Cliff Durandt

IntroAssociation footballer
Was

Athlete

Football player

Association football player

From

South Africa

Type

Sports

Gendermale
Birth 16 April 1940, Johannesburg, South Africa
Death 3 October 2002, Johannesburg, South Africa
(aged 62 years)

Star sign Aries
Sports Teams
Charlton Athletic F.C.
Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C.
Germiston Callies F.C.
Highlands Park F.C.
Durban United F.C.
Maritzburg F.C.

Clifford Michael Durandt (16 April 1940 – 3 October 2002) was a South African footballer who played as a winger.

He played in the English First Division for Wolverhampton Wanderers, with whom he won the league title. He is the father of a boxing promoter and trainer Nick Durandt.

Career

After being educated at the King Edward VII School in his hometown Johannesburg, Durandt began his football career with Marist Brothers. In May 1957, just 17 years old, he was selected to play for a South Africa XI against tourists Wolverhampton Wanderers, where his display – he scored twice in a 3-7 loss – earned him a move to the English club.

As a junior, he played in Wolves’ 1958 FA Youth Cup triumph, before making his senior debut on 4 October 1958 in a 4–0 rout of Manchester United. This was his only appearance of the campaign in which the club retained the league championship.

He featured only sporadically until enjoying a run of games during the 1960–61 season, replacing his departed countryman Des Horne. Durandt scored eight times during the campaign to help the club reach third. However, the following seasons saw him again unable to hold down a regular spot and he moved to Charlton Athletic in March 1963 for £15,000.

He made 36 league appearances in the Second Division for the Addicks, before returning to his homeland. Here, he played for Germiston Callies, Highlands Park and State House Tornados, among others. A high point during his spell with Highlands Park was contributing a hat-trick towards a 10-2 victory against Olympia in a league game on 7 June 1967. (Walter da Silva (6) and Willie McIntosh scored the others).

He died on 3 October 2002 aged 62 after suffering a heart attack.

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