Clark, James

Birth Date

1st May 1923

Birthplace

Dornoch, Scotland

Occupation

Full-Back

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After serving with the R.A.F. during the Second World War, Clark joined Aberdeen, where he played for a couple of seasons, until making the long journey south to link up with Exeter City in August 1948.

He had been a team mate at the Dons with Grecians’ player, Bob Jeffrey. Hearts and Dundee were also keen to sign the player, but he chose Exeter instead.

He quickly settled in at St James’ Park and played his first league match for the club in a 2- win at Aldershot in September 1948.

By the end of the season he had become the regular left-back in the team, a position he retained for the second half of the 1949-50 season.

For most of his stay at Exeter he had to battle for the defensive position with fellow left-back Stan Rowe. Clark moved on to Bradford City in September 1952, but he only made 8 league outings for them and was subsequently released, whereupon he signed for Southern League Gloucester City.

He was appointed as trainer to Gloucester City at the start of the 1961-62 season, combining that with his work as a draughtsman in Gloucester. Clark died in 1994.

Appearances

95

Goals

5

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