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]

References[edit]

  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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