Danny Gay (footballer)

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Danny Gay
Personal information
Full name Daniel Karl Gay[1]
Date of birth (1982-08-05) 5 August 1982 (age 34)[1]
Place of birth Norwich, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Needham Market
Youth career
1997–2001 Norwich City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Southend United 11 (0)
2003–2004 Hornchurch 45 (0)
2004–2005 Braintree Town 40 (0)
2005 Bishop's Stortford 14 (0)
2006 Braintree Town 17 (0)
2006–2007 Heybridge Swifts 41 (0)
2007–2009 Chelmsford City
2009 King's Lynn
2009–2011 Needham Market
2011–2013 A.F.C. Sudbury
2013–2015 Leiston
2015– St Neots Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:59, 19 January 2011 (UTC).

Daniel Karl Gay (born 5 August 1982) is an English footballer who plays for St Neots Town. He made eleven appearances in Football League Two for Southend United between 2001 and 2003.

Career[edit]

Gay graduated through the youth, academy and reserve sides at Norwich City[2] but made no appearances in the first team and joined Football League Two club Southend United on a free transfer in 2001.[3] He made eleven league appearances for Southend in two seasons[3] and was put on standby for the Welsh Under 21 squad for two UEFA championship qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Serbia and Montenegro in March and April 2003,[4] before being allowed to leave Southend at the end of the 2002–03 season.[5] He then dropped into non-league football and has played for Hornchurch,[6] Braintree Town,[6] Bishops Stortford[2] and Heybridge Swifts.[7] Gay had a trial with Leeds United, playing in a pre-season friendly in July 2007,[8] before joining current club Chelmsford City.[7] He was released by Chelmsford City at the end of the 2008–09 season, after two seasons at the club.[9]

He signed for Needham Market, then joined A.F.C. Sudbury in July 2011.[10] Gay then joined Leiston in October 2013,[11] before signing for Southern Premier Division side St Neots Town in June 2015.[12] He then left to rejoin Needham Market.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2003). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2003/2004. Queen Anne Press. p. 163. ISBN 1-85291-651-6. 
  2. ^ a b "Danny Gay". Flown From The Nest. Steve Whitlam. Retrieved 28 April 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "Danny Gay". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 27 April 2008. 
  4. ^ "Soccer: Gay – Welsh call made my day". Essex Gazette. Newsquest Media Group. 12 March 2003. Archived from the original on 7 September 2009. Retrieved 28 April 2008. 
  5. ^ "Southend cull continues". BBC Sport. 9 May 2003. Retrieved 27 April 2008. 
  6. ^ a b "Borg completes his squad". Non-League Daily. 24 August 2004. Archived from the original on 22 September 2009. Retrieved 27 April 2008. 
  7. ^ a b "Danny Gay". Pen pictures – goalkeepers. Chelmsford City FC. Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. Retrieved 28 April 2008. 
  8. ^ Waldron, Jon (11 July 2007). "Football: Danny eyes a big move". Braintree and Witham Times. Retrieved 14 June 2008. 
  9. ^ "Preparations for 2009/10 Begin as Clarets Release Seven". Chelmsford Weekly News. 7 May 2009. Retrieved 13 May 2009. 
  10. ^ "A Number One Signing for AFC". A.F.C. Sudbury. 10 July 2011. Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2011. 
  11. ^ http://www.leistonfc.co.uk/teams/54880/player/player-1275297/
  12. ^ http://nonleague.pitchero.com/news/good-news-for-both-ends-of-the-pitch-40170/

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