Player Details


Darren Huckerby


5' 10"


170 lbs

Date of Birth

4.23.1976 (48)


Nottingham, England


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Career Summary

Outlook: Huckerby burst onto the MLS scene last year and looks to carry that over into the 2009 season. A dynamic attacker on the left wing, the former Norwich City star scored six goals and notched four assists to lead San Jose scoring despite playing just 14 games. His offensive forays put constant pressure on opposing defenses and help open up the attack for his teammates. He is a solid finisher that showed a knack for scoring big goals. The Quakes offense will again rely heavily on "Hucks" in 2009.

2008 MLS: Finished his debut year with San Jose with 2008 MLS Newcomer of the Year honors and earned the team's Most Valuable Player and Budweiser Golden Boot awards … Named MLS Player of the Month in September after scoring three goals and notching one assist in just three games … Made his MLS debut on 7/19 at TOR, started and played 64 minutes at midfield … Started all 14 games with SJ … Scored a team-high six goals and notched four assists on the season … Scored first goal in MLS on 7/27 vs. NY … Scored for second straight game on 8/3 vs. LA, while also notching an assist … Had two assists on 8/16 vs. NE … Scored game-winning goal on 8/30 vs. KC … Scored fourth goal of the season and had an assist on 9/6 vs. DC … Scored two goals vs. RSL on 9/27 … Received a yellow card at DAL on 10/2 … Exhibition: DNP - 9/2 vs. Seattle Sounders, 10/7 vs. CD FAS.

Other Professional Experience: A standout for Norwich City Canaries from 2003-08, playing over 200 matches and scoring 48 goals … two-time Norwich City player of the year and was named to Norwich City's all-time Best XI … 2007-08: Started 26 of 34 games for Norwich City … Scored five goals … 2006-07: Made 44 appearances, four for FA Cup for Norwich … Scored 14 goals and named club's player of the year … 2005-06: Made 39 league starts, four as a sub for Canaries … Scored eight goals … Started two games and scored one goal in FA Cup … 2004-05: Started all but one of 37 league games … Scored six goals and named club's player of the year … 2003-04: Started all 36 league games and helped Norwich win Division One to earn promotion to Premier League for first time since 1995 … Scored 13 goals for Norwich … Made one appearance and scored goal in UEFA Cup for Manchester City before transferring to Norwich … 2002-03: Made 11 league appearances for Nottingham Forest after being loaned by Manchester City … Scored five goals for Nottingham … Made 16 appearances with Manchester City … Scored one goal … 2001-02: Made 40 league appearances for Manchester City … Scored a career-high of 20 goals … 2000-01: Started 11 of 13 games for Manchester City in all competitions … 1999-2001: Made 57 appearances for Leeds United, including six UEFA Cup matches … Scored six goals in all competitions … 1996-1999: Played four seasons with Coventry City … Made 105 appearances … Scored 34 goals … 1996-97: Made six starts for Millwall … Scored three goals … 1995-96: Made one appearance for Newcastle United in league play and one in the FA Cup … 1993-96: Played parts of three seasons with Lincoln City.

International: Made one appearance with the England B team.

Personal: Married to Lyndsey … Has two sons, Thomas and Ben.