DOB: 15 May 1961
Died: 12 November 2005
From: Doncaster/Bulleen-Templestowe/Essendon, multi-player trade 1989 National Draft
Number: 32 1990-1991
Games: 21 (80 total)
Goals: 17 (97 total)
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.
|Fosters Cup Round 1, 1991||Striking||Not Guilty|
|Round 10, 1991||Striking||Not Guilty|
|Round 22, 1991||Striking||3 matches|