Ray Clarke

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Ray Clarke
Ray Clarke juicht na het eerste doelpunt, Bestanddeelnr 930-2886.jpg
Clarke celebrates scoring a goal for Ajax
Personal information
Date of birth (1952-09-25) 25 September 1952 (age 66)
Place of birth Hackney, England
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Blackburn Rovers
(Head Scout)
Youth career
Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1973 Tottenham Hotspur 1 (0)
1973–1974 Swindon Town 14 (2)
1974–1976 Mansfield Town 91 (52)
1976–1978 Sparta Rotterdam 65 (35)
1978–1979 Ajax 31 (26)
1979 Club Brugge 8 (3)
1979–1980 Brighton 30 (8)
1980–1981 Newcastle United 14 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ray Clarke (born 25 September 1952 in Hackney) is an English retired professional footballer who played in England for Tottenham Hotspur, Swindon Town, Mansfield Town, Brighton and Newcastle United, in the Netherlands for Sparta Rotterdam and Ajax, and in Belgium for Club Brugge.

Clarke was chief international scout for Scottish side Celtic.[1] Clarke left the position in June 2009.

Clarke was appointed chief scout of Portsmouth in September 2009.[2]

By September 2010, Clarke was working as a scout at Middlesbrough, renewing his ties with Gordon Strachan who was his boss during his time at Celtic.[3]

On 7 September 2012, he was appointed Head Scout at Blackburn Rovers [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Celtic scout Clarke is new Ray of hope". Irish News. 6 October 2005. Retrieved 16 October 2008.
  2. ^ "Ray Clarke Named New Chief Scout". Portsmouth Football Club. 3 September 2009. Archived from the original on 28 July 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2009.
  3. ^ "Ray Praised For Tavares Find". Middlesbrough Football Club. 24 September 2010. Retrieved 25 September 2010.
  4. ^ http://www.rovers.co.uk/news/article/rovers-appoint-new-head-scout-358227.aspx

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