Born and breed as a Geordie, Lee Clark joined Newcastle United as an apprentice in December 1989 and has made well over 200 appearances for his beloved club. Clark scores his first ever goal six weeks after his debut in the 1990/91 season.
A willing midfielder who can pass the ball accurately and looks comfortable in ball possession, he was one of the Geordies faithful favorite for his commitment for the club.
Although not in reguler first team choice, Clark has turn fown numerous offers from other club during his first 7 years with Newcastle United. It was simply because he wants to remain faithful for his hometown club.
It was long before the arrival of David Batty in 1996.
During the 1996-1997 season, Lee Clark found himself loosing his place to Batty and only made into the bench as substitute. He was still 24 years-old. Following the departure of Kevin Keegan in January 1997, Lee Clark being transfered to sunderland in the summer.
Although he’s wearing the different color with the Toon arc rival, Lee still a Geordie inside out, and his famous T-Shirt action while still playing for sunderland need no more prove that his heart still left at St. James’ Park.
He continued his journey to Fulham before making a return at the start of the 2005/06 season under Graeme Souness.
He was drafted into the coaching staff by Glenn Roeder when he replaced Souness, and as well as having first team duties he also took charge of Newcastle’s Reserve side.
Lee Clark recently reunited with Glenn Roeder as his assistant manager at Norwich City, having signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the Canaries side.