Boughey, Darren

Birth Date

30th November 1970


Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire



Biographical Text

Darren Boughey, a young loanee from Stoke City, made eight appearances for Exeter City in 1991 during what amounted to a 17-game Football League career. He later spent many years with Stafford Rangers. 

Darren commenced his career with Stoke City, his local club, as a trainee in 1987. After signing a full contract in July 1989 he worked his way through to play seven first-team league matches for the Potters. With senior opportunities limited he joined Wigan Athletic on loan in January 1991 and scored twice in two league appearances. 

Darren arrived on loan at St James’ Park in March 1991 and featured in City’s final eight matches of the 1990-91 campaign. Making his debut against Wigan - for whom he had recently appeared - Darren managed one goal during his stay with the Grecians, this coming in the home game against Shrewsbury Town. 

Returning to the Potteries, Darren was subsequently released by Stoke and moved to neighbours Stafford Rangers in the summer of 1991. He proved to be a good servant to the club over a ten-yeasr period and, in August 2001, was awarded a testimonial match against West Bromwich Albion. 

Darren later worked for Stoke-on-Trent City Council. 


Exeter City league games only






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