ROAD NAMED AFTER ‘MADRID LEGEND’ BRIAN CLARK

A road near the Cardiff City Stadium will be officially named on Saturday after Brian Clark, whose legendary goal defeated Real Madrid 40 years ago this year.

Councillor Neil McEvoy, Deputy Leader of Cardiff Council, has confirmed that the road leading to the Capital Retail Park will be named Brian Clark Way after the City star, who died last year.

And the new street sign will be unveiled at 1pm before Cardiff City play Barnsley by Brian’s widow, Gill Clark.

The road leading directly into the stadium is also named after another former Bluebirds legend, Fred Keenor.

Councillor Neil McEvoy, a Bluebirds supporter, who asked for suggestions from fans for the road naming said: “By far and away the most popular was Brian Clark and following a meeting with supporters’ representatives that is the name I took forward.

“The road runs alongside the boundaries of the stadium so naming it after a former footballer is ideal.

“I’m delighted that Gill Clark will officially unveil the sign in honour of her husband, who is a legend among Bluebirds fans.”

Keith Morgan, a member of Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust board, who attended a meeting with Councillor McEvoy to discuss possible names for the road, said: “Naming the road after Brian Clark will be a very popular choice among City fans, given his iconic status after heading in the goal that beat Real Madrid 40 years ago this year.”

Keith Morgan was among the crowd at Ninian Park for the European Cup Winners’ Cup quarter final clash in 1971.

He added: “Brian, who was a hugely popular figure, maintained his links with the club as a match-day host until the time he became ill.”

Brian will forever remain a true Cardiff City icon following his two spells with the Bluebirds, most prolifically between 1967 and 1972. Brian made a total of 240 appearances in all competition for the club, scoring 91 goals.