Clive Platt

Clive Platt
Clive Platt
Personal information
Full name Clive Linton Platt
Date of birth 27 October 1977 (1977-10-27) (age 34)
Place of birth Wolverhampton, England
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Coventry City
Number 22
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1999 Walsall 32 (4)
1999–2003 Rochdale 169 (30)
2003–2004 Notts County 19 (3)
2004–2005 Peterborough United 37 (6)
2005–2007 Milton Keynes Dons 108 (28)
2007–2010 Colchester United 124 (25)
2010– Coventry City 42 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:55, 19 November 2011 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Clive Linton Platt (born 27 October 1977 in Wolverhampton, England) is an English footballer, currently playing for Coventry City, having previously played for Peterborough United, Notts County, Rochdale, Walsall, Milton Keynes Dons and Colchester United.


Platt was born in Wolverhampton and began his playing career with Walsall as an apprentice in 1995. A spell of just 32 games over four years saw him loaned to Rochdale in 1999, a loan that secured him a permanent deal for a fee of £100,000 – then a club record. Platt went onto make 163 appearances and score 27 goals for the club.

In 2003, Platt signed a monthly deal with Notts County, where he scored just three times despite being a first team regular. An indifferent year at Peterborough United followed, where Platt scored six times.

Platt joined relegation-threatened Milton Keynes Dons in January 2005 and scored vital goals that year to help save the Dons from relegation under the guidance of Danny Wilson. However, the 2005–06 season was not much better for MK Dons, as they fought relegation again. Platt had a relatively fruitless campaign, but a good run of form towards the end of the season saw him finish second in the League One Player of the Month award for May, and almost save the Dons from relegation.

The 2006–07 season saw MK Dons fighting for promotion from League Two. This turned out to be Platt's best season in terms of strike-rate, with him finding the net 18 times, before suffering an injury that caused him to miss the first leg of a play-off game against Shrewsbury Town and have an indifferent second leg.

In July 2007, Platt was sold to Championship side Colchester United for £300,000 – six times Colchester's previous transfer record.[1] Before the transfer, Colchester had recently lost star goal-scorers Chris Iwelumo and Jamie Cureton to Charlton Athletic and Norwich City respectively.

In the 2007–08 season he was paired upfront with Kevin Lisbie Scoring eight Goals. However in the 2008–09 season he had many different strike partners including Steven Gillespie, Mark Yeates, Scott Vernon, Jermaine Easter and many others he notched in 10 Goals that season. In the 2009–10 season he was once again paired upfront with Kevin Lisbie and scored two goals on the opening day of the season.

Platt joined Coventry City on 29 July 2010 making his first league appearance in the 2-0 victory against Portsmouth on 7 August. He has scored three goals for the club against Leicester City, Bristol City and Ipswich Town.

On November 5, 2011, Platt scored his 100th professional league goal, aged 34, while playing for Coventry City against Southampton FC. The match ended in a 4-2 win for Southampton.


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