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Darren Anderton

Darren Anderton

Clubs played for: Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur, Birmingham City, Wolverhampton Wanderers, AFC Bournemouth (1990-2008)

Born: 1972

Birthplace: Southampton

Position: Attacking midfielder

Biography: Alan Ball first signed Anderton up as an apprentice for Portsmouth in 1990 and he very quickly emerged as a star of the future. Scoring against Liverpool in the FA Cup semi-final was undoubtedly the highlight of his stay. It was almost inevitable that larger clubs would be fighting for his services and Spurs clinched his signature for £1.75 million in 1992. Even before his departure, he had suffered from niggling injuries, which prompted team mate Andy Gosney to give him the nickname ‘sick note’, and these continued to blight his career. They eventually led to his departure from White Hart Lane but not before he had chalked up almost 300 appearances and 30 England caps. His next two years were spent in the midlands with Birmingham City and then Wolves, where he linked up again with former manager Glenn Hoddle. Anderton finally bowed out of the game back on the south coast at Bournemouth. Return visits to Fratton Park always trigger a very warm welcome and he has also been known to pull on the blue shirt again for good causes when turning out for the former players XI. As well as spending much of his time in California, he has also been a Spurs club ambassador and pops up regularly in the media, both on TV and radio. His autobiography ‘Take Note!’ was published in 2010.

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Anderton, Darren I met darren anderton last year in a hotel in Wembley, he was a top bloke and hasn't aged a bit and I remember him telling me about the Sheffield Wednesday match were he set up jurgen klinsmann first goal in England, he told me he was now living in California
24-08-20 Richard evans

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