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Darren Gribben (born 27 March 1986) is a Scottish semi-professional footballer who plays for Stranraer, as a striker.

Darren Gribben
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-03-27) 27 March 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth Scotland
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Broxburn Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Hamilton Academical 22 (2)
2004–2005 Cowdenbeath 34 (12)
2005–2007 Forfar Athletic 54 (21)
2007–2008 Stirling Albion 3 (0)
2007–2008Brechin City (loan) 8 (2)
2008 Stranraer 9 (0)
2008–2009 Berwick Rangers 34 (14)
2009 Dumbarton 0 (0)
2009–2010 Bo'ness United
2010–2012 Berwick Rangers 58 (27)
2012– Arbroath 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 August 2012

Gribben has played for Hamilton Academical, Cowdenbeath, Forfar Athletic, Stirling Albion, Brechin City, Stranraer, Berwick Rangers, Dumbarton, Bo'ness United and Arbroath.[1]

CareerEdit

Gribben broke into Hamilton Academical's first team at the age of 16, making his debut in the Scottish Football League in January 2003 in a match against Stenhousemuir.[2] Gribben was released by the club in August 2004,[3] and he later signed with Cowdenbeath, where he was named the Scottish Football League's Young Player of the Month in January 2012.[4] He joined Forfar Athletic in September 2005,[5] but went AWOL from the club in March 2007,[6] before being released in April 2007.[7] In May 2007, Gribben was targeted by Elgin City,[8] but signed for Stirling Albion in June 2007,[9] before moving to Berwick Rangers in May 2008.[10] Gribben joined Dumbarton in June 2009,[11] but never appeared for the club, and joined Bo'ness in August 2009.[12] After rejoining Berwick, Gribben spoke publicly about his strike partnership with Craig O'Reilly in September 2010.[13] In July 2011, while still contracted with Berwick, Gribben went on trial with first club Hamilton.[14] In July 2012, Gribben signed for Arbroath alongside Kieran Brennan.[15] Released by Arbroath, April 2013, and signed by Stranraer.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Darren Gribben at Soccerbase
  2. ^ Euan Mclean (9 January 2011). "Darren Gribben: I can't get work outside football but I still hope to play full-time". Daily Record.
  3. ^ "Accies release Gribben". BBC Sport. 19 August 2004.
  4. ^ "Cowden pair given monthly awards". BBC Sport. 12 January 2005.
  5. ^ "Cowden transfer Gribben to Forfar". BBC Sport. 1 September 2005.
  6. ^ "Two players go AWOL from Forfar". BBC Sport. 22 March 2007.
  7. ^ "Forfar axe eight after relegation". BBC Sport. 29 April 2007.
  8. ^ "Elgin targeting Gribben and Smith". BBC Sport. 12 May 2007.
  9. ^ "Gribben moves to Stirling Albion". BBC Sport. 2 June 2007.
  10. ^ "Gribben in but Motion declines". BBC Sport. 30 May 2008.
  11. ^ "Dumbarton complete double signing". BBC Sport. 15 June 2009.
  12. ^ "Gribben joins Bo'ness from Sons". BBC Sport. 11 August 2009.
  13. ^ "Berwick striker Gribben backs O'Reilly partnership". BBC Sport. 14 September 2010.
  14. ^ "Berwick Rangers boss Crease retains Gribben deal hopes". BBC Sport. 4 July 2011.
  15. ^ "Gribben and Brennan sign on". Arbroath Herald. 23 July 2012.
  16. ^ "Striker Signs". Stranraer F.C.