Walsall player 149. Marc-Antoine Gbarssin

Marc-Antoine Gbarssin (born 11 December 1984 in Bordeaux) is a French-born Central African football player who currently plays for Eendracht Aalst in the Belgian Second Division. He plays internationally for the Central African Republic. He plays as a defensively-minded central midfielder.
In 2007, Gbarssin signed a two-year contract with Royal Antwerp, with the option of an extra year. After two successful seasons with the Belgian club, he attracted the attention of several top-flight French and Belgian clubs. Italian club Bologna submitted a bid for Gbarssin, but Antwerp did not allow him to leave. This led to several off-field problems which meant that Gbarssin was left on the bench for the majority of the 2009–10 season.
Marco was released in the summer of 2010 and joined Bologna for the whole of pre-season. The club was subsequently acquired by new owners, who cancelled the contracts of all the players signed in the summer by the previous management.
Finding himself without a contract, Marco signed a short term deal with Danish club FC Fredericia in order to get some first-team football and maintain match fitness.
On 31 December 2010, Gbarssin signed a one-month contract with Carlisle United. Carlisle manager Greg Abbott told the club website:
“Marco has done really well during the last three weeks and he’s one we’ve managed to sneak under the radar. He’s played to a good standard abroad and was recommended to me by a good friend of mine who told me he was worth a look. He’s a really tough, solid but capable player who rarely gives the ball away. This month will show us whether he is capable of kicking on to the next level and if he manages that, he’ll reward himself by earning a longer contract.”
International clearance was received on 6 January 2011 and on 31 January Gbarssin signed a deal to stay at Carlisle until the end of the season.
In a surprise move, on 4 March 2011 Gbarssin joined Carlisle’s League 1 rivals Walsall on a loan deal until the end of April.
Gbrassin was released by Carlisle United in May 2011.
Gbarssin made his debut for the Central African Republic national team on 10 August 2011 in a friendly match against Malta, coming on as a 65th minute sub for Armel Kazangba.


Personal information
Full name Marc-Antoine Gbarssin
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Youth career
1996–2002 Bordeaux
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Grenoble 0 (0)
2005–2006 SK Loombeek Liederkerke 21 (0)
2006–2007 Virton 43 (1)
2007–2010 Royal Antwerp 60 (3)
2010 Bologna 0 (0)
2010 FC Fredericia 6 (1)
2010–2011 Carlisle United 0 (0)
2011  Walsall (loan) 9 (0)
2011–2012 Eendracht Aalst 14 (0)
2012-2013 KRC Waregem 17 (1)
2013-2014 CS Louhans-Cuiseaux 17 (1)
National team
2011 Central African Republic 1 (0)

Walsall player 133. Zigor Aranalde



Zigor Aranalde Sarasola (born 28 February 1973) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a left back.
Born in Ibarra, Gipuzkoa, Aranalde began his football career at lowly CD Hernani, going on to spend seven of his eight professional seasons in his country in the Segunda División.
In 1996–97 he was first-choice at Sevilla in La Liga, but the Andalusians finished third from the bottom so were relegated.Just before the start of the 2000–01 Football League season, Aranalde joined English Division Two (third-tier) club Walsall on a two-year contract. He spent just under five seasons at the Bescot Stadium, winning promotion via the play-off final in his first year and being a regular member of the side until he was surprisingly released by manager Paul Merson in March 2005; he moved on to Sheffield Wednesday immediately following his release, but was sent off in only his second game for the club, and never appeared for them again.
In the summer of 2005 Aranalde signed for Carlisle United, newly promoted from the Conference to League Two. They went on to win the division championship that season and with it promotion to League One. Aranalde scored five goals during the course of the campaign, and was part of a squad which included two other former Walsall players,striker Karl Hawley and future Preston North End manager Paul Simpson. On 1 October he scored Bristol Rovers 5000th ever goal in a 1–3 loss with an own goal. Carlisle released Aranalde at the end of the 2007–08 season. Two years later, after playing some amateur football in Spain, he returned to England as chief scout at League One club Brighton & Hove Albion.

Personal information
Full name Zigor Aranalde Sarasola
Date of birth 28 February 1973 (age 43)
Place of birth Ibarra, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Left back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 Hernani
1992–1994 Eibar 42 (1)
1994–1996 Atlético Marbella 56 (0)
1996–1997 Sevilla 22 (0)
1997–1999 Albacete 51 (2)
1999–2000 Logroñés 39 (1)
2000–2005 Walsall 195 (5)
2005 Sheffield Wednesday 2 (0)
2005–2008 Carlisle United 109 (6)
2008–2009 Almansa
2009–2010 La Gineta
National team
Basque Country
Teams managed
2011–2013 Albacete (assistant)


Qalsall player 130. Dave Wilson


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Personal information
Full name David Wilson
Date of birth 4 October 1944 (age 72)
Place of birth Wednesfield, England

Playing position Striker
Senior career
Years                    Team                                        Apps      (Gls)
1962–1965             Nottingham Forest                   9        (1)
1965–1967             Carlisle United                          55      (23)
1967–1969             Grimsby Town                          63      (22)
1969–1970             Walsall                                         35      (10)
1970–1971             Burnley                                          13       (0)
1971–1975             Chesterfield                                 128     (21)
                                                             Total                  303     (77)

David “Dave” Wilson (born 4 October 1944 in Wednesfield) is an English former professional association football player who played as a striker, for Nottingham Forest, Carlisle, Grimsby, Walsall, Burnley and Chesterfireld.


Walsall player 51. Derek Clarke

51. Derek Clarke
Personal information
Date of birth 19 February 1950 (age 66)
Place of birth Willenhall, England

Playing position Forward

Youth career
– Walsall

Senior career
Years                                  Team                                   Apps                                (Gls)
1967–1968                       Walsall                                         6                                     (2)
1968–1970                    Wolverhampton Wanderers     5                                     (0)
1970–1976                     Oxford United                           178                                   (35)
1976–1978                        Orient                                         36                                     (6)
1978 →                             Carlisle United (loan)                1                                      (0)

Derek Clarke (born 19 February 1950) is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football League as a forward for Walsall, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Oxford United, where he spent the majority of his career, Orient and Carlisle United. He is the third of five footballing brothers, the others being Allan, Frank, Kelvin and Wayne, who all played League football.
Clarke was born in Willenhall, and began his professional career at local club Walsall. He joined Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1968, but made just five appearances in two full seasons for the First Division club before moving to Oxford United in October 1970. He spent six years at Oxford, making 178Second Division appearances, then left the Manor Ground when the club was relegated in 1976. He then joined Orient, where he spent two seasons, which included an appearance in the semi-final of the 1977–78 FA Cup and a loan spell at Carlisle United, before injury forced his retirement.

Walsall player 37. Karl Hawley.

Personal information
Full name Karl Leon Hawley
Date of birth 6 December 1981 (age 34)
Place of birth Walsall, England

Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Striker

Club information
Current team StourBridge

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Senior career*
Years                                 Team                            Apps                     (Gls)
2000–2004             Walsall                                         1                      (0)
2002–2003             Raith Rovers (loan)               17                       (7)
2003                          Hereford United (loan)           6                       (1)
2003                          Raith Rovers (loan)                  9                        (2)
2004                          Hednesford Town                     1                        (0)
2004–2007              Carlisle United                      118                       (47)
2007–2009              Preston North End                 30                       (3)
2008                         Northampton Town (loan)     11                       (2)
2009                           Colchester United (loan)         4                        (0)
2009–2012               Notts County                             81                        (5)
2012                           Crawley Town (loan)               4                         (0)
2012–2013                Scunthorpe United                 39                        (11)
2013–2014                Torquay United                       25                         (3)
2014– 2015                Alfreton Town                         33                        (10)

2015                              Stourbridge                        46                     (24)
National team
2004–2005                    England C                          2
Born in Walsall, West Midlands, Hawley started his career for his hometown team Walsall but only played one league game. While at the Bescot Stadium he also spent loan spells at Raith Rovers and Hereford United, where he scored once against Burton Albion.
After his release by Walsall in 2004, Hawley joined Southern Football League side Hednesford Town, but only made one start for the Pitmen, playing in a league game against Hinckley United. He was again released towards the end of the 2003–04 season. Hawley joined Conference team Carlisle United in the summer of 2004 and played a part in their return to the Football League. He was the League Two top scorer in the 2005–06 season, forming a successful partnership with Michael Bridges as Carlisle achieved a second successive promotion to League One. Hawley was voted League Two Fans’ Player of the Year and was part of the League Two Team of the Year. In May 2007, Hawley was offered an improved contract by Carlisle manager Neil McDonald, but Hawley rejected the offer and left the club on 11 May 2007. In three seasons for Carlisle United he was the club’s top scorer.
He signed for Championship side Preston North End on 14 June 2007, on a three-year contract. After making 26 appearance and 3 goals in League and 2 in FA Cup at his first season for Preston, Hawley suffered poor forms for Preston in his second season and got less playing time under manager Alan Irvine. Also during his time at Preston, Hawley also struggled to replicate the goal scoring form he showed at Carlisle and joined Northampton Town for a one months loan where he made 11 appearance and scoring two. Afterwards, Hawley returned to the club despite Northampton Town was keen to extend his contract. Afterwards his loan finish with Northampton, Hawley returns to Preston and as made just five substitute appearances in the League and 2 starts in League Cup and eventually Hawley join Colchester United on month loan deal along with Neal Trotman and made 4 appearance.
He signed for League Two side Notts County on 3 August 2009, on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee to revive his career. In his first season for Preston, Hawley made total of 38 appearance(31 in League, 6 in FA Cup, 1 in League Cup and 1 in Football League Trophy) and scoring 4 (3 in league and 1 in FA Cup). Under manager of Cotterill, Short, Paul Ince and Martin Allen, Hawley fell out with favour due to that he has struggled to make an impact for Notts County and his poor performance struck again. In May 2012 he was released by Notts County, along with 12 other players.
On 31 January 2012 Hawley signed, on loan until the end of season, for Crawley Town. However, Hawley made four appearance and return to Notts County, with another disappointing loan spell.
Having been released, Hawley went on a trial at Doncaster Rovers. On 7 September 2012, he signed a short term deal with League 1 side Scunthorpe United. At Scunthorpe United, Hawley made an impressive display at the club, with five goals in seventeen appearance. In January, Hawley signed a new contract, with the club until the end of the season as his old deal expires in January.
On July 1 2013 Hawley signed a two-year deal with Torquay United scoring 3 goals in 30 appearances. However on 29th August 2014 Karl and the club agreed to terminate his contract by mutual consent. On 5 September 2014 Hawley signed a one-year deal with Conference Premier Alfreton Town.When this contract finished Karl signed for Stourbridge