nico claesen - fact file

1986-1988            forward

Born on -th - 19- in -, land.

Height : - .m

Weight : -  - kgs

Started his career at Seraing in Belgium before moving on to VfB Stuttgart in Germany.  Felt homesick and did not settle, so returned to his homeland with Standard Liege.

Impressed manager David Pleat playing in the 1986 World Cup, but was reluctant to join Spurs after his experience in Stuttgart, but when Pleat returned in October of that year, he agreed to come to White Hart Lane.

Was in the shadow of Clive Allen, who had thrived in the 4-5-1 formation Pleat had adopted, but proved to be a nippy, skilful striker, who had a good nose for goal.

Made the subs bench in the 1987 FA Cup Final, but with the 1990 World Cup approaching, he felt he needed first team football and returned to Belgium with Antwerp, where he finished top scorer in his first season there.


Career Record
Signed : - 19-
Signed :  - 20-
Tottenham Hotspur
Signed : - October 1986
77 games;  28 goals

- international
- full caps;  - goals
Under-21 caps; goals
- Cup winners medal 19---


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