Huxford, Clifford

Birth Date

8th June 1937


Stroud, Gloucestershire



Biographical Text

Clifford Huxford played in the majority of Exeter City’s games during a single-season stay in 1967/68. Starting at Chelsea, and making over 270 league appearances for Southampton, he departed St James’ Park for Worcester City. 

Signed as a full professional by Chelsea in February 1955, Huxford joined the club as a junior. He did go on to make six league appearances for the Stamford Bridge club, but it was with his next club that he really established himself as an accomplished wing-half. Moving to Southampton in May 1959, during the next eight seasons he played in 278 league games, scoring four goals. It was regarded as quite a signing by Exeter City when Huxford arrived at St James’ Park in June 1967.

Commencing with the game against Bradford City on 19 August 1967, he made forty appearances during a disappointing season for the club before moving on to sign for Worcester City in the summer of 1968 where he ended his playing career. In later years he became manager of Brockenhurst (two separate spells) and also Eastleigh. Later owning a decorating business in Bishops Waltham, Clifford died on 3 August 2018, the day of his wife's funeral, with Alzheimer’s after spending many months in care.



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