Darren Patterson Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Darren Patterson
  • Born: October 15th, 1969 (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
  • Height: 6' 2
  • Position: Defender
  • Signed: July 10th, 1998
  • First Manager: Tommy McLean
  • Career Totals: 31 appearances, 1 goals
  • Also Played For: Crystal Palace, Luton Town, Oxford United, Preston North End, West Bromwich Albion, Wigan Athletic, York City


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1999-00 8 0 2 1 25.0% 12.5% 62.5%
1998-99 21 (2) 1 7 1 30.4% 26.1% 43.5%
Totals: 29 (2) 1


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 06/05/00 SPL vs. Dundee (A) 0 - 3
 29/04/00 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H) 0 - 1
 22/04/00 SPL vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 1
 19/04/00 SPL vs. Motherwell (A) 3 - 1
 15/04/00 SPL vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
 03/03/99 4th Round vs. Clydebank (A) 2 - 2

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 03/03/99 4th Round vs. Clydebank (A)  2 - 2

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 06/05/00 SPL vs. Dundee (A)  0 - 3
 29/04/00 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 1
 22/04/00 SPL vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 1
 19/04/00 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  3 - 1
 15/04/00 SPL vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 2
 26/02/00 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 2
 19/02/00 4th Round vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  2 - 2
 13/02/00 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N)  0 - 1
 23/05/99 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 2
 01/05/99 SPL vs. Dundee (H)  0 - 2
 20/04/99 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 1
 17/04/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  4 - 0
 20/03/99 SPL vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 0
 13/03/99 5th Round vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 0
 06/03/99 4th Round Replay vs. Clydebank (H)  3 - 0
 03/03/99 4th Round vs. Clydebank (A)  2 - 2
 26/12/98 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 2
 20/12/98 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 2
 05/12/98 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 1
 28/11/98 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  3 - 0
 15/11/98 SPL vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 2
 07/11/98 SPL vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 31/10/98 SPL vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 2
 24/10/98 SPL vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 0
 17/10/98 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H)  0 - 2
 04/10/98 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 0
 26/09/98 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  3 - 1
 23/09/98 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 1
 22/08/98 SPL vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 19/08/98 3rd Round vs. Ross County (A)  0 - 2
 16/08/98 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 0


Biography

Darren was a Northern Ireland youth, Under-21, 'B' and full international. He had been at West Bromwich Albion, Wigan Athletic, Crystal Palace and Luton Town, with a short spell on loan at Preston North End. He moved to Tannadice in the summer of 1998 but injury delayed his debut and after a relatively successful first season, he had a difficult time with injury in 1999-2000 and made only a few appearances. He was released in July 2000 and eventually won a short-term contract at York City.

Debut

August 16th, 1998
Dundee United 0 - 0 Heart of Midlothian

League (SPL)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Darren was born on this date in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Darren was a Northern Ireland youth, Under-21, 'B' and full international. He had been at West Bromwich Albion, Wigan Athletic, Crystal Palace and Luton Town, with a short spell on loan at Preston North End. He moved to Tannadice in the summer of 1998 but injury delayed his debut and after a relatively successful first season, he had a difficult time with injury in 1999-2000 and made only a few appearances. He was released in July 2000 and eventually won a short-term contract at York City.

  • Very little separated the two sides as we picked up our first point of the season. We shaded the first half, but injuries to Lars Zetterlund and Siggi Jonsson early in the second half disrupted the flow, enabling Hearts to have the better of things until the end. So a game of few chances finished goalless with a draw just about the right result.

  • A narrow escape at Forthbank as a timely Darren Patterson counter earned us a replay. It was the second time we had to come from behind, Kjetl Olofsson's well executed equaliser negating Nicholl's rocket opener from 30 yards. Gardner drilled in an 18 yarder to give Bankies the lead again before Darren Patterson met a Joe Miller corner which though cleared had first crossed the line to save our bacon.

  • Last Appearance - Dundee 3 - 0 Dundee United

    So good is the record at Dens Park, that when United venture across the road, victory is almost taken for granted. After all Dundee hadn't won on their own patch against their city rivals for 11 years, but this latest encounter wasn't to follow that trend after a second half which all United fans will want to forget. After a good enough start in which Joaquim Ferraz almost immediately struck an overhead kick wide of the target, Dundee soon threatened when Rae overran a through ball, allowing Alan Combe to gather. For most of the opening half hour, it was nip and tuck, but the outcome of this game was to hinge on two events before the break. Firstly, Dundee were awarded a penalty after Craig Easton bundled Boyack to the ground in the 31st minute. Fortunately, Billio fired the ball just wide from the spot. But instead of United taking heart from that let off, it was the Dark Blues who turned the screw even more. Right on half-time came the incident on which the outcome was to wholly hinge. Joaquim Ferraz and Lee Wilkie were involved in an off the ball incident. After consulting his assistant on the far-side, referee McCluskey dished out a red card to the Portuguese striker. If Dundee hadn't created too many clear-cut chances in the opening half, they atoned for that after the break. Setting off at break neck speed, it took them only four minutes of the second period to take the lead. A precision cross from Artero on the right was met by Falconer at the far post and his header found the net via the underside of the bar. It was no surprise when Grady, a derby hero in the past, increased Tannadice discomfort, meeting Boyack's cross to put Dundee two ahead with a diving header. When Falconer headed a third with a little over quarter of an hour left, many United fans decided it was time to head for the exits in deepening disappointment. For many it was the first time Dens had been the scene of a derby defeat and the magnitude of the victory - it equalled Dundee's best in the Premier Division - was for some too hard to bear.