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Darren Randolph – Ten Fast Facts

Ten Fast Facts you might not know about West Ham United’s new goalkeeper Darren Randolph


Ten Fast Facts you might not know about West Ham United’s new goalkeeper Darren Randolph!
 
  1. Darren Randolph’s father Ed Randolph played basketball for UCD Marian and was one of the first American imports to the Irish Basketball League. Darren himself is a former Irish basketball international, so he is clearly good with his hands!
  2. Darren Randolph was born in the seaside town of Bray, County Wicklow, situated 12 miles south of the Republic of Ireland’s capital Dublin
  3. Darren Randolph attended St. Cronan's Boys National School in Bray, which also names WWE wrestler Prince Devitt among its former pupils.
  4. Darren Randolph later attended Presentation College in Bray, which was also attended by Middlesex and Ireland cricketer Ed Joyce and former Ireland Rugby international Reggie Corrigan.
  5. Darren Randolph has represented Republic of Ireland at U15, U16, U17, U18, U19, U21, B and senior levels!
  6. Darren Randolph made his senior professional debut during a loan spell with Conference South club Welling United in 2004.
  7. If he was not a footballer, Darren Randolph would like to be a basketball player or a Formula 1 driver.
  8. Darren Randolph names the American city of Miami as his favourite holiday destination.
  9. Darren Randolph names Italy and former Manchester United striker Guiseppe Rossi as his toughest-ever opponent.
  10. Darren Randolph names former Charlton Athletic teammate Paolo Di Canio as the best player he has ever lined up alongside.