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 70)
Place of birth Bermuda
Position(s) Striker (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
West Ham United
Tampa Bay Rowdies
Portland Timbers
Feyenoord Rotterdam
Portland Timbers
Toronto Blizzard
National team
* 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 Player Statistics: Clyde BEST". 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)".
  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". Retrieved 2021-05-13.
  5. "Clyde Best". Retrieved 2021-05-13.
  6. "Dutch team". Retrieved 2021-05-13.