Frank Clarke (footballer)

Frank James Clarke (born 15 July 1942 in Willenhall, Staffordshire) is the eldest of five brothers who all played in the Football League.

Frank Clarke
Personal information
Full name Frank James Clarke
Date of birth (1942-07-15) 15 July 1942 (age 78)
Place of birth Willenhall, Staffordshire, England
Playing position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Willenhall Town
1961–1968 Shrewsbury Town 188 (77)
1968–1970 Queens Park Rangers 67 (17)
1970–1973 Ipswich Town 66 (15)
1973–1978 Carlisle United 126 (30)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

After playing non-league football for Willenhall Town, he played in the Football League as a centre forward for Shrewsbury Town, Queens Park Rangers, Ipswich Town, and Carlisle United.[1]

His younger brothers Allan, Derek, Kelvin and Wayne all played in the Football League, and Frank is the only one of the five who did not represent Walsall.[2]


  1. ^ "Frank Clarke". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 7 October 2009.
  2. ^ Edwards, Leigh. "Ultimate Saddlers A-Z 4". Walsall F.C. Archived from the original on 5 August 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2009.