Clark Keltie

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Clark Keltie
Personal information
Full name Clark Stuart Keltie[1]
Date of birth (1983-08-31) 31 August 1983 (age 33)[1]
Place of birth Newcastle upon Tyne,[1] England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Perth SC
Youth career
2000–2001 Walker Central
2001 Sunderland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2008 Darlington 181 (11)
2008–2009 Rochdale 34 (1)
2009 Chester City (loan) 0 (0)
2009 Gateshead (loan) 3 (0)
2010–2011 Lincoln City 35 (0)
2011–2012 Þór Akureyri 13 (1)
2012 Cork City 0 (0)
2012 Darlington 15 (0)
2012 Víkingur Ólafsvík 13 (0)
2012 Darlington 1883 3 (0)
2013– Perth SC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:31, 19 December 2012 (UTC).

Clark Stuart Keltie (born 31 August 1983) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for National Premier Leagues Western Australia side Perth SC.

He has notably played in the Football League for Darlington, Rochdale and Lincoln City, and in the Icelandic Premier League for Þór Akureyri and Víkingur Ólafsvík. He has also been contracted to League of Ireland side Cork City and has appeared back at Non-league level for Chester City, Gateshead and Darlington 1883.

Career[edit]

Keltie started his career as a youngster with Walker Central before joining Sunderland on a trial period. After two games he was offered a one-year deal with the Premier League side but decided on giving his services to Darlington on a three-year contract in September 2001.[2] A cruciate knee ligament injury sustained in training in late January 2005 saw Keltie sidelined for six months.[3] He spent eight years with Darlington until he was released by manager Dave Penney in May 2008 due to financial reasons within the hierarchy. Having made a total of 181 appearances for the Quakers, scoring 11 goals.[4]

He moved to fellow League Two club Rochdale. Ending the season in the League 2 Semi-final play-offs, losing out to Gillingham fc in the second leg. In his second season with Rochdale, Keltie was loaned to Chester City and Gateshead. He had his contracted with Rochdale terminated by mutual consent on 24 December 2009. He trained with former club Darlington and had agreed to re-join them in January 2010 on a six-month deal,[5] but instead moved to Lincoln City.[6]

Initially, Keltie's contract at Lincoln City was until the end of the season. However, he impressed sufficiently to be offered another year. Playing a key role in the clubs survival in League 2.

Keltie signed with Icelandic side Þór Akureyri on 21 July 2011 after leaving Lincoln City, on a deal lasting through the end of the Icelandic season. The club reached the Icelandic National cup final only to finish Runner-up to champions KR Reykjavik.[7]

Keltie signed with League of Ireland Premier Division side Cork City in January 2012. After trialling with the club during the summer of 2011, Keltie said on his arrival that he was grateful that Tommy Dunne had given him a second opportunity to sign for the club.[8] The player and club mutually agreed to terminate his contract for personal reasons on 22 January,[9] and keltie then returned to Darlington on a non-contract basis.[10]

Keltie moved to Iceland again in May 2012 for a short period of time, this time to Víkingur Ólafsvík. The team went on to finish second place, gaining promotion to the Premier League for part of the season.[11]

He returned to England, joining Darlington 1883, but was released by the club after a short period in December 2012.[12]

Personal life[edit]

In November 2011 he faced criminal prosecution after crashing his car into a telephone box in Newcastle. Keltie was also found to have a string of past motor related offences, a spokeswomen for Northumbria Police mentioned “Clark Keltie, 28, of Denton Burn, Newcastle, has been charged with careless driving, failing to stop after an accident and failing to report an accident. He is due to appear before magistrates later this month.”[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Clark Keltie at Soccerway. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
  2. ^ {{cite web Keltie made his debut at the age of 18 in the final game of the 2001-2002 season at Oxford City. The following season Keltie went from strength to strength, becoming the youngest captain in the clubs history, in the absence of regular Captain Craig Liddle. The Newcastle born youngster was attracting attention from several Premier League sides at the time and went on to have a very promising season. |url=http://www.darlington-fc.net/page/NewsDetail/0,,10339~92383,00.html |title=Youth signings |date=6 September 2001 |publisher=Darlington F.C |accessdate=6 September 2010}}
  3. ^ "Keltie on sidelines till next season". Darlington F.C. 8 February 2005. Retrieved 6 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Six more released in Quakers clear-out". Darlington F.C. 22 May 2008. Retrieved 6 September 2010. 
  5. ^ Stoddart, Craig (7 January 2010). "Three new signings for Quakers". The Northern Echo. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  6. ^ Stoddart, Craig (14 January 2010). "Staunton frustrated as Keltie opts to join Imps". The Northern Echo. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  7. ^ Breiðfjörð, Hafliði (21 July 2011). "Clarke Keltie í Þór (Staðfest)" [Clarke Keltie to Þór (confirmed)] (in Icelandic). Fotbolti.net. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "Cork City announce Keltie signing". Extratime.ie. 9 January 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  9. ^ Smith, Alan (22 January 2012). "City cancel Keltie contract". Extratime.ie. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  10. ^ Walker, Martin (31 January 2012). "Quakers swoop for pair". Darlington F.C. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  11. ^ Einarsson, Magnús Már (15 May 2012). "Clark Keltie í Víking Ólafsvík (Staðfest)" [Clarke Keltie to Víkingur Ólafsvík (confirmed)] (in Icelandic). Fotbolti.net. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "Keltie leaves Quakers". Non League Daily. 13 December 2012. 
  13. ^ http://www.sundaysun.co.uk/news/north-east-news/2011/11/13/ex-darlington-fc-skipper-clark-keltie-faces-criminal-charges-79310-29765741/

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