Stephen Mark Darby (born 6 October 1988) is a former English professional footballer. He played as a right-back.
Darby was a youth player for Liverpool. As a Liverpool squad player, he was loaned to Swindon Town, Notts County and Rochdale. He then signed for Bradford City, reaching the 2013 Football League Cup Final in his first season. He made 239 appearances for Bradford before signing for Bolton Wanderers in July 2017. Darby retired from professional football in September 2018 after being told he had motor neurone disease.
Darby was born in Liverpool. He grew up in Maghull, Merseyside. His wife, Steph Houghton, is a professional women's footballer who captains Manchester City Women and the England women's national team.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Stephen Darby: Motor neurone disease diagnosis forces Bolton full-back to retire". BBC Sport. 18 September 2018. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Stephen Darby at Soccerbase
- Stephen Darby profile at LFChistory.net