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Peter Clarke

Defender


Biography

Date of birth

03/01/1982

Height

183 cm

Signed

19/07/2016

Country

England

Oldham Athletic secured the services of defender Peter Clarke in 2016 following his release from Bury.

He was instantly made captain by then-manager Stephen Robinson and he quickly became a fan’s favourite at SportsDirect.com Park.

He is a very experienced defender with a great reputation in the game.

Clarke began his career with Everton during his time there he made nine league appearances and had loan spells with a number of league clubs.

He then joined Blackpool on a permanent basis in 2004, where he also captained the club. He has also captained Southend United, who he joined in 2006, before joining Huddersfield Town in 2009.

He helped the Terriers to win promotion out of League One via the play-offs in 2012.

He returned to Blackpool in July 2014, but was released after the club were relegated from the Championship at the end of the season.

He joined Bury in May 2015. He won the Player of the Season award at Blackpool, Southend, Huddersfield (twice) and Bury in the 2004–05, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11 and 2015–16 seasons respectively.

Clarke played every minute of Oldham Athletic’s 2016/17 league campaign and scored seven goals in all competitions, including an equaliser against local rivals Rochdale which secured the point to keep Athletic in the division.

He was one of the main reasons why the club kept their Sky Bet League One status and that was recognised at the club’s End of Season awards evening as he won the Player’s Player of the Season and Player of the Season award.

Clarke signed a two-and-a-half year contract in March to keep him at the club until the end of the 2018/19 season.