Danny Philliskirk

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Danny Philliskirk
Personal information
Full name Daniel Philliskirk[1]
Date of birth (1991-04-10) 10 April 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Oldham, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Striker/Midfielder[1]
Club information
Current team
Oldham Athletic
Number 10
Youth career
200?–2007 Oldham Athletic
2007–2010 Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Chelsea 0 (0)
2010 Oxford United (loan) 1 (0)
2011 Sheffield United (loan) 3 (0)
2011–2013 Sheffield United 1 (0)
2011 Oxford United (loan) 4 (0)
2013 Coventry City 1 (0)
2013– Oldham Athletic 56 (7)
National team
2007 England U17 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:25, 23 November 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Daniel "Danny" Philliskirk (born 10 April 1991) is an English footballer who plays for Oldham Athletic as a forward. Born in Oldham, Greater Manchester, he began his career as a junior with Oldham before moving to Chelsea. Having failed to break into the Chelsea side he spent time on loan at Oxford United before signing for Sheffield United. Having been on the fringes of first team football he was eventually released to allow him to join Coventry City on a short term contract, before his return to Oldham.

Philliskirk is the son of former Sheffield United and Bolton Wanderers forward Tony Philliskirk who is the youth team coach at his current club.

Playing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Philliskirk began his career with his home town club, Oldham Athletic. He progressed through the club's youth system before signing a four-year contract with Chelsea in the summer of 2007.[2][3] He captained the Chelsea youth team in the 2008–09 season before establishing himself in the club's reserves.

He signed a one-month loan deal with Oxford United in August 2010,[4] making his first-team début (and only appearance for Oxford) against Burton Albion in the Football League a few days later before returning to Chelsea.[5]

Sheffield United[edit]

Philliskirk joined Sheffield United on a month's loan in January 2011,[6] which was then extended until the end of the season. He had to wait until mid-April to make his made his first appearance for the Blades, away at Preston coming on as a second half substitute, following which he signed a pre-contract agreement to join the Blades permanently at the end of the season.[7] He was released from Chelsea after finishing his contract with them and later joined Sheffield United, as promised, on a free transfer.[8] In his first full season at Bramall Lane however, he found first-team opportunities limited and agreed to re-join Oxford United on a month's loan in October 2011[9] making four appearances for the Us.

On his return to Bramall Lane Philliskirk remained on the fringes of the first team and was rewarded with an extended deal in January 2012.[10] The following season he remained unable to make the break into the first team and was released by United in January 2013.[11]

Coventry City[edit]

Philliskirk undertook a trial at Coventry City following his release from Sheffield United. After impressing manager Mark Robins, he signed a contract until June 2013.[12] Steven Pressley, who had replaced Robins as Coventry manager, announced on 30 April 2013 that Philliskirk's contract would not be renewed.[13] In total, Philliskirk made a single appearance for the club.

Following his release from Coventry, Philliskirk trialled in the summer of 2013 with Championship side Doncaster Rovers.[14]

Oldham Athletic[edit]

After his release from his contract at Coventry and impressing whilst on trial at the club where his career began, Philliskirk signed a two year contract with the option of a third on 28 August 2013, becoming Lee Johnson's eleventh summer signing.[15] Philliskirk scored 2 goals on his debut for Latics in a 4–1 away victory against Shrewsbury in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. Following this up with goals against Preston,[16] also in the Football League Trophy, and his first career league goal a winner against Swindon Town.[17]

On 2 May 2014, Philliskirk signed an extension on his contract for a further two-years with the option of a third year.[18]

International career[edit]

Philliskirk earned three caps for the England U17 team in 2007.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 22 October 2014.[19]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Chelsea 2009–10 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oxford United (loan) 2010–11 League Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Chelsea total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sheffield United (loan) 2010–11 Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Sheffield United 2011–12 League One 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0
Oxford United (loan) 2011–12 League Two 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Sheffield United 2012–13 League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Sheffield United total 4 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 8 0
Coventry City 2012–13 League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Coventry City Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Oldham Athletic 2013–14 League One 38 4 5 2 0 0 4 6 47 12
Oldham Athletic 2014–15 League One 14 3 0 0 1 0 2 1 17 4
Oldham Athletic total 52 7 5 2 1 0 6 7 64 16
Career totals 62 7 5 2 2 0 9 7 78 16

Personal life[edit]

Philliskirk is the son of former Sheffield United and Bolton forward Tony Philliskirk[20] and was briefly coached by his father in Oldham Athletic's youth team.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Daniel Philliskirk – Chelsea Profile". chelseafc.com. Retrieved 9 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Chelsea capture Latics youngster". BBC Sport. 1 June 2007. Retrieved 9 August 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Chelsea sign teenager Danny Philliskirk from Oldham". belfasttelegraph.co.uk. 1 June 2007. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Chelsea's Danny Philliskirk joins Oxford United on loan". BBC Sport. 2 August 2010. Retrieved 9 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Burton Albion 0–0 Oxford United". BBC Sport. 7 August 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Blades look at youngster". Sheffield United FC Official Web Site. 10 January 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "No protection racket at Lane, says Adams". The Sheffield Star. 23 April 2011. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "Blades nick Chelsea striker". Mirror Football. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Duo move out on temporary deals". Sheffield United FC Official Web Site. 21 October 2011. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "New deal for Philliskirk". Sheffield United FC Official Web Site. 30 January 2012. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "Philliskirk leaves Lane". Sheffield United FC Official Web Site. 25 January 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Coventry City: Danny Philliskirk joins until end of the season". BBC Sport. 7 February 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  13. ^ "Coventry City: Five released as manager plans squad overhaul". BBC Sport. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  14. ^ "Rossington Main 0–3 Doncaster Rovers". 
  15. ^ "New Deal for Danny". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. 28 August 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2013. 
  16. ^ http://www.oldhamathletic.co.uk/fixtures-results/match-report/index.aspx?matchid=3674774
  17. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24590715
  18. ^ "Contract Extension For Philliskirk". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. 2 May 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  19. ^ Danny Philliskirk career stats at Soccerbase
  20. ^ "Dad pleased with Danny's move". Sheffield United FC Official Web Site. 4 July 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 

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