Danny Bailey

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Danny Bailey
Personal information
Full name Danny Stephen Bailey
Date of birth (1964-05-21) 21 May 1964 (age 54)
Place of birth Leyton, London, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
?–1980 A.F.C. Bournemouth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1981 A.F.C. Bournemouth 2 (0)
1983–1984 Dagenham 3 (0)
1983–1984 Torquay United 1 (0)
1984–? Grays Athletic
19??–19?? Wembley
1987–1989 Wealdstone 12 (0)
1989–1990 Exeter City 64 (2)
1990–1992 Reading 50 (2)
1992Fulham (loan) 3 (0)
1992–1997 Exeter City 152 (4)
1997 Farnborough Town
1997–1998 Slough Town 40 (0)
1998 Telford United 7 (0)
1998–1999 Forest Green Rovers[1] 29 (0)
1999–2000 Welling United 22 (2)
2000 Forest Green Rovers[2] 7 (0)
2000–2001 Aylesbury United 9 (0)
2001 Grays Athletic
2001–2002 Weston-super-Mare
2002 Bath City[3] 6 (0)
2002–2003 Weymouth[4] 20 (1)
2003–2005 Chippenham Town
2005 Stansted
2005–2006 Chesham United[5] 9 (0)
Teams managed
2009–2011 Interwood F.C.
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:08, 4 February 2009 (PST)

Daniel Stephen Bailey (born 21 May 1964) is an English professional footballer.

Early career[edit]

He began his career as an apprentice with Bournemouth, turning professional and making his league debut in the 1980–81 season. After only one further league appearance for Bournemouth, he dropped out of league football, joining Dagenham.

He later joined Walthamstow Avenue, from whom he joined Torquay United on a free transfer in March 1984. His only league appearance for the Gulls came during the 1983–84 season, a 2–1 defeat away to Hartlepool United on 17 March.

Later career[edit]

In 1984, Bailey moved to Grays Athletic. He subsequently joined Wealdstone from Wembley and in August 1989, returned to league football with Exeter City, again on a free transfer.

His career took off, quickly establishing himself in the side, and after 64 league games, in which he scored two goals, he moved to Reading in December 1990 for a fee of £50,000 as the first signing under new owner John Madejski.[6] In his first season and a half at Reading, he played 50 league games, scoring twice. However, out of the first team at the beginning of the 1992–93 season, he was loaned to Fulham making three league appearances.

Still unable to break back into the Reading line-up, he returned to Exeter City on a free transfer in December 1992, and quickly re-established himself at St. James' Park. In the summer of 1997, he was released after 152 further league appearances in which he scored four goals.

He joined Farnborough Town, beginning a journey around various non-league sides, quickly moving on to Slough Town in the 1997 close season. He remained at Slough until the end of the 1997–98 season, scoring one goal in the FA Trophy,[7] but was one of many players sacked during a summer that saw Slough in deep financial trouble and eventually voted out of the Conference.

He joined Telford United on a short-term contract on 21 August 1998, with the emphasis on the short-term. He moved to Forest Green Rovers in September 1998, playing in the 1999 FA Trophy final, at which time "Non-League on the Net" reported that he was based in London, where he owned his own fitness centre. In the close-season of 1999 he was released by Forest Green, joining Welling United on 29 July 1999.

"The Kentish Times" linked him with moves to Basingstoke Town in December 1999, and Crawley Town in January 2000, however he remained at Welling and was released in the summer of 2000. In September 2000 he returned on a free transfer to play for Forest Green Rovers. In December 2000, he left Forest Green for a second time, moving to Aylesbury United, though he stayed only a few months at Aylesbury, moving to Grays Athletic in February 2001.

He later played for Weston-super-Mare before joining Bath City in March 2002.[3] He was released at the end of the season and joined Redbridge from where he joined Weymouth in November 2002,[8] playing regularly until the end of the season.[4] He was without a club from August 2003 to November 2003 when he joined Chippenham Town.[6]

He later played for Stansted from where he joined Chesham United in December 2005,[9] playing nine times until mid-February.[5]

He later joined Ware.

In March 2008 he was coach at Potters Bar Town.[10]

Coaching career[edit]

He founded with his brother the Bailey Football Academy,[11] which established in East London with the men teams "Elite"[12] and the women's "International" team.[13] Danny also coached MTG Turkish league team.


  1. ^ "1998–1999 Season". Forest Green Rovers F.C. Retrieved 5 February 2009.
  2. ^ "2000–2001 Season". Forest Green Rovers F.C. Retrieved 5 February 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Past Players – B". Bath City F.C. Archived from the original on 15 June 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2009.
  4. ^ a b "Player Details: Season 2002–2003". SoccerFacts UK. Retrieved 5 February 2009.
  5. ^ a b "Player Details: Season 2005–2006". SoccerFacts UK. Retrieved 5 February 2009.
  6. ^ a b "I have got a lot to offer says old Bailey". The Swindon Advertiser. 13 November 2003. Retrieved 5 February 2009.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Former Rebel: Danny Bailey". Slough Town F.C. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2009.
  8. ^ "Butler looks to veteran Bailey for inspiration". NonLeagueDaily. 9 November 2002. Archived from the original on 6 September 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2009.
  9. ^ "Veteran Bailey joins Chesham". NonLeagueDaily. 28 December 2005. Archived from the original on 6 September 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2009.
  10. ^ "Chipperfield reverse but it's a refreshing new dawn for Cuffley". NonLeagueDaily. 17 March 2008. Archived from the original on 6 September 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2009.
  11. ^ "CEx KOPA Players Bailey Brothers spot more Cypriot talent". NonLeagueDaily. 17 March 2008. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2009.
  12. ^ "Bailey Elite Football Academy". Bailey Elite Football Academy. 12 February 2013. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  13. ^ "Bailey International Football Academy". Bailey International Football Academy. 12 February 2013. Archived from the original on 9 June 2012. Retrieved 12 February 2013.

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