Dean Clark (footballer)

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This article is about the footballer born in 1980. For the footballer born in 1977, see Dean Clarke.
Dean Clark
Personal information
Date of birth (1980-03-31) 31 March 1980 (age 34)[1]
Place of birth Hillingdon, Middlesex, England[2]
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[3]
Playing position Midfielder/Centre Forward
Club information
Current team
Uxbridge
Youth career
leyton oreint
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 Brentford[4] 5 (0)
2000–2001 Uxbridge[5] 30 (4)
2001–2002 Hayes 41 (13)
2002–2003 Woking 6 (0)
2003–2007 Northwood[6] 105 (43)
2007–2009 AFC Hayes ? (?)
2009 Beaconsfield SYCOB[2] 6 (2)
2009–2010 Slough Town[1] 11 (2)
2010 AFC Hayes ? (?)
2010– Uxbridge ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Dean Clark (born 31 March 1980), is a semi-professional footballer who currently plays for Slough Town in the Southern Football League Division One Midlands League. He was originally a professional who made a handful of appearances for Brentford and then went on to play for a variety of teams local to north and west London, including making over one hundred appearances for Northwood.

Football career[edit]

Brentford[edit]

He made his Football League debut against Luton Town in January 1998. He made four appearances overall and was loaned for three months to Uxbridge in December 1999.[5][7]

Hayes[edit]

Whilst at Hayes, Clark scored a penalty kick against Wycombe Wanderers televised on Sky Sports.[3] He scored in the forty third minute giving Hayes a 2–1 lead, however they would go on to lose 4–3.[8] His final game for Hayes was a start in the 2–0 loss at home against Boston United on 28 April 2002, in the Football Conference.

Clark was named in a squad for the England C national football team (formerly known as the England semi-pro national team) match against the Isthmian League representative XI on 21 November 2001.[9]

Northwood[edit]

He played for Northwood in three spells, appearing for Windsor & Eton, Maidenhead United and Wealdstone between his appearances for the The Woods. In his appearances, he would twice win the Northwood Golden Boot for top goalscorers, in the 2004–05 and 2005–06 seasons and made over one hundred appearances across five seasons, scoring 43 goals in both league and cup appearances before transferring to AFC Hayes in November 2007.[6]

AFC Hayes[edit]

Whilst at AFC Hayes, Clark played in the Middlesex Senior Cup final 2–0 victory over Hendon. He was noted as having one particular chance to score when a sliced clearance from Hendon goalkeeper William Viner fell to his feet, however the keeper redeemed himself with a save described as "brilliant".[10] Clark resigned for AFC Hayes briefly in 2010.[11]

Slough Town[edit]

Clark made his début for Slough Town in the 2–2 draw against Romulus on 12 December 2009. He was brought on as a substitute having started on the bench. With six minutes to go, he crossed a free-kick into the box for Chris Herron to volley in an equaliser.[12]

Uxbridge[edit]

Dean returned for a second stint at Uxbridge, transferring from AFC Hayes on 30 September 2010.[11]

BAA Heathrow (Sunday) FC[edit]

Dean enjoyed a very successful Sunday Football career playing for BAA Heathrow (Sunday) FC in the Hayes & District League and the Thames Valley Sunday Football League. He was a part of the club's golden generation that won numerous trophy's under the management of Mick Murray. His first season with the club was 2004–05, which saw the team win the treble of the Hayes & Disctrict Premier Division Championship, Premier Division Cup and Presidents Cup. The team disbanded the following season only to return for the 2006–07 season, when they won the TVSFL Division title despite joining the league late and overtaking Old Windsor FC. They also made it to three cup finals, winning two of them. His most successful season though was 2007–08, when the team won the Hayes & District Premier Division title, President's Cup and the Middlesex Sunday Intermediate Cup, and Dean finished as top goal scorer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Current Rebel: Dean Clark". Slough Town F.C. Official Rebels Website. Retrieved 30 December 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Dean Clark: Slough Town". Aylesbury United F.C. Retrieved 26 December 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Beaconsfield Pen Pics". Southern Football League.co.uk. Retrieved 30 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "BRENTFORD : 1946/47 – 2008/09". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database. Retrieved 30 December 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "Uxbridge F.C. Pen Pictures". Retrieved 30 December 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "Players A-Z: Dean Clark". Northwood F.C. Retrieved 30 December 2009. 
  7. ^ "Football on the Move". The Independent. 19 December 1999. Retrieved 30 December 2009. 
  8. ^ "Match: Hayes vs Wycombe Wanderers – English FA Cup". ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved 30 December 2009. 
  9. ^ Laidlar, John (2 November 2001). "Altrincham Football Club News Archive, 28 October to 11 November 2001". Altrinchim Football Club. Retrieved 30 December 2009. 
  10. ^ Ballheimer, David (15 April 2009). "Hendon disappoint in cup final". Hendon & Finchley Times. Retrieved 31 December 2009. 
  11. ^ a b Bodman, Michael. "1st Team – New Signing: Dean Clark". Uxbridge FC. Retrieved 6 October 2010. 
  12. ^ "Late Herron goal saves point for Rebels". Slough Town FC Official Rebels Website. Retrieved 30 December 2009. 

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