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Tommy Clay

Full name: Thomas Clay
Birthdate: 19.11.1892
Birthplace: Leicester
Position: Full-back
Joined from: Belvoir SS
Signed by: George Johnson
Nationality: England
First game: Bradford Park Avenue, 25.11.1911
Last game: Tottenham Hotspur, 15.01.1914
Games: 69
Goals: 0
Player Profile

Leicester-born Clay played for numerous local sides before penning a deal with Fosse in April 1911. He made his debut later that year, against Bradford Park Avenue, and took the place of Billy Henry, who'd moved on to Manchester City.

Clay was an unflappable full-back who impressed in a Fosse side who were struggling at the time. A more cultured defender than most at the time - he liked to pass the ball out of defence rather than 'hoof' it. His performances were so good in entertaining FA Cup clashes with Tottenham Hotspur in 1914 that Spurs went on to sign both him and Harry Sparrow.

At White Hart Lane Clay won the Second Division Championship, FA Cup and was runner-up in the League Cup.He spent the best part of his career with Spurs - playing over 350 games for them - and finished his career as a player-coach with Northfleet. He was one of the first Leicester-born players to play for England.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
1911-12Division Two (old)24-3-------27-
1911_895_
1912-13Division Two (old)19-1-------20-
1912_895_
1913-14Division Two (old)20-2-------22-
1913_895_
Total63-6-------69 -
_895_

Appearances

DateResultOppositionCompetitionStartSubGoals
1 25.11.1911 1 - 1 Bradford Park Avenue (A) Division Two (old)
2 02.12.1911 2 - 5 Fulham (H) Division Two (old)
3 09.12.1911 0 - 5 Derby County (A) Division Two (old)
4 16.12.1911 1 - 1 Stockport County (H) Division Two (old)
5 23.12.1911 1 - 2 Leeds City (A) Division Two (old)
6 25.12.1911 1 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) Division Two (old)
7 26.12.1911 0 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) Division Two (old)
8 06.01.1912 0 - 4 Grimsby Town (A) Division Two (old)
9 13.01.1912 2 - 2 Croydon Common (A) FA Cup 1
10 22.01.1912 6 - 1 Croydon Common (H) FA Cup 1 rep
11 27.01.1912 1 - 2 Chelsea (A) Division Two (old)
12 03.02.1912 0 - 1 Barnsley (A) FA Cup 2
13 10.02.1912 1 - 0 Bristol City (A) Division Two (old)
14 17.02.1912 5 - 2 Birmingham City (H) Division Two (old)
15 24.02.1912 2 - 1 Huddersfield Town (A) Division Two (old)
16 29.02.1912 1 - 1 Nottingham Forest (H) Division Two (old)
17 02.03.1912 4 - 0 Blackpool (H) Division Two (old)
18 09.03.1912 0 - 6 Glossop (A) Division Two (old)
19 16.03.1912 3 - 0 Hull City (H) Division Two (old)
20 23.03.1912 0 - 0 Barnsley (A) Division Two (old)
21 30.03.1912 3 - 0 Bradford Park Avenue (H) Division Two (old)
22 06.04.1912 1 - 4 Fulham (A) Division Two (old)
23 08.04.1912 3 - 2 Burnley (H) Division Two (old)
24 09.04.1912 2 - 0 Leyton Orient (H) Division Two (old)
25 13.04.1912 0 - 1 Derby County (H) Division Two (old)
26 20.04.1912 3 - 2 Stockport County (A) Division Two (old)
27 27.04.1912 2 - 1 Leeds City (H) Division Two (old)
28 07.09.1912 3 - 1 Nottingham Forest (H) Division Two (old)
29 09.09.1912 0 - 3 Lincoln City (A) Division Two (old)
30 19.10.1912 3 - 0 Bury (H) Division Two (old)
31 26.10.1912 1 - 1 Fulham (A) Division Two (old)
32 02.11.1912 1 - 0 Barnsley (H) Division Two (old)
33 04.11.1912 2 - 1 Stockport County (A) Division Two (old)
34 09.11.1912 2 - 2 Bradford Park Avenue (A) Division Two (old)
35 16.11.1912 0 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) Division Two (old)
36 23.11.1912 1 - 2 Blackpool (A) Division Two (old)
37 30.11.1912 1 - 0 Fulham (H) Division Two (old)
38 07.12.1912 0 - 3 Preston North End (H) Division Two (old)
39 14.12.1912 1 - 5 Burnley (A) Division Two (old)
40 21.12.1912 3 - 2 Hull City (H) Division Two (old)
41 25.12.1912 1 - 1 Leyton Orient (A) Division Two (old)
42 26.12.1912 1 - 4 Glossop (H) Division Two (old)
43 28.12.1912 2 - 4 Nottingham Forest (A) Division Two (old)
44 04.01.1913 3 - 1 Bristol City (A) Division Two (old)
45 16.01.1913 1 - 4 Norwich City (H) FA Cup 1
46 25.01.1913 0 - 0 Huddersfield Town (H) Division Two (old)
47 08.02.1913 1 - 5 Leeds City (A) Division Two (old)
48 03.09.1913 3 - 1 Nottingham Forest (A) Division Two (old)
49 06.09.1913 1 - 2 Arsenal (A) Division Two (old)
50 11.09.1913 5 - 1 Nottingham Forest (H) Division Two (old)
51 13.09.1913 2 - 0 Grimsby Town (H) Division Two (old)
52 20.09.1913 0 - 1 Birmingham City (A) Division Two (old)
53 27.09.1913 3 - 0 Bristol City (H) Division Two (old)
54 04.10.1913 1 - 2 Leeds City (A) Division Two (old)
55 11.10.1913 1 - 0 Leyton Orient (H) Division Two (old)
56 18.10.1913 2 - 0 Glossop (A) Division Two (old)
57 25.10.1913 2 - 5 Stockport County (H) Division Two (old)
58 01.11.1913 2 - 3 Bradford Park Avenue (A) Division Two (old)
59 08.11.1913 0 - 2 Notts County (H) Division Two (old)
60 15.11.1913 3 - 0 Fulham (H) Division Two (old)
61 22.11.1913 1 - 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) Division Two (old)
62 29.11.1913 0 - 4 Hull City (H) Division Two (old)
63 06.12.1913 0 - 3 Barnsley (A) Division Two (old)
64 13.12.1913 0 - 0 Bury (H) Division Two (old)
65 20.12.1913 2 - 1 Huddersfield Town (A) Division Two (old)
66 25.12.1913 0 - 1 Blackpool (H) Division Two (old)
67 26.12.1913 0 - 3 Lincoln City (A) Division Two (old)
68 10.01.1914 5 - 5 Tottenham Hotspur (H) FA Cup 1
69 15.01.1914 0 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur (A) FA Cup 1 rep

Transfers

Club Fee Date
IN  Belvoir SS Unknown April 1911
OUT  Tottenham Hotspur Unknown January 1914
Player 189 of 1150 ordered a-z
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