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Darius Vassell

Darius Vassell
Vassell playing for Leicester City
Personal information
Full nameDarius Vassell
Date of birth13 June 1980(age 36)
Place of birthSutton Coldfield, England
Height1.75 m
Playing positionStriker / Winger
Club information
Current clubLeicester City

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Darius Vassell (born 13 June 1980) is an English footballer who plays for Championship side Leicester City, having previously played for Aston Villa, Manchester City and Ankaragücü, as well as the England national team.

A striker, Vassell began his career at his home town club Aston Villa in the Premier League, being developed by their academy and making his first team debut in 1998. He was sold for £2m in 2005 to another Premier League club, Manchester City, staying for four seasons before being released in 2009, moving abroad to Turkey for a season to play for the Süper Lig team Ankaragücü. In October 2010 he was brought back to England by his former England manager Sven-Göran Eriksson to play for the Football League Championship side Leicester City.

Under Eriksson with England, Vassell scored six goals from 22 international caps awarded between 2002 and 2004, including appearances at the 2002 World Cup in Korea/Japan, and the 2004 European Championship in Portugal.

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