| Darren Pitcher|
| Charlton Athletic|
→ Galway United (loan)
| (1969-10-12) 12 October 1969 (age 46)|
Stepney, London, England
Darren Pitcher Wikipedia
Darren Pitcher (born 12 October 1969) is an English former professional footballer who played as a defender and a Midfielder from 1988 until 1999.
He played for Charlton Athletic, Crystal Palace and Leyton Orient . Pitcher started his career as a right full back at Charlton, but then converted to an effective defensive midfielder.
He signed on loan for Seamus McDonagh at Galway United in January 1989 and made his League of Ireland debut at Athlone on the 16th. When Frank Worthington made his debut on 12 February Pitcher scored the equaliser at St Patrick's Athletic.
Pitcher joined Crystal Palace in 1994. In his first season at the club he helped Palace to the semi finals of both domestic cups. It was in these cup runs that he scored his only two goals for Palace. In the League Cup quarter final against Manchester City he scored his first goal, and his second came in an FA Cup quarter final replay against Wolverhampton Wanderers. However Palace's runs were ended by Liverpool in the League Cup semi final and Manchester United in the FA Cup semi final. His career was ended at Crystal Palace in a match against Huddersfield Town in August 1996, after a challenge by Paul Reid. He attempted to bring a case of negligence against Huddersfield Town, which he lost. He never played for Palace again, and never played professional football again except for a brief loan spell at Leyton Orient in January 1998.
Pitcher now works in the building trade.