Hammers Sign Clarke

THE Club is pleased to announce the signing of defender Clive Clarke from Stoke City for £275,000.

The 25-year-old Republic of Ireland international full-back arrives at Upton Park after impressing in an excellent season at the Britannia Stadium last term.

Clive began his career as a trainee at Stoke in 1996, making his debut three years later in May 1999 against Oldham Athletic.

Naturally left-sided, quick and comfortable on the ball, Clive immediately established himself as a key player in the Stoke side. He went on to make 259 appearances and scored an impressive 10 goals from full-back.

A versatile player, Clive can also play in the centre of defence or midfield. After a distinguished career for the Republic of Ireland Under-21s, the Dublin-born defender won his first full cap in a 1-0 win over Jamaica in June 2004.


Name: Clive Clarke
Born: Dublin
Date of Birth: 14th January 1980
Height: 6ft 1ins
Weight: 12st 3lbs
Previous Clubs: Stoke City
International: Republic of Ireland, 1 Full Cap

Look out for a full interview with Clive coming soon...