Sid McClellan

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Sid McClellan
Personal information
Full name Sidney Benjamin McClellan
Date of birth (1925-06-11)11 June 1925
Place of birth Bromley-by-Bow, London, England
Date of death 16 December 2000(2000-12-16) (aged 75)
Playing position inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1949–1955 Tottenham Hotspur F.C. 68 (29)
1956–1957 Portsmouth F.C. 37 (9)
1958–1958 Leyton Orient F.C. 12 (4)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Sid McClellan (11 June 1925 in Bromley-by-Bow – 2000) was a professional footballer who played for Chelmsford City, Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth and Leyton Orient.[1]

Football career[edit]

McClellan joined Spurs from Chelmsford City in August 1949. A speedy, free-scoring inside forward he made his debut on 23 September 1950 against Sunderland. He was a member of the push and run side which won the 1950-51 Football League. McClellan played a total of 70 games and scored on 32 occasions in all competitions for the club.. He joined Portsmouth in a £5.000 deal in November 1956 and featured in 37 Football League matches and scoring nine goals. McClellan ended his playing career at Leyton Orient, where he went on to make 12 appearances and score on four occasions. After retiring as a player he was the coach for the successful non-league side Dagenham F.C. and took them to the 1969-70 FA Amateur Cup Final.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Hugman, B, J,(Ed)The PFA Premier& Football League Players' Records (1946-2005) 2005 p388 ISBN 1-85291-665-6 Retrieved 15 September 2008