitehead's older brother Alan also played professional football.[2]


  1. ^ Matthews, Tony (2005). The Who's Who of West Bromwich Albion. Breedon Books. pp. 242–243. ISBN 1-85983-474-4.
  2. ^ Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 133. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9.