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.

David Clarke
Personal information
Date of birth (1952-12-31) 31 December 1952
Original team(s) Geelong College
Debut Round 1, 3 April 1971, Geelong
vs. St Kilda, at Kardinia Park
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1971–1981 Geelong 202 (298)
1982 Carlton 009 0(21)
Total 211 (319)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1982.
Career highlights
  • Geelong Best and Fairest 1971, 1978, 1979
  • Geelong leading goalkicker 1979
  • Victorian State representative 14 times
  • All Australian 1972
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.[1]


Notable relatives

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