- Leeds United Legend
- Experienced After Dinner Speaker
Allan Clarke was born in Willenhall, Staffordshire on 31 July 1946. Alan was to go on and be one of Englands footballs greatest goalscorers and who came to fame through those glory years “The Golden Era” of the late 60s and early 70s under Don Revie.
His career began at Walsall, before a move to Fulham and from there he moved to Leicester City, where he played just one season, finishing as a runner up in the FA Cup Final to Manchester City in 1969. Subsequently he was sold to leeds and that is where he made his name as a big goalscorer and went on to play for England. In his first season at Elland Road he scored an incredible 26 goals. Alan was a member of the 19070 World Cup squad that went to Mexico.
He won The Fairs Cup and The FA Cup with Leeds. He was also runner up in the FA Cup after that famous shock defeat to Sunderland in 1973. The following season in 1974 Leeds went on to take The League Championship after an outstanding opening run of 29 games without defeat. Alan was also a member of the team that was defeated by Bayern Munich in the European Cup Final in 1975. After 351 games and 151 goals for Leeds, Alan left the club in 1978.
Alan is one of 5 brothers to play professional football, Wayne (Man City, Wolves and Everton), Frank (Carlisle, Ipswich and QPR), Kelvin (Walsall) and Derek (Orient and Oxford).
Alan is without doubt a Leeds legend and has a lot of very interesting views and memories from his career to share with you. Alan is an experienced after dinner speaker.