Tributes as former Albion winger dies

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Former West Bromwich Albion player Clive Clark has died at the age of 73.

The left winger was a loyal servant to the club, making 351 starts, two substitute appearances, and scoring 98 goals during eight years at The Hawthorns.

He became Albion's record signing at the start of 1961 when manager Gordon Clark snapped him up from Queens Park Rangers for £20,000.

His greatest moments in a Baggies shirt came between 1966 and 1968.

He scored and was instrumental in the 1966 League Cup Final victory over two legs against West Ham.

The following season he topped the Albion scoring chart with an incredible 29 goals.

And in 1968 he netted three times in the club's run to lifting the FA Cup at Wembley.

The club said its thoughts were with Clive's family and friends at this difficult time.

A tribute to his career will be held at Sunday week's final home game of the season against Stoke.

Clive Clark holds the FA Cup lid after Albion's win at Wembley in 1968

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