Raphael Clarke (born 24 September 1985) is an Australian rules footballer who played for the St Kilda Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL) from 2004 to 2012. His brother Xavier Clarke also played for St Kilda.
|Full name||Raphael Clarke|
|Date of birth||24 September 1985|
|Place of birth||Northern Territory|
|Original team(s)||St Mary's (NTFL)|
|Draft||No. 8, 2003 National Draft, St Kilda|
|Height||188 cm (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||85 kg (187 lb)|
|2004–2012||St Kilda||85 (9)|
|Representative team honours|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of Round 20 2012.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Clarke was recruited from Northern Territory Football League (NTFL) club St Mary's with pick Number Eight in the 2003 AFL Draft. He made his debut in Round 17, 2004 against Essendon and was an AFL Rising Star nominee in 2005.
After playing just five of the first 20 rounds in 2008 because of health and personal issues, Clarke finished the year in outstanding fashion, starring at half-back in the semi-final win against Collingwood and being one of the Saints' few good players in the preliminary final loss to Hawthorn.
St Kilda qualified for the 2009 AFL Grand Final after qualifying and preliminary finals wins. Clarke played in the grand final in which St Kilda were defeated by 12 points.
Clarke was delisted by St Kilda at the conclusion of the 2012 season and played with St Albans Football Club in the Geelong Football League in 2013 before coaching the Flying Boomerangs national Indigenous youth team in their tour of South Africa.
- "St Kilda wins NAB cup". The Age. 8 March 2008. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
- "Saints are NAB Cup Champions in 2008". Jeld-Wen. 8 March 2008. Archived from the original on 20 November 2008. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
- "2009 Season Scores and Results – Ladder". AFL Tables. 2009. Retrieved 8 November 2009.
- "Clarke tip for Thunder role". NT News. 13 November 2013. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
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