Ike Clarke / Centre Forward

Professional footballer for Portsmouth FC

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Name Ike Clarke
Date of Birth Sat Jan 9, 1915
Place of Birth Tipton, Staffordshire
Height 5ft 9in (175cm)
Weight 10st 7lbs (66kg)
Playing Position Centre Forward
Date Joined Thu Nov 6, 1947
From West Bromwich Albion
Transfer Fee Paid £7,000
Date Left Wed Jul 1, 1953
To Yeovil Town
Transfer Fee Received
Debut 08/11/1947 - Aston Villa (h)
Last Appearance 06/04/1953 - Wolvehampton Wanderers (a)
League Appearances 116
League Goals 49
FA Cup Appearances 13
FA Cup Goals 9
League Cup Appearances
League Cup Goals
War Time League Appearances
War Time League Goals
War Time Cup Appearances
War Time Cup Goals
Other Appearances 1
Other Goals
Honours 1948/49 - Division 1 Championship
1949/50 - Division 1 Championship
1949 - Charity Shield
International None
International Appearances (with Portsmouth)
International Goals
Date of Death Tue Apr 2, 2002
Place of Death Canterbury, Kent
Biography An experienced and intelligent leader of the attack, eyebrows were raised when Bob Jackson made Ike his first signing but his judgment was repaid in spades. Ike excelled at centre forward with his shrewd link play and goal scoring prowess. He appeared 61 times in the two championship seasons scoring 31 times, also scoring four goals in the cup run to the semi-final in 1949. Ike declined a coachiong role at the club preferring to take the player manager role at Yeovil Town in 1953 and later managed Sittingbourne for three seasons.
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