Clive Whitehead

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24 November 1955

Position: Midfielder
Nationality: English
Born: 24/11/1955

Joined City's youth ranks in 1973 after starring against the club in the FA Youth Cup and soon turned professional.

Dubbed a utility player, Whitehead starred on the wing and managed 19 starts as City clinched promotion to the top flight in 1975/76.

Whitehead scored the crucial goal to clinch promotion, a third-minute strike against Portsmouth at Ashton Gate that proved to be the only goal of the game.

He only missed one game on City's return to English football's top division.

After successfully switching to full back, Whitehead was awarded a long-term contract, but was sold to West Bromwich Albion in November 1981.

He ended his career at Yeovil Town, where he became player-manager.

After hanging up his boots, Whitehead has worked in coaching, scouting and agency work.