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Darren Anderton

Tottenham Hotspur FC

30 caps, 7 goals

P 30 W 13 D 12 L 5 F 44: A 21
*(actual F 41: A 21)
63% successful

1994-2002

disciplined: 1
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
2386

Profile

Full name Darren Robert Anderton

(*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)

Born 3 March 1972 in Southampton, Hampshire [registered in Southampton, June 1972].
Attended Bitterne Park Comprehensive School, Southampton
Height/Weight 6' 1", 12st 0lb [1999].

Source

Barry J. Hugman's PFA Yearbook [1999] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Started playing for Itchen Saints, in the Southampton Tyro League.  Joined as a Portsmouth FC trainee, signing professionally on 5 February 1990. He appeared in 67 league matches, scoring seven times. He joined Tottenham Hotspur FC on 3 June 1992 for £1.75 million and went onto make 299 Premiership appearances, he scored 34 goals. He was linked to a move to Liverpool FC in the summer of 2001, but he remained loyal to his club, however, he left Spurs on a free transfer in the summer of 2004 to Birmingham City FC, he made twenty league appearances, scoring three times, then onto Glenn Hoddle's Wolverhampton Wanderers FC a year later, also on a free transfer, and he managed another 24 league appearances, and another solitary goal.  On 8 September 2006, Anderton joined Bournemouth AFC on a free transfer, he played 66 league matchs and scored twelve. He retired on 7 December 2008 with a last-minute volley against Chester City FC. Overall, he completed 451 league games and 57 goals.
Club honours Football League Cup winner 1998-99;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

Barry J. Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2009].

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 1051st players (1052) to appear for England.
Position(s) Midfielder
First match No. 703, 9 March 1994, England 1 Denmark 0, a friendly match at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, aged 22 years 6 days.
Last match No. 785, 10 November 2001, England 1 Sweden 1, a friendly match at Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester, aged 29 years 253 days.
Major tournaments None.
Team honours Tournoi Espoirs de Toulon (U21) Champions 1993; Tournoi de France winners 1997;
Individual honours England B (one appearance), England U21 (twelve appearances, one goal), England Youth.
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Recently retired....was an analyst for Canadian TV station TSN for coverage of Euro 2012.

 

Darren Anderton - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts sub on sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
35+ 30 12 28 2 9 2386 7 341 min 1 0 None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Darren Anderton - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 19 8 9 2 28 13 +15 6 11 1.474 0.684 65.8 +6
Away 7 3 2 2 9 4 +5 2 4 1.286 0.571 57.1 +1
Neutral 4 2 1 1 7 4 +3 0 2 1.75 1.00 62.5 +1
All 30 13 12 5 44 21 +23 8 17 1.467 0.70 63.3 +8

 

Darren Anderton - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
WCF 4 2 1 1 7 4 +3 0 2 1.75 1.00 62.5 +1
World Cup 4 2 1 1 7 4 +3 0 2 1.75 1.00 62.5 +1

ECP

3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 1 2 1.333 0.667 50.0 =0
ECF 5 2 3 0 8 3 +5 1 2 1.60 0.60 70.0 +2
European Championship 8 3 4 1 12 5 +7 2 4 1.50 0.625 62.5 +2
Minor Tournament/Cup 4 2 1 1 7 7 =0 0 1 1.75 1.75 62.5 +1
Friendly 14 6 6 2 18 5 +13 6 10 1.286 0.357 64.3 +4
All 30 13 12 5 44 21 +23 8 17 1.467 0.70 63.3 +8

 

Darren Anderton - Match Record - Tournament Matches

World Cup Final Tournament

Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1998 4 2 1 1 7 4 +3 0 2 1.75 1.00 62.5 +1
WCF All 4 2 1 1 7 4 +3 0 2 1.75 1.00 62.5 +1
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1998-2000 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 1 2 1.333 0.667 50.0 =0
ECP All 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 1 2 1.333 0.667 50.0 =0
European Championship Final Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECF 1996 5 2 3 0 8 3 +5 1 2 1.60 0.60 70.0 +2
ECF All 5 2 3 0 8 3 +5 1 2 1.60 0.60 70.0 +2
European Championship Preliminary Competition and Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 1994-96 5 2 3 0 8 3 +5 1 2 1.60 0.60 70.0 +2
EC 1998-2000 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 1 2 1.333 0.667 50.0 =0
EC All 8 3 4 1 12 5 +7 2 4 1.50 0.625 62.5 +2
Minor Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Umbro Cup 1995 3 1 1 1 6 7 -1 0 0 2.00 2.333 50.0 =0
King Fahd 1998 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
TC All 4 2 1 1 7 7 =0 0 1 1.75 1.75 62.5 +1
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 4 2 1 1 7 4 +3 0 2 1.75 1.00 62.5 +1
EC 8 3 4 1 12 5 +7 2 4 1.50 0.625 62.5 +2
TC 4 2 1 1 7 7 =0 0 1 1.75 1.75 62.5 +1
All 16 7 6 3 26 16 +10 2 7 1.625 1.00 62.5 +4

 

Darren Anderton - Match History
 Club: Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - 30 full caps

Coach: Terry Venables - 16 full capsx

Age 22
1 703 9 March 1994 - England 1 Denmark 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 11
2 704 17 May 1994 - England 5 Greece 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 23 off 62 11

4-0 when substituted

3 705 22 May 1994 - England 0 Norway 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD Start off 76 11

0-0 when substituted

4 706 7 September 1994 - England 2 USA 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 11
5 709 15 February 1995 - Republic of Ireland vs. England, Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin - abandoned after 27 minutes. Fr Aab Start end 27 11
Age 23
6 710 29 March 1995 - England 0 Uruguay 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD Start 11
7 711 3 June 1995 - England 2 Japan 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London TC HW Start 48 11
8 712 8 June 1995 - England 3 Sweden 3, Elland Road, Leeds HD Start 89 11
9 713 11 June 1995 - England 1 Brazil 3, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HL Start 11
Age 24
10 720 18 May 1996 - England 3 Hungary 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start
38, 52
11
11 721 23 May 1996 - China PR 0 England 3, Workers' Stadium, Beijing Fr AW Start 11
12 722 8 June 1996 - England 1 Switzerland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECF HD Start 11
13 723 15 June 1996 - Scotland 0 England 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HW Start
14 724 18 June 1996 - Netherlands 1 England 4, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HW Start
15 725 22 June 1996 - Spain 0 England 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HD Start off 109

0-0 when substituted

16 726 26 June 1996 - Germany 1 England 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECF HW Start 11
x

Coach: Glenn Hoddle - 10 full capsx

Age 26
1 b 21 April 1998 - England B 4 Russia B 1, Rangers Stadium, Shepherds Bush, London Fr HW Start off 82 11
17 744 23 May 1998 - England 0 Saudi Arabia 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD Start 8
18 745 27 May 1998 - Morocco 0 England 1, Complexe Sportif Mohammed V, Casablanca TC AW Start 7
- 746 29 May 1998 - Belgium 0 England 0, Complexe Sportif Mohammed V, Casablanca ND squad member
19 747 15 June 1998 - England 2 Tunisia 0, Le Stade Vélodrome, Marseille WCF NW Start 14
20 748 22 June 1998 - Romania 2 England 1, Stade Municipal, Toulouse NL Start 14
21 749 26 June 1998 - England 2 Colombia 0, Stade Félix-Bollaert, Lens NW Start 20 off 79 14

2-0 when substituted

22 750 30 June 1998 - Argentina 2 England 2, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne WCF ND Start off 97 14

2-2 when substituted

23 751 5 September 1998 - Sweden 2 England 1, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna ECP AL Start off 43 7

1-2 when substituted

24 752 10 October 1998 - England 0 Bulgaria 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HD Start
56 off 67
7

0-0 when substituted

25 753 14 October 1998 - Luxembourg 0 England 3, Stade Josy Barthel, Stad Lëtzebuerg ECP AW Start off 63 8

2-0 when substituted

26 754 18 November 1998 - England 2 Czech Republic 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 21 8
x

Coach: Howard Wilkinson - 1 full capx

27 755 10 February 1999 - England 0 France 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HL Start 11
x

Coach: Kevin Keegan - 1 full capx

Age 28
- 756 27 March 1999 - England 3 Poland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HW injured squad member
- 760 4 September 1999 - England 6 Luxembourg 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HW injured squad member
- 761 8 September 1999 - Poland 0 England 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London AD
28 772 2 September 2000 - France 1 England 1, Stade de France, Saint-Denis Fr AD Start off 69 11

0-1 when substituted

x

Coach: Peter Taylor - 1 full capx

Age 28
29 775 15 November 2000 - Italy 1 England 0, Stadio delle Alpi, Torino Fr AL sub 78 16

1-0 when substituting

x

Coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson - 1 full capx

Age 29
30 785 10 November 2001 - England 1 Sweden 1, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester Fr HD sub 58 21

1-1 when substituting

- 786 13 February 2002 - Netherlands 1 England 1, Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam Fr AD injured squad member

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