Darren Edmondson

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Darren Edmondson
Personal information
Full name Darren Stephen Edmondson[1]
Date of birth (1971-11-04) 4 November 1971 (age 43)[1]
Place of birth Coniston, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Barrow (manager)
Youth career
000?–1990 Carlisle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1997 Carlisle United 214 (8)
1997–2000 Huddersfield Town 37 (0)
1998 Plymouth Argyle (loan) 4 (0)
2000–2004 York City 131 (6)
2004–2005 Chester City 27 (0)
2005 Barrow
2006–2013 Workington
Teams managed
2005 Barrow (caretaker)
2007–2013 Workington
2013– Barrow
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Darren Stephen Edmondson (born 4 November 1971) is an English former professional footballer who is currently manager of Barrow.


Born in Coniston, Lancashire,[1] Edmondson started as a trainee at Carlisle United, where he stayed for seven years before being transferred to Huddersfield Town for £225,500. He had a difficult time there however, he even scored a bizarre own goal against Ipswich Town, in which he was passing the ball back to Town's keeper Steve Francis and it somehow went through his legs and into the goal.

He went to York City in 2000, before leaving to Chester City after York's relegation to the Football Conference. He spent just one year at Chester and joined non-League side Barrow under Lee Turnbull. After Turnbull was sacked Edmondson had a brief spell as caretaker manager before the appointment of Phil Wilson. Wilson set about bringing in his own players and Edmondson left Barrow and signed for Workington. He made his debut for Workington on 7 January 2006 at Worksop Town. He scored his first goal for the club at Alfreton Town on 14 March.

On 5 November Workington manager Tommy Cassidy resigned to take over at Newcastle Blue Star, taking with him his number two Tony Elliott. The Workington board acted quickly and appointed Edmondson as caretaker manager on the very same day. He was later given the job on a full-time basis and was officially announced as manager at the home tie against Redditch United on 6 October 2007.

On 10 December 2013, Edmondson resigned from his post as Workington manager, following a day of change at Workington with the chairman resigning. Within hours of the resignation he was appointed Barrow manager.


  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946–2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 188. ISBN 1-85291-665-6. 

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