Clarke, Horace

Birth Date

6th December 1890

Birthplace

Newstead, Nottinghamshire

Occupation

Half-Back

Biographical Text

Horace Clarke had a single season with Exeter City in the early 1920s . He joined the club from Chesterfield having started his career with Sheffield Wednesday. Prior to signing for Exeter he had also appeared for Coventry, Grimsby and Merthyr and later played for Mansfield. 

A miner at Pleasley Colliery, and having played for Ripley Town and Shirebook, he joined Sheffield Wednesday in 1914 and, after a season whilst football continued, his career was subsequently put on hold during the First World War. Resuming with Coventry City in 1919, he made 19 league appearances his new club before switching to Grimsby Town,  Merthyr Town and, in 1921, Chesterfield. 

Spending a season at Saltergate, he moved to Exeter City in May 1922 and made his Grecians' debut in the second league match of the season against Brighton and Hove Albion. Playing most of his football during the first-half of the season, he didn't appear for the first-team after the end of January and was released at the end of the campaign. 

He then signed for Mansfield Town of the Midland League and also turned out for other teams in the Nottinghamshire area where he died in Brinsley in June 1974.

Appearances

16

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