Darron McDonough

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Darron McDonough
Personal information
Full name Darron Karl McDonough
Date of birth (1962-11-07) 7 November 1962 (age 55)
Place of birth Antwerp, Belgium
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Oldham Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1986 Oldham Athletic 183 (14)
1986–1992 Luton Town 105 (5)
1991–1992 Newcastle United 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Darron Karl McDonough (born 7 November 1962) is an English former footballer, most noted as a player for Oldham Athletic and Luton Town.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Antwerp but raised in Lancashire, McDonough joined his local side Oldham Athletic from school as an apprentice in 1980. He played in 183 games in six seasons at Boundary Park before signing for Luton Town in an £87,000 transfer deal. He represented the Bedfordshire club 105 times in five seasons. Injuries plagued his time at Luton, and he was sidelined for Luton's famous League Cup victory over Arsenal in 1987–88, though he did appear in the defeat to Nottingham Forest a year later. He was Kevin Keegan's first signing for Newcastle United in 1991, but only three matches into his time on Tyneside a snapped Achilles tendon forced an end to his career.[1][2]


McDonough now runs his own joinery business. He lives in Oldham, Greater Manchester, in a house he built himself.[1]


  1. ^ a b Wash, Roger (2008). Hatters Heroes. Roger Wash. ISBN 978-0-9560832-0-3. 
  2. ^ Struthers, Greg (2005-04-24). "Caught in Time: Luton Town win the League Cup, 1988". London: The Times. Retrieved 2009-05-03.