Danny Malloy (footballer)

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Danny Malloy
Personal information
Full name Daniel Malloy
Date of birth (1930-11-06)6 November 1930
Place of birth Longcroft, Scotland
Date of death 14 January 2015(2015-01-14) (aged 84)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Camelon Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1953–1955 Dundee 72 (7)
1955–1961 Cardiff City 225 (1)
1961–1962 Doncaster Rovers 42 (0)
1962–1963 Clyde 14 (0)
National team
1955 Scottish League XI[1] 1 (0)
1956–1957 Scotland B 2 (0)
Teams managed
1961–1962 Doncaster Rovers (player-manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Daniel "Danny" Malloy (6 November 1930 – 14 January 2015) was a Scottish professional football player and manager.[2]


Beginning his senior career at Dundee, Malloy eventually moved to Cardiff City in December 1955 for a fee of £17,000 as a replacement for Stan Montgomery.[3] He made his debut against Charlton Athletic soon after and became a mainstay of the side for several years. He was quick in making his mark as a footballing hard man, playing against Middlesbrough on 11 January 1958 he came up against prolific striker Brian Clough. Clough had been verbally riling Malloy throughout the match and as play went towards the Middlesbrough end Malloy swung a punch at Clough leaving him sprawled out on the pitch.[4]

Although never a prolific scorer, at Cardiff Malloy was more famed for his scoring feats at the wrong end of the field, scoring a total of fourteen own goals during his six years at the club, including netting two in one match during a 3–2 victory over Liverpool on 22 August 1959. His only league goal for the club came from the penalty spot in the 1956–57 season in a 3–1 defeat to Manchester United. He took over as captain of the side during the 1959–1960 season as Cardiff gained promotion to the top flight as runners up to Aston Villa.[5] At the end of the season in 1961 he could not agree terms with the club and left to become player-manager of Doncaster Rovers.[6] He spent less than one season in charge at Belle Vue as the club spent struggled against relegation, taking charge of his last match on 17 March 1962 against Darlington.[7] He later finished his career at Clyde.

During his career, Malloy won two caps for the Scotland B side.[8]

Danny was also the first cousin of boxer Danny Malloy.

Managerial statistics[edit]

Team Country From To Record
G W D L Win %
Doncaster Rovers England August 1961 March 1962 34 11 4 19 32.35
Total 34 11 4 19 32.35


Cardiff City
1955–56, 1958–59


  1. ^ http://www.londonhearts.com/SFL/players/dannymalloy.html
  2. ^ "Cardiff City promotion winning captain Danny Malloy dies, aged 84". walesonline.co.uk. 16 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "The post war recovery". cardiffcityfc.co.uk. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Clough laid out" The Cardiff City Miscellany pg.87
  5. ^ "Danny Malloy tips Bluebirds for the Premier League". South Wales Echo. 25 April 2009. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  6. ^ Pattullo, Alan (20 April 2013). "Danny Malloy: The Scot who left his mark on Cardiff". The Scotsman (Johnston Publishing). Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Manager stats". doncasterrovers.co.uk. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 
  8. ^ "Scotland B internationals". scottishfa.co.uk. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  • Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-462-0. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Cardiff City captain
Succeeded by