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Jordan: Clarence (Clarrie)

WW2 Guest: 1943-1944 (Leeds United War-time Guest Player Details)

Centre Forward

Born: South Kirkby, South Yorkshire: 20-06-1922

Debut: v Bradford Park Avenue (h): 13-11-1943

Height & Weight: Unknown

Jordan started his football with Upton Colliery and joined Third Division North Doncaster Rovers in April 1940. He scored sixty-three goals in one hundred and two appearances for Rovers in the War Years and also guested for Leeds United in the 1943-44 Football League Northern Section (First Championship), playing one game on 13th November at Centre Forward in the 2-2 home draw with Bradford Park Avenue. He also played twice for Aldershot in 1942-43, scoring three times, and once for Birmingham City in 1944-45 and in the same season he scored once in three appearances for Derby County. After the War was over Jordan returned to Doncaster Rovers and made his debut in the first game of the season on 31st August 1946 in a 2-1 home win over Rochdale. It was a record season for Doncaster and Jordan, Doncaster scored a record one hundred and twenty-three League goals and won the Third Division North Championship with a record seventy-two pints, winning thirty-three of the forty-two games, while Jordan scored a club record, which stands to this day, of forty-two League goals in forty-one League games he also scored twice in four F.A. Cup ties. His accumulation of goals in that season had to be seen to be believed he had a run of five games in which hw scored each game, he scored three separate hat-tricks and finally he had a club record run of ten consecutive games in which he scored. He was sold to Sheffield Wednesday in February 1948 and his record at Belle Vue in peacetime was forty-eight goals in sixty League games and two goals in five F.A. Cup fixtures. He made his debut for Wednesday on 7th February 1948 in a 3-1 home victory over Bradford Park Avenue and scored. He was not as prolific with Wednesday but he scored twelve goals in twenty-six games as the Owls came second in the Second Division in 1949-50 and won promotion to the First Division in what was one of the closest and exciting ever. Tottenham did deserve to be Champions with sixty-one points and went on to become the Champions of the First Division in the following season, but it was a blanket finish for the rest, with Wednesday, Sheffield United and Southampton all finished on fifty-two points and goal average decided the outcome with the fast finishing Leeds, who made a great effort in the second half of the season, on forty-seven points. Jordan may not have been quite as prolific for Wednesday, but on 24th September 1949 he scored four goals in a 6-2 home win over Hull City he scored four of the goals. However, after that, due to injury and loss of form, Jordan could not command a regular place in the later years at Hillsborough and he finished his career there after seven seasons with thirty six goals from ninety-two League appearances and he also made two F.A. Cup appearances without scoring, with his final game coming on 18th September 1954 in the Sheffield Derby at Bramall Lane which saw Wednesday go down 0-1. He was the popular Landlord of the legendary The Schoolboy Inn, Norton, Doncaster for many years. He died in Doncaster on 24th February 1992.

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