Danny Thomas (footballer born 1961)
|Full name||Daniel Joseph Thomas|
|Date of birth||12 November 1961|
|Place of birth||Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:52, 26 September 2009 (UTC+1).
† Appearances (Goals).
Daniel Joseph (Danny) Thomas (born 12 November 1961 in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England) is a former professional footballer most notable for helping Tottenham Hotspur win the 1984 UEFA Cup, despite missing his penalty in the shootout in the final against Anderlecht. He played as a midfielder.
Thomas made his debut for Coventry City during the 1979-80 season, making 3 appearances during that season. Over the next three seasons he was a regular for the first team. In June 1983 he was transferred to Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of £250,000. He made his Tottenham league debut on 27 August 1983 in a 3-1 defeat at Ipswich Town. He collected a UEFA Cup winner's medal at the end of the 1983-84 season and would go on to make a total of 87 league appearances for the White Hart Lane club, scoring once, before suffering a knee injury in 1987. He retired the following year, having failed to recover from the injury.
- 1979-1980 Played 3 Scored 0 goals (Division 1)
- 1980-1981 Played 25 Scored 1 goal (Division 1)
- 1981-1982 Played 39 Scored 1 goal (Division 1)
- 1982-1983 Played 41 Scored 3 goals (Division 1)
- 1983-1984 Played 27 Scored 0 goals (Division 1)
- 1984-1985 Played 16 Scored 0 goals (Division 1)
- 1985-1986 Played 27 Scored 1 goal (Division 1)
- 1986-1987 Played 17 Scored 0 goals (Division 1)
- 1987-1988 Played 0 Scored 0 goals (Division 1)
Career after football
He completed a degree in Physiotherapy after his career came to an end at the age of 26 after a serious injury. With the assistance of the Professional Footballers' Association he completed a Masters degree. After a short period as Physio with West Bromwich Albion he now runs his own Physiotherapy practice in Coventry.
As a player
- "Under-21 Championship final statistics". UEFA.com. 16 June 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
- Hugo Steckelmacher (27 February 2008). "Professional Footballers’ Association - How The PFA Helps Players". SoccerLens. soccerlens.com. Retrieved 26 September 2009.
- Alex Hayes (30 September 2001). "Our debt to the PFA: Four beneficiaries of the union's work tell their story". The Independent (independent.co.uk). Retrieved 26 September 2009.
- "Sports Injury Clinic west midlands". Return 2 Fitness. return2fitness.co.uk. Retrieved 26 September 2009.
- englandstats.com - England profile.