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Steven Clark

Image DOB: 15 May 1961
Died: 12 November 2005

MFC Debut: Round 1, 1990 against North Melbourne at MCG
Last MFC Game: Round 22, 1991 against Brisbane Bears at Gabba

From: Doncaster/Bulleen-Templestowe/Essendon, multi-player trade 1989 National Draft

Number: 32 1990-1991

Games: 21 (80 total)
Goals: 17 (97 total)
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
130861.90

A lightning fast player, Clark tried out for Fitzroy in 1981 but failed to make their list and instead turned to playing local football. He first joined Eastern District Football League side Doncaster then after four years switched to amateur side Bulleen-Templestowe where he remained until being picked up by Essendon midway through 1985 when they ran short of rovers.

At 24-years-old he quickly became a regular. In his rookie season he played the last two games of the home and away season but did not feature in the finals or Essendon's premiership, but the 24-year-old soon became a regular and in 1986 played for Victoria and kicked 33 goals despite a neck injury scare which cost him two weeks in the middle of the season.

By 1989 he was out of favour at the Bombers, played just three games and crossed to Melbourne for 1990. He was swapped alongside Trevor Spencer for Melbourne's first, third and seventh round selections.

He recieved two Brownlow Medal votes on debut but seriously injured his knee in Round 3 of that year against his old side and despite breaking records by returning to the reserves in Round 21 that year, just 131 days after the injury, he didn't play seniors again until 1991.

Clark became a fixture of the side in 1991, but after missing the finals campaign due to a suspension in the second last home and away game was axed from the list during the 1992 pre-season. He then moved to St Kilda via the pre-season draft where he played the first six games of the season.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1990 372
1991 18100

Tribunal Record
MatchChargeSanction
Pre-Season 1991 Striking Not Guilty
Round 10, 1991 Striking Not Guilty
Round 22, 1991 Striking 3 matches


Lists
Essendon
St Kilda

Media
"Clark shuns wilderness for a dream Big V debut" - The Age 13/05/1986
"After the scare Steve is keen to kick on" - The Age 20/05/1986
Canberra Times - 15/11/1989
Canberra Times - 17/04/1990

Links
Essendon FC profile (dead link)
Wikipedia profile

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