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 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.

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

    Dundee United 0 - 0 Hearts
    League (SPL)

    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 fl


  • 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