Mark Blake (footballer, born 1967)
|Full name||Mark Christopher Blake|
|Date of birth||17 December 1967|
|Place of birth||Portsmouth, England|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|1989||→ Colchester United (loan)||4||(1)|
|* 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.
Blake started his career with Southampton, where he made 18 appearances in The Football League, scoring twice. He was loaned out to Colchester United in 1989. He then moved on to Shrewsbury Town in 1990, where he made 142 league appearances scoring three goals, during a four-year period. Blake then joined Fulham where he played 137 league appearances and scored 17 goals. He then moved on to AS Cannes and Aldershot Town.
He went on to become player-manager of Winchester City, winning the FA Vase, Wessex League and Wessex League Cup treble in 2003–04. Blake then had a role as head coach at Eastleigh, joining in January 2005, before stepping down in September 2006.
He has two children with his first marriage.
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