Brendan Clarke


Player Profile

Age: 36 years, 8 months

Place of Birth: Dublin

Nationality: Ireland

Position: Goalkeeper

Height: 6' 1"

Club History


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Jan 2021 Present Shelbourne
Jul 2018 Jan 2021 St. Patrick's Athletic
Dec 2016 Jul 2018 Limerick
Jan 2012 Dec 2016 St. Patrick's Athletic
Feb 2011 Nov 2011 Sligo Rovers
Dec 2009 Feb 2011 Sporting Fingal
Jul 2008 Nov 2008 Sporting Fingal  (Loan)
Jan 2003 Nov 2009 St. Patrick's Athletic


Start DateEnd DateTeam

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 bu finishing in fourth place in the table.

In December 2016, Brendan moved to Limerick.

Brendan signed a new two year deal with St Patrick's Athletic. In January 2021, Brendan signed with Shels.

Photo by Michael Melly

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Brendan Clarke 2022 Record - League of Ireland Premier Division

Comp Date Home Score Away Venue Actions
May 13, 2022 Shelbourne 1 - 0 Drogheda United Tolka Park
May 6, 2022 Shelbourne 2 - 1 Sligo Rovers Tolka Park
April 29, 2022 Finn Harps 1 - 0 Shelbourne Finn Park
April 22, 2022 Dundalk 2 - 1 Shelbourne Oriel Park
April 18, 2022 Shelbourne 1 - 4 Bohemians Tolka Park
April 15, 2022 Derry City 1 - 2 Shelbourne The Brandywell
April 8, 2022 Shelbourne 1 - 2 Shamrock Rovers Tolka Park
April 1, 2022 Sligo Rovers 0 - 1 Shelbourne The Showgrounds
March 18, 2022 Shelbourne 0 - 3 Finn Harps Tolka Park
March 14, 2022 Bohemians 1 - 1 Shelbourne Dalymount Park
March 11, 2022 Shelbourne 1 - 1 Dundalk Tolka Park
March 4, 2022 Shelbourne 0 - 1 Derry City Tolka Park
Feb. 28, 2022 UCD 0 - 0 Shelbourne The UCD Bowl
Feb. 25, 2022 Drogheda United 0 - 2 Shelbourne United Park
Feb. 18, 2022 Shelbourne 0 - 3 St. Patrick's Athletic Tolka Park