Cliff Balsom

Cliff Balsom
Personal information
Full name Clifford Gene Balsom
Date of birth (1946-03-25) 25 March 1946 (age 73)
Place of birth Torquay, England
Playing position(s) Full back
Youth career
Torquay United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964 Torquay United 4 (0)
1964–1965 Swindon Town 0 (0)
1965–196x Torquay United 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Clifford Gene "Cliff" Balsom (born 25 March 1946) is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football League for Torquay United.[1] He was born in Torquay, Devon.[2]

A full back, he began his career as an apprentice with Torquay United,[1] making his debut at the age of 17 on 25 January 1964 against York City at Bootham Crescent. In June 196, he was transferred to Swindon Town[3] after only four league games for the Gulls. He failed, however, to make the first team at Swindon, returned to Torquay United,[4] but not to their first team, and left league football.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Torquay United : 1946/47–2006/07". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 19 November 2009.
  2. ^ "Clifford Gene Balsom(Cliff Balsom)". Playerhistory. Retrieved 19 November 2009.
  3. ^ "Transfers Season 1963-1964". Retrieved 19 November 2009.
  4. ^ "Transfers Season 1964-1965". Retrieved 19 November 2009.

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