Delron Buckley

Date of birth07 December 1977
Place of birthDurban
NationalitySouth African
Weight72 kg
Height1.75 m
PositionForward

This talented left-sided midfielder developed with amateur club Butcherville before joining Vfl Bochum as a teenager in 1995.

He has since gone on to establish himself as a regular member of the first team.

Delron won his first cap for South Africa against Zambia in May 1998.

He made the squad for the 1998 World Cup Finals and the Sydney Olympics when he appeared in all three games before the team were eliminated at the group stage.

A very strong player on the left hand side, his inconsistency is puzzling and infuriating but he did appear in all the African Nations' Cup Finals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
VfL Bochum 01 Jul 1995 01 Jul 2004
DSC Arminia Bielefeld 01 Jul 2004 01 Jul 2005
Borussia Dortmund 01 Jul 2005
FC Basel 01 Aug 2006 31 May 2007 L
Hull City 07 Jul 2008 20 Jul 2008 T

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 VfL Bochum Bundesliga 14
5
2
4
2002-03 VfL Bochum Bundesliga 27
3
3
5
2003-04 VfL Bochum Bundesliga 6
14
1
2004-05 DSC Arminia Bielefeld Bundesliga 29
15
1
2005-06 Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga 18
10
1
2006-07 FC Basel UEFA Cup
1
2007-08 Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga 10
16


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
12 Aug 2000 1.FC Kaiserslautern v VfL Bochum W 0-1 Bundesliga 1
19 Aug 2000 VfL Bochum v Bayern München L 0-3 Bundesliga 2
06 Sep 2000 Hertha Berlin v VfL Bochum L 4-0 Bundesliga 3
23 Sep 2000 VfB Stuttgart v VfL Bochum D 1-1 Bundesliga 6
30 Sep 2000 VfL Bochum v SpVgg Unterhaching W 3-0 Bundesliga 7
14 Oct 2000 1.FC Köln v VfL Bochum L 2-0 Bundesliga 8
22 Oct 2000 VfL Bochum v Hansa Rostock L 1-2 Bundesliga 7
27 Oct 2000 Energie Cottbus v VfL Bochum L 2-0 Bundesliga 10
04 Nov 2000 VfL Bochum v TSV 1860 München D 1-1 Bundesliga 11
11 Nov 2000 Werder Bremen v VfL Bochum L 2-0 Bundesliga 12
24 Nov 2000 Schalke 04 v VfL Bochum L 2-1 Bundesliga 14
02 Dec 2000 VfL Bochum v Eintracht Frankfurt W 2-1 Bundesliga 15
09 Dec 2000 SC Freiburg v VfL Bochum L 5-0 Bundesliga 16
03 Feb 2001 VfL Bochum v Hertha Berlin L 1-3 Bundesliga 20
10 Feb 2001 Hamburger SV v VfL Bochum L 3-0 Bundesliga 21
10 Mar 2001 VfL Bochum v 1.FC Köln L 2-3 Bundesliga 25
17 Mar 2001 Hansa Rostock v VfL Bochum L 2-0 Bundesliga 26
01 Apr 2001 VfL Bochum v Energie Cottbus W 1-0 Bundesliga 27
07 Apr 2001 TSV 1860 München v VfL Bochum W 2-4 Bundesliga 28
10 Aug 2002 1.FC Nürnberg v VfL Bochum W 1-3 Bundesliga 1
17 Aug 2002 VfL Bochum v Energie Cottbus W 5-0 Bundesliga 2
24 Aug 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v VfL Bochum W 2-4 Bundesliga 3
10 Sep 2002 VfL Bochum v Borussia Dortmund D 0-0 Bundesliga 4
15 Sep 2002 VfL Bochum v Hansa Rostock L 0-1 Bundesliga 5
21 Sep 2002 Hannover 96 v VfL Bochum D 2-2 Bundesliga 6
29 Sep 2002 VfL Bochum v Werder Bremen L 1-4 Bundesliga 7
05 Oct 2002 Bayern München v VfL Bochum L 4-1 Bundesliga 8
20 Oct 2002 VfL Bochum v VfL Wolfsburg W 4-2 Bundesliga 9
03 Nov 2002 VfL Bochum v Hertha Berlin W 3-0 Bundesliga 11
13 Nov 2002 1.FC Kaiserslautern v VfL Bochum W 0-2 Bundesliga 10
17 Nov 2002 VfL Bochum v Schalke 04 L 0-2 Bundesliga 13
23 Nov 2002 Borussia Mönchengladbach v VfL Bochum D 2-2 Bundesliga 14
30 Nov 2002 VfL Bochum v Arminia Bielefeld L 0-3 Bundesliga 15
25 Jan 2003 VfL Bochum v 1.FC Nürnberg W 2-1 Bundesliga 18
01 Feb 2003 Energie Cottbus v VfL Bochum L 2-1 Bundesliga 19
08 Feb 2003 VfL Bochum v Bayer Leverkusen W 2-1 Bundesliga 20
15 Feb 2003 Borussia Dortmund v VfL Bochum L 4-1 Bundesliga 21
22 Feb 2003 Hansa Rostock v VfL Bochum D 1-1 Bundesliga 22
01 Mar 2003 VfL Bochum v Hannover 96 L 1-2 Bundesliga 23
08 Mar 2003 Werder Bremen v VfL Bochum L 2-0 Bundesliga 24
15 Mar 2003 VfL Bochum v Bayern München L 1-4 Bundesliga 25
22 Mar 2003 VfL Wolfsburg v VfL Bochum L 2-0 Bundesliga 26
05 Apr 2003 VfL Bochum v 1.FC Kaiserslautern D 1-1 Bundesliga 27
12 Apr 2003 Hertha Berlin v VfL Bochum L 1-0 Bundesliga 28
26 Apr 2003 Schalke 04 v VfL Bochum W 1-2 Bundesliga 30
03 May 2003 VfL Bochum v Borussia Mönchengladbach D 1-1 Bundesliga 31
11 May 2003 Arminia Bielefeld v VfL Bochum W 1-3 Bundesliga 32
17 May 2003 VfL Bochum v Hamburger SV D 1-1 Bundesliga 33
24 May 2003 TSV 1860 München v VfL Bochum W 2-4 Bundesliga 34
02 Aug 2003 VfL Wolfsburg v VfL Bochum L 3-2 Bundesliga 1
23 Aug 2003 VfL Bochum v Bayer Leverkusen W 1-0 Bundesliga 4
08 Sep 2003 VfL Bochum v Hamburger SV D 1-1 Bundesliga 2
13 Sep 2003 Hansa Rostock v VfL Bochum W 0-2 Bundesliga 5
20 Sep 2003 VfL Bochum v Hertha Berlin D 2-2 Bundesliga 6
04 Oct 2003 VfL Bochum v 1.FC Kaiserslautern W 4-0 Bundesliga 8
19 Oct 2003 Schalke 04 v VfL Bochum W 0-2 Bundesliga 9
26 Oct 2003 VfL Bochum v Borussia Dortmund W 3-0 Bundesliga 10
01 Nov 2003 TSV 1860 München v VfL Bochum L 3-1 Bundesliga 11
08 Nov 2003 VfL Bochum v 1.FC Köln W 4-0 Bundesliga 12
06 Dec 2003 SC Freiburg v VfL Bochum L 4-2 Bundesliga 15
06 Mar 2004 Hertha Berlin v VfL Bochum D 1-1 Bundesliga 23
14 Mar 2004 VfL Bochum v Borussia Mönchengladbach W 1-0 Bundesliga 24
27 Mar 2004 VfL Bochum v Schalke 04 L 1-2 Bundesliga 26
04 Apr 2004 Borussia Dortmund v VfL Bochum L 4-1 Bundesliga 27
18 Apr 2004 1.FC Köln v VfL Bochum W 1-2 Bundesliga 29
25 Apr 2004 VfL Bochum v Werder Bremen D 0-0 Bundesliga 30
09 May 2004 VfL Bochum v SC Freiburg W 3-0 Bundesliga 32
15 May 2004 Eintracht Frankfurt v VfL Bochum L 3-2 Bundesliga 33
22 May 2004 VfL Bochum v Hannover 96 W 3-1 Bundesliga 34


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 South Africa FIFA World Cup
2
1997-98 South Africa International Friendly 1
2
1998-99 South Africa International Friendly
1
1999-00 South Africa Afro-Asian Cup of Nations
1
1999-00 South Africa COSAFA Cup 1
2
1999-00 South Africa FIFA World Cup
1
1999-00 South Africa International Friendly 1
1999-00 South Africa US Nike Cup 2
1
1
2000-01 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 4
1
2000-01 South Africa FIFA World Cup 4
2
2000-01 South Africa International Friendly 1
2000-01 South Africa Olympics 3
1
2001-02 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 3
1
1
2001-02 South Africa FIFA World Cup
1
2001-02 South Africa International Friendly 3
2
1
1
2001-02 South Africa Reunification Cup 1
1
2002-03 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 1
1
2002-03 South Africa International Friendly 1
2002-03 South Africa Nelson Mandela Challenge 1
2003-04 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 3
2003-04 South Africa COSAFA Cup 1
2003-04 South Africa FIFA World Cup 2
1
2003-04 South Africa International Friendly 4
2004-05 South Africa FIFA World Cup 4
1
1
2004-05 South Africa International Friendly 3
2005-06 South Africa International Friendly 2
1
2006-07 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 3
1
2006-07 South Africa International Friendly 1
2007-08 South Africa Africa Cup of Nations 1
2007-08 South Africa FIFA World Cup
2
2007-08 South Africa International Friendly 3
2008-09 South Africa FIFA World Cup 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
20 May 1998 South Africa v Zambia D 1-1 International Friendly
25 May 1998 Argentina v South Africa L 2-0 International Friendly
06 Jun 1998 South Africa v Iceland D 1-1 International Friendly
18 Jun 1998 South Africa v Denmark D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
24 Jun 1998 South Africa v Saudi Arabia D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
16 Dec 1998 South Africa v Egypt W 2-1 International Friendly
30 Sep 1999 Saudi Arabia v South Africa D 0-0 AFRO-ASIAN CUP OF NATIONS 2nd leg
09 Apr 2000 Lesotho v South Africa W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round
28 May 2000 Malta v South Africa W 0-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 2000 USA v South Africa L 4-0 US NIKE CUP
07 Jun 2000 Mexico v South Africa L 4-2 US NIKE CUP
11 Jun 2000 Republic of Ireland v South Africa L 2-1 US NIKE CUP
18 Jun 2000 South Africa v Swaziland W 2-0 COSAFA Cup Quarter-final
09 Jul 2000 Zimbabwe v South Africa W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Africa group 5
14 Sep 2000 South Africa v Japan L 1-2 Olympics Finals Group D
17 Sep 2000 Brazil v South Africa W 1-3 Olympics Finals Group D
20 Sep 2000 Slovakia v South Africa L 2-1 Olympics Finals Group D
07 Oct 2000 South Africa v France D 0-0 International Friendly
16 Dec 2000 South Africa v Liberia W 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 2
13 Jan 2001 Mauritius v South Africa D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 2
27 Jan 2001 South Africa v Burkina Faso W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group E
24 Feb 2001 Malawi v South Africa W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Africa group E
24 Mar 2001 South Africa v Mauritius W 3-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 2
17 Jun 2001 South Africa v Congo D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 2
29 Jun 2001 Burkina Faso v South Africa D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group E
15 Aug 2001 Sweden v South Africa L 3-0 International Friendly
10 Nov 2001 South Africa v Egypt W 1-0 International Friendly
15 Jan 2002 South Africa v Angola W 1-0 International Friendly
20 Jan 2002 Burkina Faso v South Africa D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
24 Jan 2002 Ghana v South Africa D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
30 Jan 2002 Morocco v South Africa L 3-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
03 Feb 2002 Mali v South Africa L 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals quarter-final
27 Mar 2002 Georgia v South Africa L 4-1 International Friendly
12 May 2002 South Africa v Madagascar W 1-0 International Friendly
20 May 2002 South Africa v Scotland W 2-0 REUNIFICATION CUP
23 May 2002 Turkey v South Africa W 0-2 REUNIFICATION CUP
08 Jun 2002 South Africa v Slovenia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
13 Oct 2002 South Africa v Burundi W 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 11
19 Nov 2002 South Africa v Senegal W 1-1 (4-1) NELSON MANDELA CHALLENGE
22 May 2003 South Africa v England L 1-2 International Friendly
15 Nov 2003 Egypt v South Africa L 2-1 International Friendly
19 Nov 2003 Tunisia v South Africa L 2-0 International Friendly
10 Jan 2004 Mauritius v South Africa L 2-0 COSAFA Cup 1st round
17 Jan 2004 Senegal v South Africa L 2-1 International Friendly
27 Jan 2004 Benin v South Africa W 0-2 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D
31 Jan 2004 Nigeria v South Africa L 4-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D
04 Feb 2004 Morocco v South Africa D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D
30 Mar 2004 Australia v South Africa L 1-0 International Friendly
05 Jun 2004 South Africa v Cape Verde Islands W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 2
20 Jun 2004 Ghana v South Africa L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 2
18 Aug 2004 Tunisia v South Africa W 0-2 International Friendly
05 Sep 2004 Congo DR v South Africa L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 2
10 Oct 2004 Uganda v South Africa W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 2
17 Nov 2004 South Africa v Nigeria W 2-1 International Friendly
09 Feb 2005 South Africa v Australia D 1-1 International Friendly
26 Mar 2005 South Africa v Uganda W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 2
04 Jun 2005 Cape Verde Islands v South Africa W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Africa group 2
18 Jun 2005 South Africa v Ghana L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Africa group 2
17 Aug 2005 Iceland v South Africa L 4-1 International Friendly
07 Sep 2005 Germany v South Africa L 4-2 International Friendly
24 Mar 2007 Chad v South Africa W 0-3 Africa Cup of Nations Group 11
28 Mar 2007 South Africa v Bolivia L 0-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2007 South Africa v Chad W 4-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 11
16 Jun 2007 Congo v South Africa D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 11
22 Aug 2007 Scotland v South Africa L 1-0 International Friendly
09 Sep 2007 South Africa v Zambia L 1-3 Africa Cup of Nations Group 11
17 Oct 2007 Italy v South Africa L 2-0 International Friendly
17 Nov 2007 South Africa v USA L 0-1 International Friendly
01 Jun 2008 Nigeria v South Africa L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 4
07 Jun 2008 South Africa v Equatorial Guinea W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 4
21 Jun 2008 South Africa v Sierra Leone D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 4


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