Clive Wilson

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Clive Wilson
Personal information
Full name Euclid Aklana Wilson
Date of birth (1961-11-13) 13 November 1961 (age 58)
Place of birth Manchester, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1987 Manchester City 98 (9)
1982–1983Chester (loan) 21 (2)
1987–1990 Chelsea 81 (5)
1987Manchester City (loan) 11 (0)
1990–1995 Queens Park Rangers 173 (12)
1995–1999 Tottenham Hotspur 70 (1)
1999–2000 Cambridge United 27 (0)
Total 481 (29)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Euclid "Clive" Aklana Wilson (born 13 November 1961, in Manchester) is an English retired 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 supply teacher at Davenant Foundation School in Loughton, 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 productive spell on loan at Chester produced more than 20 league appearances, Wilson's 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] He made just one appearance in his final season at Spurs (1998–99), against Liverpool in the League Cup.[3]

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. His daughter, Siobhan Wilson, played collegiate in the United States for Georgia State University and has also played professionally for Málaga and Sassuolo.[4]

After Football[edit]

In 2009, Clive started teaching at Davenant Foundation School in Loughton, Essex, and now teaches at Epping St Johns, Epping, Essex[5]. As well as taking PE lessons, he also substitutes for lessons such as English, Maths, History and Geography. Clive has spent some time at the local Chigwell based football club, Colebrook Royals FC.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tottenham 1 - 2 Leicester City". 4TheGame. 22 September 1996. Retrieved 7 November 2009.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Hey, Stan (27 January 1996). "Dancing with Wolves". London: The Independent. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
  3. ^ "Games played by Clive Wilson in 1998/1999". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Wilson Signs With Pro Team in Italy". Georgia State University.
  5. ^ https://uk.linkedin.com/in/clive-wilson-4ba919116

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