George Clarke (footballer, born 1894)
|Full name||George Clarke|
|Date of birth||3 December 1894|
|Place of birth||Nantwich, England|
|Date of death||30 July 1960(aged 65)|
|Place of death||Willaston, England|
|Playing position||Left half|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Clarke was born in Nantwich and played for his home town club, Nantwich Town. Stoke signed Clarke in the summer of 1914 for £125 plus the proceeds of a game between the two sides. He did not appear in the first team however until after World War I. Throughout his career at Stoke he was a part timer combining football with his job of as tailor's cutter. During the war he joined the Liverpool Scottish regiment and was involved in action in France. He was injured, suffering a broken leg but ironically it came playing football for the army.
He recovered and returned to Stoke and became a regular in the side playing in five seasons for the "Potters" helping Stoke gain promotion in 1921–22. He played as a hard working left half whose job was to win back possession of the ball, he did this for Stoke until he broke his leg again, this time in January 1924 against Leeds United in the FA Cup. He never played again for Stoke and spent almost two years out of football before joining Crewe Alexandra. He managed only two matches for Crewe before retiring and became a scout instead.
- Sourced from George Clarke profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
|Crewe Alexandra||1926–27||Third Division North||2||0||0||0||2||0|
- Stoke City