Clive Goodyear

Clive Goodyear
Personal information
Date of birth (1961-01-15) 15 January 1961
Place of birth Lincoln, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Lincoln United
1979–1984 Luton Town 90 (4)
1984–1987 Plymouth Argyle 106 (5)
1987–1990 Wimbledon 26 (0)
1990–1991 Brentford 10 (0)
1991–1993 Ernest Borel

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Clive Goodyear (born 15 January 1961) is an English former footballer who played as a defender. He made 232 appearances in the Football League for Luton Town, Plymouth Argyle, Wimbledon and Brentford. Goodyear also played in the 1988 FA Cup Final.

Life and career

He started his career at Luton Town, after five years with the Hatters moved to Plymouth Argyle, and after three seasons with Plymouth he moved to Wimbledon. In the 1988 FA Cup Final, in which Wimbledon famously upset Liverpool 1-0, Goodyear was adjudged to have fouled John Aldridge, which gave Liverpool a controversial penalty. Aldridge took it, but Wimbledon goalkeeper Dave Beasant saved it.[1]

Although being named in the squad for that Cup Final, he was not a regular in the side and only made 26 appearances in three years and was sold to Brentford, where he spent one season.

He finished his career in Hong Kong with Ernest Borel. After sustaining a major knee injury he began studying physiotherapy and returned to Luton Town as a physiotherapist in 1993. He was then a physio at Cardiff City and Chester City.[2]


  1. "FA Cup Final 1988". Archived from the original on 9 December 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  2. "Fundraising Events for PSP Association, Progressive, Supranuclear Palsy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-01.
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