11 things you might not know about new Sheffield United striker Leon Clarke

Leon Clarke in action for Bury last season
Leon Clarke in action for Bury last season
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Sheffield United have today completed the signing of striker Leon Clarke from Bury for an undisclosed fee.

The 31-year-old has more than 100 career goals to his name having played for a string of clubs throughout the football league.

Blades confirm Leon Clarke signing from Bury FC
Here are 11 things you may or may not know about the Blades latest signing:

* Clarke has scored 107 goals in a total of 365 career appearances - a goal ratio of nearly one every three games

* During his 13 years as a professional the striker has played for a total of 16 clubs

* The 6ft 2in forward has been sent out on loan 11 times during his career

* On his debut for Bury at the start of last season Clarke was allowed to equalise by walking the ball into the goal after Doncaster Winger Harry Forrester had accidentally volleyed the ball into Bury's goal to restart play

* He was named in the League One PFA Team of the Year at the end of 2012/13 season

* While playing for Swindon in 2011 he had a much publicised altercation with the club's fitness coach Claudio Donatelli and manager Paolo Di Canio following a 3-1 defeat to Southampton

* While playing for Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2006 Clarke angered the Wolves fans by making a shhh-ing gesture after scoring a goal against Plymouth Argyle

* On the final day of the 2009/10 season the striker got injured while celebrating a goal he scored for Sheffield Wednesday in a crunch relegation decider against Crystal Palace. He kicked an advertising board during the celebration, breaking his toe in the process and had to come off injured. The match finished 2-2 and Wednesday were relegated

* Clarke's most prolific season was the 2013/14 campaign for Coventry City in which he scored 23 goals in 34 games

* His leanest spell came at the start of the 2010/11 season when he failed to score in his first 15 games for QPR

* The new Blades striker shares his birthday with TV host Holly Willoughby