Paul Heckingbottom

Date of birth17 July 1977
Place of birthBarnsley
NationalityEnglish
Weight76 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionDefender/Left back

Paul Heckingbottom appeared in the first dozen games of 2000-01 in his customary left-back spot for Darlington, but went down with a strained groin in the first leg of the Worthington Cup tie with Bradford City and was forced to rest.

He returned two months later, perhaps too soon, and although he had occasional outings through to February, he was forced into another period of inactivity that lasted until the end of the season.

He remains a strong-tackling defender capable of penetrating runs down the flank.

Paul joined Bradford City in July 2003 in a two-year deal but, due to the club's financial problems, moved on to Sheffield Wednesday in May 2004 with a two-year contract.

After a loan spell, Paul joined Bradford City in January 2008 with a contract to June 2009.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Manchester United 01 Jul 1994 14 Jul 1995
Sunderland 14 Jul 1995 25 Mar 1999
Scarborough 17 Oct 1997 02 May 1998 L
Hartlepool United 25 Sep 1998 25 Oct 1998 L
Darlington 25 Mar 1999 30 Jun 2002
Norwich City 03 Jul 2002 02 Jul 2003
Bradford City 02 Jul 2003 21 May 2004
Sheffield Wednesday 21 May 2004 13 Jan 2006
Barnsley 13 Jan 2006 08 Jan 2008
Bradford City 16 Jul 2007 02 Jan 2008 L
Bradford City 08 Jan 2008 30 Jun 2009
Mansfield Town 01 Jul 2009 30 Jun 2010
Gateshead 01 Jul 2010

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Darlington FA Cup 1
1
1999-00 Darlington League Cup 2
2000-01 Darlington FA Cup 1
1
2000-01 Darlington LDV Vans Trophy 2
2000-01 Darlington League Cup 2
2000-01 Darlington League Division 3 17
1
1
5
2001-02 Darlington FA Cup 4
2001-02 Darlington LDV Vans Trophy 2
2001-02 Darlington League Division 3 40
2
3
7
2002-03 Norwich City League Cup
1
2002-03 Norwich City League Division 1 7
8
1
2003-04 Bradford City FA Cup 1
2003-04 Bradford City League Cup 1
2003-04 Bradford City League Division 1 43
5
2004-05 Sheffield Wednesday League Cup 1
2004-05 Sheffield Wednesday League One 37
1
4
7
2004-05 Sheffield Wednesday League One Play-Offs 3
2005-06 Barnsley League One 17
1
1
4
2005-06 Barnsley League One Play-Offs 3
2005-06 Sheffield Wednesday FA Cup 1
2
2005-06 Sheffield Wednesday League Championship 4
2006-07 Barnsley FA Cup 1
2006-07 Barnsley League Championship 28
3
3
1
2007-08 Bradford City FA Cup 1
1
2007-08 Bradford City Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2007-08 Bradford City League Cup 1
2007-08 Bradford City League Two 44
4
1
2008-09 Bradford City FA Cup
1
2008-09 Bradford City Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2008-09 Bradford City League Cup 1
2008-09 Bradford City League Two 9
1
1
2009-10 Mansfield Town FA Cup 2


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
10 Aug 1999 Darlington v Bolton Wanderers D 1-1 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
24 Aug 1999 Bolton Wanderers v Darlington L 5-3
Agg: 6-4
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
11 Dec 1999 Aston Villa v Darlington L 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Aug 2000 Rochdale v Darlington D 1-1 League Division 3
19 Aug 2000 Darlington v Exeter City D 1-1 League Division 3
22 Aug 2000 Darlington v Nottingham Forest D 2-2 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
26 Aug 2000 Southend United v Darlington W 0-2 League Division 3
29 Aug 2000 Darlington v Plymouth Argyle W 1-0 League Division 3
02 Sep 2000 Darlington v York City D 1-1 League Division 3
09 Sep 2000 Shrewsbury Town v Darlington L 1-0 League Division 3
12 Sep 2000 Cheltenham Town v Darlington L 1-0 League Division 3
16 Sep 2000 Darlington v Barnet W 1-0 League Division 3
19 Sep 2000 Darlington v Bradford City L 0-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
11 Nov 2000 Darlington v Halifax Town L 0-1 League Division 3
25 Nov 2000 Blackpool v Darlington L 2-1 League Division 3
02 Dec 2000 Darlington v Mansfield Town W 2-1 League Division 3
16 Dec 2000 Leyton Orient v Darlington L 1-0 League Division 3
19 Dec 2000 Luton Town v Darlington L 2-0 FA Cup 2nd round replay
23 Dec 2000 Darlington v Lincoln City W 3-0 League Division 3
13 Jan 2001 Plymouth Argyle v Darlington D 1-1 League Division 3
16 Jan 2001 Darlington v Shrewsbury Town W 2-0 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - northern section
20 Jan 2001 Darlington v Chesterfield L 0-3 League Division 3
27 Jan 2001 Lincoln City v Darlington D 2-2 League Division 3
06 Feb 2001 Port Vale v Darlington L 4-0 LDV Vans Trophy Quarter-final - northern section
17 Feb 2001 Barnet v Darlington L 3-0 League Division 3
20 Feb 2001 Darlington v Cheltenham Town W 1-0 League Division 3
25 Aug 2001 Hartlepool United v Darlington W 1-2 League Division 3
08 Sep 2001 Darlington v Carlisle United D 2-2 League Division 3
15 Sep 2001 Torquay United v Darlington L 2-1 League Division 3
18 Sep 2001 Darlington v Leyton Orient W 3-0 League Division 3
22 Sep 2001 Darlington v Exeter City W 4-0 League Division 3
25 Sep 2001 Macclesfield Town v Darlington D 1-1 League Division 3
29 Sep 2001 Darlington v Rushden and Diamonds D 0-0 League Division 3
05 Oct 2001 Luton Town v Darlington L 5-2 League Division 3
13 Oct 2001 Darlington v Mansfield Town L 0-1 League Division 3
16 Oct 2001 Darlington v Macclesfield Town W 2-1 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - northern section
23 Oct 2001 Swansea City v Darlington L 2-0 League Division 3
27 Oct 2001 Darlington v Hull City L 0-1 League Division 3
30 Oct 2001 Scunthorpe United v Darlington L 3-0 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - northern section
03 Nov 2001 Halifax Town v Darlington D 2-2 League Division 3
06 Nov 2001 Shrewsbury Town v Darlington L 3-0 League Division 3
10 Nov 2001 Darlington v Oxford United W 1-0 League Division 3
17 Nov 2001 Kidderminster Harriers v Darlington W 0-1 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
20 Nov 2001 Darlington v Rochdale W 1-0 League Division 3
24 Nov 2001 Scunthorpe United v Darlington L 7-1 League Division 3
01 Dec 2001 Darlington v York City W 3-1 League Division 3
08 Dec 2001 Altrincham v Darlington W 1-2 FA Cup 2nd round
15 Dec 2001 Plymouth Argyle v Darlington L 1-0 League Division 3
29 Dec 2001 Bristol Rovers v Darlington L 1-0 League Division 3
12 Jan 2002 Kidderminster Harriers v Darlington L 1-0 League Division 3
15 Jan 2002 Darlington v Peterborough United D 2-2 FA Cup 3rd round
19 Jan 2002 Darlington v Southend United D 2-2 League Division 3
21 Jan 2002 Peterborough United v Darlington L 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round replay
23 Jan 2002 Cheltenham Town v Darlington D 0-0 League Division 3
26 Jan 2002 Darlington v Luton Town W 3-2 League Division 3
29 Jan 2002 Darlington v Lincoln City W 2-1 League Division 3
02 Feb 2002 Rushden and Diamonds v Darlington L 2-1 League Division 3
05 Feb 2002 Carlisle United v Darlington W 1-3 League Division 3
09 Feb 2002 Darlington v Shrewsbury Town D 3-3 League Division 3
12 Feb 2002 Darlington v Cheltenham Town L 0-2 League Division 3
16 Feb 2002 Mansfield Town v Darlington L 4-2 League Division 3
19 Feb 2002 Darlington v Hartlepool United D 1-1 League Division 3
23 Feb 2002 Darlington v Torquay United L 1-3 League Division 3
26 Feb 2002 Leyton Orient v Darlington D 0-0 League Division 3
02 Mar 2002 Exeter City v Darlington L 4-2 League Division 3
05 Mar 2002 Darlington v Macclesfield Town L 0-1 League Division 3
16 Mar 2002 York City v Darlington L 2-0 League Division 3
23 Mar 2002 Darlington v Swansea City D 0-0 League Division 3
30 Mar 2002 Hull City v Darlington W 1-2 League Division 3
01 Apr 2002 Darlington v Halifax Town W 5-0 League Division 3
06 Apr 2002 Rochdale v Darlington L 3-1 League Division 3
13 Apr 2002 Darlington v Scunthorpe United W 2-1 League Division 3
15 Apr 2002 Darlington v Plymouth Argyle L 1-4 League Division 3
20 Apr 2002 Oxford United v Darlington W 1-2 League Division 3


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