Anthony Danze

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Anthony Danze
Personal information
Full name Anthony Danze
Date of birth (1984-03-15) 15 March 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Perth, Australia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder, Central Midfielder
Youth career
ECU Joondalup
Southampton
2000–2001 AIS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2004 Perth Glory 11 (0)
2004 Inglewood United ? (?)
2004–2006 Crystal Palace 2 (0)
2004–2005 Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 2 (0)
2006–2007 Inglewood United ? (?)
2007 Perth Glory 8 (0)
National team
2000–2001 Australia U17 15 (5)
Australia U20 10 (3)
2003 Australia U23 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 December 2007.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 December 2007

Anthony Danze (born 15 March 1984 in Perth, Western Australia) is an Australian footballer who last played for Perth Glory.

Club career[edit]

Danze was playing for his local side ECU Joondalup when talent scouts from Southampton offered him a professional contract. Danze turned down this contract, determined to prove himself in Australia before leaving to play football overseas. Instead he signed for Perth Glory in Australia for the 2000/2001 NSL season as a 16 year old. Later in 2001 he joined the AIS in Canberra before returning to play for Perth Glory in 2002. During this time Danze played for the under 17 Australian national football team and the under 20 Australian national football team. Danze had success with both of these teams, scoring goals at both World Youth Cup Championships they participated in. The highlight in his international career was scoring two goals in a victory against Brazil at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship. Following this success Danze signed for English Premier League club Crystal Palace in September 2004 on a three year deal. During this time he played for the Australian Olympic Football Team at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, where Australia were eliminated at the quarter final stage.

Danze left Crystal Palace during the 2005–06 season on a free transfer due to injury and work permit issues, after spending part the 2004–05 season on loan at Milton Keynes Dons. He returned to Australia where he worked in his family's tiling & stone business while recovering from injury. He was signed again by Perth Glory on 2 March 2007 before the start of the 2007–08 A-League season along with three other players. Due again to injury issues he left Perth Glory by mutual consent on 13 December 2007. Danze returned to his family's tiling & stone business, managing their sales & architectural divisions, as well as pursuing other business interests.[1]

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