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Darren Bent

Charlton Athletic FC, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Sunderland AFC, Aston Villa FC
 
13 appearances, 4 goals
 
P 13 W 9 D 2 L 2 F 25: A 13
*(actual F 12: A 9)
77% successful

2005-2012
 
disciplined: none
captaincies:
none

minutes played:
685

Profile

Full name Darren Ashley Bent

(*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)

Born 6 February 1984 in Tooting, Greater London [registered in Wandsworth, February 1984].
Attended Hinchingbrooke School, Huntingdon
Height/Weight 5' 11", 11st 7lb. [2004]

Source

Barry J. Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2004].

Club Career

Club(s) As a Godmanchester Rovers trainee, Bent joined Ipswich Town FC as a fourteen year old trainee, before signing professionally on 2 July 2001. He made 122 league appearances, scoring 48 times. Signed for Charlton Athletic FC on 1 June 2005 for £2.5 million and made 68 Premiership appearances, scoring another 31 goals. It was enough to get him signed by Tottenham Hotspur FC on 29 June 2007 in a £16.5 million deal after he had turned down a move to West Ham United FC. Following sixty Premiership appearances and a return of eighteen goals, Bent was allowed to sign for Sunderland AFC on 5 August 2009, for an eventual £16.5 million fee.  After a seemingly unhappy period, making 58 Premiership appearances, scoring 32 goals, Bent joined Aston Villa FC on 18 January 2011 for £18 million, rising to £24 million. He had made 54 Premiership appearances, scoring 21 times. Despite being linked with Newcastle United FC, Bent joined Fulham FC on a season-long loan on 16 August 2013, making 24 Premiership appearances, scoring three goals, not enough to save them from relegation.
Club honours Football League Cup winners 2007-08;
Individual honours FA Premiership Player of the Month August 2005; Charlton Athletic FC Fans Player of the Year 2005-06; Sunderland AFC Fans Player of the Year 2009-10;
Distinctions None

Source

Barry J. Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2008].

England Career

Player number 1141st player to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
First match No. 835, 1 March 2006, England 2 Uruguay 1, a friendly match at Anfield Road, Anfield, Liverpool, substituted (82), aged 22 years 24 days;
Last match No. 902, 15 November 2011, England 1 Sweden 0, a friendly match at The National Stadium, Wembley, London, substitute (70), aged 27 years 283 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals Provisional Squad 2010;
Team honours None
Individual honours England U21 (fourteen appearances, nine goals), England U19 (three appearances), England U17, England U16 (six appearances), England U15.
Distinctions None

 

Darren Bent - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
35 13 5 7 5 5 685 4 171 min 3 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Darren Bent - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 6 4 1 1 12 6 +6 0 3 2.00 1.00 75.0 +3
Away 5 4 1 0 11 5 +6 0 1 2.20 1.00 90.0 +4
Neutral 2 1 0 1 2 2 =0 1 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All 13 9 2 2 25 13 +12 1 4 1.923 1.00 76.9 +7

 

Darren Bent - Match Record - By Shirt Colour
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 8 5 1 2 13 8 +5 1 3 1.625 1.00 68.8 +3
Red 4 4 0 0 10 3 +7 0 1 2.50 0.75 100.0 +4
Blue 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
All 13 9 2 2 25 13 +12 1 4 1.923 1.00 76.9 +7

 

Darren Bent - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
European Championship 5 2 2 1 11 8 +3 0 1 2.20 1.60 60.0 +1
Friendly 8 7 0 1 16 5 +11 1 3 2.00 0.625 87.5 +6
All 13 9 2 2 25 13 +12 1 4 1.923 1.00 76.9 +7

 

Darren Bent - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 2004-06 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
WCP 2008-10 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
WCP All 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 2006-08 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0 0 2.00 3.00 00.0 -1
ECP 2010-12 4 2 2 0 9 5 +4 0 1 2.25 1.25 75.0 +2
ECP All 5 2 2 1 11 8 +3 0 1 2.20 1.60 60.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
EC 5 2 2 1 11 8 +3 0 1 2.20 1.60 60.0 +1
All 5 2 2 1 11 8 +3 0 1 2.20 1.60 60.0 +1

 

Darren Bent - Match History
 Club: Charlton Athletic F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson - 1 full capx

Age 21
- 829 17 August 2005 - Denmark 4 England 1, Parken Stadion, København Fr AL unused sub 21
- 830 3 September 2005 - Wales 0 England 1, The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff WCP AW unused sub 18
- 831 7 September 2005 - Northern Ireland 1 England 0, Windsor Park, Belfast  AL unused sub 18
- 832 8 October 2005 - England 1 Austria 0, Old Trafford, Manchester WCP HW unused sub 17
- 833 12 October 2005 - England 2 Poland 1, Old Trafford, Manchester HW unused sub 17
Age 22
1 835 1 March 2006 - England 2 Uruguay 1, Old Trafford, Manchester Fr HW Start off 82 10
1-1 when substituted
x

Coach: Steve McClaren - 2 full capsx

2 843 16 August 2006 - England 4 Greece 0, Old Trafford, Manchester Fr HW sub 79 24
4-0 when substituting
- 844 2 September 2006 - England 5  Andorra 0, Old Trafford, Manchester ECP HW unused sub 17
- 845 6 September 2006 - FYR Macedonia 0 England 1, Gradski Stadion, Skopje AW 17
- 846 7 October 2006 - England 0 FYR Macedonia 0, Old Trafford, Manchester ECP HD unused sub 18
- 847 11 October 2006 - Croatia 2 England 0, Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb AL 18
- 848 15 November 2006 - Netherlands 1 England 1, Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam Fr AD withdrawn squad member
Age 23
- 850 24 March 2007 - Israel 0 England 0, The National Stadium, Ramat Gan ECP AD squad member
- 851 28 March 2007 - Andorra 0 England 3, Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Barcelona
 Club: Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - 2 full caps  
- 854 22 August 2007 - England 1 Germany 2, The National Stadium, Wembley Fr HL squad member
3 860 21 November 2007 - England 2 Croatia 3, The National Stadium, Wembley ECP HL sub 80 18
2-3 when substituting
x

Coach: Fabio Capello - 10 full capsx

Age 24
4 870 19 November 2008 - Germany 1 England 2, Olympiastadion, Berlin Fr AW sub ht 21

0-1 when substituting

Age 25
- 873 1 April 2009 - England 2 Ukraine 1, The National Stadium, Wembley WCP HW replacement/
withdrawn squad member
 Club: Sunderland A.F.C. - 3 full caps  
5 881 14 November 2009 - Brazil 1 England 0, Khalifa International Stadium, ad-Dawḥa Fr NL Start off 54 9

1-0 when substituted

Age 26
- 883 24 May 2010 - England 3 Mexico 1, The National Stadium, Wembley Fr HW injured squad member
6 884 30 May 2010 - Japan 1 England 2, UPC Arena, Graz Fr NW Start off ht 9
1-0 when substituted
 Fabio Capello named a squad of thirty players on 11 May 2010, for two warm-up games, against Mexico and Japan. With the squad preparing to fly out to South Africa for the tournament, seven players were removed from the list on June 1 including Darren Bent.
- 889 11 August 2010 - England 2 Hungary 1, The National Stadium, Wembley Fr HW withdrawn squad member
- 890 3 September 2010 - England 4 Bulgaria 0, The National Stadium, Wembley ECP HW unused sub 18
7 891 7 September 2010 - Switzerland 1 England 3, Sankt-Jakob Park, Basel AW sub 7088 18

2-0 when substituting

- 892 12 October 2010 - England 0 Montenegro 0, The National Stadium, Wembley ECP HW injured squad member
 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - 6 full caps  
Age 27
8 894 9 February 2011 - Denmark 1 England 2, Parken Stadion, København Fr AW Start 10 9
9 895 26 March 2011 - Wales 0 England 2, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff ECP AW Start 15 9
- 896 29 March 2011 - England 1 Ghana 1, The National Stadium, Wembley Fr HD unused sub 19
10 897 4 June 2011 - England 2 Switzerland 2, The National Stadium, Wembley ECP HD Start 9
- 898 2 September 2011 - Bulgaria 0 England 3, Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofija ECP AW injured squad
member
- 899 6 September 2011 - England 1 Wales 0, The National Stadium, Wembley HW
11 900 7 October 2011 - Montenegro 2 England 2, Stadion Pod Goricom, Podgorica ECP AD Start 31 off 64 9
1-2 when substituted
12 901 12 November 2011 - England 1 Spain 0, The National Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start off 64 9
1-0 when substituted
13 902 15 November 2011 - England 1 Sweden 0, The National Stadium, Wembley Fr HW sub 70 21
1-0 when substituting
Age 28
 

Coach: Stuart Pearce - 0 full capsx

- 903 29 February 2012 - England 2 Netherlands 3, The National Stadium, Wembley Fr HL injured squad member

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