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Clive Woods

Norwich Career: 1980-1982 (37 appearances, 4 goals)
Current Club: Retired
Date of Birth: 18/12/1947 
Nationality: English


Clive Woods is one of a small group of players to play for both Norwich City and Ipswich Town (see also John Deehan, Louie Donowa, Andy Marshall, Trevor Putney). A native of Norwich, he was only offered a place in the Reserves on a trail basis by his hometeam side. He had already had trials with Ipswich, Wolves and Scunthorpe and knew that he was worthy of a proper contract. The Suffolk side eventually signed him and from June 1969 to March 1980 he made 267 appearances for Ipswich as a winger. Ipswich were one of England's leading sides at that time and Clive gained valuable European experience. He was named man of the match for his role in Ipswich's 1-0 FA Cup victory over Arsenal in 1978.

Ipswich's signing of Kevin O'Callaghan seemed to indicate that Clive was no longer required at Portman Road and so he hungrily accepted John Bond's offer to join Norwich City in March 1980. He made 37 appearances for the Canaries scoring 4 goals. He did not fit in with new manager Ken Brown's vision of the City side and was released in 1982 on a free transfer. He has since played amateur football in Norfolk for Newton Flotman, Watton Town, Wroxham amd Diss Town Reserves.

Now retired from football, he works as a warehouse manager for a Norwich electrical retailer.

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