Charlie Clark

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Charlie Clark
Personal information
Full name Charles Clark[1]
Date of birth 1878
Place of birth Thorniewood, Scotland
Date of death 1930 (aged 51–52)
Playing position Half back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Thorniewood
Hamilton Academical
1901–1903 Everton 6 (1)
1903–1909 Plymouth Argyle 255 (8)
1909–1910 Crystal Palace 31 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Charles Clark (1878 – 1930)[2] was a Scottish footballer who played in the Football League for Everton, and the Southern League for Plymouth Argyle and Crystal Palace.[1][3] He was a half back.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Clark was born in Thorniewood.[3] He began his career with a club of the same name before joining Hamilton Academical.[3] He was signed by Everton in 1901 and made six league appearances over two seasons, in which he scored one goal.[1][4] In 1903, Clark joined Plymouth Argyle and was the club's first choice centre half for the next six years.[3] In his second season with Argyle, he received a Western League winners medal and made 54 appearances in all competitions, scoring in three of them.[3] Described as "absolutely untiring" and "always a dominating factor in a game", Clark was an extremely popular club captain.[3]

He played in excess of 40 matches per season for Argyle until his last.[3] Clark made his final appearance in April 1909, which took his overall tally to 272 in league and cup competition, with nine goals.[3] He left the club later that year and moved to Crystal Palace,[1] where he made 32 appearances in all competitions (31 league appearances) without scoring.[5][6][7] Clark retired from playing in 1910.[3]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 54. ISBN 1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ King, Ian. Crystal Palace: A Complete Record 1905–2011. The Derby Books Publishing Company. p. 534. ISBN 9781780910468. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Charlie Clark". Greens on Screen. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Everton Player Stats – Charles Clark". Everton F.C. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Mike Purkiss & Nigel Sands. Crystal Palace: A Complete Record 1905–1989. The Breedon Books Publishing Company. p. 307. ISBN 0907969542. 
  6. ^ "Appearances". Crystal Palace F.C. Archived from the original on 25 June 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Goalscorers". Crystal Palace F.C. Archived from the original on 8 March 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2013.