Darren Barnard

Date of birth30 November 1971
Place of birthRinteln
NationalityWelsh
Weight78 kg
Height1.75 m
PositionDefender/Left back

Barnard never really broke into the Chelsea first team on a regular basis but went on to be a regular at Bristol City, Barnsley and Grimsby Town as well as earning 22 caps for Wales.

Barnard sometimes struggled to find his best form for Barnsley in 2000-01 although his season was badly disrupted by a knee injury that kept him out of action from the end of December until late February.

Asked to play on the left side of a midfield four, he nevertheless often showed that he had one of the best left feet in the First Division and his passing and crossing remained of a high standard.

Once he had returned to fitness, he also won a recall to the Wales international team.

Barnard joined Grimsby Town on a two-year contract in August 2002.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Wokingham Town 01 Jul 1988 25 Jul 1990
Chelsea 25 Jul 1990 06 Oct 1995
Reading 18 Nov 1994 16 Dec 1994 L
Bristol City 06 Oct 1995 08 Aug 1997
Barnsley 08 Aug 1997 30 Jun 2002
Northampton Town 22 Jul 2002 29 Jul 2002 T
Grimsby Town 02 Aug 2002 30 Jun 2004
Kilmarnock 19 Jul 2004 24 Jul 2004 T
Mansfield Town 26 Jul 2004 31 Jul 2004 T
Aldershot Town 13 Aug 2004 30 Jun 2007
Camberley Town 18 Jul 2007

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1991-92 Chelsea League Division One 1
3
1992-93 Chelsea League Cup
1
1992-93 Chelsea Premier League 8
5
1
1993-94 Chelsea FA Cup 1
1
1993-94 Chelsea League Cup 1
1993-94 Chelsea Premier League 9
3
1
1996-97 Bristol City League Cup 2
1997-98 Barnsley FA Cup 5
2
1
1997-98 Barnsley League Cup 3
1
1997-98 Barnsley Premier League 33
2
2
6
1
1999-00 Barnsley FA Cup 1
1999-00 Barnsley League Cup 1
1
1
2000-01 Barnsley League Cup 1
1
2
2000-01 Barnsley League Division 1 26
4
2
1
2001-02 Barnsley FA Cup 2
1
2001-02 Barnsley League Cup 2
1
2001-02 Barnsley League Division 1 33
4
7
8
2002-03 Grimsby Town FA Cup 1
2002-03 Grimsby Town League Division 1 21
8
2
4
2003-04 Grimsby Town FA Cup 2
1
2003-04 Grimsby Town LDV Vans Trophy 1
2003-04 Grimsby Town League Cup 1
2003-04 Grimsby Town League Division 2 34
2
11
2004-05 Aldershot Town FA Cup 2
2004-05 Aldershot Town LDV Vans Trophy 1
2005-06 Aldershot Town FA Cup 2
1
2006-07 Aldershot Town FA Cup 5
2
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
04 Apr 1992 Chelsea v West Ham United W 2-1 League Division One
11 Apr 1992 Leeds United v Chelsea L 3-0 League Division One
18 Apr 1992 Chelsea v Queens Park Rangers W 2-1 League Division One
20 Apr 1992 Aston Villa v Chelsea L 3-1 League Division One
07 Oct 1992 Chelsea v Walsall W 1-0
Agg: 4-0
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
24 Oct 1992 Coventry City v Chelsea W 1-2 Premier League
06 Feb 1993 Oldham Athletic v Chelsea L 3-1 Premier League
10 Feb 1993 Chelsea v Liverpool D 0-0 Premier League
01 Mar 1993 Chelsea v Arsenal W 1-0 Premier League
10 Mar 1993 Chelsea v Everton W 2-1 Premier League
15 Mar 1993 Crystal Palace v Chelsea D 1-1 Premier League
20 Mar 1993 Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 Premier League
03 Apr 1993 Chelsea v Middlesbrough W 4-0 Premier League
10 Apr 1993 Southampton v Chelsea L 1-0 Premier League
12 Apr 1993 Chelsea v Wimbledon W 4-2 Premier League
17 Apr 1993 Manchester United v Chelsea L 3-0 Premier League
01 May 1993 Chelsea v Coventry City W 2-1 Premier League
08 May 1993 Sheffield United v Chelsea L 4-2 Premier League
26 Oct 1993 Manchester City v Chelsea L 1-0 League Cup 3rd round
30 Oct 1993 Chelsea v Oldham Athletic L 0-1 Premier League
20 Nov 1993 Chelsea v Arsenal L 0-2 Premier League
22 Nov 1993 Chelsea v Manchester City D 0-0 Premier League
05 Feb 1994 Everton v Chelsea L 4-2 Premier League
09 Feb 1994 Sheffield Wednesday v Chelsea W 1-3 FA Cup 4th round replay
12 Feb 1994 Oldham Athletic v Chelsea L 2-1 Premier League
26 Mar 1994 Chelsea v West Ham United W 2-0 Premier League
30 Mar 1994 Sheffield Wednesday v Chelsea L 3-1 Premier League
02 Apr 1994 Chelsea v Southampton W 2-0 Premier League
04 Apr 1994 Newcastle United v Chelsea D 0-0 Premier League
09 Apr 1994 Chelsea v Luton Town W 2-0 FA Cup Semi-final
13 Apr 1994 Queens Park Rangers v Chelsea D 1-1 Premier League
23 Apr 1994 Chelsea v Leeds United D 1-1 Premier League
04 May 1994 Chelsea v Coventry City L 1-2 Premier League


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
1997-98 Wales International Friendly 1
1998-99 Wales UEFA European Championship 5
1999-00 Wales International Friendly 3
1
1999-00 Wales UEFA European Championship 2
2000-01 Wales FIFA World Cup 3
1
2001-02 Wales FIFA World Cup
1
2002-03 Wales International Friendly 1
2002-03 Wales UEFA European Championship 1
1
2003-04 Wales International Friendly
1
2003-04 Wales UEFA European Championship 3
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
25 Mar 1998 Wales v Jamaica D 0-0 International Friendly
05 Sep 1998 Wales v Italy L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
10 Oct 1998 Denmark v Wales W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
14 Oct 1998 Wales v Belarus W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
05 Jun 1999 Italy v Wales L 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
09 Jun 1999 Wales v Denmark L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
04 Sep 1999 Belarus v Wales W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
09 Oct 1999 Wales v Switzerland L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
23 Feb 2000 Qatar v Wales W 0-1 International Friendly
29 Mar 2000 Wales v Finland L 1-2 International Friendly
23 May 2000 Wales v Brazil L 0-3 International Friendly
02 Jun 2000 Portugal v Wales L 3-0 International Friendly
28 Mar 2001 Wales v Ukraine D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
02 Jun 2001 Wales v Poland L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
06 Jun 2001 Ukraine v Wales D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
01 Sep 2001 Wales v Armenia D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
21 Aug 2002 Croatia v Wales D 1-1 International Friendly
20 Nov 2002 Azerbaijan v Wales W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 9
11 Oct 2003 Wales v Serbia and Montenegro L 2-3 UEFA European Championship Group 9
15 Nov 2003 Russia v Wales D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st leg
19 Nov 2003 Wales v Russia L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Play-off 2nd leg
27 May 2004 Norway v Wales D 0-0 International Friendly


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