Clive Clark (footballer)

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Clive Clark
Personal information
Date of birth (1940-12-12)12 December 1940
Place of birth Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Date of death 1 May 2014(2014-05-01) (aged 73)
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) [1]
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1958 Leeds United 0 (0)
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)
1973–1974 Southport 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Clive Clark (12 December 1940 – 1 May 2014) was an English footballer.[2] Known in his playing days by the nickname "Chippy".[3]

Career[edit]

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

Death[edit]

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.[4]

Honours[edit]

West Brom

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maurice Golesworth (1965). Soccer Who's Who. The Sportsmans Book Club. 
  2. ^ Lepkowski, Chris. "West Brom: Tony Brown pays tribute after Albion legend Clive 'Chippy' Clark dies aged 73". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 2014-05-03. 
  3. ^ http://www.wba.co.uk/news/article/albion-mourn-clive-chippy-clark-1521818.aspx
  4. ^ "Albion announce ‘Chippy’ Clark tribute details". wba.co.uk. 9 May 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 

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