Saturday September 20 marks the 10 year anniversary since the death of one of Middlesbrough's most decorated sons, Brian Clough.

Born in Middlesbrough on March 21, 1935, Clough is one of Boro's greatest ever centre forwards, and most prolific goal scorers of all time, netting 204 goals in 222 appearances between 1955 and 1961.

Despite being widely known for his managerial career, Clough was a Teesside legend for his ability to score goals from any situation.

His immense determination, skill, pace and goalpoaching ability landed him with an unrivalled record among any others who wore the number nine shirt before or after Clough. 

Despite a difficult first season in 1955 - a season in which Clough handed in his first of many transfer requests - his talent began to show in the 1956-57 season as the goals started to flow. 

Clough finished as top scorer in the Second Division for three seasons and became the Football League's top marksman in 1958-59. 

Despite Clough's goal scoring, Boro couldn't grab promotion and he even publicly accused his teammates of betting against the team and deliberately conceding goals.

He was a controversial figure in the dressing room, with him coming to blows with the teammates he had accused of match fixing on more than one occasion.

Much to the dismay of many Boro fans - Sunderland would be Clough's next career move when he left Ayresome Park in the summer of 1961 for a club record fee.

His goals continued to roll in until his career was brought to an immediate and unexpected end by a crushing knee injury at the age of 27 on Boxing Day 1962.

Following the end of his playing career, Clough's first managerial opportunity was provided by Boro legend, George Hardwick, who made him youth coach at Sunderland.

After impressing at youth level with Sunderland, Clough took the reins at Hartlepool - who were then in the Fourth Division - in 1965, making him the youngest manager in the Football League.

It was in his brief stay at Hartlepool where Clough first formed his invaluable partnership with assistant coach and former Boro teammate, Peter Taylor.

In 1967, Clough arrived at Derby County in the Second Division. Not wasting any time, he let many of the established players leave upon his arrival, replacing them with new talent and even sacked two tea ladies he overheard giggling over a Derby loss. 

It was clear that Clough had set out to incorporate the same obsessional and passionate methods into his managerial career that had been so successful in his playing days - so it wasn't long before the team began to reap the rewards. 

Just a year after taking charge, in 1968 Clough led Derby to the Division Two title, winning promotion back to the top tier of English football.

Derby County won the First Division in 1972 in just their third season in the top flight - the first title in the history of the club. 

The following year, Clough also guided the Rams to the European Cup Semi Final but the team were knocked out by Italian giants, Juventus. 

Later that year, after conflict with the club's board of directors, Clough and Taylor resigned from their posts at Derby and took charge at Brighton & Hove Albion for a short while. 

Upon leaving the south coast, Clough went to manage Leeds United but Taylor did not follow. Clough left Leeds after a short and eventful spell and returned to management midway through the 1974-75 season with Nottingham Forest.

When he arrived at Forest, Clough inherited a club much like the one he had taken over at Derby County - a team swirling around the bottom half of the Second Division. 

Peter Taylor re-joined Clough at Nottingham Forest as Clough's rebuilding began. 

Following a very similar blueprint to the one he followed at Derby, Clough breathed a new lease of life into the club, bringing in former players he knew and trusted, as well as retaining his keen eye for young talent. 

It wasn't long before Forest took off under Clough, when the team were promoted to the First Division in 1977 and miraculously won the division in 1978 - just a year after their arrival in the top tier.

Brian Clough stayed at Nottingham Forest for 18 years, in a time period where he won four League Cup titles and back-to-back European Championships, retiring in 1993 as the most beloved figure in Forest's history.

With his larger than life personality and astounding charisma, Brian Clough consistently spoke with pride of his hometown and is therefore undoubtedly one of Teesside's most successful ever sporting exports.