Nottingham Forest legend Frank Clark confirmed his status as a legend of the club last night after he collected the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Nottingham Post Sports Awards.

Clark was handed his prize following a touching speech from current chairman Nicholas Randall.

The former European Cup-winning left-back has held several positions at the City Ground and these days is an ambassador for the football club.

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As a player, he was part of Brian Clough’s team that won two successive European Cups against the odds. In four years he made 117 appearances under the legendary boss, etching his and the club’s name in history.


Ironically, Clark would then go on and replace Clough as manager. Between 1993 and 1996 he would give Forest supporters some of the most memorable times in recent history.


He won promotion from Division One during 1993/94 and then led Forest to a third-place finish in the Premier League the season after. To this day no newly-promoted team has finished as high as Clark’s team did during that famous campaign.

During 1995/96, Forest embarked on a UEFA Cup run. Clark oversaw wins over Malmo, Lyon and Auxerre before losing out to Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the competition.

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In 2011, Clark returned to Forest again this time as the club’s chairman. Following the tragic passing of Nigel Doughty, he took over the reins until Kuwaiti businessmen took over the club in 2013.

A real legend of the football club, Clark deserves this accolade from the Nottingham Post Sports Awards and fans have taken to Twitter to congratulate the legendary figure:


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