Darren Jackson Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1991-92 27 (4) 11 1 0 48.4% 22.6% 29.0%
1990-91 42 (4) 18 2 1 52.2% 17.4% 30.4%
1989-90 31 (1) 8 3 0 37.5% 28.1% 34.4%
1988-89 1 0 0 0 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Totals: 101 (9) 37


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals 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
 02/05/92 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 1
 28/03/92 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 3
 21/03/92 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 0
 07/03/92 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 0
 29/02/92 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H) 2 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 11/01/92 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (H) 2 - 1
 04/01/92 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A) 3 - 1
 01/01/92 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 4 - 0
 03/12/91 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 1
 06/11/91 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 11/01/92 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (H)  2 - 1
 04/01/92 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A)  3 - 1
 04/01/92 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A)  3 - 1
 01/01/92 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  4 - 0
 01/01/92 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  4 - 0
 03/12/91 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 1
 06/11/91 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 1
 29/10/91 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  3 - 2
 17/08/91 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 13/08/91 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  4 - 1
 13/08/91 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  4 - 1
 18/05/91 Final vs. Motherwell (N)  3 - 4
 13/03/91 5th Round vs. Dundee (H)  3 - 1
 09/03/91 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 0
 29/12/90 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 2
 08/12/90 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  3 - 1
 01/12/90 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 1
 17/11/90 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 1
 10/11/90 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  2 - 1
 10/11/90 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  2 - 1
 03/11/90 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 0
 27/10/90 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 2
 18/09/90 1st Round 1st Leg vs. FH (A)  3 - 1
 08/09/90 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  1 - 0
 04/09/90 Quarter Final vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 0
 28/08/90 3rd Round vs. Partick Th (A)  3 - 1
 25/08/90 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  3 - 1
 25/08/90 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  3 - 1
 21/08/90 2nd Round vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  3 - 0
 28/04/90 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 1
 31/03/90 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 0
 17/03/90 Quarter Final vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 0
 10/03/90 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 0
 17/02/90 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 0
 03/01/90 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 30/12/89 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 1
 08/11/89 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 0

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


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.





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

    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.

  • 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 unbeaten run to 10 games.

  • 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 goal after only 15 seconds and we took the lead with less than three minutes on the clock. The goal was a personal disaster for Hibs 'keeper and skipper Andy Goram. Maurice Malpas hit a fairly innocuous looking shot, but Goram diving forward, let the ball slip from his grasp and Darren Jackson nipped in to strike the ball home for his first goal for the club. The former Newcastle midfielder hasn't enjoyed the best of luck since coming to Tannadice and this unfortunate trend continued when he was injured as Goram punched clear and landed on Darren, who eventually had to hobble off three minutes later. The game was interrupted by a series of niggling fouls which led to bookings for Paul Kane, Billy McKinlay and Miodrag Krivokapic, but Collins did go close for Hibs with a dipping volley which went narrowly over. Maurice Malpas had another couple of pots at goal early in the second half, but this time there was no repeat of Goram's earlier blunder.

  • 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 record was almost dented in the fifth minute when Dave Bowman got in behind the Diamonds defence and cut the ball back from the bye-line, but Duncan Ferguson shot over the bar. Airdrie replied in the twelfth minute when Boyle controlled a Kirkwood cross and hit an angled shot across the face of the goal and past the far post. Such goalmouth action wasn't to set the trend of a match which was for the most part, a story of near complete territorially ascendancy by United against a defiant and resolute Airdrie defence.

  • Last Appearance - Motherwell 1 - 2 Dundee United

    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 of the season saw the home side open brightly enough, but it wasn't long before we were threatening Thomson's charge.