“Old Big 'Ead” became best known for his success as a manager at both Derby and Nottingham Forest, but Boro-born Clough started his career in 1955 as a prolific goalscorer for his local club.

A controversial figure even in his younger days, Clough's eventful spell at the club included public accusations that teammates were betting against their own team and deliberately conceding goals.

But the most stunning statistic remains: games played 222, goals scored 204. 

A club-record fee prised Clough away to Sunderland, with injury ended his playing career when he was only 27.

After being handed his fist coaching role under George Hardwick with the Black Cats, he was to become one of football's greatest ever managers - leading Derby and Forest to title success and masterminding two European Cup final victories for the City Ground side in 1978 and 1979.

Yet, despite that success in the East Midlands, he also clocked up one of the shortest ever spells as a Leeds manager – 44 days – when he failed to build on the success of his great rival Don Revie, another boy from the Boro, at Elland Road and was swiftly replaced at the helm.

Clough died in 2004 and a statue in his memory that was paid for by local people was unveiled in the town's Albert Park in 2007.