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Mason: Clifford Ernest (Cliff)

1962-1964 (Player Details)

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Born: York: 27-11-1929

Debut: v Swansea Town (h): 10-03-1962

510 11st 9lb (1962)

Rejected by York City, Mason joined Sunderland as a part-timer in January 1950. In July 1952 he signed for Darlington, where he made one hundred and seven League appearances in three seasons. He enjoyed his best form after moving to Sheffield United in August 1955, making ninety-seven League appearances and scoring two goals. He captained the Blades in Division One before a 10,000 transfer took him to Leeds in March 1962, in an effort to stabilize the leaky Leeds defence. He played a valuable role in avoiding relegation and started off the next season in the left back role with Grenville Hair his partner at right back. He was also stand-in Captain in the absence of Freddie Goodwin and Grenville Hair, in the early part of the 1962-63 season. In the September 1962, Paul Reaney emerged as a permanent right back and Grenville Hair, after recovering from injury, reverted to his former role at left back. In the following season Willie Bell was converted to left back and this left Mason way down the pecking order. He moved to Scunthorpe in February 1964, scoring once in twelve League appearances, and after unsuccessfully applying for the post of Player-Manager at Doncaster Rovers, he joined Chesterfield in July 1964, on a part-time basis while working as a printer. He made his debut for them, at the age of thirty-five, in a 0-1 away defeat by Southport on 22nd August 1964, but he retired after just five League appearances with the Spireites.

League 310
League Cup 20