Posted on 8 March 2018
Clive Allen wowed fans Down Under when he paid a visit to our official Kiwi Spurs Supporters’ Club in New Zealand.
The chance to meet one of the Club’s all-time great goalscorers was one not to be missed for our Kiwi fans, who packed out two of our popular Q&A evenings in Wellington and Auckland.
Now 56, Clive thrilled the supporters with stories of his life at Spurs - a life that started when he was born just a fortnight after his father, Les, helped us complete the double in May, 1961. Clive always suggests that he was destined to play for Spurs.
Below: Clive in his goalscoring heyday at Spurs
He did just that when he signed in 1984 and went on to score 84 goals in 135 appearances between 1984-88. Of course, he will be forever remembered for his exploits in the 1986-87 season when he set a new Club record by scoring 49 goals. We finished third in the old Division One, runners-up in the FA Cup and reached the semi-finals of the League Cup. Clive was rewarded with the PFA/Football Writers’ Player of the Year double.
He spent another nine years at the Club in a variety of roles - reserve team manager, first team coach and development coach - between 2003-2012.
Paul Ruscoe, chairman of Kiwi Spurs, said: “We had a fantastic time with Clive, who was absolutely magnificent with his story telling and the time he took to meet the supporters.
“Both nights in Wellington and Auckland were remarkable with Clive telling us stories, taking questions and then taking time to meet attendees. It was something else. I have never seen so many Spurs fans in one place in NZ! There were hundreds in Auckland!"
Below: Clive all smiles with a fan in New Zealand
To cap it all, the nights raised $10,000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand.
During the trip to New Zealand, Clive also spent time with the Club’s Global Principal Partner, AIA.
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