Darren Dods

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Darren Dods
Personal information
Full name Darren Dods
Date of birth (1975-06-07) 7 June 1975 (age 44)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1998 Hibernian 64 (1)
1998–2004 St Johnstone 168 (11)
2004–2007 Inverness CT 100 (7)
2007–2011 Dundee United 82 (3)
2011–2013 Falkirk 61 (7)
2013–2015 Forfar Athletic 68 (5)
2015–2018 Brechin City 22 (2)
National team
1995–1996 Scotland U21 5 (0)
2007 Scotland B 1 (0)
Teams managed
2015–2018 Brechin City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Darren Dods (born 7 June 1975) is a Scottish football player and coach. Dods played as a central defender for Hibernian, St Johnstone, Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Dundee United, Falkirk, Forfar Athletic and Brechin City. He also represented Scotland at the under-21 and B international levels.

Playing career[edit]

Edinburgh-born Dods attended Broughton High School. He began his professional career with hometown club Hibernian in 1992, making over seventy first team appearances in a six-year spell. In 1998, Dods moved to St Johnstone where his performances earned him a four-year contract extension in December 2000.[1]

Inverness CT[edit]

When his contract expired in the Summer of 2004, he signed a contract at Inverness Caledonian Thistle and won the Caley Thistle fans' Player of the Year award in his first season.

In March 2006, shortly after Craig Brewster left Inverness to become Dundee United manager, Dods was rumoured to be a target for the Tayside club, although he still had over a year left on his contract.[2] In June, it was reported that Dods had failed to agree a new contract, with Brewster – who had failed in a bid to sign Inverness players Ian Black and David Proctor – still heavily linked with the player.[3] At the start of the 2006–07 season, Dods had a transfer request rejected by Inverness manager Charlie Christie[4] with Inverness subsequently rejecting bids from United of £10,000 and then £35,000 for the player.[5]

Dundee United[edit]

On 13 January 2007, it was announced Dods had signed a pre-contract agreement to join Dundee United in June 2007,[6] despite Craig Brewster having left the United manager position three months earlier. New manager Craig Levein said he was "pleased" regarding Dods' two-year deal.[7] On 22 June 2007, Dods formally joined the club, signing a two-year contract with Dundee United. In Dods' ninth game in October 2007, he scored his first goal for the club, heading the only goal in a 1–0 home win over Motherwell.

In November 2007, Dods won a cap for the Scotland B team.[8]

Falkirk[edit]

On 13 June 2011, Dods signed for Falkirk.[9] He scored his first goal against Brechin City in a Challenge Cup tie on 23 July 2011.[10] Dods scored the goal in April 2012 to win Falkirk their 4th Scottish Challenge Cup, scoring a header in the 2nd minute in a 1–0 victory over Hamilton at Livingston's Almondvale Stadium.[11] Dods signed a one-year contract extension to stay at Falkirk for the 2012/13 season. He missed a number of games at the start of the season due to a recurring injury, but by mid-September had settled back into his normal centre back role. Dods made 33 appearances in season 2012/13, scoring 5 goals, before leaving in the Summer of 2013. Despite being 37 and having begun his coaching badges, Dods said he still had an interest in the playing side of the game.

Forfar Athletic[edit]

On 7 July 2013, it was confirmed that Dods had signed for Forfar Athletic.[12]

Managerial career[edit]

Brechin City[edit]

In June 2015, following the departure of Ray McKinnon to Raith Rovers, Dods was appointed as player/manager of Brechin City in his first managerial role.[13][14] Dods' first season with the club saw the club remain rooted to the bottom of League One for the majority of the 2015–16 season, winning just 4 of their first twenty-six matches. However, a late burst of form saw the club win 8 of the final ten games, pushing the side clear of the relegation and play-off positions to finish the season in seventh. Dods' second season was in stark contrast to the first, with Brechin remaining in the top four for most of the season 2016–17. Finishing the season in fourth, the club then went on to win promotion to the Scottish Championship for the first time in 11 years, defeating Raith Rovers[15] and Alloa Athletic[16] in the Championship play-offs.

They were relegated straight back to League One as early as March with only four points on the board following defeat by Morton on 24 March 2018. The club finished the season without winning a league match, the first club to do so in 126 years.[17] Dods ended his playing career at the end of the 2017-18 season to focus solely on management. He was sacked by Brechin in October 2018.[18]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of match played 27 October 2018
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Brechin City 10 June 2015 30 October 2018 143 35 23 85 024.48

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 4 November 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hibernian 1996–97[19] Premier Division 18 0 1 0 1 0 20 0
1997–98[20] 29 1 1 0 2 0 32 1
Total 64 1 2 0 5 0 0 0 71 1
St Johnstone 1998–99[21] Premier League 34 2 4 1 5 0 43 3
1999–2000[22] 22 2 1 0 0 0 2[a] 0 25 2
2000–01[23] 30 1 2 0 1 0 33 1
2001–02[24] 32 2 1 0 2 1 35 3
2002–03[25] First Division 23 3 2 0 1 0 2[b] 0 28 3
2003–04[26] 26 1 0 0 4 2 2[b] 0 32 3
Total 167 11 10 1 13 3 6 0 196 15
Inverness CT 2004–05[27] Premier League 28 1 2 0 0 0 30 1
2005–06[28] 37 2 4 0 2 0 43 2
2006–07[29] 35 4 3 0 1 0 39 4
Total 100 7 9 0 3 0 0 0 112 7
Dundee United 2007–08[30] Premier League 33 1 3 0 4 1 40 2
2008–09[31] 19 1 1 1 3 0 23 2
2009–10[32] 27 1 4 0 2 0 33 1
2010–11[33] 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
Total 82 3 8 1 10 1 0 0 100 5
Falkirk 2011–12[34] First Division 34 5 2 1 5 0 3[b] 2 44 8
2012–13[35] 27 2 4 0 1 0 1[b] 0 33 2
Total 61 7 6 1 6 0 4 2 77 10
Forfar Athletic 2013–14[36] League One 33 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 38 2
2014–15[37] 35 3 1 0 1 0 4[c] 0 41 3
Total 68 5 5 0 2 0 4 0 79 5
Brechin City 2015–16[38] League One 21 2 1 0 0 0 1[b] 0 23 2
2016–17[39] 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2017–18[40] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 22 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 24 2
Career total 542 34 40 3 39 4 14 2 635 43
  1. ^ Appearances in the UEFA Cup
  2. ^ a b c d e Appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup
  3. ^ Appearances in the Championship play-offs

Honours and achievements[edit]

Player[edit]

Dundee United
Falkirk

Manager[edit]

Brechin City

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dods extends Saints stay". BBC Sport website. 22 December 2000.
  2. ^ "Inverness angry with speculation". BBC Sport website. 8 March 2006.
  3. ^ "Inverness strive to keep Dods on". BBC Sport website. 20 June 2006.
  4. ^ "Boss Christie delighted with Dods". BBC Sport website. 12 August 2006.
  5. ^ "Brewster fears losing out on Dods". BBC Sport website. 25 August 2006.
  6. ^ "Dods to make United summer switch". BBC Sport website. 13 January 2007.
  7. ^ "Levein delight at capture of Dods". BBC Sport website. 23 January 2007.
  8. ^ Lindsay, Clive (20 November 2007). "Scotland B 1–1 Rep of Ireland B". BBC Sport website. Retrieved 28 April 2008.
  9. ^ "FALKIRK SIGN DARREN DODS". Falkirk FC website. 13 June 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2011.
  10. ^ "Brechin City 1-2 Falkirk". 23 July 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  11. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17558271
  12. ^ "Marvin Andrews & Darren Dods signings confirmed". Forfar Athletic FC website. 7 July 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  13. ^ "Darren Dods installed as Brechin City's new manager". BBC Sport. 10 June 2015. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  14. ^ "Dods reveals his vision for Brechin City tenure". Brechin Advertiser. 11 June 2015. Archived from the original on 13 June 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  15. ^ Mitchell, Paul (13 May 2017). "Raith Rovers 3–3 Brechin City". BBC. BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  16. ^ Lamont, Alasdair (20 May 2017). "Alloa Athletic 4–3 Brechin City". BBC. BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  17. ^ Sutherland, Jonathan (28 April 2018). "Brechin City: Scottish Championship side go entire league season without victory". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  18. ^ "CLUB STATEMENT - By Brechin City FC". Brechin City FC. 30 October 2018. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  19. ^ "Games played by Darren Dods in 1996/1997". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  20. ^ "Games played by Darren Dods in 1997/1998". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  21. ^ "Games played by Darren Dods in 1998/1999". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  22. ^ "Games played by Darren Dods in 1999/2000". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  23. ^ "Games played by Darren Dods in 2000/2001". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  24. ^ "Games played by Darren Dods in 2001/2002". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  25. ^ "Games played by Darren Dods in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  26. ^ "Games played by Darren Dods in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  27. ^ "Games played by Darren Dods in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
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  30. ^ "Games played by Darren Dods in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  31. ^ "Games played by Darren Dods in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  32. ^ "Games played by Darren Dods in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  33. ^ "Games played by Darren Dods in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  34. ^ "Games played by Darren Dods in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  35. ^ "Games played by Darren Dods in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  36. ^ "Games played by Darren Dods in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  37. ^ "Games played by Darren Dods in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  38. ^ "Games played by Darren Dods in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  39. ^ "Games played by Darren Dods in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  40. ^ "Games played by Darren Dods in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 November 2017.

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