Darren Jackson Player Profile




Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1991-92 27 (4) 31 11 1 0 24 (4) 11 3 0
1990-91 42 (4) 46 18 2 1 30 (3) 12 12 (1) 6
1989-90 31 (1) 32 8 3 0 24 (1) 7 7 1
1988-89 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 - -
Totals: 101 (9) 37 79 (8) 30 22 (1) 7

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
G2G = Goals to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
May 2nd, 1992 02/05/92 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 1
Mar 28th, 1992 28/03/92 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 3
Mar 21st, 1992 21/03/92 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 0
Mar 7th, 1992 07/03/92 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 0
Feb 29th, 1992 29/02/92 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H) 2 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
Jan 11th, 1992 11/01/92 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (H) 2 - 1
Jan 4th, 1992 04/01/92 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A) 3 - 1
Jan 1st, 1992 01/01/92 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 4 - 0
Dec 3rd, 1991 03/12/91 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 1
Nov 6th, 1991 06/11/91 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Jan 11th, 1992 11/01/92 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (H) 2 - 1 (88')
Jan 4th, 1992 04/01/92 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A) 3 - 1 (83')
Jan 4th, 1992 04/01/92 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A) 3 - 1 (50')
Jan 1st, 1992 01/01/92 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 4 - 0 (80')
Jan 1st, 1992 01/01/92 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 4 - 0 (81')
Dec 3rd, 1991 03/12/91 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 1 (26')
Nov 6th, 1991 06/11/91 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 1 (38')
Oct 29th, 1991 29/10/91 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 3 - 2 (72')
Aug 17th, 1991 17/08/91 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 1 (43') p
Aug 13th, 1991 13/08/91 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 4 - 1 (61')
Aug 13th, 1991 13/08/91 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 4 - 1 (12') p
May 18th, 1991 18/05/91 Final vs. Motherwell (N) 3 - 4 (90')
Mar 13th, 1991 13/03/91 5th Round vs. Dundee (H) 3 - 1 (55')
Mar 9th, 1991 09/03/91 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 0 (63')
Dec 29th, 1990 29/12/90 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 2 (5')
Dec 8th, 1990 08/12/90 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 3 - 1 (55')
Dec 1st, 1990 01/12/90 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 1 (1')
Nov 17th, 1990 17/11/90 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 1 (65') p
Nov 10th, 1990 10/11/90 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 2 - 1 (71')
Nov 10th, 1990 10/11/90 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 2 - 1 (84')
Nov 3rd, 1990 03/11/90 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 0 (29')
Oct 27th, 1990 27/10/90 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 2 (78')
Sep 18th, 1990 18/09/90 1st Round 1st Leg vs. FH (A) 3 - 1 (35')
Sep 8th, 1990 08/09/90 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 1 - 0 (54')
Sep 4th, 1990 04/09/90 Quarter Final vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 0 (30')
Aug 28th, 1990 28/08/90 3rd Round vs. Partick Th (A) 3 - 1 (59')
Aug 25th, 1990 25/08/90 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 3 - 1 (33')
Aug 25th, 1990 25/08/90 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 3 - 1 (21') p
Aug 21st, 1990 21/08/90 2nd Round vs. Alloa Athletic (A) 3 - 0 (7')
Apr 28th, 1990 28/04/90 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 1 (46')
Mar 31st, 1990 31/03/90 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 0 (87')
Mar 17th, 1990 17/03/90 Quarter Final vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0 (44')
Mar 10th, 1990 10/03/90 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 0 (15')
Feb 17th, 1990 17/02/90 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 0 (67')
Jan 3rd, 1990 03/01/90 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 0 (32')
Dec 30th, 1989 30/12/89 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 1 (51')
Nov 8th, 1989 08/11/89 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0 (3')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
May 2nd, 1992 02/05/92 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 1
Apr 25th, 1992 25/04/92 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 0 (sub)
Apr 11th, 1992 11/04/92 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 2 (sub)
Mar 28th, 1992 28/03/92 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 3
Mar 21st, 1992 21/03/92 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 0
Mar 17th, 1992 17/03/92 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (A) 0 - 1 (sub)
Mar 7th, 1992 07/03/92 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 0
Feb 29th, 1992 29/02/92 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H) 2 - 1
Feb 11th, 1992 11/02/92 4th Round vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2
Feb 1st, 1992 01/02/92 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 1
Jan 26th, 1992 26/01/92 3rd Round vs. Berwick (H) 6 - 0
Jan 18th, 1992 18/01/92 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 1 - 3
Jan 11th, 1992 11/01/92 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (H) 2 - 1
Jan 4th, 1992 04/01/92 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A) 3 - 1
Jan 1st, 1992 01/01/92 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 4 - 0
Dec 28th, 1991 28/12/91 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 3
Dec 21st, 1991 21/12/91 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 2 (sub)
Dec 14th, 1991 14/12/91 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 0 - 0
Dec 7th, 1991 07/12/91 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 1
Dec 3rd, 1991 03/12/91 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 1
Nov 30th, 1991 30/11/91 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 1
Nov 23rd, 1991 23/11/91 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 1
Nov 16th, 1991 16/11/91 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H) 2 - 1
Nov 9th, 1991 09/11/91 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 1
Nov 6th, 1991 06/11/91 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 1
Nov 2nd, 1991 02/11/91 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 0
Oct 29th, 1991 29/10/91 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 3 - 2
Aug 24th, 1991 24/08/91 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 1
Aug 20th, 1991 20/08/91 2nd Round vs. Montrose (H) 3 - 2
Aug 17th, 1991 17/08/91 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 1
Aug 13th, 1991 13/08/91 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 4 - 1
May 18th, 1991 18/05/91 Final vs. Motherwell (N) 3 - 4
May 11th, 1991 11/05/91 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 0 - 1 (sub)
May 4th, 1991 04/05/91 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 1
Apr 24th, 1991 24/04/91 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 1
Apr 20th, 1991 20/04/91 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 1
Apr 16th, 1991 16/04/91 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 1
Apr 13th, 1991 13/04/91 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 1
Apr 6th, 1991 06/04/91 Semi Final vs. St Johnstone (N) 2 - 1
Mar 30th, 1991 30/03/91 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 0 - 0
Mar 13th, 1991 13/03/91 5th Round vs. Dundee (H) 3 - 1
Mar 9th, 1991 09/03/91 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 0
Mar 2nd, 1991 02/03/91 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 0 (sub)
Feb 23rd, 1991 23/02/91 4th Round vs. Airdrie (H) 2 - 0 (sub)
Feb 16th, 1991 16/02/91 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 2
Feb 9th, 1991 09/02/91 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 0
Feb 2nd, 1991 02/02/91 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1
Jan 29th, 1991 29/01/91 3rd Round Replay vs. East Fife (H) 2 - 1
Jan 26th, 1991 26/01/91 3rd Round vs. East Fife (A) 1 - 1
Jan 19th, 1991 19/01/91 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 3 - 0
Jan 5th, 1991 05/01/91 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 2
Jan 2nd, 1991 02/01/91 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 0
Dec 29th, 1990 29/12/90 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 2
Dec 22nd, 1990 22/12/90 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 0 - 1
Dec 15th, 1990 15/12/90 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 0
Dec 8th, 1990 08/12/90 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 3 - 1
Dec 1st, 1990 01/12/90 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 1
Nov 17th, 1990 17/11/90 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 1
Nov 10th, 1990 10/11/90 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 2 - 1
Nov 7th, 1990 07/11/90 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Vitesse (H) 0 - 4
Nov 3rd, 1990 03/11/90 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 0
Oct 27th, 1990 27/10/90 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 2 (sub)
Oct 24th, 1990 24/10/90 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Vitesse (A) 0 - 1
Oct 20th, 1990 20/10/90 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 0
Oct 13th, 1990 13/10/90 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0
Oct 10th, 1990 10/10/90 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 0
Sep 29th, 1990 29/09/90 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 1
Sep 25th, 1990 25/09/90 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N) 0 - 2
Sep 22nd, 1990 22/09/90 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 2 - 1
Sep 18th, 1990 18/09/90 1st Round 1st Leg vs. FH (A) 3 - 1
Sep 15th, 1990 15/09/90 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1
Sep 8th, 1990 08/09/90 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 1 - 0
Sep 4th, 1990 04/09/90 Quarter Final vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 0
Sep 1st, 1990 01/09/90 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 0
Aug 28th, 1990 28/08/90 3rd Round vs. Partick Th (A) 3 - 1
Aug 25th, 1990 25/08/90 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 3 - 1
Aug 21st, 1990 21/08/90 2nd Round vs. Alloa Athletic (A) 3 - 0
May 5th, 1990 05/05/90 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 0 - 0
Apr 28th, 1990 28/04/90 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 1
Apr 21st, 1990 21/04/90 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 1
Apr 18th, 1990 18/04/90 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 1
Apr 14th, 1990 14/04/90 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N) 0 - 4
Apr 7th, 1990 07/04/90 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0
Mar 31st, 1990 31/03/90 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 0
Mar 24th, 1990 24/03/90 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 2
Mar 17th, 1990 17/03/90 Quarter Final vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0
Mar 10th, 1990 10/03/90 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 0
Mar 3rd, 1990 03/03/90 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 3
Feb 26th, 1990 26/02/90 4th Round vs. QOS (H) 2 - 1
Feb 17th, 1990 17/02/90 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 0
Feb 10th, 1990 10/02/90 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 1
Feb 3rd, 1990 03/02/90 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 3
Jan 27th, 1990 27/01/90 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 3 (sub)
Jan 23rd, 1990 23/01/90 3rd Round Replay vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 0
Jan 20th, 1990 20/01/90 3rd Round vs. Dundee (A) 0 - 0
Jan 13th, 1990 13/01/90 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 0
Jan 6th, 1990 06/01/90 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 0
Jan 3rd, 1990 03/01/90 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 0
Dec 30th, 1989 30/12/89 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 1
Dec 23rd, 1989 23/12/89 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1
Dec 16th, 1989 16/12/89 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 1
Dec 13th, 1989 13/12/89 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 0 - 1
Nov 8th, 1989 08/11/89 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0
Oct 21st, 1989 21/10/89 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 3
Oct 17th, 1989 17/10/89 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Antwerp (A) 0 - 4
Oct 14th, 1989 14/10/89 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 2
Oct 4th, 1989 04/10/89 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 2 - 0
Aug 16th, 1989 16/08/89 2nd Round vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 0
Aug 12th, 1989 12/08/89 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1
Dec 17th, 1988 17/12/88 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 0


Competition History


Comp
LGE 79 (8) 30 5 0
SC 12 (1) 3 1 1
LC 6 3 0 0
UEFA 4 1 0 0
Totals: 101 (9) 37

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


Biography


Edinburgh born Darren began his career at Meadowbank Thistle, while he worked in a part-time job as a printer. Twenty plus goals in his first season as a first team player earned him a move to English Division One side Newcastle United for a fee of around £40,000 in October 1986, making his debut against Arsenal a few days later. Darren played in over fifty matches for The Magpies, in a team that included Paul Gascoigne and Peter Beardsley.

Jim McLean brought the Scotland Under-21 player to Tannadice in December 1988 for a fee of £200,000 and he went straight into the team for the visit of Celtic two days later. However, just four minutes into his debut he broke his ankle, an injury that would keep him out for the rest of the season. After recovering, he was back in the side by July 1989 and became a regular in the line-up over the next three years. He was top scorer in 1990-91 with 18 goals and collected a runners-up medal Scottish Cup final that year against Motherwell at Hampden. That match saw Darren score a dramatic late equaliser to take the game into extra-time, and then receive a red card after the match when protesting to the referee after a controversial goal to lose the match.

The following season the striker fell out of favour with the manager and was made available for transfer in October 1991. The striker fought his way back into the first team, although began playing deeper to accommodate the emerging Duncan Ferguson and in July 1992 he moved to Hibs for a fee later set by tribunal at £400,000.

Darren had five successful years at Easter Road, collecting a League Cup runners-up medal in 1993, and gaining international recognition with his first Scotland cap in March 1995. After joining Celtic in July 1997, he overcame a life-threatening illness to win the Premier Division and the League Cup, and made two appearances in the World Cup finals at France in 1998. A spell on loan to Coventry City was followed by a move to Hearts in July 2000. He then went out on loan to Livingston, helping them win the First Division title in 2001, and then signed for St Johnstone, ending his career with a loan spell at Clydebank. After a spell as a football agent, Darren returned to United as a First Team Coach under manager Jackie McNamara from February 2013 to September 2015. This was followed by coaching roles at Raith Rovers and St Mirren.

Last updated on Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 by B Orr.





Debut

December 17th, 1988
Dundee United 2 - 0 Celtic

League (Premier Division)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Darren was born on this date in Edinburgh.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 2 - 0 Celtic
    League (Premier Division)

    Celtic's third visit of the season proved no more profitable than their previous two as we defeated them for the third time without having lost a goal in the process. At the same time it stretched our


  • First Goal

    Dundee United 1 - 0 Hibernian
    League (Premier Division)

    Scotland's last remaining European survivors met earlier than scheduled due to Scotland's World Cup tie with Norway. Most of the action too was confined to the early stages. Dave Bowman had a shot on


  • 50th Appearance

    Motherwell 0 - 2 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    The United line-up showed considerable change from the previous week with Freddy Van Der Hoorn and Miodrag Krivokapic, both passing late fitness tests. Meanwhile Mixu Paatelainen, Darren Jackson and A


  • 50th League Appearance

    Hearts 2 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    For a long period of this match it looked as though our record of not having won at Tynecastle since March 1985 was going to come to a conclusion. After going ahead mid-way through the first half we l


  • Last Goal

    Dundee United 2 - 1 Airdrie
    League (Premier Division)

    The same eleven who had earned both points at Brockville were entrusted with the task of trying to breakdown an Airdrie defence which hadn't conceded a goal in their last three outings. That proud rec


  • 100th Appearance

    Dundee United 6 - 0 Berwick
    Scottish Cup (3rd Round)

    After last season's near upset against Second Division East Fife in the third round, we didn't take long to ensure there would be no repeat against financially beleagured Berwick Rangers. For the tie,


  • Last Appearance

    Motherwell 1 - 2 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    For the second successive season our final match of the campaign was against Motherwell, but the circumstances were a far from the captivating Cup Final of the previous year. Fir Park's lowest crowd o


  • Left the Club