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Allan Clarke

Full name: Allan John Clarke
Birthdate: 31.07.1946
Birthplace: Willenhall
Position: Striker
Joined from: Fulham
Signed by: Matt Gillies
Nationality: England
First game: Queens Park Rangers, 10.08.1968
Last game: Manchester United, 17.05.1969
Games: 46
Goals: 16
Player Profile

Striker Clarke created two new British transfer records thanks to his moves to and from City in the 1960s. He arrived at the club from Fulham in 1968 for a fee of £150,000 before moving on to Leeds United only a year later - the Foxes making a profit on their marksman with a selling fee of £165,000.

He started his career with Walsall before making a name for himself at Craven Cottage with Fulham. Clarke's goals caught the attention of Leicester, something which saw them shell out a large sum for his services and highlight the growing ambitions of the club in those days. Clarke's early form matched those ambitions, too, with some fine performances and important goals early on - a hat-trick against Manchester City being the highlight.

That form soon dropped, as did Leicester's, as they endured a relegation battle in the 1968-69 season. Clarke was seen as a man for the big occasion, scoring the winner in the FA Cup semi-final clash with West Brom, but his style of play was often seen as lazy by some supporters - especially in the thick of a relegation scrap.

Leeds United and their manager Don Revie soon snapped Clarke up and he didn't disappoint at Elland Road - earning the nickname 'sniffer' for his ability at scoring goals inside the penalty box. He won FA Cup, league championships and Fairs Cup medals with Leeds and spent nine years in West Yorkshire. He finished his career in Yorkshire, too, as player-manager at Barnsley.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
1968-69Division One (old)36128123----4616
1968_598_
Total36128123----46 16
_598_

Appearances

DateResultOppositionCompetitionStartSubGoals
1 10.08.1968 1 - 1 Queens Park Rangers (A) Division One (old) 1
2 13.08.1968 0 - 3 Arsenal (A) Division One (old)
3 17.08.1968 1 - 3 Ipswich Town (H) Division One (old)
4 21.08.1968 3 - 0 Manchester City (H) Division One (old) 3
5 24.08.1968 0 - 1 Stoke City (A) Division One (old)
6 28.08.1968 0 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) Division One (old)
7 31.08.1968 3 - 1 Southampton (H) Division One (old) 1
8 04.09.1968 2 - 1 Darlington (A) League Cup 2 2
9 07.09.1968 0 - 2 Sunderland (A) Division One (old)
10 14.09.1968 1 - 1 Leeds United (H) Division One (old)
11 24.09.1968 3 - 0 Carlisle United (A) League Cup 3 1
12 28.09.1968 1 - 1 Coventry City (H) Division One (old)
13 05.10.1968 2 - 3 Tottenham Hotspur (A) Division One (old) 1
14 09.10.1968 2 - 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) Division One (old)
15 12.10.1968 0 - 2 West Bromwich Albion (H) Division One (old)
16 19.10.1968 0 - 3 Chelsea (A) Division One (old)
17 26.10.1968 0 - 2 Burnley (H) Division One (old)
18 02.11.1968 0 - 0 Newcastle United (A) Division One (old)
19 09.11.1968 2 - 2 Nottingham Forest (H) Division One (old)
20 16.11.1968 0 - 4 West Ham United (A) Division One (old)
21 23.11.1968 1 - 1 Sheffield Wednesday (H) Division One (old) 1
22 30.11.1968 1 - 7 Everton (A) Division One (old)
23 28.12.1968 1 - 2 Burnley (A) Division One (old) 1
24 04.01.1969 1 - 1 Barnsley (A) FA Cup 3
25 08.01.1969 2 - 1 Barnsley (H) FA Cup 3 rep
26 11.01.1969 2 - 1 Newcastle United (H) Division One (old) 1
27 18.01.1969 0 - 0 Nottingham Forest (A) Division One (old)
28 25.01.1969 1 - 0 Millwall (A) FA Cup 4
29 01.02.1969 1 - 1 West Ham United (H) Division One (old) 1
30 01.03.1969 0 - 0 Liverpool (H) FA Cup 5
31 03.03.1969 1 - 0 Liverpool (A) FA Cup 5 rep
32 08.03.1969 1 - 0 Mansfield Town (A) FA Cup 6
33 12.03.1969 2 - 0 Queens Park Rangers (H) Division One (old)
34 15.03.1969 0 - 0 Stoke City (H) Division One (old)
35 22.03.1969 0 - 1 Southampton (A) Division One (old)
36 29.03.1969 1 - 0 West Bromwich Albion (N) FA Cup sf 1
37 08.04.1969 0 - 0 Arsenal (H) Division One (old)
38 12.04.1969 1 - 2 Liverpool (H) Division One (old)
39 14.04.1969 3 - 1 Sheffield Wednesday (A) Division One (old)
40 19.04.1969 0 - 2 Leeds United (A) Division One (old)
41 26.04.1969 0 - 1 Manchester City (N) FA Cup f
42 29.04.1969 1 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur (H) Division One (old) 1
43 03.05.1969 1 - 2 Ipswich Town (A) Division One (old) 1
44 05.05.1969 2 - 1 Sunderland (H) Division One (old)
45 14.05.1969 1 - 1 Everton (H) Division One (old)
46 17.05.1969 2 - 3 Manchester United (A) Division One (old)

Transfers

Club Fee Date
IN  Fulham £150,000 June 1968
OUT  Leeds United £165,000 June 1969
Player 182 of 1145 ordered a-z

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