Wayne Clarke

clarke
Position:
FW
D.o.B: 28/02/1961
Birthplace: Wolverhampton
Appearances: 54 (22)
Goals: 22
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Wayne Clarke had proved a popular figure at Birmingham but with the Midlands club struggling in Division Two, they were approached by Howard Kendall for their front man.

They accepted the offer, with Kendall in need of an emergency replacement for the injured Graeme Sharp as the Blues maintained their challenge for the league title.

Clarke joined in March 1987 together with inexperienced reserve striker Stuart Storer - the pair jointly valued at £300,000.

Clarke's five goals in 10 games, notably the winning goal away at Arsenal not long after he joined, in the remainder of the 1986/87 season were enough to earn him a championship medal.

The following year he began the season with the only goal in a 1–0 Charity Shield win over FA Cup winners Coventry City at Wembley, and later scored the only goal in the Merseyside derby that not only beat rivals Liverpool, but also prevented them setting a new record of 30 games unbeaten from the start of a season.

At the end of the 1988/89 season, a season in which he helped the Blues reach the FA Cup final although he did not play in it, Colin Harvey brought in Mike Newell from Leicester City in part exchange for Clarke and £500,000.

Career Stats - Wayne Clarke (First team)

League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Season App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls.
1986 1987 10 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 5
1987 1988 24 (3) 10 1 (6) 0 3 (2) 1 0 0 29 (11) 12
1988 1989 12 (8) 3 1 (2) 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 15 (11) 5
Total 46 (11) 18 2 (8) 0 3 (3) 1 0 0 54 (22) 22
Please note, not all competitions are listed on this page. In some cases, this may result in a discrepancy between the displayed totals for appearances and goals.

Club From To App. Gls.
Everton 08/03/1987 15/05/1989 54 (22) 22

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