Darren Davies (Welsh footballer)

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Darren Davies
Personal information
Full name Darren Davies
Date of birth (1978-08-13) 13 August 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Port Talbot, Wales
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Melbourne Victory (Youth & Senior Assistant Coach)
Youth career
Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–???? Barry Town
2000–2001 Greenock Morton 22 (0)
2001–2002 Stirling Albion 1 (0)
Dover Athletic
Tiverton Town
2004–2005 Forest Green Rovers 29 (0)
Merthyr Tydfil
2008–2009 Port Talbot Town
2008–2009 Port Talbot Town
2009–2010 Redland City Devils
National team
Wales under-21
Teams managed
2011– Melbourne Victory Youth
2013– Melbourne Victory Senior Assistant
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Darren Davies (born 13 August 1978) is a former professional footballer and present manager, who coaches the Melbourne Victory Youth Squad and is the assistant coach of the senior squad.

A Wales U21 international, Davies started his career at Tottenham Hotspur in England, before becoming a member of the Barry Town squad to compete in the UEFA Champions League qualifying stages. He later plied his trade in Scotland at Greenock Morton[1] and Stirling Albion,[2] before dropping into non-league football in England and Wales.[3]

Davies has since relocated to Australia, initially employed as head coach at the Queensland Academy of Sport prior to his current role at Melbourne Victory.[4][5] In March 2013, he coached his team to success in the National Youth League Championship, and also the assistant job in the senior squad, following Ange Postecoglou's promotion to the Socceroos.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Greenock Morton". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Stirling Albion". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Pitman, Mark (13 December 2011). "Davies emerges from Merthyr to Melbourne". WalesOnline Magazine Sport Blog. Wales Online. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Darren Davies appointed coach of Melbourne Victory National Youth League team". Football Federation Victoria. 20 September 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Ormond, Aidan (16 September 2011). "Victory Name Davies As New Youth Coach". Australian FourFourTwo. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Darren Davies Delighted With NYL Championship Especially For His Boys That Have Been Through The Ups And Downs". Breathing Football.com. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 

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