Brendan Clarke



Brendan Clarke

Goalkeeper
  • Height 6' 1"
  • Age 37 years, 2 months
  • Place of Birth Dublin
  • Nationality Ireland
  • Stats based on games populated in our system. They can be viewed below

Brendan’s Biography

Brendan Clarke was born in Dublin and signed for St Patrick's Athletic from Cherry Orchard in 2003. He spent seven seasons at Richmond Park, making 42 league appearances in that time.

While at St Pats, Clarke went on loan to new club Sporting Fingal for the latter half of 2008, and when he left Richmond Park in January 2010 he signed a permanent deal at Sporting Fingal. He made 17 league appearances for them in 2010 but the club folded shortly before the 2011 season began and Brendan moved west to join Paul Cook's Sligo Rovers.

Brendan made 31 league appearances for Sligo in 2011 and also won an FAI Cup winners medal as Sligo beat Shelbourne in the final. Oddly, Brendan was subbed in the 119th minute with the scores tied at 1-1 as sub 'keeper Ciaran Kelly was preferred as a penalty stopper.

In January 2012 Brendan signed for St Patrick's Athletic, thus renewing his acquaintance both with St Pats and his former Sporting Fingal boss Liam Buckley. He made 20 league appearances for Pats that season as they finished third in the Premier Division and also played in the club's FAI Cup final appearance against Derry City, in which Pats lost 3-2 after extra time. In 2013 Brendan missed just three league games and won his first League medal when Pats topped the Premier Division table.

Brendan stayed with St Pats for the 2014 season and played in all thirty-three league games for the club, keeping ten clean sheets, as they finished in third place in the league. He also picked up another FAI Cup medal after St Pats triumphed 2-0 over Derry City in the final.

Brendan re-signed for the Inchicore club but injury disrupted his season and he only made sixteen league appearances, keeping seven clean sheets, as the Saints just secured European football by finishing in fourth place in the table.

In December 2016, Brendan moved to Limerick where he stayed for a year and a half before leaving to sign for St Patrick's Athletic in July 2018.

In January 2021 Brendan signed with Shelbourne where he played for two seasons and was part of the team that reached the FAI Cup final in 2022.

Photo by Michael Melly
 

Career Facts

League of Ireland Premier Division
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2022 PremPremier Division Shelbourne Shels 17 - - - - 7 - - - - -
2020 PremPremier Division St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 18 - - - - - - - - - -
2019 PremPremier Division St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 35 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2018 PremPremier Division Limerick Limerick 24 - - - - - - - - - -
2018 PremPremier Division St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 12 - 1 - - - - - 1 - -
2017 PremPremier Division Limerick Limerick 25 - - - - 6 1 1 1 1 -
2016 PremPremier Division St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 28 - - - - 3 - - - 1 -
2015 PremPremier Division St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 16 - - - - 6 - - 1 - -
2014 PremPremier Division St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 33 - - - - - - 1 - - -
2013 PremPremier Division St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 30 - - - - 1 - - 1 - -
2012 PremPremier Division St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 21 - - - - 11 - - - - -
2011 PremPremier Division Sligo Rovers Sligo 31 - - - - 5 - - 1 - -
2010 PremPremier Division Sporting Fingal Fingal 17 - - - - 18 - - 1 - -
2009 PremPremier Division St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 9 - - - - 21 - - - - -
2008 PremPremier Division St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 4 - - - - 12 - - - - -
League of Ireland First Division
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2021 FirstFirst Division Shelbourne Shels 25 - - - 1 1 - 1 - - -
2008 FirstFirst Division Sporting Fingal Fingal 14 - - - - 1 - - - - -
UEFA Champions League
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2014-2015 CL Q2Q2 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 2 - - - - - - - 1 - -
Presidents Cup
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2015 Pres CupFinal St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2014 Pres CupFinal St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
Friendly
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2021 FRDomestic Shelbourne Shels 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2020 FRDomestic St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - 1 - - - - -
2019 FRDomestic St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 3 - - - - 1 - 1 - - -
2018 FRDomestic Limerick Limerick 2 - - - - - - - - - -
2018 FRDomestic St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - 1 - - -
2017 FRDomestic Limerick Limerick 1 - - - - 4 2 1 - - -
2016 FRDomestic St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - 1 1 - - -
2015 FRDomestic St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 2 - - - - 1 - - - - -
2014 FRDomestic St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - 1 - - -
2012 FRDomestic St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - 1 - - - - -
2011 FRDomestic Sligo Rovers Sligo 2 - - - - 1 - - - - -
Setanta Sports Cup
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2014 SETA SFSF St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - 1 - - - - -
2014 SETA QFQF St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2013 SETA R1R1 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - 1 - - - - -
2012 SETA R1R1 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - 1 - - - - -
2011 SETA SFSF Sligo Rovers Sligo 2 - - - - - - - - - -
2009-2010 SETA Grp 3Grp 3 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2008 SETA Grp 2Grp 2 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - 1 - - - - -
FAI Cup
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2022 FAI CUP R1R1 Shelbourne Shels 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2021 FAI Cup R1R1 Shelbourne Shels 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2020 FAI Cup R1R1 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2019 FAI R2R2 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2019 FAI R1R1 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2018 FAI R2R2 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2018 FAI R1R1 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2017 FAI Cup SFSF Limerick Limerick 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2017 FAI Cup QFQF Limerick Limerick 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2017 FAI Cup R2R2 Limerick Limerick 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2017 FAI Cup R1R1 Limerick Limerick 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2016 FAI Cup SFSF St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2016 FAI Cup QFQF St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2016 FAI Cup R3R3 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2016 FAI Cup R2R2 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2015 FAI Cup R3R3 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2015 FAI Cup R2R2 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2014 FAI Cup FinalFinal St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2014 FAI Cup SFSF St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2014 FAI Cup QFQF St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2014 FAI Cup R3R3 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 2 - - - - - - - - - -
2013 FAI Cup QFQF St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2013 FAI Cup R3R3 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2013 FAI Cup R2R2 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2012 FAI Cup FinalFinal St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2012 FAI Cup SFSf St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2012 FAI Cup QFQF St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 2 - - - - -
2012 FAI Cup R2R2 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2011 FAI Cup FinalFinal Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2011 FAI Cup SFSF Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2011 FAI Cup QFQF Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2011 FAI Cup R4R4 Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - - 1 -
2011 FAI Cup R3R3 Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2010 FAI Cup R4R4 Sporting Fingal Fingal - - - - - 3 - - - - -
2010 FAI Cup R3R3 Sporting Fingal Fingal 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2009 FAI Cup QFQF St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 2 - - - - -
2009 FAI Cup R4R4 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 2 - - - - -
2009 FAI Cup R3R3 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2008 FAI Cup R4R4 Sporting Fingal Fingal 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2008 FAI Cup R3R3 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 1 - - - - -
Europa League
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2019-2020 EL QR1QR1 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 2 - - - - - - - - - -
2016-2017 EL QR2QR2 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 2 - - - - - - - - - -
2016-2017 EL QR1QR1 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 2 - - - - - - - - - -
2015-2016 EL QR1QR1 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 2 - - - - - - - - - -
2013-2014 EL QR1QR1 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 2 - - - - - - - - - -
2012-2013 EL QR3QR3 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 2 - - - - - - - - - -
2012-2013 EL QR2QR2 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 2 - - - - - - - - - -
2012-2013 EL QR1QR1 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 2 - - - - - - - - - -
2011-2012 EL QR3QR3 Sligo Rovers Sligo 2 - - - - - - - - - -
2010-2011 EL QR2QR2 Sporting Fingal Fingal 2 - - - - - - - - - -
2009-2010 EL PlayoffPlayoff St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 2 - - - - -
2009-2010 EL QR3QR3 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 2 - - - - -
2009-2010 EL QR2QR2 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 2 - - - - -
2008-2009 UC QR1QR1 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 1 - - - - -
Leinster Senior Cup
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2019 LSC QFQF St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2018 LSC FinalFinal St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2018 LSC SFSF St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2018 LSC QFQF St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2016 LS Cup R4R4 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2015 LS Cup QFQF St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2015 LS Cup R4R4 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2014 LS Cup FinalFinal St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2014 LS Cup SFSF St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2014 LS Cup QFQF St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2014 LS Cup R4R4 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2013 LS Cup FinalFinal St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2013 LS Cup QFQF St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2013 LS Cup R4R4 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2012 LS Cup QFQF St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2012 LS Cup R4R4 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2010 LS Cup SFSF Sporting Fingal Fingal - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2010 LS Cup QFQF Sporting Fingal Fingal - - - - - 1 - - - - -
Munster Senior Cup
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2017 MS Cup QFQF Limerick Limerick - - - - - 1 - - - - -
League Cup
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2019 Lg Cup 2nd RD2nd Round St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2018 LG Cup R2R2 Limerick Limerick - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2017 EA Cup R2R2 Limerick Limerick 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2016 EA Cup FinalFinal St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2016 EA Cup SFSF St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2016 EA Cup QFQF St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2016 EA Cup R2R2 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - 1 - - -
2015 EA Cup SFSF St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2015 EA Cup QFQF St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2014 EA Cup R2R2 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2013 EA Cup QFQF St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2013 EA Cup R2R2 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2012 EA Cup QFQF St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2012 EA Cup R2R2 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2011 EA Cup SFSF Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2011 EA Cup QFQF Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2011 EA Cup R2R2 Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2010 EA Cup R2R2 Sporting Fingal Fingal 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2009 EA Cup R2R2 St. Patrick's Athletic PATS 1 - - - - - - - - - -