Denis Clark

Image DOB: 22 April 1950

Debut: Round 5, 1968 against Geelong at MCG
Last Game: Round 21, 1975 against Geelong at MCG

From: Chadstone High School/East Malvern

Number: 38 1968, 2 1969-1970, 17 1971-1975

Night Series winner 1971
Reserves Best and Fairest - 1972

Games: 113
Goals: 49
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %

The midfielder was an important player in a disappointing era at Melbourne. He played five games in his first season, before becoming a regular in 1969. Known under the nickname 'Boner', Clark played 20 games in 1971 before injury restricted him to nine games the following year. A pre-season broken hand cost him the first fortnight of the season, and he missed six more weeks during the year. Clark had more injury trouble in 1973, injuring a thigh muscle in pre-season, then missing five weeks after Round 1.

A broken hand suffered in the 1972 pre-season kept him out for the first fortnight of the year, and he missed a further six weeks with injury during the season. He was stricken with injury again the next year, hurting his thigh muscle in the practice matches and missing the next five weeks after Round 1 due to a hamstring injury.

In 1976 he joined Sandringham in the VFA, where he played 81 games. In 1977 he played in their losing grand final and won the Zebras Best and Fairest. In his last two seasons, 1979 and 1980 he captain/coached the side.

Clark's son Michael played one game in Round 22, 2002

1968 510
1969 18146
1970 1345
1971 20183
1972 921
1973 1430
1974 1840
1975 1633

Tribunal record

Round 20, 1970 Reserves Striking 2 matches


Age - 07/03/1972, 07/03/1973

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