Clayton Blackmore

Welsh Footballer
Born Sep 23, 1964

Clayton Graham Blackmore is a former Welsh international footballer. He was a combative player known for his attacking free kicks and a utility player who excelled in defence, but could play equally well in midfield or as an emergency forward. To Manchester United fans, Clayton Blackmore features in many stand-out memories of yesteryear, not least his outstanding performances, particularly away from home, in the 1991 UEFA European Cup Winners Cup campaign.… Read More

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1964 Birth Born on September 23, 1964.


1982 17 Years Old He joined Manchester United as an associated schoolboy at the age of 14, and was an FA Youth Cup finalist in 1982.
1984 19 Years Old He made his debut for United on 16 May 1984 in their 2–0 league defeat against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.


1985 20 Years Old 1 More Event
He made a solitary league appearance the following season, although in 1985–86 he scored three goals in 12 league games, but he didn't get a serious run in the side until the 1987–88 season, by which time Alex Ferguson was United's manager, when he played 22 league games and scored three goals. 1988–89 saw Blackmore enjoy even more first team opportunities as he played 28 times in the league.
1989 24 Years Old He made regular appearances as a winger or full-back in 1989–90, which saw an injury blighted United side struggle in the league and finish 13th but win the FA Cup with a 1–0 replay win over Crystal Palace after drawing the first game 3–3.
1990 25 Years Old He was United's first choice left-back in 1990–91 as they won the European Cup Winners' Cup, were runners-up in the Football League Cup and finished sixth in the league, but he was forced out of this position for the 1991–92 season when Paul Parker joined the club as first choice right-back and the previous season's right-back Denis Irwin was switched to Blackmore's favoured position of left-back. … Read More
1991 26 Years Old In 1991 he won a European Cup Winners' Cup medal with United, and in 1990 he won the FA Cup with them.
1994 29 Years Old He joined Middlesbrough for the 1994–95 season, linking up with newly appointed player-manager and former team mate Bryan Robson. … Read More


1997 32 Years Old He also appeared in Middlesbrough's 1997 FA Cup Final defeat by Chelsea.
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