Darren Jackson

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Darren Jackson
Personal information
Full name Darren Jackson
Date of birth (1966-07-25) 25 July 1966 (age 47)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1986 Meadowbank Thistle 48 (22)
1986–1988 Newcastle United 69 (7)
1988–1992 Dundee United 87 (30)
1992–1997 Hibernian 170 (50)
1997–1999 Celtic 29 (3)
1998–1999 Coventry City (loan) 3 (0)
1999–2001 Heart of Midlothian 56 (7)
2001 Livingston (loan) 9 (1)
2001–2002 St. Johnstone 9 (1)
2002 Clydebank (loan) 13 (2)
National team
1995–1998 Scotland 28 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Darren Jackson (born 25 July 1966 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish former international footballer who played predominantly as a striker. After working as an agent, he is now a coach at former club Dundee United.

Career[edit]

Jackson began his career in 1985 with Meadowbank Thistle, while he worked in a part-time job as a printer. 22 league goals won him a move south to Newcastle United for a £40,000 transfer fee. Jackson made his Newcastle debut as a substitute for Ian Stewart in a 1-2 defeat at home to Arsenal. In two years with the Magpies, Jackson scored only seven goals and returned to Scotland in 1988 with Dundee United. Jackson spent four years at Tannadice, picking up a Scottish Cup runners-up medal.

Jackson joined Hibernian in 1992. During his five years at Easter Road, Jackson was a runner-up again, this time in the League Cup. He moved to Celtic in 1997, but Jackson was treated for hydrocephalus[1] that required surgery in September 1997. He was playing again within three months[2] as Celtic went on to win both the League and League Cup. The following season, Jackson had a spell on loan with Coventry City before joining his boyhood heroes Hearts.

In July 2000, Jackson revealed he intended to move into management once his playing career finished.[3] In October, Jackson was barred from playing for Hearts due to the impending trigger of a clause enforcing a one-year extension to his contract,[4] seeing him discuss a possible return to former club Dundee United.[5] After United signed Charlie Miller instead,[6] Jackson negotiated a deal to return to first-team action at Hearts,[7] only to find himself surplus to requirements when Craig Levein was appointed three weeks later.[8]

In January, Jackson joined Livingston on a month's loan,[9] subsequently extending it until the end of the season.[10] During this time, Hearts released Jackson from his contract.[11] After winning the First Division title with Livi, Jackson was not offered a permanent contract, returning instead to the Premier League with St Johnstone on a one-year contract.[12] Jackson made nine league appearances for the Saints before being allowed to join Clydebank on loan in January 2002, where scored a début goal in a 1–0 win.[13]

Despite Jackson's earlier vow to move into management,[3] he became an SFA agent[14] representing players including fellow Scots Jackie McNamara, Mark Wilson and Steven Thompson.[15] In February 2013, Jackson relinquished his agent status to join client Jackie McNamara – recently appointed as manager of Dundee United – as a coach.[16]

Jackson won 28 caps for Scotland, scoring four goals. Making his début in March 1995, Jackson was also part of the Scotland squads for Euro 96 and the 1998 World Cup, playing in two of the World Cup matches. Jackson played two further games after the tournament, appearing in the European Championship qualifying matches against Lithuania and Estonia.

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup Lg Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Meadowbank Thistle 1985–86
Total 48 22 48 22
Newcastle United 1986–87 16(7) 3 2 1 19(7) 3
1987–88 24(7) 2 3 1 3 1 30(7) 4
Total 69 7 69 7
Dundee United 1988–89
1989–90
1990–91
1991–92
Total 87 30 87 30
Hibernian 1992–93
1993–94
1994–95
1995–96
1996–97 28 11 4 1 1 0 0 0 33 12
Total 170 50 4 1 1 0 0 0 175 51
Celtic 1997–98 23 3 3 1 2 1 0 0 28 5
1998–99 6 0 0 0 1 0 6 1 13 1
Total 29 3 3 1 3 1 6 1 41 6
Heart of Midlothian 1998–99 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
1999–00 36 6 3 1 3 2 0 0 42 9
2000–01 11 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 14 1
Total 56 7 3 1 4 2 2 1 65 11
Livingston 2000–01 9 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 13 1
Total 9 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 13 1
St Johnstone 2001–02 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 1
Total 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 1
Clydebank (loan) 2001–02 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 2
Total 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 2
Career total 490 123 14 3 9 3 8 2 521 131

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Scotland's goal tally first.

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 5 October 1996 Daugava Stadium, Riga, Latvia  Latvia 2–0 2–0 1998 WC Qualifying
2 1 June 1997 Ta' Qali Stadium, Ta' Qali, Malta  Malta 2–1 3–2 Friendly
3 3–2
4 22 April 1998 Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland  Finland 1–0 1–1 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Dundee United
1990–91
Hibernian
1993–94
Celtic
1997–98
1997–98
Livingston
2000–01

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winners against the odds". BBC Sport website. 20 July 2000. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  2. ^ "The Scotland Squad". BBC News & Sport website. 3 May 1998. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  3. ^ a b "Jackson eyes hot seat". BBC Sport website. 20 July 2000. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  4. ^ "Contract row freezes out Jackson". BBC Sport website. 31 October 2000. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  5. ^ "Jackson at United for talks". BBC Sport website. 2 November 2000. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  6. ^ "Two new faces at Tannadice". BBC Sport website. 3 November 2000. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  7. ^ "Deal allows Jackson to play again". BBC Sport website. 17 November 2000. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  8. ^ "Jackson hurting after Hearts decision". BBC Sport website. 7 December 2000. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  9. ^ "Hearts in transfer action". BBC Sport website. 13 January 2001. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  10. ^ "Jackson extends life at Livingston". BBC Sport website. 6 February 2001. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  11. ^ "Hearts release Jackson". BBC Sport website. 4 April 2001. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  12. ^ "Saints sign up Jackson". BBC Sport website. 21 July 2001. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  13. ^ "Clydebank 1–0 Cowdenbeath". BBC News. 19 January 2002. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  14. ^ "The Scottish FA: Players' Agents". SFA website. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  15. ^ Guidi, Mark (13 April 2008). "Back Gordon Strachan for next year's title shot, says Darren Jackson". Sunday Mail. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  16. ^ Nicholson, Eric (4 February 2013). "Darren Jackson 'absolutely buzzing' about returning to Dundee United". The Courier. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 

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