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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
    Season 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

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

    Club Fee Date
    IN  Fulham £150,000 June 1968
    OUT  Leeds United £165,000 June 1969
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