Clark, Jim

Birth Date

1st May 1923


Dornoch, Sutherland



Biographical Text

Sutherland-born Jim Clark played nearly a hundred league games for Exeter City between 1948 and 1953. He joined the club from Aberdeen, had a spell on loan with Bradford City and later played for Gloucester City.

After serving with the R.A.F. during the Second World War and later playing for Keith, Jim joined Aberdeen for a couple of seasons before linking up with Exeter City in August 1948.

Quickly settling in at St James’ Park, he made his debut in the win at Aldershot 15 September 1948 and went on to make 26 league appearances during his first season with the club. Often in direct competition with Stan Rowe for the left-back position, Jim rarely played during the early stages of 1949/50 but regained his place to add another 25 appearances during that season before playing 26 and 17 games in his third and fourth terms with the club. 

Joining Bradford City on a temporary basis in September 1952, Jim made half-a-dozen league appearances during his time at Valley Parade before returning to make a final appearance for Exeter against Brighton in April 1953. He was subsequently released and signed for Southern League Gloucester City where he eventually became trainer. Working as a draughtsman, Jim settled in Gloucestershire and died in the Forest of Dean area in February 1994.


Exeter City league games only






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