English flag Darren Huckerby

Born23 April 1976, Nottingham
NationalityEnglish
Weight75 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionForward

Snapped up by Newcastle United after only a handful of appearances for Lincoln City, although didn't fulfil his potential on Tyneside, he did go on to justify their judgement elsewhere.

Darren again found it difficult to win a place in the starting line-up at Leeds United in 2000-01 and mostly found himself on the substitutes' bench.

He scored one of United's goals in the 6-0 Champions' League win over Besiktas and netted a double in the 3-2 Worthington Cup defeat by Tranmere Rovers but was increasingly marginalised towards the end of the year.

Shortly after Christmas, he moved across the Pennines to join Manchester City and made an immediate impact on his debut from the subs' bench winning and then converting a consolation penalty as the Blues went down 4-1.
However, after a run of eight games in the starting line-up, he was relegated to the bench again and added just one more goal, a fine individual effort in the FA Cup victory over Birmingham City.
A tricky striker with lightning pace, after a loan spell at Carrow Road, Darren joined Norwich City in December 2003 with a contract to June 2006 that was extended to June 2007 in November 2004, then to June 2008 in December 2006.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1995-96 Newcastle United FA Cup
1
1995-96 Newcastle United Premier League
1
1996-97 Coventry City FA Cup 4
2
1996-97 Coventry City Premier League 21
4
5
2
1997-98 Coventry City Coca-Cola League Cup
1
1997-98 Coventry City FA Cup 5
1
1997-98 Coventry City Premier League 32
2
14
9
1998-99 Coventry City FA Cup 3
3
1998-99 Coventry City Premier League 31
3
9
7
1998-99 Coventry City Worthington Cup 2
1999-00 Coventry City Premier League 1
1999-00 Leeds United FA Cup 1
2
1999-00 Leeds United Premier League 9
24
2
1999-00 Leeds United UEFA Cup 1
8
1
1999-00 Leeds United Worthington Cup
1
2000-01 Leeds United Premier League 2
5
2000-01 Leeds United UEFA Champions League
3
1
2000-01 Leeds United Worthington Cup 1
2
2000-01 Manchester City FA Cup 3
1
2000-01 Manchester City Premier League 8
5
1
2
2001-02 Manchester City FA Cup 3
1
2001-02 Manchester City League Division 1 30
10
20
5
2001-02 Manchester City Worthington Cup 2
1
5
1
2002-03 Manchester City FA Cup
1
2002-03 Manchester City Premier League 6
10
1
2002-03 Manchester City Worthington Cup
2
1
2002-03 Nottingham Forest League Division 1 9
5
3
2002-03 Nottingham Forest League Division 1 Play-Offs 2
1
2003-04 Manchester City UEFA Cup 1
1
2003-04 Norwich City FA Cup 1
1
2003-04 Norwich City League Division 1 36
14
5
2004-05 Norwich City Carling Cup 2
1
1
2004-05 Norwich City FA Cup 1
2004-05 Norwich City Premier League 36
1
6
2005-06 Norwich City Carling Cup 2
1
2005-06 Norwich City League Championship 39
4
8
8
1
2006-07 Norwich City FA Cup 4
5
2
2006-07 Norwich City League Championship 40
8
8
2007-08 Norwich City Carling Cup 1
2007-08 Norwich City FA Cup 2
2007-08 Norwich City League Championship 26
8
5
4
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
17 Jan 1996 Newcastle United v Chelsea D 2-2 FA Cup 3rd round replay
20 Jan 1996 Newcastle United v Bolton Wanderers W 2-1 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Lincoln City 14 Jul 1993 10 Nov 1995
Newcastle United 10 Nov 1995 23 Nov 1996
Millwall 05 Sep 1996 02 Oct 1996 L
Coventry City 23 Nov 1996 12 Aug 1999
Leeds United 12 Aug 1999 29 Dec 2000
Manchester City 29 Dec 2000 26 Dec 2003
Nottingham Forest 13 Feb 2003 16 May 2003 L
Norwich City 08 Sep 2003 14 Dec 2003 L
Norwich City 26 Dec 2003 30 Jun 2008
San Jose Earthquakes 14 Jul 2008

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 England UEFA Under-21
3
1996-97 England Under-21 1
1997-98 England B International 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
12 Feb 1997 England v Italy W 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
01 Apr 1997 England v Switzerland D 0-0 Under-21
29 Apr 1997 England v Georgia D 0-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
30 May 1997 Poland v England D 1-1 UEFA Under-21
10 Feb 1998 England v Chile L 1-2 B INTER


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.