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Matt Clarke (footballer, born 1973)

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Full name  Matthew John Clarke
Years  Team
Position  Goalkeeper
000?–1992  Rotherham United
Height  1.93 m
Playing position  Goalkeeper
Role  Goalkeeper
Name  Matt Clarke

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Date of birth  (1973-11-03) 3 November 1973 (age 42)

Place of birth  Sheffield, England

Matthew John Clarke (born 3 November 1973 in Sheffield) is an English former football goalkeeper.

Matt Clarke (footballer, born 1973) Matt CLARKE League Appearances Crystal Palace FC

Club career

Clarke's first club was Rotherham United, where his nickname was Matt the Cat, in reference to his agility. He won the 1996 Football League Trophy with Rotherham. He then signed with Sheffield Wednesday where he served as cover to Kevin Pressman.

He joined Bradford City after they won promotion to the Premier league in 1999 and helped Bolton Wanderers two years later into the Premier League, playing in the play-off final. His impressive displays for Bradford City led to many, including the Bradford supporters, calling for him to receive international selection.

In the summer of 2001 Clarke signed for newly promoted Premier League side Fulham on a one-month loan, which effectively acted as a trial. However, he returned to Bradford after just one week.

He later joined Crystal Palace but his career was curtailed by an injury he suffered which caused his premature retirement in 2004.


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