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was an Australian rules footballer who played with South Melbourne
The Sydney Swans Football Club is an Australian rules football club which plays in the Australian Football League . The club is based in Sydney, New South Wales. The club, founded in 1874, was known as the South Melbourne Football Club until it relocated to Sydney in 1982 to become the Sydney...
in the VFL
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Clarke was a wingman and won the Best and Fairest award
The Bob Skilton Medal is awarded to the Sydney Swans player adjudged the Best and Fairest over the home and away season. It is named after Bob Skilton, who won the award a record nine times from 1958 to 1968.-List of winners:...
for South Melbourne in their premiership season of 1933.
In addition to playing 147 games for South Melbourne he also appeared 11 times for Victoria in interstate football.
In 2003 he was named in the Swan's official 'Team of the Century'.