Paul Clark (footballer)

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For the Gaelic football player, see Paul Clarke (Irish footballer).
For the Scottish association football player, see Paul Clarke (Scottish footballer).
Paul Clark
Personal information
Full name Paul Peterson Clark
Date of birth (1958-09-14) 14 September 1958 (age 55)
Place of birth Benfleet, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1977 Southend United 33 (1)
1977–1982 Brighton & Hove Albion 79 (9)
1981 Reading (loan) 2 (0)
1982–1991 Southend United 278 (3)
1991–1994 Gillingham 90 (1)
1994–1995 Chelmsford City
1995–1996 Cambridge United 2 (0)
1996–? Leyton Orient 0 (0)
Billericay Town
Teams managed
1987–1988 Southend United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Paul Peterson Clark (born Benfleet, 14 September 1958) is an English former professional association football player. His clubs included Southend United, Brighton & Hove Albion and Gillingham.[1]


While at Southend United, he was made player-manager during the 1986–87 season. When Paul Lambert left Colchester United three games in to the 2009–10 season, Clark was brought in by caretaker manager Joe Dunne as assistant manager until Aidy Boothroyd's appointment as manager.


  1. ^ Triggs, Roger (2001). The Men Who Made Gillingham Football Club. Tempus Publishing Ltd. pp. p89. ISBN 0-7524-2243-X.