Retro Heroes: Trevor Sinclair

A true footballer who played the game with a great amount of passion and dedication, he admits wholeheartedly that football was his only plan when starting up as an English young man. Trevor Sinclair’s 19-year career featured five season periods for Queens Park Rangers and West Ham United, sandwiched by four season stints with Blackpool and Manchester City. Sinclair chipped in with a few important goals in his time, the most famous of them being his Match of the Day’s “Goal of the Season” award-winning bicycle kick in the 1997 FA Cup. His industrious performances at West Ham ahead of the 2002 FIFA World Cup earned him a call to the national team, and he travelled with the team to Korea and Japan and was one of the team’s best players at the competition. The period he spent at Manchester City was the least successful in his career. He wasn’t able to reach the heights he had reached with his former clubs, and the team as a whole couldn’t quite fulfil its potential. The whole experience was a let-down for Sinclair, who was a City fan and still is. He’s kept in touch with the beautiful game and recently taken up a punditry position at Sky Sports. High point: Scoring a brace in his West Ham debut at January of 1998. Low point: Getting released by Manchester City at the end of the 2006-07 season. Nationality: English Position: Winger Goals Scored: 74 Total Appearances: 560 Yellow Cards: 38 Red Cards: 2 Teams Played for: Blackpool, Queens Park Rangers, West Ham United, Manchester City, Cardiff City, Lancaster City

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