Craig Dargo

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Craig Dargo
Craig Dargo.jpg
Dargo (left) playing for St Mirren
Personal information
Full name Craig Peter Dargo
Date of birth (1978-01-03) 3 January 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Dunfermline Athletic
Youth career
Raith Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2000 Raith Rovers 82 (29)
2000–2005 Kilmarnock 101 (19)
2005–2007 Inverness CT 59 (35)
2007–2011 St. Mirren 94 (9)
2011–2012 Partick Thistle 4 (0)
2012 Dumbarton 9 (5)
2012– Dunfermline Athletic 33 (2)
National team
2006 Scotland B 1 (0)
Teams managed
2012– Dunfermline Athletic (U20)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 May 2011

Craig Peter Dargo (born 3 January 1978 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish professional footballer who currently plays for Dunfermline Athletic.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Dargo began his career with Kirkcaldy side Raith Rovers. He scored 29 goals in 82 league games before moving to Kilmarnock on a free transfer in June 2000.[1] He remained at Rugby Park for the next five years. During this time he made his first appearance in European competition, scoring as Kilmarnock were eliminated by Norwegian side Viking in the UEFA Cup.[2] His time at Kilmarnock was dogged by injuries, and he was released in May 2005[3] after over 100 games for Killie.

Inverness[edit]

In June 2005, Dargo joined Inverness Caledonian Thistle on a two-year deal,[4] scoring his first goal during a draw against Rangers at Ibrox Stadium. In February 2006, Dargo began negotiations on a new contract,[5] with former Inverness manager Craig Brewster, now managing Ross County, subsequently linked with signing the player.[6] The speculation passed and Dargo made an appearance for the Scotland Future side in March 2006, going on to score 19 goals in 38 games that season.

In April 2007, weeks before the end of his contract, Inverness confirmed "a few English clubs" had expressed interest in signing Dargo.[7] A "last go" in mid May[8] – a record deal for the club[9] – failed to keep him at the club, with Dargo announcing in June that he would leave Inverness.[10]

St. Mirren[edit]

On 28 June 2007, Dargo signed for St. Mirren.[11] Dargo aggravated his recurring knee injury which kept him out for several weeks, making debut against former club Kilmarnock on 22 December 2007. Dargo scored his first goal for the club against Gretna to officially relegate them on 29 March 2008.

Partick Thistle[edit]

On 17 November 2011, Dargo signed a short term contract with Partick Thistle ending in January 2012.

Dumbarton[edit]

On 8 March 2012, Dargo signed a short term contract with Dumbarton until the end of the season.[12]

He became Dunfermline Athletic U20s player/coach alongside John Potter in 2012.

Statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup Lg Cup Other Other
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Raith Rovers 1995–96 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
1996–97 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1997–98 27 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 29 8
1998–99 22 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 23 8
1999–2000 25 12 1 1 1 1 2 1 29 15
Total 82 29 4 1 1 1 2 1 89 32
Kilmarnock 2000–01 25 7 2 0 3 2 0 0 30 9
2001–02 29 6 1 0 1 0 2 1 33 7
2002–03 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 1
2003–04 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 3
2004–05 20 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 22 2
Total 101 19 4 0 6 2 2 1 113 22
Inverness CT 2005–06 32 16 4 2 2 1 0 0 38 19
2006–07 27 10 1 2 1 0 0 0 29 12
Total 59 26 5 4 3 1 0 0 67 31
St Mirren 2007–08 16 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 21 1
2008–09 27 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 30 4
2009–10 29 2 3 0 4 0 0 0 29 2
2010–11 32 3 5 2 1 0 0 0 38 5
Total 104 9 15 2 6 1 0 0 125 12
Partick Thistle 2011–12 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Dumbarton 9 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 5
Dunfermline 2012–13 26 1 2 0 1 0 4 0 33 1
Career total 385 89 31 7 17 5 8 2 441 103

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SUMMER SIGNINGS". BBC Sport. 12 August 2000. Retrieved 5 May 2009. 
  2. ^ "Killie held by Viking". BBC Sport. 20 September 2001. Retrieved 5 May 2009. 
  3. ^ "Kilmarnock set striker Dargo free". BBC Sport. 6 May 2005. Retrieved 5 May 2009. 
  4. ^ "Striker Dargo moves to Inverness". BBC Sport. 13 June 2005. Retrieved 5 May 2009. 
  5. ^ "Inverness offer Dargo new terms". BBC Sport. 22 February 2006. Retrieved 5 May 2009. 
  6. ^ "Inverness angry with speculation". BBC Sport. 8 March 2006. Retrieved 5 May 2009. 
  7. ^ "English clubs chase striker Dargo". BBC Sport. 3 April 2007. Retrieved 5 May 2009. 
  8. ^ "Inverness aim for Dargo decision". BBC Sport. 14 May 2007. Retrieved 5 May 2009. 
  9. ^ "Christie offers Dargo record deal". BBC Sport. 19 May 2007. Retrieved 5 May 2009. 
  10. ^ "Dargo turns down Inverness offer". BBC Sport. 13 June 2007. Retrieved 5 May 2009. 
  11. ^ "St Mirren sign up striker Dargo". BBC Sport website. 28 June 2007. 
  12. ^ . Dumbarton Football Club http://www.dumbartonfootballclub.com/squad/?mode=squad&SquadID=1&id=335.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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