Tim Clarke (footballer)
|Full name||Timothy Joseph Clarke|
|Date of birth||19 September 1964|
|Place of birth||Stourbridge, England|
|1993||→ Rochdale (loan)||2||(0)|
|1997||→ Scunthorpe United (loan)||13||(0)|
|1999||→ Kidderminster Harriers (loan)||5||(?)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
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.
Clarke went into coaching at Halesowen Town before joining Hinckley AFC in May 2014 as a goalkeeper coach.
- "Barry show pride to sink Porto". BBC. 2 August 2001. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
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