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Chris Cleaver

Chris Cleaver
Norwich Career: Schoolboy
Current Club: TPS (Finland)
Date of Birth: 24/03/1979 
Nationality: English


Chris Cleaver was a Norwich City schoolboy who was released to join Peterborough United as a trainee. He made his league debut for the Posh against Shrewsbury on October 29th 1996. By the end of the 1996/97 season, Chris had made 13 league appearances although he had yet to open his goalscoring account.

In order to gain first team experience , he joined non-league Grantham Town on loan in January 1999. This move was copied in October 1999 when Chris joined King's Lynn on loan making his debut against Crawley on October 30th 1999. Although he returned to Peterborough after a month, Chris was on his travels again the following February when he joined Cambridge City (also of the Dr Martens League) on loan. This was extended until the end of the 1999/2000 season. Chris was given a free transfer by Peterborough in mid May 2000 and headed to Finland to play for TP Seinajoki. After two seasons with TP Seinajoki in which he scored 12 goals, Cleaver transferred to FF Jaro in 2002

He later moved to AC Allianssi for whom he played against Northern Irish side Glentoran in the UEFA Cup; a game won by the Irish. In Aprl 2005, AC Allianssi won the Finnish League Cup with Cleaver scoring in a 3-1 victory in the final.

Chris has since moved on to play for GIF Sundsvall (Sweden) before returning to Finland to play for TPS.

Interview (April 2009) on Les Rosbifs website

Official Norwich City website

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