Tendayi Darikwa

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Tendayi Darikwa
Personal information
Full name Tendayi David Darikwa[1]
Date of birth (1991-12-13) 13 December 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Nottingham, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 2
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010– Chesterfield 121 (12)
2010 Barrow (loan) 1 (0)
2012 Hinckley United (loan) 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:00, 8 January 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Tendayi David Darikwa (born 13 December 1991) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for League One team Chesterfield.

Early life[edit]

Born to immigrant Zimbabwean parents in Nottingham, he was raised in West Bridgford.[3]

Playing career[edit]

Darikwa started his career at Chesterfield, signing his first professional contract in the summer of 2010, before joining Barrow on loan with fellow Chesterfield player Craig Clay in October 2010.[4]

He made his debut for Chesterfield on 27 November 2010 in the FA Cup, in a 3–1 defeat by Burton Albion in the 55th minute replacing Deane Smalley.[5]

Darikwa made his league debut for Chesterfield in the 2011–2012 season when he started away to hometown club Notts County. He was offered a new one year contract by the club in May 2012.[6] Due to good league performances early in 2012–13 season, after the appointment of new manager Paul Cook in late October 2012, Darikwa signed a one-year contract extension until 2015.[7] He then received national recognition by winning the Football League Young Player of the Month for December 2012[8]



Football League Two Champions: 2013–14


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  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 455. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ "Tendayi Darikwa: future Zimbabwe star?". New Zimbabwe. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Duo join Barrow". www.telegraph.co.uk. 28 October 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  5. ^ "Burton Albion 3 – 1 Chesterfield". BBC Sport. 27 November 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  6. ^ "Spireites issue retained list". Chesterfield FC. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Darikwa signs new deal". Chesterfield FC. 13 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "Football League Friday: Talking about Tendayi Darikwa". BBC Sport. 18 January 2013. 

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