Mark Blake (footballer, born 1967)

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Mark Blake
Personal information
Full name Mark Christopher Blake
Date of birth (1967-12-17) 17 December 1967 (age 52)
Place of birth Portsmouth, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1984–1985 Southampton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1990 Southampton 18 (2)
1989Colchester United (loan) 4 (1)
1990–1994 Shrewsbury Town 142 (3)
1994–1998 Fulham 137 (1)
1998–2000 AS Cannes 41 (4)
2000–2001 Aldershot Town 33 (1)
2001–2003 Winchester City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mark Christopher Blake (born 17 December 1967) is an English retired footballer, who played as a defender for Southampton, Colchester United, Shrewsbury Town, Fulham, AS Cannes and Aldershot Town. He made 301 appearances in The Football League, scoring 23 goals.

Playing career[edit]

Blake started his career with Southampton,[2] where he made 18 appearances in The Football League, scoring twice.[2] He was loaned out to Colchester United in 1989.[2] He then moved on to Shrewsbury Town in 1990, where he made 142 league appearances scoring three goals, during a four-year period.[2] Blake then joined Fulham where he played 137 league appearances and scored 17 goals.[2] He then moved on to AS Cannes and Aldershot Town.[2]

Non-playing career[edit]

He went on to become player-manager of Winchester City, winning the FA Vase, Wessex League and Wessex League Cup treble in 2003–04.[3] Blake then had a role as head coach at Eastleigh, joining in January 2005,[3] before stepping down in September 2006.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Blake was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire,[2] and has a job in IT.[4]

He has two children with his first marriage.




Winchester City


  1. ^ Chalk, Gary; Holley, Duncan; Bull, David (2013). All the Saints: A Complete Players' Who's Who of Southampton FC. Southampton: Hagiology Publishing. p. 255. ISBN 978-0-9926-8640-6.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Players: Mark Blake". Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 April 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Blake's heaven! Mark joins Eastleigh". Southern Daily Echo. 5 January 2005. Retrieved 12 April 2009.
  4. ^ a b "Blake quits Eastleigh coaching role". Southern Daily Echo. 1 October 2006. Retrieved 12 April 2009.
  5. ^ "Tier Four (League Two) Honours".
  6. ^ "Other Award - Non League Honours".

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