Harry Clarke (footballer, born 1923)

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Harry Clarke
Personal information
Full nameHenry Alfred Clarke
Date of birth(1923-02-23)23 February 1923
Place of birth Woodford, England
Date of death 16 April 2000(2000-04-16) (aged 77)
Playing position Full back
Senior career*
Lovells Athletic
1949–1956 Tottenham Hotspur 295 (4)
National team
1954 England 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Henry Alfred Clarke (23 February 1923 – 16 April 2000) was a professional footballer who spent his entire senior career at Tottenham Hotspur. He also represented England on one occasion. [1] [2]


Football career

Clarke joined Spurs in March 1949 from Lovells Athletic. He played a total of 322 matches at centre half and netting four goals in all competitions between 1949–56. A cornerstone of the push and run side of the early 1950s when he featured in all 42 matches of the Championship winning side of 1950–51. [3] After retiring from competitive football, Clarke joined the club's coaching staff.

Clarke made his only appearance for England on 4 April 1954, against Scotland at Hampden Park in the 1953–54 British Home Championship. The match also served as a 1954 FIFA World Cup qualification tie.

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