Darryl Roberts
Personal information
Full name Darryl Roberts
Date of birth (1983-09-26) 26 September 1983 (age 38)
Place of birth Saint Joseph, Trinidad and Tobago
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
1998–2001 Fatima College
2002–2005 Liberty Flames
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Carolina Dynamo 32 (22)
2007–2008 Sparta Rotterdam 34 (9)
2008–2011 Denizlispor 80 (15)
2012 Charlotte Eagles 17 (6)
2012–2013 Samsunspor 25 (2)
2014 Roi Et United 20 (11)
2015– 2016 Ubon UMT United 69 (38)
2017–2018 Global Cebu 6 (4)
2019 Kaya–Iloilo
National team
2004–2013 Trinidad and Tobago 29 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 July 2015
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 June 2013

Darryl Bevon Roberts (born 26 September 1983 in Saint Joseph) is a Trinidadian footballer who last played for Kaya F.C–Iloilo and for the Trinidad and Tobago national team.

Club career

Youth and amateur

In Trinidad and Tobago, he attended El Dorado Junior Secondary school however than transferred to Fatima College (Secondary School) in 1998.[1] He represented both schools at age divisional levels and Fatima College at the Intercol competition and North Zone league.[2] Roberts attended Liberty University. In his first year, he was named Soccer America and College Soccer News Freshman All-American, was on the NSCAA South Atlantic All-Region second team honours, and was also named Big South Freshman of the Year and to the Big South All-Conference first team.

In his sophomore year he earned Big South all-conference second team honours and was a VaSID All-State second team selection, was named to the Trinidad and Tobago national football team in spring of 2003, becoming the first Liberty student-athlete to ever be named to a full national team. Roberts came to play in the United States in his late high school years. He was brought to High Point, NC to play for Trinidadian Anton Corneal's club '83 PSA Stars with future NCAA players Dane Brenner (USF), Osei Telesford (Liberty University, Chicago Fire), Hub Orr (Duke), Cliff Wright (Centre College), and Jordan Shaver (Hampden-Sydney).In his junior year he was an NSCAA South Atlantic All-Region second team selection, he was named to VaSID All-State second team and he also earned Big South all-conference second team honours. He is second on the Liberty all-time points list, and third in all time goals. While at Liberty, Roberts also played for Carolina Dynamo in the USL Premier Development League.

Club

Roberts was drafted by Toronto FC as the 14th overall pick of the 2007 MLS Supplemental Draft, but chose to move to Europe with Sparta Rotterdam instead. Toronto held his MLS rights for 2 seasons. However, he decided to look for opportunities in Europe and signed with Sparta Rotterdam. Roberts debuted for Sparta on 1 April 2007 in a home match against SC Heerenveen. Within two minutes he scored his first goal. His first full season also proved to be his last, then Sparta technical director Danny Blind deemed him surplus to requirements in April 2008.[3]

He signed a 3-year contract with Turkcell Super League team Denizlispor on 9 July 2008.[4] In three years at the club Roberts appeared in 80 league matches and scored 15 goals. After playing with the Charlotte Eagles for the second half of their 2012 season, Roberts returned to Turkey when he signed a two-year deal with Samsunspor in August 2012.[5]

Roberts also played in the Philippines Football League. For played for Global Cebu and later Kaya-Iloilo. He left Kaya-Iloilo in January 2020.[6]

International career

Roberts made his debut for the Soca Warriors in a January 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualifying match against Barbados. He scored his first international goal against Martinique on 15 January 2007 in the 2007 Digicel Cup.[7] His most recent goal came against Barbados on 6 September 2011 in a 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier.

International Goals

Scores and results list T&T's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 15 January 2007 Port of Spain  Martinique 1–0 5–1 2007 Digicel Cup
2 23 June 2008 Hamilton  Bermuda 1–0 2–0 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
3 8 October 2008 Port of Spain  Dominican Republic 9–0 9–0 Friendly
4 21 August 2011 Port of Spain  India 2–0 3–0 Friendly
5 21 August 2011 Port of Spain  India 3–0 3–0 Friendly
6 6 September 2011 St. Michael  Barbados 2–0 2–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

Source

References

  1. ^ Darryl Roberts
  2. ^ ‘New’ Warriors get MLS picks
  3. ^ Roberts to leave Sparta – Algemeen Dagblad (in Dutch)
  4. ^ "Darryl Roberts Signs 3-Year Deal with Denizlispor Football Club". Mlfnews.wordpress.com. 8 July 2008. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Darryl Roberts Samsunspor'da.. - Futbol". Ajansspor.com. 27 August 2012. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  6. ^ Co, Adrian Stewart (22 January 2020). "Roberts, Cuaresma part ways with Kaya FC". Panay News. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  7. ^ Darryl Roberts Profile, Socawarriors.net. Accessed 23 June 2008