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Wayne Clarke

Full name: Wayne Clarke
Birthdate: 28.02.1961
Birthplace: Wolverhampton
Position: Striker
Joined from: Everton
Signed by: David Pleat
Nationality: England
First game: Hull City, 19.08.1989
Last game: Barnsley, 28.10.1989
Games: 12 (11 starts + 1 subs)
Goals: 2
  • Player profile

    Wayne was the youngest of five footballing Clarke brothers and followed brother Allan to City in June 1989 from Everton, being part of the £250,000 that saw Mike Newell move in the other direction to Goodison Park.

    The striker started his career at hometown club Wolves before making the short trip to Birmingham City and then Everton, where he contributed to their 1987 title triumph. However, he started to drop down the pecking order with the Toffees and moved to City in search of more first-team action. He made an instant impression, scoring once on his debut away at Hull City in August 1989 but it proved to be his only league goal in 11 league appearances for the club.

    His time at Filbert Street wasn't helped by an injury which kept him sidelined for some time, but when he returned to full fitness he hardly had time to make an impact as Howard Kendall bought the striker for a second time, this time at Manchester City. David Oldfield moved to Leicester as part of the deal. His quest for regular first team football continued to be a struggle at Maine Road but he was a key figure in latter spells for Walsall and Shrewsbury Town.

    After his footballing career, reports said he went on to be a postman and then a sales executive for Coca-Cola.

  • Seasons

    League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
    Season Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
    1989-90Division Two (old)111--11----122
    1989_352_
    Total111--11----12 2
    _352_

    Appearances

    DateCompetitionOppositionResultStartSubGoals
    1 19.08.1989 Division Two (old) Hull City (A) 1 - 1 1
    2 23.08.1989 Division Two (old) Blackburn Rovers (H) 0 - 1
    3 26.08.1989 Division Two (old) Newcastle United (H) 2 - 2
    4 02.09.1989 Division Two (old) Watford (A) 1 - 3
    5 27.09.1989 Division Two (old) Sunderland (H) 2 - 3
    6 30.09.1989 Division Two (old) Oldham Athletic (A) 0 - 1
    7 04.10.1989 League Cup 2 leg 2 Crystal Palace (H) 2 - 3 1
    8 07.10.1989 Division Two (old) Port Vale (A) 1 - 2
    9 14.10.1989 Division Two (old) Oxford United (H) 0 - 0
    10 17.10.1989 Division Two (old) Plymouth Argyle (A) 1 - 3
    11 21.10.1989 Division Two (old) Swindon Town (H) 2 - 1
    12 28.10.1989 Division Two (old) Barnsley (A) 2 - 2
  • Transfers

    Club Fee Date
    IN  Everton Unknown June 1989
    OUT  Manchester City Unknown January 1990
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