Peter Michael Clarke (born 3 January 1982) is an English professional footballer who plays as a centre back for League One club Oldham Athletic.
Clarke began his career with Everton, during his time there he made nine league appearances and had loan spells with Blackpool, Port Vale and Coventry City. He then joined Blackpool on a permanent basis in 2004, where he also captained the club. He has also captained Southend United who he joined in 2006, before joining Huddersfield Town in 2009. He helped the "Terriers" to win promotion out of League One via the play-offs in 2012. He returned to Blackpool in July 2014, but was released after the club were relegated at the end of the season. He joined Bury in May 2015, and then moved on to Oldham Athletic in July 2016.
He won the Player of the Season award at Blackpool, Southend, Huddersfield (twice) and Bury in the 2004–05, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11 and 2015–16 seasons respectively. Clarke also gained eight caps for the England under-21 team between 2002 and 2003.Close