David Clarke (Australian footballer, born 1952)
David E. Clarke (born 31 December 1952) is a former Australian rules footballer with the Geelong Football Club. Better known as a half-forward flanker he also played in the centre and centre half-back. He won the club Best and Fairest three times and was runner-up four times.
|Date of birth||31 December 1952|
|Original team(s)||Geelong College|
Round 1, 3 April 1971, Geelong|
vs. St Kilda, at Kardinia Park
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1982.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Clarke was a director of the failed Geelong based Pyramid Building Society, which collapsed in 1990 with debts of A$2 billion. He was charged with 13 breaches of the Building Societies Act and was given a two-year suspended jail sentence and fined $47,000 after pleading guilty.
- Begg, Peter (25 June 2010). "PYRAMID 20 YEARS ON: Too much water under bridge, says Clarke".
- David Clarke (son) – ex-Geelong and Carlton player.
- Tim Clarke (son) – ex-Hawthorn player
- Georgina Clarke (daughter) – Middle distance runner, competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney as a 16-year-old, semi-finalist in the Women's 1500m.