Darren Patterson Player Profile


  • 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 Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1999-00 8 8 0 2 1 6 0 2 0
1998-99 21 (2) 23 1 7 1 17 (2) 0 4 1
Totals: 29 (2) 1 23 (2) 0 6 (0) 1

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
May 6th, 2000 06/05/00 SPL vs. Dundee (A) 0 - 3
Apr 29th, 2000 29/04/00 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H) 0 - 1
Apr 22nd, 2000 22/04/00 SPL vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 1
Apr 19th, 2000 19/04/00 SPL vs. Motherwell (A) 3 - 1
Apr 15th, 2000 15/04/00 SPL vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
Mar 3rd, 1999 03/03/99 4th Round vs. Clydebank (A) 2 - 2

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Mar 3rd, 1999 03/03/99 4th Round vs. Clydebank (A) 2 - 2 (79')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
May 6th, 2000 06/05/00 SPL vs. Dundee (A) 0 - 3
Apr 29th, 2000 29/04/00 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H) 0 - 1
Apr 22nd, 2000 22/04/00 SPL vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 1
Apr 19th, 2000 19/04/00 SPL vs. Motherwell (A) 3 - 1
Apr 15th, 2000 15/04/00 SPL vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 2
Feb 26th, 2000 26/02/00 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 2
Feb 19th, 2000 19/02/00 4th Round vs. Alloa Athletic (A) 2 - 2
Feb 13th, 2000 13/02/00 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N) 0 - 1
May 23rd, 1999 23/05/99 SPL vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2
May 1st, 1999 01/05/99 SPL vs. Dundee (H) 0 - 2
Apr 20th, 1999 20/04/99 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H) 0 - 1
Apr 17th, 1999 17/04/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A) 4 - 0 (sub)
Mar 20th, 1999 20/03/99 SPL vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 0 (sub)
Mar 13th, 1999 13/03/99 5th Round vs. Ayr Utd (A) 0 - 0
Mar 6th, 1999 06/03/99 4th Round Replay vs. Clydebank (H) 3 - 0
Mar 3rd, 1999 03/03/99 4th Round vs. Clydebank (A) 2 - 2
Dec 26th, 1998 26/12/98 SPL vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 2
Dec 20th, 1998 20/12/98 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 2
Dec 5th, 1998 05/12/98 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 1
Nov 28th, 1998 28/11/98 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A) 3 - 0
Nov 15th, 1998 15/11/98 SPL vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 2
Nov 7th, 1998 07/11/98 SPL vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 2
Oct 31st, 1998 31/10/98 SPL vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 2
Oct 24th, 1998 24/10/98 SPL vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 0
Oct 17th, 1998 17/10/98 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H) 0 - 2
Oct 4th, 1998 04/10/98 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0
Sep 26th, 1998 26/09/98 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A) 3 - 1
Sep 23rd, 1998 23/09/98 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 1
Aug 22nd, 1998 22/08/98 SPL vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2
Aug 19th, 1998 19/08/98 3rd Round vs. Ross County (A) 0 - 2
Aug 16th, 1998 16/08/98 SPL vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 0


Competition History


Comp
LGE 23 (2) 0 6 1
SC 4 1 3 1
LC 2 0 0 0
Totals: 29 (2) 1

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals


Biography


Darren began his professional career at West Bromwich Albion without breaking into the first team there. He joined Wigan Athletic in April 1989, playing regularly until being transferred to Crystal Palace in July 1992. In his three years at Selhurst Park, the club was relegated and promoted from the Premier League. Having played for Northern Ireland at youth and Under-21 level, he was made a full internationalist in 1994, playing against Colombia to win the first of 17 caps. A move to Luton Town followed in the summer of 1995, where he spent three years, including a short spell on loan at Preston North End in October 1996.

Leaving Kenilworth Road under freedom of contract in the summer of 1998, he was brought to Tannadice by Tommy McLean and made his debut in the second League game of the season against Hearts. He remained in the first team squad under new manager Paul Sturrock and gained a further caps for Northern Ireland during his time at Tannadice. He suffered with injuries throughout the 1999-00 season and made only a few appearances before being released in July 2000.

After a short-term deal with York City he moved to Oxford United in February 2001. A year later he retired and began coaching at Oxford, briefly becoming caretaker manager in 2004 and again in 2006 before being given the job on a full-time basis in 2007. He later joined Bristol Rovers as head of youth football.

Last updated on Thursday, April 21st, 2022 by B Orr.

Squad Numbers


5

Season:
1998-99

17

Season:
1999-00





Debut

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

League (SPL)


International Career (Northern Ireland)


Caps: 17

Goals: 1

International Debut: June 6th, 1994 v. Colombia

1994 was an exciting year for the then 24 year-old Crystal Palace defender, making his first Northern Ireland Under-21 appearance in March as an over-age player, a B international cap against England at Hillsborough in May, and then a full international debut against Colombia in Boston a month later. His most notable contribution at international level was his headed winner against Switzerland in April 1998. Capped 12 times at full elvel and three times at B level by the time he signed for United in July 1998, he gained a further five full caps for Northern Ireland during his time at Tannadice, including a European Championship qualifier against Germany and a friendly win over the Republic of Ireland.

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Timeline


  • Date of Birth


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


  • International Debut


    Darren earned his first International cap for Northern Ireland, playing against Colombia.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Team Debut

  • First Goal

    Clydebank 2 - 2 Dundee United
    Scottish Cup (4th Round)

    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 roc


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee 3 - 0 Dundee United
    League (SPL)

    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


  • Left the Club