Hughie Clifford

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Hugh Clifford
Hughie Clifford Stoke.jpg
Hugh Clifford in Stoke team photo
Personal information
Full name Hugh Clifford[1]
Date of birth (1866-01-26)26 January 1866[1]
Place of birth Lanarkshire, Scotland[1]
Date of death 3 October 1929(1929-10-03) (aged 63)[1]
Place of death Lanarkshire, Scotland[1]
Playing position Half-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Carfin Shamrock
1887–1889 Hibernian
1890–1892 Stoke 30 (2)
1892–1893 Celtic 9 (0)
1893–1894 Stoke 1 (0)
1894–1895 Motherwell 2 (0)
1895 Liverpool 0 (0)
1895 Manchester City 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Hugh "Hughie" Clifford (1866 – 1929) was a Scottish footballer, who played for Hibernian, Stoke, Celtic, Motherwell, Liverpool and Manchester City.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Clifford started his career Carfin Shamrock before joining Hibernian in 1887.[1] In 1890 he moved south and joined Football Alliance side Stoke with whom he helped win the title.[1] Midway through the 1891–92 season Clifford returned to Scotland and signed for Celtic in what was an "Illegal" transfer and he was suspended from English football for two years.[1] He returned to Stoke in 1893 and played one match in the 1893–94 season.[1] He then went on to play for Motherwell, Liverpool and spent the 1895–96 season with Manchester City.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Hughie Clifford profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke 1890–91 17 1 3 0 20 1
1891–92 13 1 0 0 13 1
1893–94 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 31 2 3 0 34 2
Manchester City 1895–96 4 1 0 0 4 1
Career Total 35 3 3 0 39 3

Honours[edit]

with Stoke

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 
  2. ^ Lugton, Alan (1999). The Making of Hibernian: vol. 1. John Donald Publishers Ltd. ISBN 0-85976-509-1. 

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