Darren Anderton

Where is Darren Anderton now?

Tottenham Hotspur legend Darren Anderton retired from playing in December 2008 after a two-year spell at League One side Bournemouth.

Winding up his career in the lower leagues, Anderton scored the winning goal for Bournemouth with a spectacular volley in his last ever professional game after coming off the bench in the 88th minute.

Despite injuries hindering his career, Anderton still managed to chalk up 318 Premier League appearances in his 12 years at Tottenham Hotspur winning the League Cup with them in 1999.

He was also a key member of the England national side in the mid to late nineties and made 30 appearances, scoring seven goals.

A little known fact about Anderton is that he qualified to play for Scotland through his father and went for trials for Scotland as a 16-year-old but was told he wasn’t good enough.
 
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In 2010 Anderton released his autobiography Take Note! The Autobiography with Mike Donovan which includes many great stories from his career including the Euro 96 and World Cup 98 tournaments.

He also revealed that Manchester United came in for him in 1995 but after Spurs owner Alan Sugar got wind of the interest he invited Anderton to his house and didn’t let him leave until he had signed a new contract.

Tottenham Hotspur fans launched an online petition in 2017 calling for Anderton to be honoured with a testimonial for his 12 years of service at White Hart Lane but as yet nothing has come to fruition.

Anderton lives in California but still works in the UK media both on television and in print and he has also represented Spurs as a club ambassador for their 2018 US pre-season tour.

He has made it clear in interviews that he has no desire to go into football coaching at a later date. 

Follow Darren Anderton on Twitter @DarrenAnderton

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Darren Anderton: Premier League Statistics

NationalityEnglish
PositionMidfielder
Appearances319
Goals37
Yellow Cards32
Red Cards1
Premier League Teams Played forBirmingham City, Tottenham Hotspur

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com