Versatile midfielder, striker and left back Clucas joined City in August 2015, a £1m fee luring Chesterfield into the sale. He gradually established his place in the first team in the opening weeks of 2015/16, playing on the left side of midfield for much of the season. Elevated to the Premier League but shorn of a properly sized squad, City manager Mike Phelan deployed Clucas as a deep lying midfielder and he immediately excelled in this new role, linking up play in an ultra-reliable manner and attracting the attention of national football journalists and England selectors. It was that attention that eventually led to his £16m transfer to Swansea City, which represented a remarkable profit after two seasons with the club.
A Lincoln lad, Sam was a youngster in Leicester City’s academy system but was released at 16. After a short spell at Lincoln City, Clucas spent a season at Glenn Hoddle’s Spanish player reclamation academy. He signed for Hereford United in 2011, then moved on to Mansfield Town and Chesterfield to compile a unique record of having spent five consecutive seasons in the Conference National, League 2, League 1, Championship and Premier League.
Clucas moved to Swansea City in August 2017.
Date/Place of Birth: 25 September 1990, Lincoln
Hull City First Game: 8 August 2015, Huddersfield Town H (Championship), 24 years, 317 days old
Hull City Final Game: 15 August 2017, Wolverhampton Wanderers H (Championship), 26 years, 324 days old
Lincoln City (2009-2010), Jerez Industrial (2010-2011), Hereford United (2011-2013), Mansfield Town (2013-2014), Chesterfield (2014-2015), Hull City (2015-2017), Swansea City (2017-current)
Hull City Record
Career: 96 apps, 9 goalsSam Clucas
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