Darren Shaun Bradshaw (born 19 March 1967 in Sheffield, West Riding of 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.
|Full name||Darren Shaun Bradshaw|
|Date of birth||19 March 1967|
|Place of birth||Sheffield, England|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|1987||→ Chesterfield (loan)||18||(0)|
|1994||→ Plymouth Argyle (loan)||6||(1)|
|1997–2001||Rushden & Diamonds||78||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
While with Sheffield Wednesday Bradshaw was capped by the England national youth team in 1984. He began his senior career in non-League football 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.
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.
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 retiring in 2005 at the age of 38. Darren and wife Lindsay have been married for 26 years and have two children Josh and Lily.