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Darren Malcolm Eadie (born 10 June 1975 in Chippenham) is a former professional footballer, who made his name as a pacy left-sided midfielder with Norwich City. He later played for Leicester City.

Darren Eadie
Personal information
Full name Darren Malcolm Eadie
Date of birth (1975-06-10) 10 June 1975 (age 44)
Place of birth Chippenham, England
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Norwich City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1999 Norwich City 204 (39)
1999–2003 Leicester City 40 (2)
Total 208 (37)
National team
1994–1997 England U21 7 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:00, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

In popular cultureEdit

In the 1st edition of 442 football magazine he was featured as "The Boy's a Bit Special"


Eadie attended The Corsham School, Wiltshire

Club careerEdit

Norwich CityEdit

Eadie was a product of Norwich City's youth system and made his debut in a UEFA Cup match against Vitesse Arnhem in September 1993.[1]

He missed the start of the 1999–2000 season through a knee injury, and in December 1999, as a result of Norwich's financial problems and risk or relegation, he was sold to Leicester City F.C. for almost £3 million.[1]

Leicester CityEdit

He was to only play a total 40 matches for Leicester, this number being cut short due to repeated knee injuries, and he retired in the summer of 2003, aged 28.[2] He was cup-tied for their victory in the 2000 Football League Cup Final.[3]

International careerEdit

Between 1994 and 1997, Eadie made seven appearances for the England U21 team, scoring two goals.[4][5]

In the summer of 1997, Eadie was called up to the England squad for the Tournoi de France.[1]


In 2002, he was voted an inaugural member of the Norwich City Hall of Fame, which was established to celebrate the club's centenary. In an interview for the Norwich City matchday programme on 13 August 2005, Eadie stated that he had found retirement difficult, particularly as many of his friends were still playing professional football. It was reported in July 2012 that he had fought severe depression and suffered panic attacks.[6] Darren later went on to co-present The Mustard Show, a weekday evening magazine TV show for Norwich-based Mustard TV.



  1. ^ a b c Steve Whitlam (7 August 2012). "Darren Eadie". Flown From the Nest. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Darren Eadie: Fighting depression in football". New Statesman. 30 August 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Former Player: Darren Eadie". 2 March 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Under-21s a fundamental rite of passage, says Eadie". The Pink'un. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  5. ^ "The Under-21s matches 1990-2000". England Football Online. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  6. ^ James Scowcroft (12 July 2012). "Darren Eadie: Life after football - depression and panic attacks - Profiles - People". London: The Independent. Retrieved 12 July 2012.

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