Morrison, Clinton

Birth Date

14th May 1979

Birthplace

Tooting, England

Occupation

Forward

Biographical Text

Morrison began his career at local side Crystal Palace in 1998, for whom he scored over 100 goals across two spells, despite a less successful period at Birmingham City in between.

Born in England, he represented the Republic of Ireland 36 times at full international level, scoring 9 goals, and made their squad for the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

He began his career at Crystal Palace of the First Division, making his debut on 10 May 1998. In 1999–2000, he played more than 30 games, and scored 14 goals. In 2000–01 he scored 14 goals, but the next season he scored 26 goals, and transferred to Premier League side Birmingham City who paid £4.25 million for him (This included a player exchange). Over the next 3 seasons he played 87 games and scored 14 goals. Due to pressure for first team places Morrison left Birmingham on 24 August 2005. Palace agreed a £2 million fee for the 26-year-old. After breaking the 100th goal deadlock, Morrison hit a purple patch of scoring, and he finished his Palace career with 113 goals in all competitions for the club, the fifth-highest of any player in the club's history. He scored on the final day of the 2007–08 season in a 5–0 win over Burnley that confirmed Palace's play-off place. This meant that he had scored in his first and last league games for the club.

In July 2008 Morrison trained with Coventry City and accompanied them on their pre-season tour of Switzerland, He went on to play 91 times scoring 21 goals for the Sky Blues.

In July 2010, Morrison signed a two-year contract with Sheffield Wednesday, newly relegated to League One. He scored on his league debut for the Owls . And went on to play 54 times scoring 7 goals.

In September 2011, Morrison signed for Milton Keynes Dons on a one-month emergency loan, This was followed by a loan to Brentford.

On 16 July 2012, Morrison signed a two-year deal with League One side Colchester United following his release from Sheffield Wednesday. He played 65 times for Colchester scoring 4 goals.

Working in the media he played three matches for Long Eaton United in the Midland League, and was snapped up by Exeter City in November 2014 on non-contract terms. He played 25 league matches in what remained of the season and was then released, but rejoined the club on a short-term deal ahead of the 2015–16 campaign. He eventually played 45 games and the supporters had to wait a long time for a goal. In typical Clinton fashion, the wait was worth it. A spectacular overhead free kick in front of the Big Bank live on TV in what was a fantastic advert for for league 2 football. A 3-3 draw against Stevenage.

Morrison was released by Exeter City at the end of the 2015–2016 season and duly signed for Southern Premier Division side Redditch United in June 2016.

Morrison has also done some media work as a pundit on Sky Sports and Football League Tonight on Channel 5. In September 2016 he joined Mickleover Sports

Appearances

19

Appearances as Substitute

31

Goals

2

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