Darren Bradley

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Darren Bradley
Personal information
Full name Darren Michael Bradley
Date of birth (1965-11-24) 24 November 1965 (age 51)
Place of birth Kings Norton, England
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1983–1984 Aston Villa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1986 Aston Villa 20 (0)
1986–1995 West Bromwich Albion 254 (9)
1995–1997 Walsall 71 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Darren Michael Bradley (born 24 November 1965 in Kings Norton, England) is an English former professional footballer, who played as a midfielder for Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion and Walsall. He also represented England at youth level.

Aston Villa[edit]

Darren first came to notice to Villa scouts while at secondary school in Kings Norton, before signing for the Villains as an apprentice in 1983. Darren went on to break into the first team at Villa, making 20 appearances.

West Bromwich Albion[edit]

Darren moved to The Hawthorns on 14 March 1986, in a deal that saw Stephen Hunt move in the opposite direction. He went on to spend the majority of his career at West Brom, becoming the captain of the club. Though not a prolific goalscorer, Darren is best remembered amongst West Brom fans for a spectacular 30-yard goal against archrivals Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C., helping them to a 3-2 victory in the Black Country derby in August 1993.[1] For his efforts in the 1992-1993 season, Darren was voted into the PFA team of the year.


After being released by manager Alan Buckley in 1995, Darren spent two years at Walsall F.C. before retiring in 1997.

After retirement[edit]

Since retirement, Darren has played for Aston Villa Old Stars, a charity fund-raising football team.[2]

Darren became involved in launching Intergarage in 2000, a business designing and manufacturing underground garages, where he is currently a Sales Director.[3]


External links[edit]

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