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Born: 16 March 1880
Came from: Stoke Went to: Leeds City
First game: 01 September 1903 Last game: 25 April 1906
Appearances: 143 (143/0) Goals: 1
Clark began his career in his native Scotland with Hamilton Academical and also had spells with Buckhaven United and Heart of Midlothian before heading south to join Stoke in 1901. After two seasons, and more than 50 appearances, he moved to Home Park in 1903 and was a key member of Argyle's first professional side.
The first choice left-back for the next three years, Clark also captained the side to great acclaim and was described as giving 'herculean effort'. On leaving Argyle in 1906 he joined Leeds City 'for a substantial fee' and also went on to play for Brentford and Southend United.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in the following selected competitions: Southern & Western Leagues, Football League, FA Cup, League Cup, Minor Cups
Excluded: Football League (1939), War Leagues
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The following publications have been particularly valuable in the research of pen-pictures: Plymouth Argyle, A Complete Record 1903-1989 (Brian Knight, ISBN 0-907969-40-2); Plymouth Argyle, 101 Golden Greats (Andy Riddle, ISBN 1-874287-47-3); Football League Players' Records 1888-1939 (Michael Joyce, ISBN 1-899468-67-6); Football League Players' Records 1946-1988 (Barry Hugman, ISBN 1-85443-020-3) and Plymouth Argyle Football Club Handbooks.
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