Danny Cullip

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Danny Cullip
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Personal information
Full name Daniel Cullip[1]
Date of birth (1976-09-17) 17 September 1976 (age 39)
Place of birth Bracknell, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1996 Oxford United 0 (0)
1996–1998 Fulham 50 (2)
1998–1999 Brentford 15 (0)
1999 Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 4 (1)
1999–2004 Brighton & Hove Albion 213 (6)
2004–2005 Sheffield United 11 (0)
2005 Watford (loan) 4 (0)
2005–2007 Nottingham Forest 31 (0)
2007–2008 Queens Park Rangers 19 (0)
2008 Gillingham 11 (0)
2008–2010 Lewes 36 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Danny Cullip (born 17 September 1976 in Bracknell) is an English former footballer. Cullip, a centre-back, made more than 350 appearances in the Football League, including more than 200 appearances for Brighton & Hove Albion.


Cullip began his career with Oxford United but left the club in 1996 before playing his first game, signing for Fulham, who were then in Division 3, manager Micky Adams guided Fulham to 2nd place in the league and promotion in that season. Cullip played 41 games in 18 months at Craven Cottage before signing for Brentford in February 1998 for £75,000. Cullip was at Brentford for the rest of the 97–98 season playing 15 times for the club, in September 1998 he was sent on a month's loan to Brighton and the four games he played convinced them to spend £50,000 securing his services. During his time at Brighton, he became something of a hero, being crowned their Player of the Year on two occasions. Cullip played in total 212 games for the Sussex club scoring six times. Cullip rejected the offer of a new contract at Brighton in December 2004 and joined Sheffield United for a fee of £250,000,[2] scoring his first goal for Sheffield United in the memorable 3–1 FA Cup win over Aston Villa.[3] Three months later in March 2005, he joined Watford on loan as part of the deal that took Danny Webber to Bramall Lane.[4]

Cullip joined Nottingham Forest for an undisclosed fee in August 2005, signing a three-year contract.[5] Partially owing to the lack of a pre-season with the club Cullip picked up several injuries at the beginning of his City Ground career, most notably to his hamstrings; however when selected he was a valued member of the central defence at the club. The injuries restricted him to just nine starts in the 2005–6 season as Forest struggled. In 2006-7 Cullip began as an integral part of Colin Calderwood's three man defence (alongside Ian Breckin and Wes Morgan) and started Forest's first eight games (during which the side only conceded two goals – one of which to Cullip's former side Brighton) – however against Yeovil Cullip picked up yet another injury and was substituted after 23 minutes.

Cullip moved to Championship club Queens Park Rangers in January 2007 on an 18-month contract.[6] After becoming surplus to requirements under Luigi De Canio, his contract was terminated with immediate effect. In February 2008, two months after being released by Queens Park Rangers, he joined Gillingham on a non contract basis until the end of the 2007–08 season.[7] He made his debut on 23 February in a 1–0 home win over Huddersfield Town. He left Gillingham at the end of the 2007–08 season.[8] He joined Conference National club Lewes in July 2008,[9] but after one season with the club, sustained a hamstring injury which eventually forced his retirement in March 2010.[10]

Cullip is now working as a coach for Brighton & Hove Albion whilst also helping out at Worthing College running their academy 2nd team.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  2. ^ "Blades agree deal to sign Cullip". BBC Sport. 17 December 2004. Retrieved 15 July 2008. 
  3. ^ "Sheff Utd 3–1 Aston Villa". BBC. 8 January 2005. Retrieved 7 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Cullip and Webber make loan swap". BBC Sport. 24 March 2005. Retrieved 15 July 2008. 
  5. ^ "Cullip completes move to Forest". BBC Sport. 3 August 2005. Retrieved 15 July 2008. 
  6. ^ "Forest defender Cullip joins QPR". BBC Sport. 31 January 2007. Retrieved 15 July 2008. 
  7. ^ "Gillingham sign defender Cullip". BBC Sport. 17 February 2008. Retrieved 15 July 2008. 
  8. ^ Official Gillingham website
  9. ^ Griggs, Howard (13 July 2008). "Former Albion skipper joins Lewes". The Argus. Retrieved 15 July 2008. 
  10. ^ "Danny Cullip forced to retire through injury". BBC Sport. 8 March 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 

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