Denis Clarke

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Denis Clarke
Personal information
Full name Denis Clarke
Date of birth (1959-09-10) 10 September 1959 (age 55)
Place of birth Athlone, Republic of Ireland
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Athlone Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1977 Manchester City 0 (0)
1976–1977 Bolton Wanderers 0 (0)
1977–1978 Finn Harps 4 (0)
1978–1982 Athlone Town 121 (32)
1982–1983 Shamrock Rovers 26 (2)
1983–1986 Athlone Town 65 (19)
1986–1987 Limerick City 13 (2)
1987–1992 Athlone Town ? (?)
1995–1996 Galway United 3 (0)
National team
1979 League of Ireland XI 1 (0)
Teams managed
Athlone Town
Athlone Town
1995–1997 Galway United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Denis Clarke (born 10 April 1959) is a former Irish football player who played as a forward.

He started his career at Finn Harps ( 6 total games) after returning home from City,[1] making his League of Ireland debut on 23 October 1977. He moved to his hometown club later that season and joined Shamrock Rovers in 1982. During his time in the Hoops he played in four UEFA Cup games including a League of Ireland record 7–0 aggregate win over Fram Reykjavik. In September 1983 he sought a move from Glenmalure Park.[2]

He rejoined Athlone Town in November 1983.

From there he signed for Limerick City in May 1986.[3]

However he only lasted half a season before rejoining Athlone for a third time and getting sent off on his third return.[4]

Clarke managed Athlone twice. In November 1995 he was appointed caretaker manager of Galway United. In April 1996 he signed a 3-year full time contract as manager.[5]

Honours[edit]

As a player[edit]

As a manager[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Athlone man Clarke signs for Finn Harps". The Irish Times. 18 October 1977. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Weekend sports diary". The Irish Times. 17 September 1983. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Sports". The Irish Times. 3 May 1986. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Red card mars Clarke's day". The Irish Times. 19 January 1987. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Rethink on league changes needed". The Irish Times. 23 April 1996. Retrieved 15 February 2013.