Darren Tilley

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Darren Tilley
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Personal information
Full name Darren John Tilley
Date of birth (1967-03-15) 15 March 1967 (age 47)
Place of birth Keynsham, Somerset, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983-1984 Bristol Rovers
1986-1988 Bath City FC
1991 Kitchener FC
1991-1993 York City FC
1994 Happy Valley AA
1994 Guangdong Hongyuan 13 (3)
1995 Frankwell FC
1996 Foshan Fosti
1997 Toronto Lynx 18 (6)
1997 Montreal Impact 9 (7)
1998-1999 Rochester Rhinos 51 (26)
2000 Montreal Impact 7 (0)
2000-2001 Vancouver 86ers 34 (14)
2002-2003 Mississauga Olympians
Teams managed
2008-2009 Rochester Rhinos
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Darren Tilley (born in Keynsham, Somerset) is an English football former player and coach for USL-1 club Rochester Rhinos.

Playing career[edit]

Tilley played for York City F.C. in the English Third Division from 1991-1993.[1] In 1997, Tilley began the season with the Toronto Lynx before being traded to the Montreal Impact. He then played for the Rochester Rhinos from 1998 to 2000 and is one of the franchise's top all-time scorers. In 2000, he began the season with the Montreal Impact[2] before finishing it with the Vancouver 86ers.[3] Tilley was the CSL Golden Boot winner in 2002 playing for Canadian club Mississauga Olympians. He retired following the 2003 season.

Personal life[edit]

Tilley was born in Keynsham England, the only child of Terence Tilley and Sandra Tilley. He grew up in Kingswood Bristol. He was known to be a big Liverpool fan as a kid. Tilley met his wife Monique, born in Ontario Canada, in 1991. The couple married in 1993. Tilley and his wife have two sons, Calum born in 1996 and Kieran born in 2002. They have lived in Cambridge Ontario since 1998.

Managerial career[edit]

On March 26, 2008, the Rochester Rhinos hired Tilley as the team's coach. During the 2008 season Tilley led the Rhinos into the playoffs by finishing fourth in the standings. In the club's playoff run the Rhinos defeated the Charleston Battery in the quarterfinals to advance to the semifinals. There the Rhinos were defeated by the Puerto Rico Islanders on a 3-2 aggregate on goals. The following season Tilley led the Rhinos to a sixth place finish in the standings enough to clinch a playoff spot. In the postseason the Rhinos were eliminated in the quarterfinals by the Islanders once again on a 5-3 aggregate on goals. On September 28, 2009 Rochester announced that the organization would not be renewing his contract for the 2010 season.[4]

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