Robert Clare

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Rob Clare
Personal information
Full name Robert David Clare
Date of birth (1983-02-28) 28 February 1983 (age 32)
Place of birth Belper, England
Height 6 ft 1 12 in (186.7 cm)
Club information
Current team
Stockport County
Youth career
Derby County
Stockport County
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000-2004 Stockport County 117 (3)
2004-2005 Blackpool 23 (0)
2005-2008 Stockport County 64 (2)
Total 204 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:33, 8 March 2008 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Robert Clare (born 28 February 1983 in Belper, Derbyshire) is an English former professional football player. He is currently Commercial Manager at Stockport County,[1] having taken up the position in July 2010.

Playing career[edit]

He began his career at Edgeley Park, where he had progressed through the Centre of Excellence youth system, making his debut as a substitute in a 4-1 defeat at Fulham. He spent one season at Blackpool, before leaving the seaside to re-join Stockport.

In August 2004, Clare received a call-up to the England Under-21 squad for their friendly against the Ukraine.[2] He was an unused substitute. He has played for and captained the England under 19 team.

During 06-07, Clare was part of the Stockport County side that set a record for winning nine games in a row without conceding. He was notable for playing every minute of that nine-game run.

After Football[edit]

In June 2008, Clare was released from his contract with Stockport County after an injury-plagued year.[3] Injury forced Clare to retire prematurely at the age of 25. He is now pursuing referee and coaching qualifications.[4] From July 2010, he became County's Commercial Manager.[1]

From 2011 onwards Rob has been employed by Life Leisure, currently working for the company as a cleaner. As cleaning up peoples mess is what he is actually good at.

2015 He continued this role with this company, however he also helps out giving favors to other people in the company. Especially those who tell him what to do, and when.


  1. ^ a b Stockport County Who's Who
  2. ^ "Ferdinand gets call-up". BBC Sport. 13 August 2004. Retrieved 2008-09-05. 
  3. ^ "Promoted Stockport release nine". BBC Sport. 2 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-23. 
  4. ^ Rob Clare benefit match

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