15 July 2007

Darren Patterson

Name: Darren James Patterson
Born: 15 October 1969, Belfast
Height: 6.02 ft
Weight: 12.07 st
Position: Defender

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 17 Full Caps / 1 Goal (1994-1999), 3 B Caps / 1 Goal (1994-1998), 1 Under-21 Cap (1994).

Club Career:
Clubs
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
FL Cup
Others
West Bromwich Albion
88/89
Jul-88
Youth
0 (0)/0
-
-
-
Wigan Athletic
88/89-91/92
Apr-89
Free
69(28)/6
5(4)/1
7(1)/3
7(0)/0
Crystal Palace
92/93-95/96
Jul-92
£225,000
22 (0)/1
6(0)/0
4(0)/0
-
Luton Town
96/97-97/98
Aug-96
£230,000
53 (4)/0
1(1)/0
0(1)/0
6(0)/0
Preston North End
96/97
Oct-96
Loan
2 (0)/0
-
-
-
Dundee United
98/99-00/01
Jul-98
Free
25 (5)/0
4(0)/1
4(0)/0
-
York City
00/01
Dec-00
Free
4 (2)/0
2(0)/0
-
1(0)/0
Oxford United
00/01-01/02
Feb-01
Free
20 (0)/1
-
-
-
TOTALS
£445,000
195(39)/8
18(5)/2
15(2)/3
14(0)/0

Biography:
A surprise last minute inclusion in the Northern Ireland squad that travelled to face Albania in June 1993 - he hadn't played a firstteam match since joining Crystal Palace a year earlier - Darren Patterson remained on the periphery of the squad until his international d├ębut a year later. A no-nonsense defender, capable in the centre or at right-back, his proudest moment in a green (and blue) jersey was the headed winner against Switzerland in 1998.

Since retiring as a player, Patterson has worked at Oxford as youth team coach, caretaker manager (November-December 2004), briefly manager in March 2006 and first team coach (April 2007) until being appointed as manager again in November 2007. He was sacked in November 2008 and in May 2009 joined Bristol Rovers as Head of Youth. In May 2010 he was promoted to assistant-manager and was caretaker manager from December 2010 to January 2011. In June 2011 he joined Rotherham as assistant-manager, serving as caretaker in March 2012.

More to follow.

Wikipedia

Northern Ireland Cap Details:
03-06-1994 N Colombia...... L 0-2 FR sub
11-06-1994 N Mexico........ L 0-3 FR sub
16-11-1994 H Rep of Ireland L 0-4 ECQ sub
29-03-1995 A Rep of Ireland D 1-1 ECQ
26-04-1995 A Latvia........ W 1-0 ECQ
22-05-1995 A Canada........ L 0-2 FR
25-05-1995 N Chile......... L 1-2 FR sub
07-06-1995 H Latvia........ L 1-2 ECQ sub
27-03-1996 H Norway........ L 0-2 FR sub
24-04-1996 H Sweden........ L 1-2 FR
22-04-1998 H Switzerland... W 1-0 FR 1 Goal
03-06-1998 A Spain......... L 1-4 FR sub
10-10-1998 H Finland....... W 1-0 ECQ
18-11-1998 H Moldova....... D 2-2 ECQ
27-03-1999 H Germany....... L 0-3 ECQ
31-03-1999 A Moldova....... D 0-0 ECQ
29-05-1999 A Rep of Ireland W 1-0 FR

Summary: 10(7)/1. Won 4, Drew 3, Lost 10.



Northern Ireland B Cap Details:
10-05-1994 England....... A L 2-4 FR
26-03-1996 Norway........ H W 3-0 FR
11-02-1998 Rep OF Ireland A W 1-0 FR

Summary: 3/0. Won 2, Drew 0, Lost 1.


Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details:
22-03-1994 Romania....... H D 0-0 FR

Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 1, Lost 0. 

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