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Darius Vassell

Aston Villa FC

22 appearances, 6 goals (one on debut)

P 22 W 8 D 9 L 5 F 39: A 26
*(actual F 18: A 13)
56
% successful

2002-04

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
861

Profile

Full name Darius Clarke Vassell (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 13 June 1980 in Birmingham, Warwickshire [registered in Birmingham, June 1980]. There is no eveidence of a 'Martin'.
Raised in Gravelly Hill, attended Yenton Primary, Erdington, and John Willmott Secondary, Sutton Coldfield, schools.
Married to Amani Rodriguez Thomas, one child, Persia Athena (b.1 January 2015)
Height/Weight 5' 7", 12st. 0lbs [2004].

Source

Barry Hugmans' PFA Yearbook [2004] & FindMyPast.com

Biographies The Road to Persia - Darius Vassell with Dean Elredge (Inamo Group, August 2016)

Club Career

Club(s) Began his junior career playing for Birmingham Boys League side, Romulus FC, from where he signed youth forms with Aston Villa FC, joining the School of Excellence, before signing professionally on 14 April 1998. He scored 35 goals in 162 Premier League appearances. Vassell then signed for Manchester City FC on 27 July 2005 for two million pounds, making 103 Premier League appearances and scored seventeen goals, until his contract expired in May 2009. He spent the 2009-10 season in the Turkish Super Lig after he had signed for MKE Ankaragucu on 30 June. He scored four in 22 Lig appearances. Without a club, Vassell was free to sign for Championship side, Leicester City FC on 20 October 2010. He scored six goals in 44 league appearances, until a serious injury ended his career on 29 October 2011. Vassell was not offered a new contract and was still without a club when he formally announced his retirement on 28 January 2016.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1999-2000; UEFA Intertoto Cup winners 2001;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 1114th players (1116) to appear for England
Position(s) Forward
First match No. 786, 13 February 2002, Netherlands 1 England 1, a friendly match at Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, aged 21 years 245 days.
Last match No. 817, 24 June 2004, Portugal 2 England 2, a European Championship Finals quarter-final match, at Estádio da Luz, Lisboa, substitute (27), aged 24 years 11 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 2002; European Championship Finals 2004;
Team honours None
Individual honours England U21 (eleven appearances, one goal), England U18 (five appearances)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Vassell set up Inama Enterprise Ltd.in 2015, a consultancy specialising in coaching and mentoring, based in Birmingham.

 

Darius Vassell - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
33 22 11 6 16 5 861 6 144 min 1 none 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.

 

Darius Vassell - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 9 5 2 2 21 11 +10 0 2 2.333 1.222 66.7 +3
Away 6 1 4 1 6 6 =0 2 1 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
Neutral 7 2 3 2 12 9 +3 1 2 1.714 1.286 50.0 =0
All 22 8 9 5 39 26 +13 3 5 1.773 1.182 56.8 +3

 

Darius Vassell - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 14 6 6 2 24 14 +10 1 4 1.714 1.00 64.3 +4
Red 8 2 3 3 15 12 +3 2 1 1.875 1.50 43.8 -1
All 22 8 9 5 39 26 +13 3 5 1.773 1.182 56.8 +3

 

Darius Vassell - 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 00.0 =0
WCF 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1 1 1 0.667 1.00 33.3 -1
World Cup 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1 1 1 0.667 1.00 33.3 -1

ECP

4 2 2 0 6 3 +3 1 2 1.50 0.75 75.0 +2
ECF 4 2 1 1 10 6 +4 0 1 2.50 1.50 62.5 +1
European Championship 8 4 3 1 16 9 +7 1 3 2.00 1.125 68.8 +3
Minor Competition 2 1 1 0 7 2 +5 0 0 3.50 1.00 75.0 +1
Friendly 9 3 3 3 14 12 +2 1 1 1.556 1.333 50.0 =0
All 22 8 9 5 39 26 +13 3 5 1.773 1.182 56.8 +3

 

Darius Vassell - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Final Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 2002 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1 1 1 0.667 1.00 33.3 -1
WCF All 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1 1 1 0.667 1.00 33.3 -1
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 2002-04 4 2 2 0 6 3 +3 1 2 1.50 0.75 75.0 +2
ECP All 4 2 2 0 6 3 +3 1 2 1.50 0.75 75.0 +2
European Championship Final Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECF 2004 4 2 1 1 10 6 +4 0 1 2.50 1.50 62.5 +1
ECF All 4 2 1 1 10 6 +4 0 1 2.50 1.50 62.5 +1
European Championship
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 2002-04 8 4 3 1 16 9 +7 1 3 2.00 1.125 68.8 +3
EC All 8 4 3 1 16 9 +7 1 3 2.00 1.125 68.8 +3
Minor Tournaments and Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
FA Tournament 2004 2 1 1 0 7 2 +5 0 0 3.50 1.00 75.0 +1
TC All 2 1 1 0 7 2 +5 0 0 3.50 1.00 75.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1 1 1 0.667 1.00 33.3 -1
EC 8 4 3 1 16 9 +7 1 3 2.00 1.125 68.8 +3
TC 2 1 1 0 7 2 +5 0 0 3.50 1.00 75.0 +1
All 13 5 6 2 25 14 +11 2 4 1.923 1.077 61.5 +3

 

Darius Vassell - Match History
 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - 22 full caps

Coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson - 22 full capsx

Age 21
1 786 13 February 2002 - Netherlands 1 England 1, Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam Fr AD Start 61 off 77 10

1-1 when substituted

2 787 27 March 2002 - England 1 Italy 2, Elland Road, Leeds Fr HL sub ht 21

0-0 when substituting

3 788 17 April 2002 - England 4 Paraguay 0, Anfield Road, Liverpool Fr HW Start 55 off 68 9
3-0 when substituted
4 789 21 May 2002 - Korean Republic 1 England 1, Jeju World Cup Stadium, Seogwipo-si Fr AD Start 20
5 790 26 May 2002 - England 2 Cameroon 2, Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium, Kobe City Fr ND Start 12 off 75

1-2 when substituted

6 791 2 June 2002 - England 1 Sweden 1, Saitama Sutajiamu Niimarumarunii, Saitama-shi WCF ND Start off 74

1-1 when subbed

- 792 7 June 2002 - Argentina 0 England 1, Sapporo Dōmu, Toyohira-ku, Sapporo-shi NW unused sub
7 793 12 June 2002 - Nigeria 0 England 0, Ōsaka-shi Nagai Rikujō Kyōgijō, Ōsaka-shi ND sub 77

0-0 when subbing

Age 22
- 794 15 June 2002 - Denmark 0 England 3, Niigata Sutajiamu, Niigata-shi WCF NW unused sub 20
8 795 21 June 2002 - England 1 Brazil 2, Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Fukuroi city NL sub off 79

1-2 when substituting

- 797 12 October 2002 - Slovakia 1 England 2, Tehelné pole, Bratislava ECP AW unused sub 17
9 798 16 October 2002 - England 2 FYR Macedonia 2, The Friends Provident St Mary's Stadium, Southampton HD sub 58 18

2-2 when substituting

10 799 12 February 2003 - England 1 Australia 3, Boleyn Ground, Upton Park Fr HL sub ht 20
0-2 when substituting
- 800 29 March 2003 - Liechtenstein 0 England 2, Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz ECP AW unused sub 18
11 801 2 April 2003 - England 2 Turkey 0, Stadium of Light, Sunderland HW sub 58 76 18

0-0 when substituting

12 802 22 May 2003 - South Africa 1 England 2, ABSA Stadium, Durban Fr AW sub 65 18

1-2 when substituting

13 803 3 June 2003 - England 2 Serbia & Montenegro 1, Walkers Stadium, Leicester Fr HW sub 61 20

1-1 when substituting

14 804 11 June 2003 - England 2 Slovakia 1, The Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough ECP HW sub 57 18

0-1 when substituting

Age 23
15 808 11 October 2003 - Turkey 0 England 0, Sükrü Saracoglu Stadyumu, Istanbul ECP AD sub 67 16

0-0 when substituting

- 809 16 November 2003 - England 2 Denmark 3, Old Trafford, Manchester Fr HL injured squad member
- 810 18 February 2004 - Portugal 1 England 1, Estádio Algarve, Caliços Fr AD ill squad member
16 811 31 March 2004 - Sweden 1 England 0, Nya Ullevi Stadion, Göteborg Fr AL Start off 12 10
0-0 when substituted
17 812 1 June 2004 - England 1 Japan 1, City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester TC HD sub 77 23
1-1 when substituting
18 813 5 June 2004 - England 6 Iceland 1, City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester HW sub ht 57, 77 23
3-1 when substituting
Age 24
19 814 13 June 2004 - France 2 England 1, Estádio do SL Benfica, Lisboa ECF NL sub 69 23

0-1 when subbing

20 815 17 June 2004 - England 3 Switzerland 0, Estádio Municipal de Coimbra, Coimbra NW sub 72

1-0 when subbing

21 816 21 June 2004 - Croatia 2 England 4, Estádio do SL Benfica, Lisboa NW sub 72

0-0 when subbing

22 817 24 June 2004 - Portugal 2 England 2, Estádio do SL Benfica, Lisboa AD sub 29
0-1 when substituting
shootout missed
- 818 18 August 2004 - England 3 Ukraine 0, St James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Fr HW unused sub 19
- 819 4 September 2004 - Austria 2 England 2, Ernst Happel Stadion, Wien WCP AD unused sub 18
- 820 8 September 2004 - Poland 1 England 2, Stadion Slaski, Chorzów AW unused sub 18
- 821 9 October 2004 - England 2 Wales 0, Old Trafford, Manchester WCP HW squad member
- 822 13 October 2004 - Azerbaijan 0 England 1, Tofiq Behramov adιna Respublika Stadionu, Baku AW

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