Age in 2005: 29
Premier League Clubs: Newcastle United(1995-96), Manchester City (2000-03), Norwich City (2003-08)
When an American interviewer described San Jose Earthquake's latest signing as a "legend" who had scored "the greatest goals ever", the last thing viewers expected to see was the grinning face of Darren Huckerby.
After signing for Millwall, Hucks made his first big move to Coventry City in a deal worth some money, where he went from being a big fish in a small pond to being dwarfed by the likes of Brian Borrows, Paul Williams and Barry Quinn. However, never one to shy away from a challenge, Huckers stepped up to the plate and very nearly managed to score eight goals in his first season.
(Above: Huckleberry Darren applauds his fans)
Nevertheless, after a season in the Championship, City bounced straight back up into the Premier League, where the Huck equalled his first season tally when the ball hit his head and went into the goal against Newcastle United. Unfortunately, this wasn't enough to secure his place in the side for the remainder of the campaign and he was soon shipped off to Norwich City for a cool 750-thousand-rising-to-one-million-following-promotion pounds.
It was at Carrow Road that Darren 'Huckleberry' Huckerby was to experience his most success, even flirting with the England B team once as a sub, and notched up 36 goals in total, including the one that would later be declared "the greatest of all time according to international sources and the internet".
(Above: Huckerby remonstrates with someone who reckons Maradona's World Cup 86 goal was the best of all time)
Such was his triumph for the Canaries that soon Europe's elites and Celtic came knocking, vying for his signature in the hope that he would also score the greatest goal ever for them. Yet after enquiries from Liverpool - home to five Champions League trophies and The Beatles - Huckerby decided to give them a resounding 'no', stating that his heart was firmly in Norwich - home to the 'Friendship Trophy'
The Huckster finished his career at San Jose Earthquakes after being given a resounding 'no' himself upon asking the Norwich board of directors for a new contract, and saw out his final playing days bathing in the Californian sunshine, having apparently fooled the Americans into thinking that he was a legend.
Where is he now?
After publishing his autobiography, 'Hucks: Through Adversity to Great Heights', Huckerby last appeared in the Norfolk Eastern Daily Press, where he tackled the thorny issue of whether Wes Hoolahan would be better off making loads of money in the US or China.
What did he say?
"My wife's not a pop singer"