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Member of the Southport FC Former Players Association
Real Name: Ambrose Clarke
Normal Position: Left Half
Height: 5'8 1/2
Weight: 11st 2lbs
Born: 10/09/1945 (Walton, Liverpool)

A product of Southport and District League football with Ince Blundell he was signed by Billy Bingham – one of a clutch of former Evertonians on the club’s books at that time. He replaced Les Barratt and appeared in the last 11 League games in 1965-66. On Boxing Day 1966, he scored Southport’s winner v Wrexham wearing a brand new pair of boots. Overnight the boots were burnt in the fire!

A fierce competitor, he made a successful switch from midfield to full back where he employed a telling tackle and had a particularly good left foot.

After leaving Southport he had a season with Barrow – their last in the Football League – being signed by his old boss, Don McEvoy. He missed only one game with the Holker Street club. Then he spent most of the next 10 years in local football in the Merseyside area. He also had a spell coaching Marine’s youth team

He currently lives in Crosby and recently ran his own driving school.

Career: Ince Blundell, c1960-62; Everton Red Triangle; Everton, amr 27 May 1963, pro 1 June 1964; Southport, 26 Jan 1966; Barrow, 6 July 1971; Skelmersdale United, 1972; Formby, 1973; Burscough, 1977-78; Littlewoods Athletic, 1980-81



Season Date From To Value
1965/1966 19/01/1966 EVERTON Southport Nominal
1970/1971 05/05/1971 Southport UNATTACHED Free Transfer



Statistics include the following competitions
Cambrian Cup, Conference League Cup, English Jubilee Fund, FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, Lancashire Floodlit Trophy, Lancashire Junior Cup, Lancashire League Medal Competition, Lancashire Senior Cup, League, Liverpool Challenge Cup, Liverpool Senior Cup, Northern Premier League Cup, Northern Premier League Shield, PLAY OFFS , President's Cup, President's Inter League, Third Division (North) Cup, Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1965/1966 1100
1966/1967 3912
1967/1968 5010
1968/1969 4510
1969/1970 3711
1970/1971 3321
Total 215 6 4


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
26/04/1971 LeagueH NORTHAMPTON TOWN 2 - 1
23/04/1971 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 3
16/04/1971 LeagueH YORK CITY 2 - 2
12/04/1971 LeagueA BARROW 2 - 0
10/04/1971 LeagueA WORKINGTON 1 - 2
27/03/1971 LeagueA COLCHESTER UNITED 0 - 1
19/03/1971 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 0
17/03/1971 LeagueH ALDERSHOT 3 - 3
13/03/1971 LeagueA NOTTS COUNTY 1 - 3
05/03/1971 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 5 - 0
06/02/1971 LeagueA SCUNTHORPE UNITED 0 - 2
29/01/1971 LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 4
23/01/1971 LeagueA PETERBOROUGH UNITED 0 - 1
16/01/1971 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 0 - 3
09/01/1971 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 2 - 0
01/01/1971 Lancashire Senior Cup / 3 RH LIVERPOOL 0 - 2
26/12/1970 LeagueH WORKINGTON 1 - 0
19/12/1970 LeagueA NEWPORT COUNTY 2 - 2
12/12/1970 LeagueA EXETER CITY 1 - 2
04/12/1970 LeagueH SCUNTHORPE UNITED 5 - 1
01/12/1970 Lancashire Senior Cup / 3H LIVERPOOL 1 - 1
28/11/1970 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 4 - 2
21/11/1970 FA Cup / 1H BOSTON UNITED 0 - 2
14/11/1970 LeagueH NOTTS COUNTY 0 - 2
10/11/1970 LeagueH BOURNEMOUTH 0 - 1
21/09/1970 LeagueH EXETER CITY 0 - 2
18/09/1970 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 0
12/09/1970 LeagueA CAMBRIDGE UNITED 0 - 0
08/09/1970 LeagueH GRIMSBY TOWN 1 - 0
04/09/1970 LeagueH COLCHESTER UNITED 2 - 1
01/09/1970 LeagueA NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1 - 2
29/08/1970 LeagueA BRENTFORD 1 - 0
21/08/1970 LeagueH NEWPORT COUNTY 6 - 1
19/08/1970 Football League Cup / 1A ROCHDALE 0 - 1
15/08/1970 LeagueA SOUTHEND UNITED 1 - 1
24/04/1970 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 1 - 0
22/04/1970 LeagueA READING 0 - 8
01/04/1970 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 0 - 5
28/03/1970 LeagueH ROTHERHAM UNITED 2 - 1
27/03/1970 LeagueH BARNSLEY 0 - 1
21/03/1970 LeagueA BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 0 - 1
17/03/1970 LeagueH ORIENT 1 - 0
14/03/1970 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 0
10/03/1970 LeagueA ROTHERHAM UNITED 0 - 2
03/03/1970 LeagueH BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 2 - 0
28/02/1970 LeagueH TORQUAY UNITED 4 - 2
21/02/1970 LeagueA ROCHDALE 1 - 1
14/02/1970 LeagueA BRISTOL ROVERS 0 - 2
06/02/1970 LeagueH BURY 4 - 0
31/01/1970 LeagueA BOURNEMOUTH 0 - 1
26/12/1969 LeagueA BARROW 0 - 1
20/12/1969 LeagueA PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 1 - 1
15/11/1969 FA Cup / 1A LINCOLN CITY 0 - 2
08/11/1969 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 0 - 1
01/11/1969 LeagueA TORQUAY UNITED 0 - 0
25/10/1969 LeagueH ROCHDALE 0 - 3
18/10/1969 LeagueA BARNSLEY 1 - 1
11/10/1969 LeagueA BURY 3 - 4
08/10/1969 LeagueH WALSALL 0 - 1
04/10/1969 LeagueH BOURNEMOUTH 3 - 0
01/10/1969 LeagueA GILLINGHAM 4 - 2
27/09/1969 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 0 - 1
25/09/1969 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1A WIGAN ATHLETIC 1 - 2
20/09/1969 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 1
16/09/1969 LeagueH LUTON TOWN 0 - 3
13/09/1969 LeagueA SHREWSBURY TOWN 2 - 1
03/09/1969 Football League Cup / 2H MANCHESTER CITY 0 - 3
30/08/1969 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 0 - 1
27/08/1969 LeagueA FULHAM 2 - 3
23/08/1969 LeagueH BARROW 1 - 0
16/08/1969 LeagueA WALSALL 0 - 4
13/08/1969 Football League Cup / 1H OLDHAM ATHLETIC 5 - 1
09/08/1969 LeagueH BRISTOL ROVERS 0 - 0
06/05/1969 LeagueH TORQUAY UNITED 2 - 2
02/05/1969 LeagueA SHREWSBURY TOWN 1 - 5
23/04/1969 LeagueH BRISTOL ROVERS 3 - 0
21/04/1969 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 3 - 3
18/04/1969 LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 3 - 1
14/04/1969 LeagueH LUTON TOWN 1 - 1
12/04/1969 LeagueA GILLINGHAM 0 - 0
08/04/1969 LeagueA LUTON TOWN 0 - 0
07/04/1969 LeagueH BARNSLEY 1 - 0
05/04/1969 LeagueH ROTHERHAM UNITED 0 - 0
01/04/1969 LeagueA WATFORD 0 - 1
29/03/1969 LeagueA BARROW 0 - 0
26/03/1969 LeagueH NORTHAMPTON TOWN 2 - 0
22/03/1969 LeagueA ORIENT 2 - 0
17/03/1969 LeagueH SHREWSBURY TOWN 5 - 0
14/03/1969 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 2
11/03/1969 LeagueA NORTHAMPTON TOWN 0 - 1
08/03/1969 LeagueA BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 0 - 4
03/03/1969 LeagueH WATFORD 1 - 1
24/01/1969 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 3 - 0
18/01/1969 LeagueA READING 0 - 1
11/01/1969 LeagueH SWINDON TOWN 1 - 1
03/01/1969 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2H BARROW 0 - 1
28/12/1968 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 3
07/12/1968 FA Cup / 2A DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 2
30/11/1968 LeagueA BRISTOL ROVERS 1 - 2
22/11/1968 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 4 - 0
16/11/1968 FA Cup / 1A TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
08/11/1968 LeagueH READING 1 - 1
06/11/1968 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 2 - 2
02/11/1968 LeagueA SWINDON TOWN 1 - 5
25/10/1968 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 5 - 0
19/10/1968 LeagueA BOURNEMOUTH 1 - 2
16/10/1968 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H WIGAN ATHLETIC 1 - 0
11/10/1968 LeagueH PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 2 - 0
07/10/1968 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 3 - 2
05/10/1968 LeagueA WALSALL 0 - 3
28/09/1968 LeagueA ROTHERHAM UNITED 1 - 3
20/09/1968 LeagueH GILLINGHAM 4 - 2
17/09/1968 LeagueA BARNSLEY 1 - 2
14/09/1968 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 0
26/08/1968 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 1 - 3
23/08/1968 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 1
19/08/1968 Football League Cup / 1RA BARROW 3 - 1
17/08/1968 LeagueH BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 2 - 3
14/08/1968 Football League Cup / 1H BARROW 2 - 2
10/08/1968 LeagueA TORQUAY UNITED 0 - 3
14/05/1968 Liverpool Senior CupH LIVERPOOL 1 - 4
11/05/1968 LeagueA OXFORD UNITED 0 - 1
09/05/1968 Liverpool Senior CupH TRANMERE ROVERS 3 - 0
06/05/1968 LeagueH SCUNTHORPE UNITED 1 - 1
03/05/1968 LeagueH GRIMSBY TOWN 0 - 1
27/04/1968 LeagueA TORQUAY UNITED 2 - 2
24/04/1968 LeagueA GRIMSBY TOWN 0 - 2
19/04/1968 LeagueH READING 2 - 1
16/04/1968 LeagueA WALSALL 1 - 1
15/04/1968 LeagueH WALSALL 2 - 0
13/04/1968 LeagueA SWINDON TOWN 3 - 3
05/04/1968 LeagueH SHREWSBURY TOWN 0 - 0
01/04/1968 LeagueH PETERBOROUGH UNITED 2 - 1
30/03/1968 LeagueA BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 0 - 1
22/03/1968 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 4 - 3
15/03/1968 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 0
09/03/1968 LeagueA PETERBOROUGH UNITED 0 - 1
01/03/1968 LeagueH ORIENT 0 - 0
24/02/1968 LeagueA NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1 - 1
16/02/1968 LeagueH OXFORD UNITED 1 - 0
10/02/1968 LeagueA BARROW 1 - 3
03/02/1968 LeagueH BRISTOL ROVERS 2 - 1
27/01/1968 FA Cup / 3H EVERTON 0 - 1
20/01/1968 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 2
06/01/1968 FA Cup / 2H RUNCORN 4 - 2
01/01/1968 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H LIVERPOOL 1 - 2
30/12/1967 LeagueA BURY 2 - 3
26/12/1967 LeagueH BURY 2 - 2
23/12/1967 LeagueA WATFORD 1 - 0
16/12/1967 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 3 - 1
09/12/1967 FA Cup / 1H LINCOLN CITY 3 - 1
02/12/1967 LeagueH TORQUAY UNITED 0 - 2
25/11/1967 LeagueA READING 1 - 1
18/11/1967 LeagueH SWINDON TOWN 1 - 1
13/11/1967 LeagueH GILLINGHAM 4 - 1
11/11/1967 LeagueA SHREWSBURY TOWN 2 - 3
04/11/1967 LeagueH BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 1 - 0
30/10/1967 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 3 - 4
23/10/1967 LeagueH BOURNEMOUTH 1 - 1
20/10/1967 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 0
14/10/1967 LeagueA ORIENT 0 - 3
07/10/1967 LeagueH NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1 - 3
04/10/1967 LeagueA BOURNEMOUTH 1 - 4
29/09/1967 LeagueH BARROW 1 - 0
15/09/1967 LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 0
09/09/1967 LeagueA SCUNTHORPE UNITED 0 - 1
04/09/1967 LeagueH COLCHESTER UNITED 2 - 3
02/09/1967 LeagueA GILLINGHAM 4 - 1
26/08/1967 LeagueH WATFORD 2 - 0
23/08/1967 Football League Cup / 1A BARROW 0 - 1
19/08/1967 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 2 - 4
06/05/1967 LeagueH SOUTHEND UNITED 1 - 0
28/04/1967 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 1
24/04/1967 LeagueH ROCHDALE 1 - 2
22/04/1967 LeagueH BRENTFORD 2 - 0
15/04/1967 LeagueA EXETER CITY 0 - 0
10/04/1967 LeagueA ROCHDALE 1 - 1
08/04/1967 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 3 - 1
03/04/1967 LeagueA WREXHAM 1 - 1
01/04/1967 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 0 - 2
28/03/1967 LeagueA BRADFORD PA 0 - 0
27/03/1967 LeagueH BRADFORD PA 1 - 0
25/03/1967 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 2 - 1
18/03/1967 LeagueA NEWPORT COUNTY 0 - 0
11/03/1967 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 4 - 3
08/03/1967 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 3 - 3
25/02/1967 LeagueA LUTON TOWN 0 - 0
04/02/1967 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 1 - 2
21/01/1967 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 2 - 1
14/01/1967 LeagueA YORK CITY 0 - 2
31/12/1966 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 1
26/12/1966 LeagueH WREXHAM 1 - 0
17/12/1966 LeagueH PORT VALE 0 - 0
10/12/1966 LeagueA SOUTHEND UNITED 1 - 0
03/12/1966 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
29/11/1966 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1 RH LIVERPOOL 3 - 2
29/10/1966 LeagueA BRENTFORD 1 - 2
24/10/1966 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H LIVERPOOL 1 - 1
22/10/1966 LeagueH NEWPORT COUNTY 1 - 0
19/10/1966 LeagueA NOTTS COUNTY 1 - 0
30/09/1966 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 1
28/09/1966 LeagueA ALDERSHOT 1 - 4
24/09/1966 LeagueH CHESTERFIELD 1 - 2
19/09/1966 LeagueH NOTTS COUNTY 2 - 1
17/09/1966 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 4 - 0
10/09/1966 LeagueH YORK CITY 2 - 0
05/09/1966 LeagueH ALDERSHOT 1 - 0
03/09/1966 LeagueA BARROW 2 - 2
26/08/1966 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 4 - 1
24/08/1966 Football League Cup / 1H WORKINGTON 0 - 1
20/08/1966 LeagueA PORT VALE 1 - 2
13/05/1966 LeagueA BARNSLEY 0 - 4
10/05/1966 LeagueH COLCHESTER UNITED 0 - 1
07/05/1966 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 2 - 0
02/05/1966 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 2 - 3
29/04/1966 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 2 - 1
25/04/1966 LeagueH TORQUAY UNITED 3 - 3
23/04/1966 LeagueH PORT VALE 2 - 1
20/04/1966 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 0 - 3
15/04/1966 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 2
11/04/1966 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 5 - 1
09/04/1966 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 0

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
17/03/1971LeagueH ALDERSHOT 3 - 3
04/10/1969LeagueH BOURNEMOUTH 3 - 0
25/03/1967LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 2 - 1
26/12/1966LeagueH WREXHAM 1 - 0
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