It's a select group; those who have only played in one Premier League match and scored. This week we remember the four "one-hit wonders".
But Clark's loss was Gary Bull's gain. Given his chance to shine the striker didn't disappoint, becoming only the second of four players to score on their single Premier League appearance.
Indeed, Bull headed in the winner, securing a 1-0 home win over Crystal Palace that took Forest up to fourth place in the table.
"It was fate, I would imagine," says Bull. "I was in the right place at the right time.
"It was an inswinging corner. A couple of people missed it and I was about three yards out. It was unmissable really, although I tell my kids it was a screamer."
And the fitness he developed as a player serves him well in his current job. He is now a postman.
"I've been doing this job for about 14 years now," he says. "I'm one of those people who gets up and actually enjoys going to work, and getting the physical aspect of it.
"We probably do between 10 and 12 miles a day. Some would say I do more now than I did on the pitch."