Darren Rogers

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Darren Rogers
Personal information
Full name Darren John Rogers[1]
Date of birth (1970-04-09) 9 April 1970 (age 47)
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1986–1988 West Bromwich Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1992 West Bromwich Albion 14 (1)
1992–1994 Birmingham City 18 (1)
1993 Kidderminster Harriers (loan) 1 (0)
1993 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 1 (0)
1994–1997 Walsall 58 (0)
1997–199? Stevenage Borough 12 (0)
2001–2002 Evesham United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Darren John Rogers (born 9 April 1970) is an English former professional footballer who played 91 games in the Football League representing West Bromwich Albion, Birmingham City, Wycombe Wanderers and Walsall.[2] He also played in non-League football for Kidderminster Harriers,[3] Stevenage Borough[4] and Evesham United. He played as a defender.

Career[edit]

Rogers was born in Birmingham. When he left school in 1986 he joined West Bromwich Albion as a YTS trainee, and signed professional forms two years later.[5] Rogers played 14 Second Division games for the club[2] before joining local rivals Birmingham City, newly promoted to that level, on a free transfer in July 1992. Described as "fast and mobile with a good, strong tackle",[5] Rogers went straight into the starting eleven and played in the first 11 games of the 1992–93 season before dropping out of regular first-team football.[6] Either side of an unsuccessful trial at Lincoln City, he had loan spells at Kidderminster Harriers of the Conference[5] and Wycombe Wanderers of Division Three, for whom he made only one substitute appearance,[7] before joining Walsall in July 1994. He played 26 games in all competitions for Birmingham.[5]

Rogers contributed to Walsall's promotion to Division Two in his first season with the club,[8] but a cruciate ligament injury restricted his league appearances to 58 in three-and-a-bit seasons. An October 1997 move to the Conference with Stevenage Borough ended in his early release after he suffered another injury soon after joining. He went on play for Evesham United.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Darren Rogers". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Darren Rogers". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Harman, John, ed. (2005). Alliance to Conference 1979–2004: The first 25 years. Tony Williams Publications. p. 395. ISBN 978-1-869833-52-7. 
  4. ^ Harman ed., Alliance to Conference, p. 647.
  5. ^ a b c d Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 121. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  6. ^ Matthews, p. 228.
  7. ^ "Birmingham City Quick Guide". Chairboys on the Net. Archived from the original on 2 April 2009. 
  8. ^ "Walsall". Football Club History Database. Richard Rundle. Retrieved 24 April 2009. 
  9. ^ Edwards, Leigh. "Ultimate Saddlers A–Z 15". Walsall F.C. Archived from the original on 19 February 2012.