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Darren Bent

Charlton Athletic FC, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Sunderland AFC, Aston Villa FC
 
13 appearances, 4 goals
 
P 13 W 9 D 2 L 2 F 25: A 13
*(actual F 12: A 9)
77% successful

2005-2012
 
disciplined: none
captain:
none

minutes played:
685

Timeline

  Darren Ashley Bent

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

Birth 6 February 1984 in Tooting, Greater London [registered in Wandsworth, February 1984].
Attended Hinchingbrooke School, Huntingdon

Source

Barry J. Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2004] &

Playing Career


Club(s)
As a Godmanchester Rovers trainee, Bent joined Ipswich Town FC as a fourteen year old trainee, before signing professionally on 2 July 2001. After two full seasons in the first time, Bent signed for Charlton Athletic FC on 1 June 2005 for £2.5 million. As the team were relegated, Tottenham Hotspur FC kept him in the Premiership on 29 June 2007 in a 16.5 million deal after he had turned down a move to West Ham United FC.  Bent was on the move again when he signed for Sunderland AFC on 5 August 2009, for an eventual £16.5 million fee. Despite a decent return, Bent was unhappy in the north-east and so joined Aston Villa FC on 18 January 2011 for £18 million, rising to £24 million. Despite being linked with Newcastle United FC, Bent joined Fulham FC on a season-long loan on 16 August 2013, but was unable to save them from relegation. Bent was sent out on loan again, firstly to Brighton & Hove Albion FC on 26 November 2014, then on 2 January 2015, to Derby County FC. Villa released him on 8 June 2015, allowing him to sign with County in a permanent deal. Bent then joined Burton Albion FC on loan for the rest of the season on 26 January 2018, only to see yet another of his teams relegated for the fourth and final time in his career. He was released by County on 18 May 2018. Bent announced his retirement from playing on 25 July 2019.

League History
369+117 (486) appearances
180 goals
Ipswich Town FC 2001-05 103+nineteen appearances, 49 goals
debut: (sub) 18 November 2001 Ipswich Town FC 1 Bolton Wanderers FC 2.
Charlton Athletic FC 2005-07 68 appearances, 31 goals
debut: 13 August 2005 Sunderland AFC 1 Charlton Athletic FC 3.
Tottenham Hotspur FC 2007-09 32+28 appearances, eighteen goals
debut: (sub) 11 August 2007 Sunderland AFC 0 Tottenham Hotspur FC 1.
Sunderland AFC 2009-11 58 appearances, 32 goals
debut: 15 August 2009 Bolton Wanderers FC 0 Sunderland AFC 1.
Aston Villa FC 2011-13 45+sixteen appearances, 21 goals
debut: 22 January 2011 Aston Villa FC 1 Manchester City FC 0.
Fulham FC 2013-14 loan eleven+thirteen appearances, three goals
debut: (sub) 24 August 2013 Fulham FC 1 Arsenal FC 3.
Brighton & Hove Albion FC
2014 loan five appearances, two goals
debut (championship): 29 November 2014 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 1 Fulham FC 2.
Derby County FC
2015 loan 2015-17 permanent 37+36 appearances, 22 goals
debut (championship): (sub) 17 January 2015 Derby County FC 1 Nottingham Forest FC 2.
Burton Albion FC
2018 loan ten+five appearances, two goals
debut (championship): 30 January 2018 Burnton Albion FC 1 Reading FC 3.
last (championship): (sub) 6 May 2018 Preston North End FC 2 Burton Albion FC 1.
Club honours Football League Championship third place 2004-05 (45 apps, 20 goals).
Football League Cup winners
2007-08;
Individual honours FA Premier League Player of the Month August 2005; Charlton Athletic FC Fans Player of the Year 2005-06; Sunderland AFC Fans Player of the Year 2009-10;
Distinctions Appeared on BBC's Celebrity Mastermind on 14 March 2020
Height/Weight 5' 11", 11st 7lb. [2004]

Source

Barry J. Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2008].

England Career

Player number 1141st player to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
First match No. 835, 1 March 2006, England 2 Uruguay 1, a friendly match at Anfield Road, Anfield, Liverpool, substituted (82), aged 22 years 23 days;
Last match No. 902, 15 November 2011, England 1 Sweden 0, a friendly match at The National Stadium, Wembley, London, substitute (69:39), aged 27 years 282 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals Provisional Squad 2010;
Team honours None
Individual honours England U21 (fourteen appearances, nine goals), England U19 (three appearances), England U17, England U16 (six appearances), England U15.
Distinctions None

 

The Numbers
Squads Apps comp. apps Starts sub unused minutes Goals goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
25 13 5 7 ▲5
5
11 685 4 171 min 3 none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
13 9 2 2 25 13 +12 1 4 1.923 1.00 76.9 +7

Venue Record

Venue P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 6 4 1 1 12 6 +6 0 3 2.00 1.00 75.0 +3
Away 5 4 1 0 11 5 +6 0 1 2.20 1.00 90.0 +4
Neutral 2 1 0 1 2 2 =0 1 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0

Shirt Record

Colour P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 8 5 1 2 13 8 +5 1 3 1.625 1.00 68.8 +3
Red 4 4 0 0 10 3 +7 0 1 2.50 0.75 100.0 +4
Blue 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0

Competition Record

Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
European Championship 5 2 2 1 11 8 +3 0 1 2.20 1.60 60.0 +1
Friendly 8 7 0 1 16 5 +11 1 3 2.00 0.625 87.5 +6

Tournament Record

World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 2004-06 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
WCP 2008-10 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
WCP All 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0

European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 2006-08 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0 0 2.00 3.00 00.0 -1
ECP 2010-12 4 2 2 0 9 5 +4 0 1 2.25 1.25 75.0 +2
ECP All 5 2 2 1 11 8 +3 0 1 2.20 1.60 60.0 +1

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
EC 5 2 2 1 11 8 +3 0 1 2.20 1.60 60.0 +1
5 2 2 1 11 8 +3 0 1 2.20 1.60 60.0 +1

Match History

 Club: Charlton Athletic F.C. - two full appearances (93 min)

coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson - one full appearance (82 min)x


Age 21
829 17 August 2005 - Denmark 4 England 1, Parken Stadion, København Fr AL unused sub 21
830 3 September 2005 - Wales 0 England 1, The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff WCP AW unused sub 18
831 7 September 2005 - Northern Ireland 1 England 0, Windsor Park, Belfast  AL 18
832 8 October 2005 - England 1 Austria 0, Old Trafford, Manchester WCP HW unused sub 17
833 12 October 2005 - England 2 Poland 1, Old Trafford, Manchester HW 17
  

Age 22
1 835 1 March 2006 - England 2 Uruguay 1, Old Trafford, Manchester (substituted @ 1-1) Fr HW Start 82 10
  

 

coach: Steve McClaren - two full appearance (21 min)x


2 843 16 August 2006 - England 4 Greece 0, Old Trafford, Manchester (substituting @ 4-0) Fr HW sub 79 24
844 2 September 2006 - England 5  Andorra 0, Old Trafford, Manchester ECP HW unused sub 17
845 6 September 2006 - FYR Macedonia 0 England 1, Gradski Stadion, Skopje AW 17
846 7 October 2006 - England 0 FYR Macedonia 0, Old Trafford, Manchester ECP HD unused sub 18
847 11 October 2006 - Croatia 2 England 0, Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb AL 18
848 15 November 2006 - Netherlands 1 England 1, Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam Fr AD withdrawn
squad member
  

Age 23
850 24 March 2007 - Israel 0 England 0, The National Stadium, Ramat Gan ECP AD squad member
851 28 March 2007 - Andorra 0 England 3, Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Barcelona AW
  

 Club: Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - two full appearances (55 min)  

854 22 August 2007 - England 1 Germany 2, The National Stadium, Wembley Fr HL squad member
  
3 860 21 November 2007 - England 2 Croatia 3, The National Stadium, Wembley (substituting @ 2-3) ECP HL sub 80 18
  

 

manager: Fabio Capello - ten full appearance (582 min), four goalsx


Age 24
4 870 19 November 2008 - Germany 1 England 2, Olympiastadion, Berlin (substituting @ 0-1) Fr AW sub ht 21
  

Age 25
873 1 April 2009 - England 2 Ukraine 1, The National Stadium, Wembley WCP HW replacement/
withdrawn
squad member
  

 Club: Sunderland A.F.C. - three full appearances (119 min), one goal  

5 881 14 November 2009 - Brazil 1 England 0, Khalifa International Stadium, ad-Dawḥa (substituted @ 1-0) Fr NL Start 54 9
  

Age 26
883 24 May 2010 - England 3 Mexico 1, The National Stadium, Wembley Fr HW injured
squad member
6 884 30 May 2010 - Japan 1 England 2, UPC Arena, Graz (substituted @ 1-0) NW Start ht 9
  
 Fabio Capello named a squad of thirty players on 11 May 2010, for two warm-up games, against Mexico and Japan. With the squad preparing to fly out to South Africa for the tournament, seven players were removed from the list on June 1 including Darren Bent.
889 11 August 2010 - England 2 Hungary 1, The National Stadium, Wembley Fr HW withdrawn
squad member
890 3 September 2010 - England 4 Bulgaria 0, The National Stadium, Wembley ECP HW unused sub 18
7 891 7 September 2010 - Switzerland 1 England 3, Sankt-Jakob Park, Basel  (substituting @ 2-0) AW sub 70 88 18
892 12 October 2010 - England 0 Montenegro 0, The National Stadium, Wembley ECP HW injured
squad member
  

 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - six full appearances (418 min), three goals  

Age 27
8 894 9 February 2011 - Denmark 1 England 2, Parken Stadion, København Fr AW Start 10 9
9 895 26 March 2011 - Wales 0 England 2, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff ECP AW Start 15 9
896 29 March 2011 - England 1 Ghana 1, The National Stadium, Wembley Fr HD unused sub 19
10 897 4 June 2011 - England 2 Switzerland 2, The National Stadium, Wembley ECP HD Start 9
  
898 2 September 2011 - Bulgaria 0 England 3, Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofija ECP AW injured
squad member
899 6 September 2011 - England 1 Wales 0, The National Stadium, Wembley HW
11 900 7 October 2011 - Montenegro 2 England 2, Stadion Pod Goricom, Podgorica  (substituted @ 1-2) ECP AD Start 31 64 9
12 901 12 November 2011 - England 1 Spain 0, The National Stadium, Wembley (substituted @ 1-0) Fr HW Start 64 9
13 902 15 November 2011 - England 1 Sweden 0, The National Stadium, Wembley
(substituted @ 1-0)
HW sub 70 21

 

caretaker manager: Stuart Pearce - no full appearancesx


Age 28
903 29 February 2012 - England 2 Netherlands 3, The National Stadium, Wembley Fr HL injured
squad member
  

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