Danny Galbraith

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Danny Galbraith
Personal information
Full name Daniel William Galbraith
Date of birth (1990-08-19) 19 August 1990 (age 24)[1]
Place of birth Galashiels, Scotland[2]
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Left winger
Club information
Current team
Free agent
Youth career
2003–2006 Heart of Midlothian
2006–2009 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Hibernian 52 (1)
2013–2014 Limerick 40 (2)
National team
Scotland U16
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:00, 18 February 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Daniel William "Danny" Galbraith (born 19 August 1990)[3] is a Scottish footballer who plays for Irish club Limerick. Galbraith was a youth player with Heart of Midlothian and then signed for Manchester United, but injury problems prevented him from progressing into their first team. He signed for Hibernian in 2009, but was released in January 2013 after further injury problems. A month later, he signed for Limerick.

Club career[edit]

Manchester United[edit]

Galbraith started his career at Hearts, before signing for Manchester United on his 16th birthday,[2] when he was old enough to be permitted to sign for the club. In his first season at the club, Galbraith was part of the side that reached the FA Youth Cup final.[4] His progress was stalled by a series of injuries, however, and he never made an appearance for the Manchester United first team.[2] He had suffered ankle, knee and groin problems, the last of which prevented him from playing for ten months.[5]

Hibernian[edit]

After being given a free transfer by United in 2009, Galbraith signed for Hibernian on a two-year contract.[4] He made his senior debut in a 2–1 win against St. Mirren at the start of the 2009–10 season, coming on as a substitute for Paul Hanlon.[2] Galbraith set up the winning goal in that match by sending in a cross that Abdessalam Benjelloun headed into the net.[2]

Galbraith scored his first goal in senior football on 27 January 2010, firing a low shot past Artur Boruc late on at Celtic Park to give Hibernian a 2–1 league win against Celtic.[6] Galbraith described the goal as a "moment to remember", and made the recuperation from the injuries he suffered in previous years worthwhile.[5] Despite this dramatic contribution, Galbraith made only two further appearances that season, both as a substitute.[7] Manager John Hughes commented that he would not play youngsters until he felt that they were ready.[7]

Galbraith agreed a new contract with Hibernian in February 2011.[8] He has since struggled with injury, however, and did not make a first team appearance during the 2011–12 season after January.[9][10] BBC Scotland reported in September 2012 that Galbraith had been ordered not to train with the Hibernian first team squad, but the club clarified that this was being done to aid his recovery from a hip operation.[9][10] Hibs released Galbraith from his contract in January 2013.[11]

Limerick[edit]

Galbraith signed a two-year deal with League of Ireland club Limerick on 18 February 2013.[12]

International career[edit]

Galbraith represented Scotland at under-17 level, but suffered injuries which severely set back his career.[13] He was added to the Scotland national under-21 football team in February 2011.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 11:24, 8 September 2012 (UTC)[1]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hibernian
2009–10[14] 14 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 17 1
2010–11[15] 22 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 26 0
2011–12[16] 16 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 20 0
2012–13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 52 1 4 0 5 0 2 0 63 1
Limerick 2013 40 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 92 3 4 0 5 0 2 0 92 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Danny Galbraith career stats at Soccerbase
  2. ^ a b c d e Hardie, David (18 August 2009). "Young gun Galbraith raring to go after perfect cameo for Hibs". Scotsman.com (Johnston Publishing). Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Daniel Galbraith". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 3 September 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Marshall, Alan (7 July 2009). "Danny Galbraith: I'll put injury hell behind me to become a Hibs star". Daily Record (Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail). Retrieved 28 January 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Hardie, David (28 January 2010). "Hibs kid's relief at hammering home the winner against Celtic". Scotsman.com (Johnston Publishing). Retrieved 28 January 2010. 
  6. ^ Murray, Keir (27 January 2010). "Celtic 1–2 Hibernian". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  7. ^ a b Hardie, David (29 May 2010). "John Hughes will resist calls to use Hibs kids until they are ready". Scotsman.com (Johnston Publishing). Retrieved 31 May 2010. 
  8. ^ "Danny Galbraith wins new Hibs contract". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 17 February 2011. Retrieved 17 February 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "Danny Galbraith given short training break, say Hibs". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 7 September 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  10. ^ a b Collin, Ian (7 September 2012). "Danny Galbraith eyes Hibs return as club clarify reasons for absence". Scotsman.com (Johnston Publishing). Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "Transfer Window Summary". hibernianfc.co.uk. Hibernian FC. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  12. ^ "Danny Galbraith Signs". limerickfc.ie (Limerick FC). 18 February 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  13. ^ a b Strachan, Colleen (8 February 2011). "Galbraith hoping it's third time lucky with Scotland". Scotsman.com (Johnston Publishing). Retrieved 8 February 2011. 
  14. ^ "Games played by Daniel Galbraith in 2009/2010". Soccerbase (Centurycomm). Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Daniel Galbraith in 2010/2011". Soccerbase (Centurycomm). Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Daniel Galbraith in 2011/2012". Soccerbase (Centurycomm). Retrieved 8 September 2012.