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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
    Season 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

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

    Club Fee Date
    IN  Belvoir SS Unknown April 1911
    OUT  Tottenham Hotspur Unknown January 1914
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