Dartford shot stopper, Deren Ibrahim recently scored a free-kick aganst Hungerford.

Ibrahim’s 2015/16 season was cut short through injury, he previously spoke to ElWriteBack.


Deren Ibrahim scored a free-kick, joining the likes of Paul Robinson who scored for Spurs against Watford.

Dartford goalkeeper, Deren Ibrahim joined the likes of Paul Robinson, Peter Schmeichel and Brad Friedel, as he became a goal scoring goalkeeper.

The young goalkeeper has worked his way up through the Dartford Youth setup to secure his position in the first team at Princes Park.

Ibrahim spent time out on loan at a number of clubs including Maidstone United, Leatherhead and Maltese side, Luxol St Andrews.

During his time with Leatherhead on loan, the goalkeeper helped guide the side to promotion into the Ryman Premier Division.

With ambitions to go into coaching, Ibrahim currently holds a UEFA B coaching badge which has allowed him to help develop young talent in the Dartford Academy he graduated from.


Deren Ibrahim of Dartford.

Ibrahim scored from his own half as Dartford were on top of Hungerford.

The shot stopper hit the ball from around 70 yards which flew over the top of the opposing goalkeeper, George Legg.

The side went on to secure three points as Alex Brown added a second to secure the victory for Dartford.

Ibrahim spoke to ElWriteBack about his goal saying, “It was aimed towards the big guys in our team. The manager said put it in an area they can attack from, so that’s what I did and thankfully it’s gone straight in.

“I was over the moon with it, to score my first senior goal in English football is a moment I’ll never forget”

The goalkeeper went on to speak about his opposing goalkeeper, “It’s tough for the opposing keeper, but it could happen to anyone of us! Thankfully it’s gone in my favour however in future it might work against me.”

When asked about how far he has come since injury, the goalkeeper said, “I just worked hard over the summer, getting back to fitness and continuing to work hard during the season in between games and by not really having much time off.”


Deren Ibrahim


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