Darnell King

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Darnell King
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King playing for Tampa Bay Rowdies in 2017
Personal information
Full name Darnell King
Date of birth (1990-09-23) September 23, 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Tampa, Florida, United States
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Winger, Fullback
Club information
Current team
Tampa Bay Rowdies
Number 2
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Florida Atlantic Owls 62 (17)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 Fort Lauderdale Schulz Academy 3 (0)
2012–2014 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 75 (6)
2015– Tampa Bay Rowdies 62 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 21, 2017.

Darnell King (born September 23, 1990) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Tampa Bay Rowdies in the United Soccer League.


King played in forward for Tampa's Gaither High School, setting a school record with 71 points in a season. In 2008, his senior year, King was named to the All-Hillsborough County team.

From 2008 to 2011, King played as a forward for the Florida Atlantic Owls. King was the Owls' leading scorer during his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons.

King participated in the 2012 NASL Combine where he was noticed by Fort Lauderdale Strikers' coaching staff. He was invited to preseason with the Strikers, where he impressed enough to earn his first professional contract. On March 27, 2012 the Strikers announced that King had signed professional terms with the club.[1]

King made his professional debut with the Strikers as a second half sub against FC Edmonton on April 7, 2012 in the first game of the 2012 NASL season. He played 15 minutes after replacing Leopoldo Morales in the 75th minute.[2] On July 2, King started and played 90 minutes in an unfamiliar right back position, and took the throw-in that lead to the opening goal. He started at right back in the Strikers' next match against the Carolina RailHawks, and scored his first goal as a professional in the 31st minute of the 3-3 draw.[3] King ended up primarily playing right back for the Strikers and was named to the 2014 NASL Best XI as a defender.

On December 22, 2014, King returned to Tampa Bay by signing with the NASL's Tampa Bay Rowdies[4]

Career Statistics[edit]

Statistics accurate as of August 19, 2014

Club Season League Cup Playoffs Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Fort Lauderdale Strikers 2012 22 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 24 1 2
2013 26 3 1 2 0 1 28 3 2
2014 21 2 4 1 0 0 22 2 4
Career total 69 6 7 4 0 1 1 0 0 74 6 8


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