Cardiff City legend Brian Clark on the road to immortality

October 24, 2011 No Comments »

A road near the Cardiff  City Stadium was officially  named after Bluebirds  goal-scoring hero Brian  Clark on Saturday.
In a ceremony before  Cardiff’s game against  Barnsley, Clark’s wife Gill  unveiled the sign for the  newly-named Brian Clark  Way, which leads into the  Capital Retail Park next to  the ground.

Clark, whose legendary  goal defeated Real Madrid  40 years ago, died last year.
The decision to name the  road after the striker was  made by Cardiff council  after consulting with City  fans.
Keith Morgan, a member  of Cardiff City Supporters’  Trust board, said: “Naming  the road after Brian Clark  will be a very popular  choice among City fans,  given his iconic status after heading in the goal that beat Real Madrid 40 years ago this year.
“Brian, who was a hugely popular figure, maintained his links with the club as a match-day host until the time he became ill.”
Coun Neil McEvoy, deputy  leader of Cardiff council,  said: “By far and away the  most popular name was  Brian Clark and following a meeting with supporters’ representatives that is the  name I took forward.”
Clark is a true Cardiff City  icon following his two spells  with the Bluebirds, most  prolifically between 1967  and 1972. He made a total  of 240 appearances in all  competitions for the club,  scoring 91 goals.

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