Tim Clarke (footballer)

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Tim Clarke
Personal information
Full name Timothy Joseph Clarke
Date of birth (1964-09-19) 19 September 1964 (age 52)
Place of birth Stourbridge, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1990 Halesowen Town ?
1990–1991 Coventry City 0 (0)
1991–1993 Huddersfield Town 70 (0)
1993 Rochdale (loan) 2 (0)
1993 Altrincham ? (?)
1993–1996 Shrewsbury Town 31 (0)
1996–1997 York City 17 (0)
1997 Scunthorpe United (loan) 13 (0)
1997–1999 Scunthorpe United 75 (0)
1999 Kidderminster Harriers (loan) 5 (?)
1999–2001 Kidderminster Harriers 50
2001 Barry Town ?
2001–2003 Halesowen Town ?
2003–2005 Evesham United ?
2005–2006 Bromsgrove Rovers ?
2008– Willenhall Town ?
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Timothy Joseph "Tim" Clarke (born 19 September 1968 in Stourbridge, England) is an English former footballer and now goalkeeper coach.


He is perhaps best known for his spell as number 1 at Huddersfield Town where his tendency to make mistakes led to his nickname 'Coco'. Town fans at Leeds Road savoured the heart-in-mouth adrenalin rush whenever opponents centred the ball from the wing; the nickname was chanted (and acknowledged) with great affection and humour.

One of Clarke's more notable achievements came in 2001, when he was a part of the Barry Town side that won in Azerbaijan against Shamkir FC. The match marked the first ever occasion that Welsh club would progress in the UEFA Champions League. Clarke also played in goal against FC Porto in the next round, helping Barry to a second leg victory that has become footballing folklore in South Wales.[1]

Clarke went into coaching at Halesowen Town before joining Hinckley AFC in May 2014 as a goalkeeper coach.


  1. ^ "Barry show pride to sink Porto". BBC. 2 August 2001. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 

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