Darren Currie

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Darren Currie
Personal information
Full name Darren Paul Currie[1]
Date of birth (1974-11-29) 29 November 1974 (age 39)[1]
Place of birth Hampstead, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
000?–1993 West Ham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1996 West Ham United 0 (0)
1994–1995 Shrewsbury Town (loan) 17 (2)
1995 Leyton Orient (loan) 10 (0)
1996–1998 Shrewsbury Town 66 (8)
1998 Plymouth Argyle 7 (0)
1998–2001 Barnet 127 (19)
2001–2004 Wycombe Wanderers 126 (14)
2004 Brighton & Hove Albion 22 (2)
2004–2007 Ipswich Town 83 (9)
2006–2007 Coventry City (loan) 8 (0)
2007 Derby County (loan) 7 (1)
2007–2008 Luton Town 31 (2)
2008–2010 Chesterfield 31 (3)
2009–2010 Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 5 (0)
2010–2011 Dagenham & Redbridge 33 (1)
2011 Boreham Wood 5 (2)
2011–2012 Hendon 36 (2)
2012–2013 Dagenham & Redbridge 0 (0)
Total 614 (65)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:07, 13 June 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Darren Paul Currie (born 29 November 1974 in Hampstead, England) is an English former footballer who made over 600 appearances in The Football League.

Career[edit]

Currie, who is the nephew of former Sheffield United, Leeds United and England footballer Tony Currie,[2] began his career as a trainee at West Ham United in 1993 but did not play for the first-team.[3] He had a loan spell at Leyton Orient before joining Shrewsbury Town in February 1996 for a transfer fee of £70,000, for whom he made over 70 league and cup appearances in two seasons.[3]

He was released by Shrewsbury in March 1998 and joined Plymouth Argyle until the end of the 1997–98 season.[3] He then joined Barnet in summer 1998 and made over 140 league and cup appearances in three seasons.[3] He was selected in the PFA Team of the Season for Division Three for two consecutive seasons but after Barnet were relegated to the Nationwide Conference at the end of the 2000–01 season, he left Barnet and joined Wycombe Wanderers for a transfer fee of £200,000.[4] He left Wycombe by mutual consent at the end of the 2003–04 season after the club was relegated,[5] having made over 140 appearances for the club.[3]

Currie impressed Brighton manager Mark McGhee during pre-season trials in 2004 and was given a one-year contract,[5] with McGee saying, "Darren has skills comparable with any player at this level." A few months later in December 2004, Currie joined Ipswich Town for a transfer fee of £250,000, which Brighton's financial position meant they could not turn down.[6]

Currie made his debut for Ipswich in December 2004, scoring a goal and making another, as Ipswich beat Queens Park Rangers 4–2 away from home.[7] He made 26 appearances for Ipswich in the 2004–05 season, as Ipswich reached the Football League Championship play-offs in May 2005.[8]

Currie fell out of favour in the 2006–07 season, starting only six games before joining Coventry City on loan in November 2006 when Ipswich manager Jim Magilton could not guarantee him a place in the first-team.[9] Currie had a two-week trial with the Major League Soccer club Los Angeles Galaxy early in 2007,[10] for whom he made three substitute appearance, but was not offered a contract and returned to Ipswich.[11]

He joined Derby County in March 2007 on a loan until the end of the season,[11] which was extended until the end of May 2007 so he would be eligible for the 2006–07 season Football League Championship play-offs.[12] He came on as a substitute in the second leg of the semi final against Southampton as his side won on penalties,[13] but he did not feature in the final. Currie scored once during his spell at Derby, his goal coming on a 2–0 win over Leeds United on 6 May 2007.[14]

Currie joined Luton Town on a free transfer from Ipswich in July 2007, signing a two-year contract,[15] and scored on his debut against Hartlepool United in August 2007.[16] He made 38 league and cup appearances in the 2007–08 season[17] as Luton went into administration, suffered a ten-point penalty and were relegated.

Following Luton's relegation to League Two, Currie was one of several players to be offered a free transfer in May 2008,[18] but declared that he would not leave the club until his demands were met.[19] After negotiating terms with Brighton & Hove Albion, Currie turned them down and signed a three-year contract with League Two side Chesterfield.[20][21]

On 23 November 2009, Currie joined League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge on a month's loan,[22] making his debut on 24 November in a 0–0 away draw against Bournemouth.[23] He signed an 18-month contract with Dagenham on 19 January 2010.[24] He made 16 appearance for the club in the 2010–11 season as they won promotion to League One. The next season, Currie made a further 22 league appearances, scoring once, as Dagenham were relegated straight back to League Two. He left the club in May 2011.[25]

Currie went on trial with League Two side Southend United in July 2011, though was not offered a contract.[26]

On 5 August 2011, Currie joined Conference South side Boreham Wood as both a player and the club's assistant manager.[27]

On 11 November 2011, Currie joined Isthmian League Premier Division side Hendon in a playing capacity.

In October 2012, Currie rejoined Dagenham & Redbridge, taking squad number 29 and appearing on the substitutes bench in a 3–2 loss at York City on 20 October 2012.[28] He appeared again on the bench for the 1–1 draw with Exeter City on 23 October 2012.[29]

Career statistics[edit]

Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
West Ham United 1993–94[30] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994–95[31] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995–96[32] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shrewsbury Town (loan) 1994–95[31] Second Division 17 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 2
Leyton Orient (loan) 1995–96[32] Third Division 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Shrewsbury Town 1995–96[32] Second Division 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 2
1996–97[33] Second Division 37 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 41 2
1997–98[34] Third Division 16 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 18 5
Total 66 8 3 0 3 1 0 0 72 9
Plymouth Argyle 1997–98[34] Second Division 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Barnet 1998–99[35] Third Division 38 4 1 1 2 1 1[a] 0 42 6
1999–2000[36] Third Division 44 5 0 0 1 0 4[b] 0 49 5
2000–01[37] Third Division 45 10 2 1 2 0 1[a] 0 50 11
Total 127 19 3 2 5 1 6 0 141 22
Wycombe Wanderers 2001–02[38] Second Division 46 3 4 3 1 0 0 0 51 6
2002–03[39] Second Division 38 4 1 0 2 0 2[a] 0 43 4
2003–04[40] Second Division 42 7 2 2 2 0 3[a] 0 49 9
Total 126 14 7 5 5 0 5 0 143 19
Brighton & Hove Albion 2004–05[41] Championship 22 2 0 0 1 0 23 2
Ipswich Town 2004–05[41] Championship 24 3 1 0 0 0 2[c] 0 27 3
2005–06[42] Championship 46 5 1 0 1 0 48 5
2006–07[43] Championship 13 1 0 0 1 0 14 1
Total 83 9 2 0 2 0 2 0 89 9
Coventry City (loan) 2006–07[43] Championship 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Derby County (loan) 2006–07[43] Championship 7 1 0 0 0 0 1[c] 0 8 1
Luton Town 2007–08[44] League One 31 2 5 0 2 0 0 0 38 2
Chesterfield 2008–09[45] League Two 27 3 3 0 1 0 1[a] 0 32 3
2009–10[46] League Two 4 0 0 0 1 1 1[a] 1 6 2
Total 31 3 3 0 2 1 2 1 38 5
Dagenham & Redbridge 2009–10[46] League Two 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
2010–11[47] League One 22 1 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 25 1
Total 38 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 41 1
Boreham Wood 2011–12[48] Conference South 5 2 1 0 0 0 6 2
Hendon 2011–12[49] Isthmian Premier Division 27 1 0 0 4[d] 1 31 2
2012–13[50] Isthmian Premier Division 9 1 1 0 0 0 10 1
Total 36 2 1 0 4 1 41 3
Dagenham & Redbridge 2012–13[51] League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 614 65 26 7 21 3 21 2 682 77
  1. ^ a b c d e f g Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ 1 apperance in Football League Trophy, 2 appearances in Football League Third Division play-offs
  3. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Football League Championship play-offs
  4. ^ 2 Appearances in Middlesex Senior Cup, 2 appearances and 1 goal in London Senior Cup

References[edit]

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  5. ^ a b "Albion seal double deal". The Argus. 6 August 2004. Retrieved 20 July 2007. 
  6. ^ "Ipswich complete Currie transfer". BBC Sport. 10 December 2004. Retrieved 24 July 2007. 
  7. ^ "QPR 2–4 Ipswich". BBC Sport. 11 December 2004. Retrieved 2 June 2008. 
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  9. ^ "Currie makes Coventry loan switch". BBC Sport. 22 November 2006. Retrieved 2 June 2008. 
  10. ^ "Currie could join Beckham in USA". BBC Sport. 27 February 2007. Retrieved 2 June 2008. 
  11. ^ a b "Currie makes loan move to Derby". BBC Sport. 15 March 2007. Retrieved 2 June 2008. 
  12. ^ "Currie extends loan deal at Derby". BBC Sport. 9 May 2007. Retrieved 2 June 2008. 
  13. ^ "Derby secure play-off final berth". BBC. 15 May 2007. Retrieved 17 March 2010. 
  14. ^ "Derby 2–0 Leeds". BBC. 6 May 2007. Retrieved 17 March 2010. 
  15. ^ "Hatters sign Currie from Ipswich". BBC Sport. 2 July 2007. Retrieved 2 June 2008. 
  16. ^ "Luton 2–1 Hartlepool". BBC Sport. 11 August 2007. Retrieved 3 June 2008. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Darren Currie in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 3 June 2008. 
  18. ^ "Relegated Luton start clear-out". BBC Sport. 1 May 2008. Retrieved 2 June 2008. 
  19. ^ "Currie fires Hatters warning". 4thegame.com. Fast Web Media Ltd. 2 June 2008. Retrieved 3 June 2008. 
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  21. ^ "Chesterfield complete Currie deal". BBC Sport. 29 July 2008. Retrieved 12 August 2008. 
  22. ^ "Veteran Currie joins Daggers". BBC Sport. 23 November 2009. Retrieved 23 November 2009. 
  23. ^ "Bournemouth 0 – 0 Dag & Red". BBC Sport. 24 November 2009. Retrieved 25 November 2009. 
  24. ^ "Currie Signs for the Daggers". Dagenham & Redbridge F.C. 19 January 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  25. ^ "Match Preview – Dagenham and Redbridge". Macclesfield Town F.C. 1 August 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  26. ^ "Southend manager Paul Sturrock wants more signings". BBC Sport. 12 July 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  27. ^ "Veteran Currie signs for Wood". Conference South. 11 August 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  28. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19939655
  29. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19958167
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  31. ^ a b "Games played by Darren Currie in 1994/1995". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  32. ^ a b c "Games played by Darren Currie in 1995/1996". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  33. ^ "Games played by Darren Currie in 1996/1997". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  34. ^ a b "Games played by Darren Currie in 1997/1998". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  35. ^ "Games played by Darren Currie in 1998/1999". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  36. ^ "Games played by Darren Currie in 1999/2000". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
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  47. ^ "Games played by Darren Currie in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  48. ^ "Games played by Darren Currie in 2011/2012 for Boreham Wood". Boreham Wood F.C. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  49. ^ "Games played by Darren Currie in 2011/2012 for Hendon". Hendon F.C. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  50. ^ "Games played by Darren Currie in 2012/2013 for Hendon". Hendon F.C. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  51. ^ "Games played by Darren Currie in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 

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