Toye, Clive

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Plymouth

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Clive Toye was born in Plymouth, United Kingdom.
He was a sports writer for the Express and Echo newspaper in Exeter, and later Chief Sports Writer for the Daily Express.

Clive left his extensive newspaper reports, written when he was with the Express and Echo as a collection to the Exeter City Football Club Museum.

The articles covered the 1950's and 1960's.

Clive left the UK in 1967, to become general manager of the Baltimore Bays and later was first general manager of the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League, bringing the Brazilian star Pelé to the US and helping to popularise soccer in America.

Clive Toye was inducted to the National Soccer Hall of Fame in the United States in 2003.

He became a senior consultant for CONCACAF, and in 2009 was inducted into that organisation's Hall of Fame.

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