Dan Gleeson

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Dan Gleeson
Dan Gleeson 04-10-2008 1.jpg
Gleeson playing for Cambridge United in 2008
Personal information
Full name Daniel Edwin Gleeson[1]
Date of birth (1985-02-17) 17 February 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Cambridge, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2006 Cambridge United 61 (1)
2003 Welling United (loan) 2 (0)
2006–2007 Notts County 17 (0)
2007 Cambridge United (loan) 8 (1)
2007–2010 Cambridge United 107 (1)
2010–2012 Luton Town 44 (0)
2012–2015 Lowestoft Town
2015–2016 Cambridge City
2016–2017 St Neots Town
2017– Histon
National team
2007–2008 England C 7 (0)
Teams managed
2016 Cambridge City (player-manager)[2]
2016–2017 St Neots Town (player-manager)[3]
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Daniel Edwin "Dan" Gleeson (born 17 February 1985) is an English footballer who plays for Histon.[4] He is 191 cm (6'3") tall and plays as a right back.


Born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Gleeson joined Cambridge United as a trainee in 2001 and his debut on 1 November 2003, in Division Three against Kidderminster Harriers. He made a total of 51 Football League and Conference appearances for Cambridge before signing for Notts County in July 2006. He rejoined Cambridge on loan in March 2007, where he has been an established player for the Conference National side. The deal was made permanent in the summer.

Gleeson scored his first senior goal in the 7–0 win against Weymouth in March 2007.

Following a great start to the 2007–08 season, he was rewarded by his first England National Game XI (England 'C') cap in November and signed a new deal to 2010.

On 19 May 2010, Gleeson joined Cambridge's Conference rivals Luton Town on a free transfer, signing a two-year contract.[5] He was a regular in the side during the 2010–11 season, also playing in Luton's play-off final defeat to AFC Wimbledon. Gleeson played far fewer games the next season due to a combination of injury and being kept out of the team by Curtis Osano. On 30 May 2012, Luton manager Paul Buckle did not offer Gleeson a new contract, and he subsequently left the club.[6]

On 2 July 2012, Gleeson signed for Lowestoft Town.

Personal life[edit]

He was born just minutes from the Abbey and watched Cambridge United with his family before joining the club as a scholar.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/07/2010 and 31/07/2010" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 2010-08-20. 
  2. ^ Dan Gleeson leaves role as Cambridge City manager‚ cambridge-news.co.uk, 30 November 2016
  3. ^ Dan Gleeson takes up player-coach role at St Neots Town‚ cambridge-news.co.uk, 1 December 2016
  4. ^ Dan Gleeson helps Histon beat Petersfield‚ cambridge-news.co.uk, 10 January 2017
  5. ^ "Gleeson completes switch". Luton Town F.C. 19 May 2010. Archived from the original on 22 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 
  6. ^ "Trio to depart". Luton Town F.C. 2012-05-30. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 

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