Darren P Ward

Date of birth13 September 1978
Place of birthHarrow
NationalityEnglish
Weight79 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

The elder brother of West Ham United's Elliott Ward was one of Watford's success stories of the 2000-01 season.

Darren Ward finally put his injury problems behind him and established himself as a first choice in the centre of defence partnering Robert Page.

Tall and strong, Darren is commanding in the air, reads the game well and poses a considerable threat when he joins the attack at set pieces.

He suffered a setback in November when he sustained what seemed to be a serious thigh injury, but was quickly back in the line-up.

Darren's progress was recognised when he signed a new four-year contract for the Hornets during the campaign.

Darren's contract at Millwall was extended to June 2007 in June 2004 before he joined Crystal Palace in May 2005 with a contract to June 2008.

He joined Wolverhampton Wanderers in July 2007 with a three-year contract but was made available for transfer in May 2008.

After a loan spell, he joined Millwall in January 2009 with contract to the end of the season that was extended to June 2013 in June 2010.

After a loan spell, Darren joined Swindon Town in January 2013 with a contract to June 2014 that was extended to June 2015 in August 2013.

He joined Yeovil Town in November 2015 with a contract to January 2016 that was then extended to June 2017.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Watford 13 Feb 1995 03 Oct 2001
Queens Park Rangers 17 Dec 1999 14 Mar 2000 L
Millwall 03 Oct 2001 31 May 2005
Crystal Palace 31 May 2005 03 Jul 2007
Wolverhampton Wanderers 03 Jul 2007 01 Jan 2010
Watford 30 Sep 2008 30 Nov 2008 L
Charlton Athletic 30 Jan 2009 31 May 2009 L
Millwall 11 Sep 2009 31 Dec 2009 L
Millwall 01 Jan 2010 04 Jan 2013
Swindon Town 30 Aug 2012 03 Jan 2013 L
Swindon Town 04 Jan 2013 30 Jun 2015
Crawley Town 09 Jan 2015 31 May 2015 L
Yeovil Town 08 Nov 2015 30 Jun 2017

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Watford Premier League 7
2
1
2000-01 Watford FA Cup 1
2000-01 Watford League Cup 5
1
1
2000-01 Watford League Division 1 40
1
3
2001-02 Millwall FA Cup 1
2001-02 Millwall League Division 1 10
4
1
2001-02 Millwall League Division 1 Play-Offs 2
2001-02 Watford League Cup 1
2001-02 Watford League Division 1
1
2002-03 Millwall FA Cup 4
2002-03 Millwall League Cup 1
2002-03 Millwall League Division 1 36
3
1
2
2003-04 Millwall FA Cup 7
2003-04 Millwall League Cup 1
2003-04 Millwall League Division 1 46
3
4
2004-05 Millwall League Championship 43
2
2004-05 Millwall League Cup 1
2004-05 Millwall UEFA Cup 2
2005-06 Crystal Palace FA Cup 2
1
2005-06 Crystal Palace League Championship 42
1
5
2
2005-06 Crystal Palace League Championship Play-Offs 1
2006-07 Crystal Palace FA Cup 2
2006-07 Crystal Palace League Championship 20
1
2006-07 Crystal Palace League Cup 1
2007-08 Wolverhampton Wanderers FA Cup 2
2007-08 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Championship 30
1
2008-09 Charlton Athletic League Championship 16
2008-09 Watford League Championship 9
1
2008-09 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Championship
1
2008-09 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Cup 1
2009-10 Millwall FA Cup 2
2009-10 Millwall League One 30
1
1
3
2009-10 Millwall League One Play-Offs 3
2010-11 Millwall FA Cup
1
2010-11 Millwall League Championship 28
3
1
2010-11 Millwall League Cup 2
1
2011-12 Millwall FA Cup 4
2011-12 Millwall League Championship 27
3
2
2011-12 Millwall League Cup 2
2012-13 Millwall League Championship 1
2012-13 Millwall League Cup 1
1
2012-13 Swindon Town FA Cup 1
1
2012-13 Swindon Town Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2012-13 Swindon Town League One 39
2
4
2012-13 Swindon Town League One Play-Offs 2
1
2013-14 Swindon Town FA Cup 1
2013-14 Swindon Town Johnstones Paint Trophy 5
2013-14 Swindon Town League Cup 3
2013-14 Swindon Town League One 36
2014-15 Crawley Town League One 17
1
1
2015-16 Yeovil Town FA Cup 3
2015-16 Yeovil Town Johnstones Paint Trophy 2
1
2015-16 Yeovil Town League Two 18
1
1
2016-17 Yeovil Town FA Cup 2
2016-17 Yeovil Town League Two 14
2
3
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
31 Oct 1999 Coventry City v Watford L 4-0 Premier League
01 Apr 2000 Everton v Watford L 4-2 Premier League
08 Apr 2000 Watford v Derby County D 0-0 Premier League
15 Apr 2000 Southampton v Watford L 2-0 Premier League
23 Apr 2000 Watford v Arsenal L 2-3 Premier League
29 Apr 2000 Watford v Manchester United L 2-3 Premier League
03 May 2000 Leeds United v Watford L 3-1 Premier League
06 May 2000 Middlesbrough v Watford D 1-1 Premier League
14 May 2000 Watford v Coventry City W 1-0 Premier League
12 Aug 2000 Huddersfield Town v Watford W 1-2 League Division 1
19 Aug 2000 Watford v Barnsley W 1-0 League Division 1
22 Aug 2000 Watford v Cheltenham Town D 0-0 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
26 Aug 2000 Wimbledon v Watford D 0-0 League Division 1
28 Aug 2000 Watford v Sheffield United W 4-1 League Division 1
05 Sep 2000 Cheltenham Town v Watford W 0-3
Agg: 0-3
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
09 Sep 2000 Portsmouth v Watford W 1-3 League Division 1
12 Sep 2000 Blackburn Rovers v Watford W 3-4 League Division 1
16 Sep 2000 Watford v Crewe Alexandra W 3-0 League Division 1
19 Sep 2000 Notts County v Watford W 1-3 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Sep 2000 Stockport County v Watford W 2-3 League Division 1
26 Sep 2000 Watford v Notts County L 0-2
Agg: 3-3
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
01 Oct 2000 Watford v Birmingham City W 2-0 League Division 1
14 Oct 2000 Watford v Queens Park Rangers W 3-1 League Division 1
17 Oct 2000 Watford v Gillingham D 0-0 League Division 1
21 Oct 2000 Nottingham Forest v Watford W 0-2 League Division 1
24 Oct 2000 Watford v Bolton Wanderers W 1-0 League Division 1
28 Oct 2000 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Watford D 2-2 League Division 1
31 Oct 2000 Watford v Manchester United L 0-3 League Cup 3rd round
04 Nov 2000 Watford v Grimsby Town W 4-0 League Division 1
18 Nov 2000 Watford v Preston North End L 2-3 League Division 1
03 Dec 2000 Bolton Wanderers v Watford L 2-1 League Division 1
09 Dec 2000 Crystal Palace v Watford L 1-0 League Division 1
16 Dec 2000 Watford v West Bromwich Albion D 3-3 League Division 1
23 Dec 2000 Watford v Huddersfield Town L 1-2 League Division 1
26 Dec 2000 Fulham v Watford L 5-0 League Division 1
29 Dec 2000 Barnsley v Watford W 0-1 League Division 1
02 Jan 2001 Watford v Wimbledon W 3-1 League Division 1
06 Jan 2001 Watford v Everton L 1-2 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Jan 2001 Sheffield United v Watford W 0-1 League Division 1
20 Jan 2001 Watford v Fulham L 1-3 League Division 1
27 Jan 2001 Norwich City v Watford L 2-1 League Division 1
03 Feb 2001 Sheffield Wednesday v Watford W 2-3 League Division 1
10 Feb 2001 Watford v Portsmouth D 2-2 League Division 1
17 Feb 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Watford L 2-0 League Division 1
20 Feb 2001 Watford v Blackburn Rovers L 0-1 League Division 1
24 Feb 2001 Watford v Stockport County D 2-2 League Division 1
02 Mar 2001 Birmingham City v Watford L 2-0 League Division 1
07 Mar 2001 Queens Park Rangers v Watford D 1-1 League Division 1
10 Mar 2001 Watford v Norwich City W 4-1 League Division 1
13 Mar 2001 Watford v Burnley L 0-1 League Division 1
03 Apr 2001 Watford v Nottingham Forest W 3-0 League Division 1
07 Apr 2001 Watford v Crystal Palace D 2-2 League Division 1
14 Apr 2001 Grimsby Town v Watford L 2-1 League Division 1
01 May 2001 Gillingham v Watford W 0-3 League Division 1
06 May 2001 Burnley v Watford L 2-0 League Division 1
11 Aug 2001 Manchester City v Watford L 3-0 League Division 1
21 Aug 2001 Watford v Plymouth Argyle W 1-0 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
30 Sep 2008 Burnley v Watford L 3-2 League Championship
04 Oct 2008 Watford v Preston North End W 2-1 League Championship
18 Oct 2008 Southampton v Watford W 0-3 League Championship
21 Oct 2008 Watford v Cardiff City D 2-2 League Championship
28 Oct 2008 Preston North End v Watford L 2-0 League Championship
01 Nov 2008 Watford v Blackpool L 3-4 League Championship
09 Nov 2008 Swansea City v Watford L 3-1 League Championship
22 Nov 2008 Watford v Queens Park Rangers W 3-0 League Championship
25 Nov 2008 Bristol City v Watford D 1-1 League Championship


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