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Bobby Clark Squad Index
Information:
1981-82 Squad Number:
1
Position:
Goalkeeper
Date of Birth:
26th September 1945
Birthplace:
Glasgow
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
6' 00
Weight:
11st 13lbs
Signed:
8th May 1965
Career History:
Glasgow YMCA
Queens Park 20th September 1962
Aberdeen 8th May 1965, Retired on 30th April 1982
San Antonio Thunder May to August 1976 (On Loan)
Unattached
Clyde 13th September 1982 to October 1982
Bulaweyo Highlanders 1983-84 Coach
Forres Mechanics 21st September 1984
Dartmouth College, USA Coach 1985-1993
New Zealand National coach 1994-96
Stanford University 1996 - January 2001
Notre Dame University Coach January 2001, Retired in November 2017.
 
Profile:
One of the first signings made by Eddie Turnbull, Bobby Clark went on to carve out a memorable Aberdeen career. Clark created a British club record in 1971 when he went 13 consecutive games without conceding a goal. Bobby also made a couple of appearances in the outfield, the first when he replaced Jim Forrest at Ibrox for the last 15 minutes of the game, and a week later he started at Pittodrie against St Johnstone.
Clark also kept goal for Scotland a record 17 times while at Aberdeen, his record being broken by Willie Miller in 1982. Won a full set of domestic medals in 1970, 1976 and 1980. Briefly joined Clyde in 1982 before embarking on a coaching career overseas starting with Highlanders of Bulawayo, in Zimbabwe, folowed by Dartmouth College in New England and then New Zealand before settling back in the USA with first Stanford University and in 2001 Notre Dame, Indiana.

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
08/05/1965
Aberdeen 1-2 Dundee United
Summer Cup 6,000 19 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1979-80
34
0
0
11
0
0
4
0
0
2
0
0
51
0
0
7
0
0
1978-79
23
0
0
3
0
0
4
0
0
1
0
0
31
0
0
7
0
0
1977-78
36
0
0
6
0
0
6
0
0
2
0
0
50
0
0
4
0
0
1976-77
28
0
0
8
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
39
0
0
3
0
0
1975-76
20
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
26
0
0
5
0
0
1974-75
33
0
0
4
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
41
0
0
4
0
0
1973-74
34
0
0
10
0
0
1
0
0
4
0
0
49
0
0
3
0
0
1972-73
33
0
0
11
0
0
4
0
0
1
0
0
49
0
0
4
0
0
1971-72
23
0
0
6
0
0
1
0
0
3
0
0
33
0
0
12
0
0
1970-71
34
0
0
6
0
0
4
0
0
2
0
0
46
0
0
5
0
0
1969-70
13
1
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
17
1
0
2
0
0
1968-69
15
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
25
0
0
5
0
0
1967-68
33
0
0
6
0
0
3
0
0
4
0
0
46
0
0
14
0
0
1966-67
34
0
0
10
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
50
0
0
1
0
0
1965-66
33
0
0
2
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
40
0
0
1
0
0
1964-65
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
Totals:
426
1
0
95
0
0
49
0
0
23
0
0
593
1
0
78
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 594 0  

Scottish International Caps
Season Date
Match
Tournament
1972-73 14/02/73
SCOTLAND v England
Friendly
1972-73 18/10/72
Denmark v SCOTLAND
World Cup Qualifier
1971-72 05/07/72
Brazil v SCOTLAND
Brazilian Independence Cup
1971-72 02/07/72
Czechoslovakia v SCOTLAND
Brazilian Independence Cup
1971-72 27/05/72
SCOTLAND v England
British Int'l Championship
1971-72 24/05/72
SCOTLAND v Wales
British Int'l Championship
1971-72 20/05/72
SCOTLAND v Northern Ireland
British Int'l Championship
1971-72 10/11/71
SCOTLAND v Belgium
Euro Championship Qualifier
1970-71 14/06/71
USSR v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1970-71 09/06/71
Denmark v SCOTLAND
Euro Championship Qualifier
1970-71 22/05/71
England v SCOTLAND
British Int'l Championship
1970-71 18/05/71
SCOTLAND v Northern Ireland
British Int'l Championship
1970-71 15/05/71
Wales v SCOTLAND
British Int'l Championship
1970-71 21/04/71
Portugal v SCOTLAND
Euro Championship Qualifier
1969-70 18/04/70
Northern Ireland v SCOTLAND
British Int'l Championship
1967-68 30/05/68
Holland v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1967-68 22/11/67
SCOTLAND v Wales
British Int'l Championship
Total Appearances: 17