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  CURRIE, Darren
Born In Hampstead On 29/11/1974  England
Joined On 07/07/1998 Player Left: 11/07/2001

If he had pace, England would have had a decent left winger for several years. Well, maybe.

Darren Currie was the David Beckham of the Barnet team at the turn of the century. A very skilful player and also a bit flash with his bright blonde hair and tattoos, when Currie turned it on he was simply a class above.

He signed for Barnet in 1998, following spells at Leyton Orient, Shrewsbury Town and Plymouth Argyle, after being shown the door by West Ham United as a youngster. He was a big hit pretty quickly and scored some spectacular goals for the club Swansea away in September 1999 to give Barnet a last minute 1-2 win, possibly the pick of them?

Off the field there was the odd report of not the most professional behaviour, but the majority of the time on the pitch, he was a genius and still talked about by many Barnet fans to this day.

His final appearance for the club was unfortunately probably his most forgettable. Saturday 5th May 2001, the fateful day where Barnet slipped out of the football league, losing 2-3 at home to Torquay United. With the score at 0-2 to the visitors, still in the first half, Barnet and in particular Darren Currie was handed a chance to get back into the game. A penalty. To make this brief, Curries penalty was saved, Torquay swiftly went up the other end and made it 0-3 and Barnet were Conference bound.

Barnets arrival in the Conference signalled Curries departure. Wycombe Wanderers snapped him up for a fee of £200,000 and he went on to enjoy a number of successful seasons there.

Curries career went from strength to strength from here. He played in the Championship for Ipswich Town, Coventry City and Derby County (featuring in play-off games at Ipswich and Derby) during the mid 2000s, before slowly working his way back down the leagues at clubs such as Luton, Chesterfield and Dagenham & Redbridge.

Upon leaving the Daggers in the close season of 2011, Darren was without a club and briefly returned to Underhill, training with the first team squad at the Hive. He didnt feature in any of Barnets pre-season games however, other than turning out for a Barnet Legends side in Lee Harrisons testimonial.

The King on the Wing ended up signing for a Hertfordshire club beginning with B... Boreham Wood, as player-assistant manager. Personally I would have loved to have seen Darren in a Barnet shirt for one more year, even though his best years are behind him, but maybe its best left as nostalgic memories...

What a player.

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Total Goals:  22


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Appearance data starting at the beginning of 1996/1997, for now...

First App  ScoreGls
DarlingtonA08/08/1998 2 - 0

Last App  ScoreGls
Torquay UnitedH05/05/2001 2 - 3

Compare me with another player
Started 122 Time(s)
Appeared As Sub 7 Time(s)
Scored 19 Goal(s)
Started 11 Time(s)
Appeared As Sub 0 Time(s)
Scored 3 Goal(s)

By Season
(Subs In Brackets)
First TeamLgGCupGMins
2000-2001 43 (2) 10 4 (0) 1 4230 + 27
1999-2000 46 (0) 5 3 (0) 0 4243 + 0
1998-1999 33 (5) 4 4 (0) 2 3232 + 91

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