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Tommy Clay

1914 - 1929

He actually started his career at Leicester Fosse and impressed so much against Spurs in an FA Cup tie in 1914 that manager Peter McWilliam signed him there and then.

Strong in the tackle and intelligent on the ball, Clay played through the First World War and eventually won his first England cap against Wales at Highbury in March 1920.

As club skipper he led us to the 1920 Second Division title but handed the captaincy to Arthur Grimsdell and therefore missed out of lifting the FA Cup after out triumph in 1921.

Clay remained a fixture in the side until May 1929 when he moved to our nursery club Northfleet as player-coach.

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Tommy Clay
League Appearances
318
League Goals
23
League Cup Appearances
0
League Cup Goals
0
FA Cup Appearances
33
FA Cup Goals
1
European Appearances
0
European Goals
0