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In numbers: Stephen Darby

7 July 2017

Following confirmation of Stephen Darby's move to Bolton Wanderers, bwfc.co.uk take a look a the defender's career in numbers.

2 – Stephen Darby made two appearances for England Under-19s, coming against the Netherlands and Czech Republic in May 2007.

3 – The defender has spent time on loan at three different clubs during his career, enjoying temporary stints with Swindon Town, Notts County and Rochdale.

6 – Darby becomes Wanderers’ fifth signing of the summer, following in the footsteps Jem Karacan, Andrew Taylor, Adam Le Fondre, Mark Little and Will Buckley.

7 – Starting his career at Liverpool, Darby played seven times for the Reds before joining Bradford City permanently in July 2012.

75 – The minute the defender joined the action when coming on as a substitute to make his professional debut for Liverpool in the Champions League against Atletico Madrid in October 2008.

115 – The minute he scored his only career goal to date. His extra-time strike saw Bradford clinch a 3-2 victory over Burton Albion in September 2012, with the Bantams going on to progress all the way to the Capital One Cup Final that season.

137 – Darby missed just one Sky Bet League One game in three seasons under Phil Parkinson, featuring in 137 of Bradford City’s 138 games at that level under the current Bolton boss.

239 – The total number of appearances he made during his five seasons with the Bantams.

1988 – The 28-year-old was born on October 6, 1988.

2013 – The most memorable year of Darby’s career so far. Helping Bradford City cause many an upset to reach the Capital One Cup Final, the Bantams won promotion to Sky Bet League One later that year via the play-offs. 


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