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John Clark

Discussion in 'The Lisbon Lions' started by Tim-Time 1888, Apr 30, 2019.

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  1. Tim-Time 1888 Winner UEFA Champs League Last 16 prediction comp Gold Member

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    Fullname: John Clark
    aka: 'The Brush', 'Luggie', Clarky
    Born: 13 March 1941
    Birthplace: Bellshill, Lanarkshire
    Position: Defender, Sweeper (hence "The Brush" nickname)
    Signed: 8 October 1958
    Left (as player): 12 June 1971 to Morton
    First game: Arbroath away 5-0 League 3 October 1959
    Last game: Clyde home 6-1 League 1 May 1971
    First goal: Hibernian away 1-0 Scottish Cup replay 15 March 1961
    Last goal: Hamilton Academicals away 4-2 League Cup 25 September 1968
    Internationals: Scotland
    International Caps: 4 Caps
    International Goals: 0


    “I was a Celtic supporter, a Celtic player, it’s been my life... I’ve really enjoyed my life, when I look back I couldn’t ask for any more.“
    John Clark (2014)

    He was a constant in the side, and played a total of 140 consecutive matches between April 1965 and September 1967. So he was ever present in all the matches throughout the high-mark season of 1966-67. Only Tommy Gemmell was ever-present in that glorious season too.


    "Only Willie Maley has given more years to Celtic in terms of length of service. A truly remarkable Celtic man whom more should recognise for all the time and effort he has put into the club without asking for anything in return."


    http://www.thecelticwiki.com/page/Clark,+John
     
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  2. johnboy19

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    Along with Big Billy, John Clark was my favourite player when I was young. I still tell the tale of him patting me on the head when my father took me up to get autographs.
     
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    I recall the story of one of our new signings a few years back, speaking to JC, when he was our kit man. The new guy (can't remember who it was) ask's. "Did you ever play football yourself, when you where younger John"?

    JC promptly walks him down to the trophy room and points to the big cup... Tells the new Bhoy. When you win that, come back and ask me again!
     
  6. tarboltontim We have nothing to lose but our chains. Gold Member

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    A real gentleman, he was my next door neighbour during the late 60s early 70s.
     
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