Ryan Clarke

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other people named Ryan Clarke, see Ryan Clarke (disambiguation).
Ryan Clarke
Ryan Clarke 2017-03-04 1.jpg
Clarke playing for Eastleigh in 2017
Personal information
Full name Ryan James Clarke[1]
Date of birth (1982-04-30) 30 April 1982 (age 34)[1]
Place of birth Bristol, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Eastleigh
Number 31
Youth career
0000–2000 Bristol Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2006 Bristol Rovers 23 (0)
2004 Southend United (loan) 1 (0)
2004 Kidderminster Harriers (loan) 6 (0)
2005–2006 Forest Green Rovers (loan) 42 (0)
2006–2009 Salisbury City 87 (0)
2008–2009 Northwich Victoria (loan) 23 (0)
2009–2015 Oxford United 232 (0)
2015–2016 Northampton Town 0 (0)
2016 AFC Wimbledon 7 (0)
2016– Eastleigh 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:09, 12 March 2017 (UTC).

Ryan James Clarke (born 30 April 1982) is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for National League club Eastleigh. He previously trained with the England under-18 squad in La Manga.

Career[edit]

Bristol Rovers[edit]

Born in Bristol,[1] Clarke started his career with Bristol Rovers; during his time on Rovers' books he had spells on loan at Kidderminster Harriers, Southend United and Forest Green Rovers, where he worked with former England wicketkeeper Jack Russell as his goalkeeper coach.[2]

Salisbury City[edit]

Clarke joined Salisbury City from Bristol Rovers in August 2006.[3]

In the summer of 2008, he broke a metatarsal while on holiday.[4] This setback lead to James Bittner claiming the number one shirt from him, and Clarke was then loaned out to Northwich Victoria to reduce the club's wage bill.[5]

Oxford United[edit]

Clarke joined Oxford United on 26 May 2009.[6] He was their regular goalkeeper in the 2009–10 campaign and, despite his scoring an own goal in the 2010 Conference Premier play-off Final against York City on 16 May, his Oxford side still secured a return to the Football League after a four-year exile as 3–1 winners.[7] At the end of the season, Clarke was voted Player of the Year by the Oxford supporters for his feats between the posts.[8]

On 12 January 2011, Oxford United announced that Clarke had signed a three-and-a-half-year contract, meaning he would stay at the club until 2014.[9] On 30 January 2014, he signed another three-year deal, keeping him at the club until 2017.[10]

Northampton Town[edit]

Clarke signed for League Two club Northampton Town on a two-year contract on 2 July 2015.[11]

AFC Wimbledon and Eastleigh[edit]

On 21 June 2016, Clarke joined League One newcomers AFC Wimbledon on a one-year contract.[12] On 21 September Clarke moved to Eastleigh on a two-year deal.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Clarke warming up for Oxford United in 2011
As of match played 4 March 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bristol Rovers 2000–01[14] Second Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001–02[15] Third Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2002–03[16] Third Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 3 0
2003–04[17] Third Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2004–05[18] League Two 18 0 0 0 2[a] 0 20 0
Total 23 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 26 0
Southend United (loan) 2004–05[18] League Two 1 0 1 0
Kidderminster Harriers (loan) 2004–05[18] League Two 6 0 1 0 7 0
Forest Green Rovers (loan) 2005–06[19] Conference National 42 0 1 0 3[b] 0 46 0
Salisbury City 2006–07[20] Conference South 41 0 4 0 7[c] 0 52 0
2007–08[21] Conference Premier 46 0 2 0 2[d] 0 50 0
2008–09[22] Conference Premier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 87 0 6 0 9 0 102 0
Northwich Victoria (loan) 2008–09[23] Conference Premier 23 0 1[b] 0 24 0
Oxford United 2009–10[24] Conference Premier 43 0 4 0 5[e] 0 52 0
2010–11[25] League Two 46 0 1 0 2 0 1[a] 0 50 0
2011–12[26] League Two 42 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 44 0
2012–13[27] League Two 24 0 4 0 2 0 4[a] 0 34 0
2013–14[28] League Two 46 0 5 0 1 0 1[a] 0 53 0
2014–15[29] League Two 31 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 34 0
Total 232 0 18 0 6 0 11 0 267 0
Northampton Town 2015–16[30] League Two 0 0 0 0 2 0 2[a] 0 4 0
AFC Wimbledon 2016–17[31] League One 7 0 1 0 1[f] 0 9 0
Eastleigh 2016–17[32] National League 11 0 3 0 0 0 14 0
Career total 432 0 29 0 9 0 30 0 500 0
  1. ^ a b c d e f Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ a b Appearance(s) in FA Trophy
  3. ^ Four appearances in FA Trophy, three in Conference South play-offs
  4. ^ One appearance in FA Trophy, one in Conference League Cup
  5. ^ Two appearances in FA Trophy, three in Conference Premier play-offs
  6. ^ Appearance in EFL Trophy

Honours[edit]

Salisbury City

Oxford United

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2005). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2005/2006. Harpenden: Queen Anne Press. p. 83. ISBN 978-1-85291-662-6. 
  2. ^ "Russell takes on the bigger ball". Stroud News & Journal. 8 February 2006. 
  3. ^ "Ryan Clarke joins Northampton Town". The 72. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Injury sidelines keeper Clarke". BBC Sport. 25 June 2008. Retrieved 13 April 2009. 
  5. ^ Tempany, Adrian (5 August 2011). "First Person: Ryan Clarke". FT Magazine. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Oxford snap up Clarke and Kelly". BBC Sport. 26 May 2009. Retrieved 26 May 2009. 
  7. ^ "Oxford United 3–1 York City". BBC Sport. 16 May 2010. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  8. ^ "Fans' top choice wants promotion for Oxford United". Oxford Mail. 11 April 2010. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  9. ^ "Clarke agrees new long-term Oxford contract". Oxford Mail. 12 January 2011. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "Ryan Clarke: Oxford goalkeeper signs new three-year deal". BBC Sport. 30 January 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  11. ^ "Ryan Clarke: Northampton Town sign ex-Oxford goalkeeper". BBC Sport. 2 July 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015. 
  12. ^ "Neal seals keeper swoop". AFC Wimbledon. 21 June 2016. 
  13. ^ http://www.eastleighfc.com/2016/09/21/ronnie-makes-first-signing/
  14. ^ "Games played by Ryan Clarke in 2000/2001". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 December 2015. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Ryan Clarke in 2001/2002". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 December 2015. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Ryan Clarke in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 December 2015. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Ryan Clarke in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 December 2015. 
  18. ^ a b c "Games played by Ryan Clarke in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 December 2015. 
  19. ^ "Ryan Clarke season details 2005/2006". Hull City Mad. Retrieved 31 December 2015. 
    "2005–2006 FA Cup Fourth Round Qualifying". The Football Archives. Retrieved 31 December 2015. 
  20. ^ a b Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2007). Non-League Club Directory 2008. Kingsbridge: Tony Williams Publications. pp. 142–143. ISBN 978-1-869833-57-2. 
  21. ^ Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2008). Non-League Club Directory 2009. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 130–131. ISBN 978-1-869833-59-6. 
  22. ^ "Squad stats: 2008/09". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 December 2015. 
  23. ^ Williams, Tony; Wright, James, eds. (2009). Non-League Club Directory 2010. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 250–251. ISBN 978-1-869833-66-4. 
  24. ^ a b Williams, Tony; Wright, James, eds. (2010). Non-League Club Directory 2011. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 168–169. ISBN 978-1-869833-68-8. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Ryan Clarke in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 December 2015. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Ryan Clarke in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 December 2015. 
  27. ^ "Games played by Ryan Clarke in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 December 2015. 
  28. ^ "Games played by Ryan Clarke in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 December 2015. 
  29. ^ "Games played by Ryan Clarke in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 December 2015. 
  30. ^ "Games played by Ryan Clarke in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 
  31. ^ "Games played by Ryan Clarke in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 February 2017. 
  32. ^ "R. Clarke". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 12 February 2017. 

External links[edit]