Sam Clucas

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Sam Clucas
Sam Clucas 2017.jpg
Clucas playing for Hull City in 2017
Personal information
Full name Samuel Raymond Clucas[1]
Date of birth (1990-09-25) 25 September 1990 (age 26)[2]
Place of birth Lincoln, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[3]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hull City
Number 11
Youth career
2001–2008 Leicester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Nettleham
2009–2010 Lincoln City 0 (0)
2010–2011 Jerez Industrial
2011–2013 Hereford United 58 (8)
2013–2014 Mansfield Town 43 (8)
2014–2015 Chesterfield 41 (9)
2015– Hull City 84 (9)
National team
2013 England C 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:46, 15 August 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:15, 5 June 2016 (UTC)

Samuel Raymond Clucas (born 25 September 1990) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Championship club Hull City. 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. After a short spell in Spain he returned to England and rose from League 2 to the Premier League with Hereford United, Mansfield Town, Chesterfield and Hull City; scoring in each division in the process.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Clucas was born in Lincoln, Lincolnshire.[1] He started his career with Leicester City joining their academy at the age of 10, leaving at the age of 16.[4][5] 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.[6]

He then studied sports development qualification at Lincoln College.[4][7] 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".[4][5] Whilst on trial with the club he an appearance in the Lincolnshire Senior Cup final defeat to Scunthorpe United.[4] 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.[8] 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.[9] 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,[10] the move also enabled him to turn out for Jerez Industrial.[11] He signed for Hereford United in November 2011 after a trial period.[12]

Mansfield Town[edit]

Clucas playing for Mansfield Town in 2014

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.[13] He had rejected an offer from Crewe Alexandra and chosen to sign for Mansfield as it was closer to his home in Lincoln.[14]

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.[15]

Hull City[edit]

On 27 July 2015, Clucas signed a three-year deal with Championship side Hull City for an undisclosed fee, thought to be in the region of £1.3 million.[16] Clucas made his competitive debut for Hull against Huddersfield Town on the first day of the 2015–16 Football League Championship season, scoring the first goal of the game.[17] On 13 August 2016, Clucas made a Premier League début described as "exceptional" against Leicester City,[18] and four days later Clucas signed a new three-year deal with the club.[19] He scored for Hull in the return game in Leicester in March 2017. It was the fifth successive season in which he scored a goal, in a fifth different division, and in an ascending order Conference in 2012-13, League 2 in 2013-14, League 1 in 2014-15, Championship in 2015-16, Premier League in 2016-17[20]

International career[edit]

Clucas gained his only cap for England C when he played the full 90 minutes in 6–1 win against Bermuda on 6 June 2013.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, Clucas attended Saint Peter and Saint Paul Catholic High School.[6] Prior to signing a professional football contract with Lincoln City he worked part-time at a café in a Debenhams department store.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 15 August 2017.[21]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lincoln City 2009–10 League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Hereford United 2011–12 League Two 17 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
2012–13 Conference Premier 41 8 3 1 0 0 0 0 44 9
Total 58 8 4 1 0 0 0 0 62 9
Mansfield Town 2013–14 League Two 38 8 3 5 1 0 1 0 43 13
2014–15 League Two 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
Total 43 8 3 5 2 0 1 0 49 13
Chesterfield 2014–15 League One 41 9 6 3 0 0 2 0 49 12
Hull City 2015–16 Championship 44 6 2 0 3 0 3 0 52 6
2016–17 Premier League 37 3 2 0 2 0 41 3
2017–18 Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 84 9 4 0 5 0 3 0 96 9
Career total 226 34 17 9 7 0 7 0 257 43

Honours[edit]

Hull City

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 87. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ "Sam Clucas". The Lincoln City FC Archive. Lincoln City F.C. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 
  3. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline Publishing Group. p. 475. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  4. ^ a b c d "First Team: Samuel Clucas". Lincoln City F.C. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "Peter Jackson thrilled with new signing Sam Clucas". This Is Lincolnshire. 3 August 2009. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "Lincoln City sign Sam Clucas". This Is Lincolnshire. 3 August 2009. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "Clucas find can begin Imps production line". This Is Lincolnshire. 8 August 2009. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  8. ^ "Darlington 1 – 0 Lincoln City". BBC Sport. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  9. ^ "Red tape stops loan moves". NonLeagueDaily.com. 1 March 2010. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "New Hoddle Academy recruit Sam Clucas would 'love to play for Lincoln City again'". Lincolnshire Echo. 19 August 2010. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Sam Clucas aims to reign in Spain with guidance from Glenn Hoddle". Lincolnshire Echo. 6 January 2011. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "Bulls sign midfielder Clucas". www.herefordunited.co.uk. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  13. ^ "Mansfield Town told to pay Hereford £20,000 compensation for Sam Clucas deal by FA tribunal". www.hucknalldispatch.co.uk. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  14. ^ "Mansfield Town: Hereford's Sam Clucas snubs Crewe for Field Mill". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  15. ^ "Clucas Signs for Spireites". Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  16. ^ "Tigers Complete Taylor And Clucas Deals". Hull City Tigers Official Club Website. Retrieved 27 July 2015. 
  17. ^ "Hull 2 – 0 Huddersfield". BBC Sport. BBC. 8 August 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  18. ^ Buckingham, Philip (18 August 2016). "Hull City remain in a state despite improbable victory over Leicester". ESPN FC. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  19. ^ "Clucas Signs New Three-Year Deal". Hull City A.F.C. 17 August 2016. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  20. ^ http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/row-zed/stunning-rise-hull-citys-sam-9977979
  21. ^ "Sam Clucas". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  22. ^ Williams, Adam (28 May 2016). "Hull City 1–0 Sheffield Wednesday". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 

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