Nathaniel Clyne is an English right-back who was born in Stockwell, London on 5th April 1991. Clyne had a spell with Tottenham as a youngster before being snapped up by Crystal Palace. He made his debut for Palace as a 17 year old in a 3-0 win against Barnsley on 18th October 2008. Clyne established himself as a regular for the Eagles during 2008/09 and displayed maturity beyond his years. He made 29 appearances in his first senior campaign, picking up the award for Young Player of the Year. Clyne earned praise from manager Neil Warnock for both his attacking and defensive play.
Clyne continued his progression during 2009/10. He missed early season matches through injury, but recovered to score his first senior goal against Reading on 8th December 2009. When Palace were placed in administration Clyne had the chance to join Premier League outfit Wolves, but rejected the approach. He helped the Eagles overcome a 10 point penalty to stay up in his second term. Clyne's performances did not go unnoticed at international level. He represented England U19's at the 2010 European Championships. Clyne also won awards for Crystal Palace Player of the Year and Football League Player of the Year in 2010.
Clyne was an ever present during 2010/11, and continued to stand out. He was named Crystal Palace's player of the season after yet another consistent campaign. That form continued into 2011/12. Clyne won the award for Championship Player of the Month in October. He also helped Palace reach the semi-finals of the League Cup. Clyne shone in a 2-1 win at Manchester United, in which he reportedly attracted interest from Old Trafford boss Sir Alex Ferguson. A rumoured January switch to the Theatre of Dreams never came off however. Clyne was the subject of much speculation throughout the first few months of 2012, especially when it became clear he wouldn't be extending his contract beyond the summer. He was named in the PFA Football League team of the season for 2011/12.
On 18th July 2012 Clyne signed for Southampton on a four year deal.