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Clyde Best MBE

Clyde Best MBE

Clubs played for: West Ham United (1969-1975).

Born: 1951

Birthplace: Somerset, Bermuda

Position: Striker

Biography: Only the second ever black player to appear for West Ham when he made his debut against Arsenal in 1969. Clyde had become a Bermudan international by the time he left Upton Park to play in America firstly for Tampa Bay Rowdies, and then Portland Timbers. After a spell in Holland with Feyenoord, Clyde ended up back in Portland, Oregon, when he is now a successful entrepreneur running a dry cleaning business. He was awarded an MBE in 2006 for services to football and the community in Bermuda. (Played 178 league games as a powerful centre forward, scoring 49 goals).

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Best MBE, Clyde Clyde, a handy player, played cricket for British Dominion a club team in the Southern California league and is the nicest gentleman one could meet.
30-09-21 David Heaney

Best MBE, Clyde I taught Clyde at Churchill School,Prospect, Devonshire. Hope when Covid is over to visit Bermuda and again as in 2015 make my acquaintances with Clyde. He has always spoiled myself as a player when I captained the Staff v Pupils which Clyde captained in both football and cricket. In 1981 in Toronto when he gave myself and my sons Richard and Bryn (died in 2013) a wonderful time as we saw him play For the Blizzard.Then in 2015 when I visited Bermuda.
18-01-21 R Glyn Jones

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