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Lifetime achievement award for Cliff

Posted on 10 December 2013  - 11:00

Cliff Jones received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the prestigious Wales Sport Awards in Cardiff on Monday night.


The awards, jointly staged by BBC Cymru Wales and Sport Wales, honour those sportspeople who have made their mark on Welsh sport during the year and - in Cliff's case - throughout an illustrious career.

A key member of our double-winning team of 1961, Cliff added the FA Cup in 1962 and 1967 and the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1963 to his honours during his 10 years at the Lane between 1958-1968.

The flying winger, a Hall of Famer at Spurs, made 378 appearances for us in that time, scoring 159 goals.

Cliff started his career at Swansea City, won 59 caps for Wales and was part of the famous Welsh team that reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup in 1958, where there were beaten by Brazil.

A montage of some of Cliff’s star performances were shown to the capacity audience, and recently retired Welsh international Craig Bellamy, who presented the award to Cliff, referred to him as 'probably the greatest Welsh footballer ever'.

You can watch Cliff picking up his award here...