Clyde Best

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Clyde Best
Ex-West Ham United footballer Clyde Best, Boleyn Ground Aug 2012.jpg
Personal information
Full name Clyde Cyril Best MBE
Date of birth (1951-02-24) 24 February 1951 (age 71)
Place of birth Bermuda
Position(s) Striker (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968-1976
1976
1976-1977
1977-1978
1978-1981
1981-1982
West Ham United
Tampa Bay Rowdies
Portland Timbers
Feyenoord Rotterdam
Portland Timbers
Toronto Blizzard
National team
Bermuda
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Clyde Best is a former football player. He has played for Bermuda national team.[1]

He was awarded an Order of the British Empire.[2]

Biography[change | change source]

When Clyde Best was 16, he moved from Bermuda to England.

He played for West Ham United F.C.[3]

Best made his first goal on 3 September 1969. He had 218 games and 58 goals with West Ham.[4][5]

Then he played in the Dutch Eredivisie for the Feyenoord.[6] Lated he joined some American teams (Tampa Bay Rowdies, Toronto Blizzard and Portland Timbers).

References[change | change source]

  1. "FIFA.com - FIFA Player Statistics: Clyde BEST". 2013-03-27. Archived from the original on 2013-03-27. Retrieved 2021-05-13.
  2. "Determined to look the part, Best went into a swish London outfitters to buy a top hat. He was somewhat taken aback to find out it would cost him £500, but, unwilling to go incorrectly dressed to his investiture, paid up – only to have it confiscated on his arrival at the Palace as a security risk page (S5, Sports section Sunday Telegraph issue no 2,428 dated 23 December 2007)".{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "How an FA Cup night out soured Moore's West Ham career". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2021-05-13.
  4. "Emergency Measures | Outfield Players Who Went in Goal | Goalkeepers Are Different". www.goalkeepersaredifferent.com. Retrieved 2021-05-13.
  5. "Clyde Best". www.westhamstats.info. Retrieved 2021-05-13.
  6. "Dutch team". ww7.feyenoordgeschiedenis.net. Archived from the original on 2021-05-13. Retrieved 2021-05-13.