Joe Clark (footballer, born 1890)

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Joe Clark
Personal information
Full name Joseph Walter Clark
Date of birth (1890-02-15)15 February 1890
Place of birth Willington Quay, England
Date of death 1960 (aged 69–70)
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Outside left
Youth career
Wallsend Park Villa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Hebburn Argyle
1913–1921 Cardiff City 14 (0)
1921–1922 Aberaman Athletic
1922–1923 Southampton 20 (0)
1923–1924 Rochdale 16 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Joseph Walter "Joe" Clark (15 February 1890 – 1960) was an English professional footballer who played as an outside forward for Cardiff City, Southampton and Rochdale in the 1920s.

Football career[edit]

Clark was born in Willington Quay on Tyneside[1] and played his early football with Wallsend Park Villa and Hebburn Argyle.[2]

In May 1913 he joined Welsh club, Cardiff City, remaining on their books until after the First World War. In 1921 he was part of the Cardiff City side which reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup, going out to Wolverhampton Wanderers in a replay. During the cup run, Cardiff (then in the Second Division) defeated First Division sides Sunderland and Chelsea.[3]

Clark then spent a season in the Welsh section of the Southern League with Aberaman Athletic.[1] In May 1922, Southampton were looking for an outside left to replace Fred Foxall, who had left the previous March. Clark had impressed the Saints' directors in the FA Cup match between the two sides in February 1921 and moved to the south coast.[2] He made his debut in a 0–0 draw at South Shields on 26 August 1922 and retained his place until late December, when he was replaced by Len Andrews.[4]

Clark was placed on the transfer list in the summer of 1923 at a fee of £100, but was eventually given a free transfer to Rochdale, where he spent one season before retiring.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 54. ISBN 1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ a b c Holley, Duncan; Chalk, Gary (1992). The Alphabet of the Saints. ACL & Polar Publishing. p. 75. ISBN 0-9514862-3-3. 
  3. ^ Collett, Mike (2003). The Complete Record of the FA Cup. Sports Books. p. 207. ISBN 1-899807-19-5. 
  4. ^ Chalk, Gary; Holley, Duncan (1987). Saints – A complete record. Breedon Books. pp. 68–69. ISBN 0-907969-22-4. 

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