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Darren Bradshaw

Personal information
Full nameDarren Shaun Bradshaw
Height1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing positionDefender/Midfielder (retired)

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Darren Shaun Bradshaw (born 19 March 1967 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire) is an English former professional footballer. He played as a centre-back primarily but could also move into midfield. His playing career spanned fifteen years, during which he made over 200 Football League appearances.

Bradshaw began his career in non-league with Matlock Town in 1986. He was loaned the following year to Chesterfield, marking his entry into the professional game.

He signed for York City on a free transfer in 1987, and went on to make 59 league appearances for the Minstermen in two years, scoring three goals.

In 1989, Jim Smith signed Bradshaw to Newcastle United. In three years at St James' Park, he made 38 appearances.

Peterborough United was his next stop, in 1992. He made 73 appearances for the Posh, finding the net on a single occasion. In his second and final year at London Road, he was loaned out to Plymouth Argyle.

In 1994, Bradshaw joined Sam Allardyce's Blackpool for a fee of £35,000. In three years at Bloomfield Road, he made 68 appearances, again finding the net just once.

Approaching the age of 30, Bradshaw decided to move back into the non-league game. He joined Rushden & Diamonds in 1997. He also went on to play for Stevenage Borough, Worksop Town and Belper Town before hanging up his boots in 2005 at the age of 38.

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