|Full name||Bradley Clyde|
|Date of birth||1970|
|Belconnen United Panthers (ACT)|
|Youth representative teams|
|1985 ‐ 87||Australian Schoolboys|
|1988 ‐ 98|
1999 ‐ 01
1989 ‐ 94
|New South Wales|
* Professional club appearances and points
Bradley Clyde (born 1970) is an Australian former rugby league player for the Canberra Raiders, Canterbury Bulldogs, New South Wales and for the Australian national side. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. History See also History of rugby league The grass roots of rugby league can be traced to early football history, through the playing of ball games The Canberra Raiders are an Australian professional Rugby league football team based in the city of Canberra Australian Capital Territory. The Bulldogs Rugby League Football Club (formerly Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and "The Berries") are an Australian professional Rugby league The New South Wales Rugby League team represents the state of New South Wales annually in the Rugby League State of Origin competition against arch-rivals Queensland At the peak of his playing career which lasted from the mid 1980s to 2001 he was widely acknowledged as the best lock forward in the game. A typical Rugby league team consists of thirteen players on the field plus four substitutes on the bench
He began his football career playing in the local ACT competition for the Belconnen United Panthers and was an Australian Schoolboy Representative in 1985,1986 and 1987. In 1988 he was graded by the Canberra Raiders and soon established himself as an indispensable player for the club.
In a career spanning eleven seasons with the Raiders, Clyde scored 39 tries in a total of 178 games. He played in three Grand finals and was the recipient of the prestigious Clive Churchill Medal for the Best and Fairest Player in the Grand Final twice - the only player in history to do so. A Grand Final is a predominantly Australian sporting term used to describe a final that decides a league champion The Clive Churchill Medal has been presented to the man-of-the-match of the Australian first grade Rugby league Grand Final ever since 1986. Along with Brad Mackay he is one of only two players to win the Churchill medal whilst on a losing Grand Final side. Brad Mackay (born 1969 in Sydney New South Wales) is an Australian former Rugby league player He was also a member of Canberra's premiership winning sides of 1989 and 1994. 1989 's New South Wales Rugby League premiership was the eighty-second season of professional Rugby league football in Australia The 1994 New South Wales Rugby League premiership was the eighty-seventh season of professional Rugby league football in Australia
Bradley moved from the Raiders to the Bulldogs in 1999, playing with the team until 2001, scoring 8 tries. 1999 saw the second season of the National Rugby League premiership the 92nd season of professional Rugby league football in Australia The year 2001 saw the fourth season of the National Rugby League premiership the 94th season of professional Rugby league football in Australia He then moved to England to finish his playing career in 2002. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland
He made 12 appearances for New South Wales in State of Origin games between 1989 and 1994 at lock forward. The New South Wales Rugby League team represents the state of New South Wales annually in the Rugby League State of Origin competition against arch-rivals Queensland State of Origin is an annual best-of-three series of Rugby league matches between the Maroons, representing the state of Queensland, and the Blues He performed with great distinction at this level with his devastating charges and tireless work ethic. Tall, strong and agile he was a nightmare to defend against and was a key member of the successful Blues sides of the early 1990s. It was during this period that Clyde was considered the number one player in the game.
He represented the Kangaroos in eighteen Tests over five years scoring six tries. He was named Man-of-the Series in 1989 with his debut tour v New Zealand. He vice-captained the team for the Tour of Papua New Guinea in 1991 and was named Man of the Series also. Papua New Guinea (or ˈpæpjuːə in Tok Pisin: Papua Niugini) officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is a country in Oceania In the 1992 Ashes Series against Great Britain, Clyde was awarded with the Harry Sunderland Medal for the Player of the Series. Great Britain was traditionally one of the major national teams playing Rugby league. Harry Sunderland ( 23 November 1889 &ndash 15 January, 1964) was an Australian Rugby league football administrator and journalist He played two Superleague Tests for Australia in 1997 along with three Tri-series matches that year.
Bradley Clyde is currently the Football Manager at the Bulldogs Rugby League Club. Within this role he manages the Football Department of the Club consisting of recruitment, operations, development, medical, contractual arrangements plus education and welfare.
Clyde is an inductee into the ACT Sport Hall of Fame. He was recognised by the Australian Government for his contribution to Rugby League by being awarded the Australian Sports Medal.
In 2002 Clyde was named in a 90s Team of the Decade. In 2005 on the 25th anniversary of State of Origin he was named by Rugby League Week as one of NSW's 25 greatest players. State of Origin is an annual best-of-three series of Rugby league matches between the Maroons, representing the state of Queensland, and the Blues Rugby League Week (frequently abbreviated to RLW) is one of the two major Australian Rugby league Magazines Big League
In February 2008, Clyde was named in the list of Australia's 100 Greatest Players (1908-2007) which was commissioned by the NRL and ARL to celebrate the code's centenary year in Australia. In late 2007 the Australian Rugby League and National Rugby League commissioned 130 experts to select the 100 best rugby league players in the game's 100-year history in The Australian Rugby League (ARL is the governing body for the Sport of Rugby league in Australia