Player #154

Appearances:

43

Starts:

43

Goals:

6

Seasons:

4

Willie Clarke
Willie Clarke

Source: 1901-02 Aston Villa Team Portrait.

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Willie Clarke

Position

Winger

From

1901-02

To

1904-05

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Willie Clarke

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

23
24
25
26

Division

D1
D1
D1
D1

Appearances

43
16
20
2
5

Starts

43
16
20
2
5

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0

Goals

6
3
3
0
0

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

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William Gibb Clarke

Birth Date

Sunday, 3 March 1878

Birth Place

Mauchline, East Ayrshire

Birth Country

Scotland

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Bristol Rovers

From

For

Free

On

Unknown

Previous Clubs

Benburb |
Crown Athletic |
1897-00 Third Lanark |
1898-99 Arthurlie (L) |
1899-00 East Stirlingshire (L) |
1900-01 Bristol Rovers |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Bradford City

For

£200

On

1905

Subsequent Clubs

1905-09 Bradford City |
1909-11 Lincoln City |
1911-12 Croydon Common FC |

Willie Clarke
Willie Clarke

Source: 1901-02 Aston Villa Team Portrait.

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Willie Clarke
Willie Clarke

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1901-05 Free, 43 | 6 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 7 September 1901

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 7 September 1901

Bury (a), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Wednesday, 25 December 1901

Final Appearance

Thursday, 27 April 1905

Wolverhampton Wanderers (h), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Thursday, 27 April 1905

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

23 April 1940, Aged 62

Willie Clarke

Player #154 for Aston Villa, William Gibb Clarke, known as Willie Clarke played as a winger for the club.

Willie played for Villa between 1901-02 and 1904-05 making 43 appearances.

Willie was born in Mauchline, Scotland on 3rd March 1878 and made his first appearance for the club as a 23 year old on 7th September 1901.

Villa had signed Willie from Bristol Rovers and scored 3 league goals in each of the 1901-02 and 1902-03 league campaigns appearing 15 and 20 times respectively.

In doing so his goal in the Christmas Day 1901 3-2 win over Everton represented the first time a person of colour scored in the English First Division.

From the 1903-04 seasons Willie’s appearances began to tail off and he left Villa for Bradford City in return for a fee of £200.

Willie played under the George Ramsay led Management Committee.

Willie passed away in Marylebone, London on Tuesday, 23 April 1940 aged 62.