Shane Clarke

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Shane Clarke
Personal information
Full name Shane Robin Clarke
Date of birth (1987-11-07) 7 November 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth Lincoln, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Tamworth
Youth career
2004–2006 Lincoln City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Lincoln City 68 (0)
2010 Gateshead 1 (0)
2010–2011 Boston United 11 (1)
2011–2013 Gainsborough Trinity 79 (16)
2013–2014 Worksop Town
2014– Tamworth 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:00, 10 June 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Shane Robin Clarke (born 7 November 1987 in Lincoln) is an English-born professional footballer of Jamaican descent, who currently plays for Conference North side Tamworth, where he plays as a midfielder.

Playing career[edit]

Lincoln City[edit]

Shane is a product of the club's centre of excellence which he joined in February 2002. In March 2004, he was one of five players who accepted a three-year scholarship with the Imps, commencing at the start of the 2004–05 season.[1] Of the five, three would go on to forge professional careers: Clarke, Jack Hobbs and Scott Loach. In January 2006, Clarke joined Stamford on work experience[2] With the scholarship system reverting to two rather than three years, Clarke was offered professional terms with the club at the end of his second year[3] and he signed his first, one-year, professional contract in July 2006.[4]

He started his Lincoln career as an unused substitute against Grimsby Town in a Football League Trophy match. Since then he played 11 games and was used as a substitute 5 times. His second Football League game, a 3–1 home defeat to Rotherham United on 12 January 2008, saw Clarke red-carded for a last minute lunge on Mark Hudson resulting in a three-match ban.[5] However his performances after making his debut saw him rewarded with a one year extension to his contract.[6]

On 30 April 2009 he agreed a new two-year contract with the club[7] signing the contract the following day.[8]

In May 2010, Clarke was placed on the Lincoln City transfer list by manager Chris Sutton and on 31 August 2010 agreed a deal with the club to have his contract cancelled.[9]

Gateshead[edit]

On 6 October 2010, Clarke signed an initial one month contract with Conference National side Gateshead.[10] Clarke made his debut for Gateshead as a second half substitute against AFC Wimbledon on 16 October 2010. Clarke was released by Gateshead on 8 November 2010.[11]

Boston United[edit]

On 19 November 2010 he joined Boston United[12] and was judged to be man-of-the-match on his debut for the club, a 2-1 home FA Trophy victory over Gainsborough Trinity the following day.[13] He departed the club following the 1-0 home Conference North defeat to A.F.C. Telford United on 12 February 2011 after being offered a trial with MLS side Chicago Fire.[14][15] He linked up with the club for the second phase of their pre-season training,[16] appearing in games against Florida Gulf Coast University[17] and New York Red Bulls,[18] before being released from his trial on 28 February 2011.[19]

He returned to Boston United, appearing as an unused substitute in the club's 1-0 defeat at Solihull Moors on 26 March 2011[20] and maintaining a place in the squad until the end of the season. He was offered terms by the club for the 2011-2012 season[21] but turned these down in order to join Gainsborough Trinity.[22]

Gainsborough Trinity[edit]

Clarke signed for Gainsborough Trinity on 3 June 2011. In the summer of 2012 Clark signed for another year with Trinity.

Worksop Town[edit]

In June 2013 he signed for Worksop Town.

Tamworth[edit]

On 10 June 2014, Clarke, and his Worksop Town team mate Leon Mettam joined Conference North side Tamworth.[23]

Personal life[edit]

Shane has a son, Gabriel, who was born on 1 March 2011.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 6 May 2011[24]
Club Season League[A] FA Cup League Cup Other[B] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lincoln City 2006–07 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007–08 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
2008–09 23 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 26 0
2009–10 29 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 33 0
Total 68 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 75 0
Gateshead 2010–11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Boston United 2010–11 15 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 18 1
Career totals 84 1 3 0 2 0 5 0 94 1
A. ^ The "League" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in The Football League and Football Conference.
B. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the FA Trophy, Football League Trophy and play-offs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Five Youngsters Offered Scholarships". Lincoln City F.C. Official Website. 10 March 2004. Retrieved 23 September 2008. 
  2. ^ "Daniels borrow young Imp". NonLeagueDaily.com. 14 January 2006. Retrieved 23 September 2008. 
  3. ^ "Retained List Announced". Lincoln City F.C. Official Website. 18 May 2006. Retrieved 23 September 2008. 
  4. ^ "Five Sign On Dotted Line". Lincoln City F.C. Official Website. 4 July 2006. Retrieved 23 September 2008. 
  5. ^ "Three-match ban for Shane". Lincoln City F.C. Official Website. 14 January 2008. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  6. ^ "Shane signs extension". Lincoln City F.C. Official Website. 28 May 2008. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "New deals agreed". Lincoln City F.C. Official Website. 30 April 2009. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  8. ^ "Duo sign on dotted line". Lincoln City F.C. Official Website. 30 April 2009. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  9. ^ "Duo depart". Lincoln City F.C. Official Website. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  10. ^ "Gateshead sign former Lincoln City midfielder". Gateshead F.C. Official Website. 6 October 2010. Retrieved 6 October 2010. 
  11. ^ "Gateshead release Clarke". Gateshead F.C. Official Website. 8 November 2010. Retrieved 9 November 2010. 
  12. ^ "United boosted by three signings". Boston United F.C. Official Website. 19 November 2010. Retrieved 19 November 2010. 
  13. ^ "Clarke aiming to build on good start". Boston United F.C. Official Website. 23 November 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  14. ^ "BREAKING NEWS: Shane Clarke leaves Boston United". Boston Standard. 12 February 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  15. ^ "Boston United's Shane Clarke set for MLS trial". BBC Sport. 14 February 2011. Retrieved 6 March 2011. 
  16. ^ "Fire shift camp to Florida for second phase of preseason training". Chicago Fire Official Website. 14 February 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  17. ^ "Fire Draw 2-2 With Florida Gulf Coast". Chicago Fire Official Website. 18 February 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  18. ^ "Fire, Red Bulls Play To 1-1 Draw". Chicago Fire Official Website. 23 February 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  19. ^ "Fire shift preseason camp to Charleston". Chicago Fire Official Website. 28 February 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  20. ^ "Clarke returns to Boston after his American dream comes to an end". Boston Standard. 29 March 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  21. ^ "United announce five departures". Boston United F.C. Official Website. 13 May 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  22. ^ "Family first". Gainsborough Standard. 8 June 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  23. ^ "Tamworth swoop for Mettam and Clarke". Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  24. ^ "Shane Clarke Career Stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 26 October 2010. 

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