Tendayi Darikwa

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Tendayi Darikwa
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Darikwa playing for Burnley in 2015.
Personal information
Full name Tendayi David Darikwa[1]
Date of birth (1991-12-13) 13 December 1991 (age 24)
Place of birth Nottingham, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[2]
Playing position Right back / Winger
Club information
Current team
Burnley
Number 27
Youth career
2008–2010 Chesterfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2015 Chesterfield 125 (9)
2010 Barrow (loan) 1 (0)
2012 Hinckley United (loan) 5 (0)
2015– Burnley 21 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:02, 15 December 2015 (UTC).


Tendayi David Darikwa (born 13 December 1991) is an English professional footballer who plays as a right back or winger for Burnley.

Early life[edit]

Born to expats Zimbabwean parents in Nottingham, he was raised in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire.[3]

Club career[edit]

Chesterfield[edit]

Darikwa started his career at Chesterfield, signing his first professional contract in the summer of 2010, before joining Barrow on loan with fellow Chesterfield player Craig Clay in October 2010.[4]

He made his debut for Chesterfield on 27 November 2010 in the FA Cup, in a 3–1 defeat by Burton Albion in the 55th minute replacing Deane Smalley.[5]

Darikwa made his league debut for Chesterfield in the 2011–2012 season when he started away to hometown club Notts County. He was offered a new one-year contract by the club in May 2012.[6] Due to good league performances early in 2012–13 season, after the appointment of new manager Paul Cook in late October 2012, Darikwa signed a one-year contract extension until 2015.[7] He then received national recognition by winning the Football League Young Player of the Month for December 2012[8] In October 2013, Darikwa was linked with a move to Premier League club Manchester United, with the then manager David Moyes scouting the player.[9] Darikwa said he was flattered in the interest, but felt he was not ready to play at that level.[10]

On 30 March 2014, he played at Wembley Stadium in Chesterfield's 3–1 defeat to Peterborough United in the final of the Football League Trophy.[11] He also played a vital role in helping the club get promoted when they won the League Two Championship at the end of the 2013–14 season.[12]

After being converted from a right winger to a right back during the 2013–14 season, for the 2014–15 season Darikwa's squad number was changed from his usual number 7 shirt to 2 to reflect his positional change. On 7 April 2015, he scored his first goal of the 2014–15 season with a headed goal in a victory against Crewe Alexandra.[13] After another impressive season in his converted right back position, Darikwa helped Chesterfield reach the League One play-offs in 2014–15; however they were beaten over two legs in the semi finals against Preston North End.

On 6 May 2015, Darikwa won four awards at the Chesterfield end of season awards where he won the Player Of The Year Award and Players' Player Of The Season Award.[14]

Burnley[edit]

On 30 July 2015, Darikwa signed a three-year-deal with Sky Bet Championship side Burnley F.C..[15] On 8 August 2015, on the opening day of the English Championship 2015/16 season, Darikwa made his debut for Burnley F.C. against Leeds United in a 1-1 draw, with Darikwa gaining an assist for Sam Vokes equalizer.[16] On 26 September, he scored his first goal for Burnley in a 2-1 loss to Reading.[17]

International career[edit]

Due to his Zimbabwean heritage, Darikwa is eligible to represent the Zimbabwe National side or England.

In October 2013, Darikwa revealed he was keen to play for the Zimbabwe national side but reconsidered his position after being asked to pay a 'processing fee' by a former Zimbabwe Football Association official. He did reveal he would consider any future approach from Zimbabwe or England.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 24 August 2016.
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Chesterfield 2010–11[18] League Two 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12[19] League One 2 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 3 0
2012–13[20] League Two 36 5 2 0 1 0 1[a] 0 40 5
2013–14[21] League Two 41 3 2 1 1 0 6[a] 1 50 5
2014–15[22] League One 46 1 6 0 1 0 3[b] 0 56 1
Total 125 9 11 1 3 0 11 1 150 11
Barrow (loan) 2010–11[18] Conference Premier 1 0 1 0
Hinckley United (loan) 2011–12[23] Conference North 5 0 5 0
Burnley 2015–16[24] Championship 21 1 2 0 1 0 24 1
2016–17[25] Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 21 1 2 0 2 0 25 1
Career total 152 10 13 1 5 0 11 1 181 12
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Two appearances in League One play-offs, one in Football League Trophy

Honours[edit]

Chesterfield

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Football League Limited: Club list of registered players as at 16th May 2015" (PDF). The Football League. 16 May 2015. p. 42. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 455. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ "Tendayi Darikwa: future Zimbabwe star?". New Zimbabwe. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Duo join Barrow". www.telegraph.co.uk. 28 October 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  5. ^ "Burton Albion 3 – 1 Chesterfield". BBC Sport. 27 November 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  6. ^ "Spireites issue retained list". Chesterfield FC. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Darikwa signs new deal". Chesterfield FC. 13 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "Football League Friday: Talking about Tendayi Darikwa". BBC Sport. 18 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Forget Fabregas and Herrera, Moyes' next big signing at United could be £1.5m midfielder from Chesterfield". Daily Mail. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Darikwa flattered…but not ready for Manchester United challenge". The Standard. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  11. ^ Woodcock, Ian (30 March 2014). "Carlisle 1 - 3 Peterborough". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  12. ^ "Morsy Lands Player of the Year Award". chesterfield-fc.co.uk. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "Chesterfield FC: Tendayi set for another milestone". The Star. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  14. ^ a b c "Darikwa Stars at Player of the Year Awards". chesterfield-fc.co.uk. Retrieved 6 May 2015. 
  15. ^ [1]
  16. ^ "UNITED IN OPENING DAY DRAW". Leeds United Official site. 8 August 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  17. ^ "Burnley 1-2 Reading". BBC Sport. 26 September 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 
  18. ^ a b "Games played by Tendayi Darikwa in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Tendayi Darikwa in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Tendayi Darikwa in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Tendayi Darikwa in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Tendayi Darikwa in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Tendayi Darikwa - Soccerway". Soccerway. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Tendayi Darikwa in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Tendayi Darikwa in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 

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