Alf Dark

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Alf Dark
Personal information
Full name Alfred James Dark[1]
Date of birth (1893-08-21)21 August 1893[1]
Place of birth Keynsham, England[1]
Date of death 3 August 1964(1964-08-03) (aged 70)[1]
Place of death St George, Bristol, England[1]
Playing position Half-back
Youth career
Wallsend
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1920–1921 Newcastle United 0 (0)
1921–1923 Leeds United 3 (0)
1923–1924 Port Vale 25 (1)
1924–1928 Halifax Town 129 (1)
1928–1929 Barrow 15 (0)
1929–1930 Sittingbourne
1930–193? North Shields
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Alfred James Dark (21 August 1893 – 3 August 1964) was an English footballer who played at half-back for Newcastle United, Leeds United, Port Vale, Halifax Town, Barrow, Sittingbourne, and North Shields

Playing career[edit]

Dark played for Wallsend, Newcastle United and Leeds United, before joining Port Vale in June 1923.[1] He scored on his debut on 25 August, in a 2–1 victory over Crystal Palace at the Nest.[1] He was regularly on the first team team sheet from August 1923 to February 1924, but was faded out of favour at The Old Recreation Ground and released at the end of the season.[1] He had played 25 Second Division games and one FA Cup game.[1] He moved on to Halifax Town, Barrow, Sittingbourne and North Shields.[1]

Statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Alf Dark profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Newcastle United 1919–20 First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0
Leeds United 1922–23 Second Division 3 0 0 0 3 0
Port Vale 1923–24 Second Division 25 1 1 0 26 1
Halifax Town 1924–25 Third Division North 17 0 0 0 17 0
1925–26 Third Division North 34 1 1 0 35 1
1926–27 Third Division North 42 0 1 0 43 0
1927–28 Third Division North 36 0 2 0 38 0
Total 129 1 4 0 133 1
Barrow 1928–29 Third Division North 15 0 0 0 15 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 76. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.