WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
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Arriving in north London during the twilight years of his career, versatile operator CLIVE WILSON went on to spend four years with us, making almost a century of appearances in a Spurs shirt. We recently caught up with our former defender to discuss his time at the Club and find out what he is up to now.
Liam Carson
Clive Wilson was an adaptable player. Kicking off his career as a midfielder, he went on to perform a variety of roles on the pitch throughout his playing days, but it was ultimately the left-back berth which became his own. Now, in life after football, he continues to demonstrate his impressive versatility as he has since moved into the education sector, working as a secondary school teacher in Essex.

It was in his hometown of Manchester though where Clive’s footballing education began when, in the late 1970s, he came through Manchester City’s youth system before advancing into the first team. He went on to represent them for the best part of a decade and became something of a cult hero in the blue half of the city amid a turbulent period for the Citizens.

In 1987 though, as City succumbed to relegation from the First Division, Wilson made his initial move to London as he joined Chelsea. Like his time with the Citizens, the Mancunian enjoyed both the highs and lows of promotion and demotion at Stamford Bridge before he made the short move across town to join QPR in 1990.

At Loftus Road, Clive enjoyed five favourable years as English football welcomed in the creation of the Premier League. It was also where, under the stewardship of Gerry Francis, he became a regular at left-back as, with his speed, industry and composure, he excelled in defence.

It was then at the age of 33 that Clive eventually became a Spur in the summer of 1995. Signed by his former boss at Rangers, Francis, he had initially arrived in north London to provide cover for Justin Edinburgh, but instead, he quickly became a constant presence in our side, with his versatility coming to the fore. In his first two years with us, he was rarely absent from the matchday squad until injuries began to affect his availability in his final years at the Club.

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