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Darren Bent

Charlton Athletic FC, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Sunderland AFC, Aston Villa FC
 
13 caps, 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
captaincies:
none

minutes played:
685

Profile

Full name Darren Ashley Bent

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

Born 6 February 1984 in Tooting, South London [registered in Wandsworth, February 1984].
Attended Hinchingbrooke School, Huntingdon
Height/Weight 5' 11", 11st 7lb. [2004]

Source

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

Club 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. He made 122 league appearances, scoring 48 times. Signed for Charlton Athletic FC on 1 June 2005 for £2.5 million and made 68 Premiership appearances, scoring another 31 goals. It was enough to get him signed by Tottenham Hotspur FC on 29 June 2007 in a £16.5 million deal after he had turned down a move to West Ham United FC. Following sixty Premiership appearances and a return of eighteen goals, Bent was allowed to sign for Sunderland AFC on 5 August 2009, for an eventual £16.5 million fee.  After a seemingly unhappy period, making 58 Premiership appearances, scoring 32 goals, Bent joined Aston Villa FC on 18 January 2011 for £18 million, rising to £24 million. He had made 54 Premiership appearances, scoring 21 times. Despite being linked with Newcastle United FC, Bent joined Fulham FC on a season-long loan on 16 August 2013.
Club honours Football League Cup winners 2007-08;
Individual honours FA Premiership 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 None

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, Liverpool, substituted (82), aged 22 years 24 days;
Last match No. 902, 15 November 2011, England 1 Sweden 0, a friendly match at The National Stadium, Wembley, substitute (70), aged 27 years 283 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

 

Darren Bent - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
35 13 5 7 5 5 685 4 171 min 3 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 Bent - Match Record - All Matches
Type 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
All 13 9 2 2 25 13 +12 1 4 1.923 1.00 76.9 +7

 

Darren Bent - Match Record - By Shirt Colour
Type 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
All 13 9 2 2 25 13 +12 1 4 1.923 1.00 76.9 +7

 

Darren Bent - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type 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
All 13 9 2 2 25 13 +12 1 4 1.923 1.00 76.9 +7

 

Darren Bent - Match Record - Tournament Matches
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 Tournaments
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
All 5 2 2 1 11 8 +3 0 1 2.20 1.60 60.0 +1

 

Darren Bent - Match History
 Club: Charlton Athletic F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson - 1 full capx

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, Donegall Avenue, Belfast  AL unused sub 18
- 832 8 October 2005 - England 1 Austria 0, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester WCP HW unused sub 17
- 833 12 October 2005 - England 2 Poland 1, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester HW unused sub 17
Age 22
1 835 1 March 2006 - England 2 Uruguay 1, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester Fr HW Start off 82 10
1-1 when substituted
x

Coach: Steve McClaren - 2 full capsx

2 843 16 August 2006 - England 4 Greece 0, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester Fr HW sub 79 24
4-0 when substituting
- 844 2 September 2006 - England 5  Andorra 0, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester ECP HW unused sub 17
- 845 6 September 2006 - FYR Macedonia 0 England 1, Gradski Stadion, Karpoš, Skopje AW 17
- 846 7 October 2006 - England 0 FYR Macedonia 0, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester ECP HD unused sub 18
- 847 11 October 2006 - Croatia 2 England 0, Stadion Maksimir, 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, Tel Aviv ECP AD squad member
- 851 28 March 2007 - Andorra 0 England 3, Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Montjuïc, Barcelona, Spain
 Club: Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - 2 full caps  
- 854 22 August 2007 - England 1 Germany 2, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HL squad member
3 860 21 November 2007 - England 2 Croatia 3, The National Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HL sub 80 18
2-3 when substituting
x

Coach: Fabio Capello - 10 full capsx

Age 24
4 870 19 November 2008 - Germany 1 England 2, Olympiastadion, Westend, Berlin Fr AW sub ht 21

0-1 when substituting

Age 25
- 873 1 April 2009 - England 2 Ukraine 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW replacement/
withdrawn squad member
 Club: Sunderland A.F.C. - 3 full caps  
5 881 14 November 2009 - Brazil 1 England 0, Khalifa International Stadium, ad-Dawḥa, Qatar Fr NL Start off 54 9

1-0 when substituted

Age 26
- 883 24 May 2010 - England 3 Mexico 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW injured squad member
6 884 30 May 2010 - Japan 1 England 2, UPC Arena, Graz, Austria Fr NW Start off ht 9
1-0 when substituted
 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, London Fr HW withdrawn squad member
- 890 3 September 2010 - England 4 Bulgaria 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HW unused sub 18
7 891 7 September 2010 - Switzerland 1 England 3, Sankt-Jakob Park, Basel AW sub 7088 18

2-0 when substituting

- 892 12 October 2010 - England 0 Montenegro 0, The National Stadium, Wembley ECP HW injured squad member
 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - 6 full caps  
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, London Fr HD unused sub 19
10 897 4 June 2011 - England 2 Switzerland 2, The National Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HD Start 9
- 898 2 September 2011 - Bulgaria 0 England 3, Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sredets, Sofija ECP AW injured squad
member
- 899 6 September 2011 - England 1 Wales 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London HW
11 900 7 October 2011 - Montenegro 2 England 2, Stadion Pod Goricom, Centar, Podgorica ECP AD Start 31 off 64 9
1-2 when substituted
12 901 12 November 2011 - England 1 Spain 0, The National Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start off 64 9
1-0 when substituted
13 902 15 November 2011 - England 1 Sweden 0, The National Stadium, Wembley Fr HW sub 70 21
1-0 when substituting
Age 28
 

Coach: Stuart Pearce - 0 full capsx

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

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