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No.1 Cult Heroes Advent Calendar: Clive Mendonca

Clive Mendonca took Charlton to the Premier League. Credit: PA

Former Charlton striker Clive Mendonca had an impressive spell at The Valley after arriving from the delights of Grimsby back in 1997.

His scoring helped the Addicks into the Premier League after a dramatic play-off final win over Sunderland, in which Mendonca struck a hat-trick.

Sadly, successive injuries forced him out of the game in 2002, and he has since gone on to become an oil-rigger.

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Middlesbrough win at Charlton

Tony Mowbray watches on from the sidelines. Credit: PA

Lukas Jutkiewicz deservedly handed Middlesbrough the points against Charlton with a goal midway through the second half at The Valley.

The striker took advantage of some miscommunication in the home defence to nod home the winner following Grant Leadbitter's corner.

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