Clive Clark (footballer)
|Date of birth||12 December 1940|
|Place of birth||Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England|
|Date of death||1 May 2014(aged 73)|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) |
|1958–1960||Queens Park Rangers||58||(7)|
|1960–1969||West Bromwich Albion||301||(80)|
|1969–1970||Queens Park Rangers||8||(1)|
|1970–1973||Preston North End||72||(9)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Clark was a skilful left-winger who began his career at Leeds United. He joined Queens Park Rangers in September 1958, making his debut against Bournemouth and went on to play 66 league games for Rangers, scoring 8 goals. A move to West Bromwich Albion in 1960. He spent nine years at the Hawthorns, forming part of an attacking force which included Tony Brown, Jeff Astle and Bobby Hope. He scored both of West Brom's goals in their defeat at the hands of Queens Park Rangers in the 1967 Football League Cup Final and also scored in the second leg of West Brom's victory over West Ham United in the final of the same competition a year earlier.
He returned to QPR briefly in 1969, before signing for Preston North End in 1969-70, making his debut against Bristol City on 24 January 1970. He made 83 appearances (including 2 as sub) for the Deepdale club, scoring 12 goals, and won a Third Division championship medal in 1970-71.
Clark moved to Southport in 1973, where he ended his career after making 8 appearances and scoring 1 goal.
After retiring, he spent many years living in Filey
Clark died on 1 May 2014. A minute's applause was held in his memory prior to West Bromwich Albion's final game of the 2013–14 season, at home to Stoke City. The Albion players also wore black armbands for the game. The flags at Albion's home ground, the Hawthorns, flew at half-mast on the day of his funeral.
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- Lepkowski, Chris. "West Brom: Tony Brown pays tribute after Albion legend Clive 'Chippy' Clark dies aged 73". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 2014-05-03.
- "Albion announce ‘Chippy’ Clark tribute details". wba.co.uk. 9 May 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
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