Jonathan Clark Profile

Jonathan Clark

Jon­athan Clark, born Swansea, Wales, Nov­ember 12, 1958. Jon­athan Clark began his ca­reer as a train­ee wi­th Man­chester Uni­ted in Mar­ch 1975 and sig­ned his fir­st pro­fes­sion­al con­tract wi­th the club in Nov­ember the same year. But wi­th com­pet­i­tion for places in the start­ing el­ev­en at Uni­ted very stiff, he left to join for­ces wi­th Der­by Coun­ty in Septem­ber 1978. 

Jon­athan Clark was han­ded his Fir­st Di­vi­sion de­but for Man­chester Uni­ted by Tom­my Doc­herty when he took the field as a sub­sti­tute for Co­lin Wal­dron in a 3-3 draw ag­ainst Sun­der­land at Old Traf­ford on the 10th of Nov­ember 1976, but the mid­field play­er failed to make a break­through and was sold to Der­by Coun­ty for a trans­fer fee of £50,000 at the front end of the 1978-79 cam­paign. Clark made his fir­st te­am de­but for The Rams in a 3-0 Di­vi­sion One de­feat to Nor­wich City at Car­row Road on the 30th of Septem­ber 1978 and amassed 53 Foot­ball Lea­gue ap­pear­ances for the Base­ball Gro­und si­de be­fore he mo­ved on to new­ly re­leg­ated Third Di­vi­sion out­fit Pre­ston North End at the be­gin­ning of the 1981-82 sea­son. Af­ter ma­king his de­but for Pre­ston in a 2-1 Lea­gue Di­vi­sion Three de­feat ag­ainst Mill­wall at The Den on the 29th of Au­gust 1981, he played 135 fir­st te­am ga­mes for The Li­ly­whites be­fore sign­ing wi­th Bury mid­way thro­ugh the 1986-87 cam­paign. Clark la­ter ap­peared for Carl­isle Uni­ted where he fin­ished his play­ing days  in 1989. Jon­athan Clark Play­ing Ca­reer: Man­chester Uni­ted, Der­by Coun­ty, Pre­ston North End, Bury, Carl­isle Uni­ted. Man­aging Ca­reer: None.


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