Stephen "Clucko" Cluxton (born 18 December 1981 in Coolock, County Dublin) is a Gaelic football goalkeeper. Dublin inter-county captain, he plays his club football for Parnells. Cluxton is unusual for a goalkeeper as he often opts to take frees during games. An intensely private individual, he is known for his great mental ability in front of goal and is regarded as the most influential goalkeeper of his generation.
After years of failure to reach the promised land, Cluxton won an All-Ireland Senior Football Championship in 2011. He played an important role in securing Dublin's first All-Ireland Senior Football Championship title since 1995 when he scored the winning point in stoppage time at the end of the 2011 final. He is the only goalkeeper in the history of the game to have done so. Cluxton was also part of the Dublin side that won the Leinster Senior Football Championship title in 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011.
Cluxton has received four All Star Awards; these came in 2002, 2006, 2007 and 2011.
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