Danny Blair

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Danny Blair
Personal information
Full name Daniel Blair
Date of birth (1905-02-02)2 February 1905
Place of birth Parkhead, Scotland
Date of death 7 March 1985(1985-03-07) (aged 80)
Place of death Blackpool, Lancashire, England
Playing position Wing Half / Fullback
Youth career
Davonport Albion
Toronto Scottish
Willys Overland Motor Works
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1924–1925 Providence Clamdiggers 36 (5)
1925 Parkhead Juniors ? (?)
1925–1931 Clyde ? (2)
1931–1936 Aston Villa 129 (0)
1936–1939 Blackpool 121 (0)
National team
1927–1928 Scottish League XI 3 (0)
1928–1932 Scotland 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Daniel "Danny" Blair (2 February 1905 – 7 March 1985) was a Scottish football player who began his career in North America before finishing it in England. He also earned eight caps with the Scottish national team.[1]

Although he was born in Parkhead, Scotland, Blair began his career in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with Davonport Albion. He then moved to Toronto Scottish and Willys Overland before signing with the Providence Clamdiggers of the American Soccer League in 1924.[2] After one season, he returned to Scotland where he signed with Clyde in 1925. He spent six seasons with Clyde before transferring to Aston Villa of the Football League on 24 October 1931. Blair played 138 League and Cup games for Aston Villa. He signed for Villa before joining Blackpool. He made his debut for the Tangerines in the opening League game of the 1936–37 season, in a 2–1 victory at Leicester City on 29 August 1936. He went on to be an ever-present that campaign, starting in all of the club's 42 League games and two FA Cup games. He remained with Blackpool until the Second World War in 1939. Throughout his whole career he played in 408 League matches and scored two goals, both for Clyde.



  1. ^ "Daniel Blair". www.londonhearts.com. London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Jose, Colin (1998). American Soccer League, 1921–1931. The Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0-8108-3429-4. 

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