Darel Russell

Date of birth22 October 1980
Place of birthStepney
NationalityEnglish
Weight74 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionMidfielder

Russell was a near ever-present for Norwich City in the 2000-01 campaign.

A powerful midfielder, he has the ability to take a game by the scruff of the neck and drive his team forward by virtue of his work-rate and ball-winning qualities.

A naturally attacking player, he loves to set his sights from long range and shoot at goal, although his season's tally was not as he would have liked.

Although only just out of his teens, he had already played nearly 100 senior games for the Canaries, advancing his career at an early stage which could only benefit him as he continued to improve.

Russell joined Stoke City in August 2003 on a three-year contract.

He returned to Norwich City in July 2007 in a three-year deal.

Russell joined Preston North End in August 2010 in a three-year deal but was made available for transfer in May 2012 before his contract was cancelled in July 2012.

He joined Portsmouth in August 2012 with a monthly contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Norwich City 29 Nov 1997 08 Aug 2003
Stoke City 08 Aug 2003 30 Jul 2007
Norwich City 30 Jul 2007 30 Jun 2010
Preston North End 04 Aug 2010 13 Jul 2012
Charlton Athletic 24 Nov 2011 31 May 2012 L
Portsmouth 31 Aug 2012 28 Jan 2013
Toronto FC 01 Mar 2013

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Norwich City FA Cup 1
1999-00 Norwich City League Cup 2
2000-01 Norwich City FA Cup 1
2000-01 Norwich City League Cup 5
2
2000-01 Norwich City League Division 1 34
7
2
7
1
2001-02 Norwich City FA Cup 1
1
2001-02 Norwich City League Cup 1
2001-02 Norwich City League Division 1 13
10
4
1
2002-03 Norwich City FA Cup 3
1
2002-03 Norwich City League Division 1 16
5
5
2003-04 Stoke City FA Cup 2
2003-04 Stoke City League Cup 2
2003-04 Stoke City League Division 1 46
4
6
2004-05 Stoke City FA Cup 1
2004-05 Stoke City League Championship 45
2
7
2004-05 Stoke City League Cup 1
2005-06 Stoke City FA Cup 1
2005-06 Stoke City League Championship 35
2
3
8
1
2005-06 Stoke City League Cup
1
2006-07 Stoke City FA Cup 2
2006-07 Stoke City League Championship 40
3
7
6
2006-07 Stoke City League Cup 1
2007-08 Norwich City FA Cup 2
1
2007-08 Norwich City League Championship 37
2
4
7
2
2007-08 Norwich City League Cup 3
1
2008-09 Norwich City FA Cup 1
1
2008-09 Norwich City League Championship 31
7
3
7
2
2008-09 Norwich City League Cup 1
2009-10 Norwich City FA Cup 2
2009-10 Norwich City Johnstones Paint Trophy 2
2009-10 Norwich City League One 34
1
2
7
1
2010-11 Preston North End FA Cup 1
1
2010-11 Preston North End League Championship 21
4
4
1
2010-11 Preston North End League Cup 1
1
2011-12 Charlton Athletic League One 8
3
2
3
2
2011-12 Preston North End League Cup 2
1
1
2011-12 Preston North End League One 2
1
2012-13 Portsmouth Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2012-13 Portsmouth League One 17
3


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
14 Sep 1999 Norwich City v Fulham L 0-4 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
21 Sep 1999 Fulham v Norwich City L 2-0
Agg: 6-0
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
11 Dec 1999 Norwich City v Coventry City L 1-3 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Aug 2000 Barnsley v Norwich City L 1-0 League Division 1
19 Aug 2000 Norwich City v Nottingham Forest D 0-0 League Division 1
22 Aug 2000 Norwich City v AFC Bournemouth D 0-0 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
26 Aug 2000 Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City L 3-2 League Division 1
28 Aug 2000 Norwich City v Fulham L 0-1 League Division 1
05 Sep 2000 AFC Bournemouth v Norwich City W 1-2
Agg: 1-2
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
09 Sep 2000 Crewe Alexandra v Norwich City D 0-0 League Division 1
12 Sep 2000 Stockport County v Norwich City W 1-3 League Division 1
16 Sep 2000 Norwich City v Crystal Palace D 0-0 League Division 1
19 Sep 2000 Norwich City v Blackpool D 3-3 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
24 Sep 2000 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Norwich City L 4-0 League Division 1
30 Sep 2000 Norwich City v Huddersfield Town D 1-1 League Division 1
02 Oct 2000 Blackpool v Norwich City W 0-5
Agg: 3-8
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
14 Oct 2000 West Bromwich Albion v Norwich City W 2-3 League Division 1
24 Oct 2000 Norwich City v Portsmouth D 0-0 League Division 1
01 Nov 2000 Derby County v Norwich City L 3-0 League Cup 3rd round
04 Nov 2000 Norwich City v Tranmere Rovers W 1-0 League Division 1
07 Nov 2000 Norwich City v Birmingham City W 1-0 League Division 1
11 Nov 2000 Sheffield Wednesday v Norwich City L 3-2 League Division 1
18 Nov 2000 Norwich City v Bolton Wanderers L 0-2 League Division 1
21 Nov 2000 Burnley v Norwich City L 2-0 League Division 1
02 Dec 2000 Portsmouth v Norwich City L 2-0 League Division 1
09 Dec 2000 Norwich City v Gillingham W 1-0 League Division 1
16 Dec 2000 Grimsby Town v Norwich City L 2-0 League Division 1
23 Dec 2000 Norwich City v Barnsley D 0-0 League Division 1
26 Dec 2000 Queens Park Rangers v Norwich City W 2-3 League Division 1
30 Dec 2000 Nottingham Forest v Norwich City D 0-0 League Division 1
01 Jan 2001 Norwich City v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 League Division 1
06 Jan 2001 Sheffield Wednesday v Norwich City L 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Jan 2001 Fulham v Norwich City L 2-0 League Division 1
20 Jan 2001 Norwich City v Queens Park Rangers W 1-0 League Division 1
03 Feb 2001 Birmingham City v Norwich City L 2-1 League Division 1
10 Feb 2001 Norwich City v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League Division 1
17 Feb 2001 Crystal Palace v Norwich City D 1-1 League Division 1
20 Feb 2001 Norwich City v Stockport County W 4-0 League Division 1
24 Feb 2001 Norwich City v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 1-0 League Division 1
03 Mar 2001 Huddersfield Town v Norwich City L 2-0 League Division 1
06 Mar 2001 Norwich City v West Bromwich Albion L 0-1 League Division 1
10 Mar 2001 Watford v Norwich City L 4-1 League Division 1
17 Mar 2001 Norwich City v Preston North End L 1-2 League Division 1
07 Apr 2001 Gillingham v Norwich City L 4-3 League Division 1
10 Apr 2001 Sheffield United v Norwich City D 1-1 League Division 1
14 Apr 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Norwich City W 0-1 League Division 1
16 Apr 2001 Norwich City v Burnley L 2-3 League Division 1
21 Apr 2001 Bolton Wanderers v Norwich City L 1-0 League Division 1
28 Apr 2001 Norwich City v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 League Division 1
06 May 2001 Wimbledon v Norwich City D 0-0 League Division 1
11 Aug 2001 Millwall v Norwich City L 4-0 League Division 1
18 Aug 2001 Norwich City v Manchester City W 2-0 League Division 1
21 Aug 2001 Brentford v Norwich City L 1-0 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
25 Aug 2001 Wimbledon v Norwich City W 0-1 League Division 1
27 Aug 2001 Norwich City v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-0 League Division 1
08 Sep 2001 Norwich City v Nottingham Forest W 1-0 League Division 1
15 Sep 2001 Rotherham United v Norwich City D 1-1 League Division 1
18 Sep 2001 Norwich City v Watford W 3-1 League Division 1
22 Sep 2001 Norwich City v Burnley W 2-1 League Division 1
26 Sep 2001 Preston North End v Norwich City L 4-0 League Division 1
13 Oct 2001 Gillingham v Norwich City W 0-2 League Division 1
19 Oct 2001 Norwich City v West Bromwich Albion W 2-0 League Division 1
28 Oct 2001 Crystal Palace v Norwich City L 3-2 League Division 1
30 Oct 2001 Grimsby Town v Norwich City W 0-2 League Division 1
02 Dec 2001 Portsmouth v Norwich City W 1-2 League Division 1
08 Dec 2001 Birmingham City v Norwich City L 4-0 League Division 1
15 Dec 2001 Norwich City v Coventry City W 2-0 League Division 1
22 Dec 2001 Norwich City v Wimbledon W 2-1 League Division 1
26 Dec 2001 Nottingham Forest v Norwich City L 2-0 League Division 1
29 Dec 2001 Sheffield Wednesday v Norwich City W 0-5 League Division 1
05 Jan 2002 Norwich City v Chelsea D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Jan 2002 Manchester City v Norwich City L 3-1 League Division 1
16 Jan 2002 Chelsea v Norwich City L 4-0 FA Cup 3rd round replay
20 Jan 2002 Norwich City v Millwall D 0-0 League Division 1
29 Jan 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Norwich City L 1-0 League Division 1
26 Feb 2002 Watford v Norwich City L 2-1 League Division 1
07 Sep 2002 Norwich City v Sheffield United L 2-3 League Division 1
15 Sep 2002 Ipswich Town v Norwich City D 1-1 League Division 1
18 Sep 2002 Reading v Norwich City W 0-2 League Division 1
23 Nov 2002 Burnley v Norwich City L 2-0 League Division 1
28 Dec 2002 Grimsby Town v Norwich City D 1-1 League Division 1
11 Jan 2003 Norwich City v Rotherham United D 1-1 League Division 1
14 Jan 2003 Norwich City v Brighton and Hove Albion W 3-1 FA Cup 3rd round
19 Jan 2003 Watford v Norwich City L 2-1 League Division 1
25 Jan 2003 Norwich City v Dagenham and Redbridge W 1-0 FA Cup 4th round
01 Feb 2003 Norwich City v Stoke City D 2-2 League Division 1
08 Feb 2003 Sheffield Wednesday v Norwich City D 2-2 League Division 1
15 Feb 2003 Southampton v Norwich City L 2-0 FA Cup 5th round
05 Mar 2003 Norwich City v Reading L 0-1 League Division 1
12 Mar 2003 Portsmouth v Norwich City L 3-2 League Division 1
15 Mar 2003 Norwich City v Coventry City W 2-0 League Division 1
18 Mar 2003 Millwall v Norwich City W 0-2 League Division 1
22 Mar 2003 Nottingham Forest v Norwich City L 4-0 League Division 1
25 Mar 2003 Norwich City v Wimbledon W 1-0 League Division 1
29 Mar 2003 Norwich City v Bradford City W 3-2 League Division 1
05 Apr 2003 Derby County v Norwich City L 2-1 League Division 1
12 Apr 2003 Norwich City v Burnley W 2-0 League Division 1
19 Apr 2003 Walsall v Norwich City D 0-0 League Division 1
27 Apr 2003 Leicester City v Norwich City D 1-1 League Division 1
04 May 2003 Norwich City v Preston North End W 2-0 League Division 1
11 Aug 2007 Preston North End v Norwich City D 0-0 League Championship
14 Aug 2007 Norwich City v Barnet W 5-2 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
18 Aug 2007 Norwich City v Southampton W 2-1 League Championship
25 Aug 2007 Hull City v Norwich City L 2-1 League Championship
28 Aug 2007 Rochdale v Norwich City W 1-1 (4-3) League Cup 2nd round
01 Sep 2007 Norwich City v Cardiff City L 1-2 League Championship
15 Sep 2007 Norwich City v Crystal Palace W 1-0 League Championship
18 Sep 2007 Charlton Athletic v Norwich City L 2-0 League Championship
22 Sep 2007 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Norwich City L 2-0 League Championship
25 Sep 2007 Manchester City v Norwich City L 1-0 League Cup 3rd round
02 Oct 2007 Norwich City v Scunthorpe United D 0-0 League Championship
08 Oct 2007 Queens Park Rangers v Norwich City L 1-0 League Championship
20 Oct 2007 Norwich City v Bristol City L 1-3 League Championship
23 Oct 2007 Burnley v Norwich City L 2-1 League Championship
27 Oct 2007 West Bromwich Albion v Norwich City L 2-0 League Championship
04 Nov 2007 Norwich City v Ipswich Town D 2-2 League Championship
06 Nov 2007 Norwich City v Watford L 1-3 League Championship
10 Nov 2007 Plymouth Argyle v Norwich City L 3-0 League Championship
24 Nov 2007 Norwich City v Coventry City W 2-0 League Championship
27 Nov 2007 Blackpool v Norwich City W 1-3 League Championship
01 Dec 2007 Stoke City v Norwich City L 2-1 League Championship
04 Dec 2007 Norwich City v Plymouth Argyle W 2-1 League Championship
15 Dec 2007 Colchester United v Norwich City D 1-1 League Championship
22 Dec 2007 Scunthorpe United v Norwich City W 0-1 League Championship
26 Dec 2007 Norwich City v Charlton Athletic D 1-1 League Championship
29 Dec 2007 Norwich City v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 1-1 League Championship
01 Jan 2008 Crystal Palace v Norwich City D 1-1 League Championship
05 Jan 2008 Norwich City v Bury D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Jan 2008 Barnsley v Norwich City W 1-3 League Championship
15 Jan 2008 Bury v Norwich City L 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round replay
19 Jan 2008 Norwich City v Leicester City D 0-0 League Championship
29 Jan 2008 Southampton v Norwich City W 0-1 League Championship
02 Feb 2008 Norwich City v Preston North End W 1-0 League Championship
09 Feb 2008 Cardiff City v Norwich City W 1-2 League Championship
12 Feb 2008 Norwich City v Hull City D 1-1 League Championship
16 Feb 2008 Leicester City v Norwich City L 4-0 League Championship
08 Mar 2008 Coventry City v Norwich City L 1-0 League Championship
22 Mar 2008 Norwich City v Colchester United W 5-1 League Championship
29 Mar 2008 Bristol City v Norwich City L 2-1 League Championship
05 Apr 2008 Norwich City v Burnley W 2-0 League Championship
13 Apr 2008 Ipswich Town v Norwich City L 2-1 League Championship
19 Apr 2008 Norwich City v West Bromwich Albion L 1-2 League Championship
26 Apr 2008 Norwich City v Queens Park Rangers W 3-0 League Championship
04 May 2008 Sheffield Wednesday v Norwich City L 4-1 League Championship
09 Aug 2008 Coventry City v Norwich City L 2-0 League Championship
12 Aug 2008 Milton Keynes Dons v Norwich City L 1-0 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
16 Aug 2008 Norwich City v Blackpool D 1-1 League Championship
23 Aug 2008 Cardiff City v Norwich City D 2-2 League Championship
30 Aug 2008 Norwich City v Birmingham City D 1-1 League Championship
13 Sep 2008 Plymouth Argyle v Norwich City W 1-2 League Championship
17 Sep 2008 Norwich City v Queens Park Rangers L 0-1 League Championship
20 Sep 2008 Norwich City v Sheffield United W 1-0 League Championship
27 Sep 2008 Barnsley v Norwich City D 0-0 League Championship
30 Sep 2008 Southampton v Norwich City L 2-0 League Championship
04 Oct 2008 Norwich City v Derby County L 1-2 League Championship
18 Oct 2008 Bristol City v Norwich City L 1-0 League Championship
21 Oct 2008 Norwich City v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 5-2 League Championship
25 Oct 2008 Norwich City v Doncaster Rovers W 2-1 League Championship
28 Oct 2008 Derby County v Norwich City L 3-1 League Championship
01 Nov 2008 Burnley v Norwich City L 2-0 League Championship
08 Nov 2008 Norwich City v Preston North End D 2-2 League Championship
29 Nov 2008 Sheffield Wednesday v Norwich City L 3-2 League Championship
07 Dec 2008 Norwich City v Ipswich Town W 2-0 League Championship
10 Dec 2008 Watford v Norwich City L 2-1 League Championship
13 Dec 2008 Reading v Norwich City L 2-0 League Championship
26 Dec 2008 Crystal Palace v Norwich City L 3-1 League Championship
28 Dec 2008 Norwich City v Nottingham Forest L 2-3 League Championship
03 Jan 2009 Charlton Athletic v Norwich City D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Jan 2009 Norwich City v Charlton Athletic L 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round replay
17 Jan 2009 Norwich City v Barnsley W 4-0 League Championship
27 Jan 2009 Norwich City v Southampton D 2-2 League Championship
30 Jan 2009 Doncaster Rovers v Norwich City D 1-1 League Championship
03 Feb 2009 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Norwich City D 3-3 League Championship
07 Feb 2009 Norwich City v Bristol City L 1-2 League Championship
14 Feb 2009 Preston North End v Norwich City L 1-0 League Championship
28 Feb 2009 Norwich City v Coventry City L 1-2 League Championship
03 Mar 2009 Queens Park Rangers v Norwich City W 0-1 League Championship
07 Mar 2009 Blackpool v Norwich City L 2-0 League Championship
10 Mar 2009 Norwich City v Cardiff City W 2-0 League Championship
14 Mar 2009 Norwich City v Plymouth Argyle W 1-0 League Championship
11 Apr 2009 Swansea City v Norwich City L 2-1 League Championship
13 Apr 2009 Norwich City v Watford W 2-0 League Championship
19 Apr 2009 Ipswich Town v Norwich City L 3-2 League Championship
27 Apr 2009 Norwich City v Reading L 0-2 League Championship
03 May 2009 Charlton Athletic v Norwich City L 4-2 League Championship
01 Sep 2009 Norwich City v Brentford W 1-0 Johnstones Paint Trophy 1st round - southern section
05 Sep 2009 Norwich City v Walsall D 0-0 League One
19 Sep 2009 Norwich City v Charlton Athletic D 2-2 League One
26 Sep 2009 Gillingham v Norwich City D 1-1 League One
29 Sep 2009 Norwich City v Leyton Orient W 4-0 League One
03 Oct 2009 Norwich City v Bristol Rovers W 5-1 League One
10 Oct 2009 Carlisle United v Norwich City W 0-1 League One
19 Oct 2009 Leeds United v Norwich City L 2-1 League One
24 Oct 2009 Norwich City v Swindon Town W 1-0 League One
31 Oct 2009 Stockport County v Norwich City W 1-3 League One
07 Nov 2009 Paulton Rovers v Norwich City W 0-7 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
14 Nov 2009 Norwich City v Tranmere Rovers W 2-0 League One
21 Nov 2009 Southampton v Norwich City D 2-2 League One
24 Nov 2009 Norwich City v Brighton and Hove Albion W 4-1 League One
28 Nov 2009 Carlisle United v Norwich City L 3-1 FA Cup 2nd round
05 Dec 2009 Norwich City v Oldham Athletic W 2-0 League One
12 Dec 2009 Yeovil Town v Norwich City D 3-3 League One
15 Dec 2009 Southampton v Norwich City L 2-2 (5-6) Johnstones Paint Trophy Semi-final - southern section
19 Dec 2009 Norwich City v Huddersfield Town W 3-0 League One
26 Dec 2009 Norwich City v Millwall W 2-0 League One
02 Jan 2010 Wycombe Wanderers v Norwich City W 0-1 League One
09 Jan 2010 Norwich City v Exeter City W 3-1 League One
16 Jan 2010 Colchester United v Norwich City W 0-5 League One
23 Jan 2010 Norwich City v Brentford W 1-0 League One
26 Jan 2010 Walsall v Norwich City W 1-2 League One
30 Jan 2010 Norwich City v Hartlepool United W 2-1 League One
06 Feb 2010 Millwall v Norwich City L 2-1 League One
13 Feb 2010 Brighton and Hove Albion v Norwich City W 1-2 League One
20 Feb 2010 Norwich City v Southampton L 0-2 League One
13 Mar 2010 Huddersfield Town v Norwich City W 1-3 League One
20 Mar 2010 Swindon Town v Norwich City D 1-1 League One
27 Mar 2010 Norwich City v Leeds United W 1-0 League One
02 Apr 2010 Tranmere Rovers v Norwich City L 3-1 League One
05 Apr 2010 Norwich City v Stockport County W 2-1 League One
10 Apr 2010 Norwich City v Milton Keynes Dons D 1-1 League One
13 Apr 2010 Leyton Orient v Norwich City L 2-1 League One
17 Apr 2010 Charlton Athletic v Norwich City W 0-1 League One
24 Apr 2010 Norwich City v Gillingham W 2-0 League One
08 May 2010 Norwich City v Carlisle United L 0-2 League One


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

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 England Under-18
2


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
02 Sep 1998 Republic of Ireland v England W 0-5 U18
13 Oct 1998 Italy v England W 2-4 U18


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