Danny Green (footballer, born 1988)

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Danny Green
MK Dons Vs Barnsley (16362809512).jpg
Green playing for Milton Keynes Dons in 2015
Personal information
Full name Daniel Richard Green[1]
Date of birth (1988-07-09) 9 July 1988 (age 29)[1]
Place of birth Harlow, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Right winger
Club information
Current team
Chelmsford City
Youth career
0000–2003 Charlton Athletic
2003–2004 Northampton Town
2004–2007 Nottingham Forest
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Nottingham Forest 0 (0)
2008–2009 Bishop's Stortford 28 (4)
2009–2011 Dagenham & Redbridge 88 (24)
2011–2014 Charlton Athletic 62 (4)
2013 Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 5 (0)
2014–2015 Milton Keynes Dons 14 (1)
2015–2017 Luton Town 25 (5)
2017– Chelmsford City 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:46, 23 September 2017 (UTC).

Daniel Richard Green (born 9 July 1988) is an English semi-professional footballer who plays as a right winger for National League South club Chelmsford City.

Green spent his youth with Charlton Athletic and Northampton Town, before he joined Nottingham Forest in 2004. He dropped into non-league with Bishop's Stortford after picking up a bad injury at Forest. His performances earned him a return to the Football League with Dagenham & Redbridge in May 2009. Green won the 2010 League Two play-off Final at Wembley Stadium and promotion to League One with Dagenham, before he was sold on to Charlton for a £350,000 fee in June 2011. He helped the club win the League One title in 2011–12, but struggled for matches in the Championship, and joined Milton Keynes Dons in May 2014 following a short loan spell earlier in 2013–14. He was also promoted out of League One with the Dons in 2014–15, and was then allowed to move on to Luton Town in July 2015. He secured a first-team place until breaking his leg in April 2016, which caused him to miss the entire 2016–17 season.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Green began his career with the youth system at Charlton Athletic before being released at the age of 15. He then signed for Northampton Town, and moved to Nottingham Forest in 2004. In 2008, Green was released by Nottingham Forest after picking up a bad injury and signed for Conference South club Bishop's Stortford after meeting manager Martin Hayes on a coaching course.[2][3] He later admitted that he probably would have quit football had Bishop's Stortford not expressed an interest in signing him.[3] Green scored four goals in 32 matches for Bishop's Stortford in 2008–09.[4]

Dagenham & Redbridge[edit]

In May 2009, Green signed for League Two club Dagenham & Redbridge on a free transfer.[5][6] He made his debut in a 2–1 win away to Crewe Alexandra on the opening day of 2009–10, in which he was substituted in the 75th minute.[7] Green scored twice on his home debut in a 5–3 victory over Torquay United at Victoria Road a week later.[7] He scored two braces in the space of three days in April, which included three penalties and a direct free kick from 30 yards in a 2–2 draw away to Chesterfield and a 4–1 victory at home to Barnet.[8][9] Green played in both legs of the play-off semi-final victory over Morecambe, which finished 7–2 on aggregate.[10][11] He started in the 2010 League Two play-off Final at Wembley Stadium, in which he scored Dagenham's second goal in their 3–2 victory over Rotherham United to win promotion to League One.[3][12] Green finished the season with 14 goals from 52 appearances and provided 16 assists.[3][7] He signed a new three-year contract with Dagenham in July 2010.[13] Dagenham were relegated back to League Two at the end of 2010–11 after a 5–0 defeat away to Peterborough United on the final day of the season,[14] but Green was one of the club's stand-out performers, scoring 13 goals and providing 12 assists.[15]

Charlton Athletic[edit]

On 29 June 2011, Green was signed by Charlton Athletic for a fee of £350,000, signing a three-year contract.[16] He helped Chris Powell's team win the League One title in 2011–12 and therefore promotion to the Championship in his first season with 32 appearances and three goals.[17][18] However, he struggled to hold down a first-team position in the Championship, making 18 appearances and scoring one goal in 2012–13.[19] On 2 September 2013, Green agreed a six-week loan with League One club Milton Keynes Dons.[20] He made six appearances for the Dons, before returning to The Valley, scoring two goals in 19 appearances for Charlton in 2013–14.[21] At the end of the season, Green was released by the club in May 2014.[22]

Milton Keynes Dons[edit]

Green returned to Milton Keynes Dons on 23 May 2014, signing a two-year contract.[23] Manager Karl Robinson said "he gives us another exciting option out wide, to go along with Daniel Powell and Dean Bowditch".[24] He made 18 appearances and scored twice in all competitions during the 2014–15 season,[25] as the Dons won promotion to the Championship as runners-up in League One.[26] He left Stadium mk in July 2015 after Milton Keynes Dons agreed to cancel Green's contract a year early.[27]

Luton Town[edit]

On 4 July 2015, Green signed a two-year contract with League Two club Luton Town, linking back up with manager John Still who had first signed him at Dagenham & Redbridge in 2009.[28] He made his debut in a 1–1 draw away to Accrington Stanley on the opening day of 2015–16.[29] Green scored his first goals for Luton in consecutive matches when he opened the scoring in a 2–1 win at home to Leyton Orient in the Football League Trophy on 1 September,[30] before netting the final goal in a 3–1 win away to Cambridge United four days later.[31] However, he fell out of favour after Still felt he lacked "urgency" and "passion".[32] In his first league appearance for almost two months, Green opened the scoring in a 2–0 win over Barnet at Kenilworth Road on 14 November.[33] He scored his fourth goal of the season 10 days later in a 4–3 defeat at home to Carlisle United.[34] Green netted a penalty kick after a foul on Craig Mackail-Smith in another 4–3 defeat, on this occasion at home to Northampton Town on 12 December.[35] Green scored his fifth goal in 10 league starts for Luton in a 3–2 win away to Exeter City a week later.[36] On 30 April 2016, Green suffered a double leg break during a 2–0 defeat away to Northampton Town.[37][38] He finished 2015–16 with 30 appearances and six goals.[39] Green missed the entire 2016–17 season as a result of the injury,[40] and was released when his contract expired at the end of the season.[41] Manager Nathan Jones said "we've put it out that Danny won't be moving forward with us, but Danny knew that and we've got to make sure he comes back safely and prolongs his career and we think we've done that".[42]

Chelmsford City[edit]

Green went on trial with newly relegated League Two club Port Vale in July 2017,[43] before signing for National League South club Chelmsford City in August 2017.[44] On 26 August 2017, Green made his debut as a 58th-minute substitute in a 2–0 win over Truro City.[45]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 23 September 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Season Club League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bishop's Stortford 2008–09[4] Conference South 28 4 1 0 3[a] 0 32 4
Dagenham & Redbridge 2009–10[7] League Two 46 13 1 0 1 0 4[b] 1 52 14
2010–11[46] League One 42 11 2 2 0 0 1[c] 0 45 13
Total 88 24 3 2 1 0 5 1 97 27
Charlton Athletic 2011–12[17] League One 32 3 2 0 2 0 1[c] 0 37 3
2012–13[19] Championship 17 1 0 0 1 0 18 1
2013–14[21] Championship 13 0 4 1 2 1 19 2
Total 62 4 6 1 5 1 1 0 74 6
Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 2013–14[21] League One 5 0 1[c] 0 6 0
Milton Keynes Dons 2014–15[25] League One 14 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 18 2
Total 19 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 24 2
Luton Town 2015–16[39] League Two 25 5 2 0 1 0 2[c] 1 30 6
2016–17[47] League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 25 5 2 0 1 0 2 1 30 6
Chelmsford City 2017–18[45] National League South 7 1 1 0 0 0 8 1
Career total 229 39 15 4 9 1 12 2 265 46
  1. ^ One appearance in Conference League Cup, two in FA Trophy
  2. ^ One appearance in Football League Trophy, three in League Two play-offs
  3. ^ a b c d Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy

Honours[edit]

Dagenham & Redbridge

Charlton Athletic

Milton Keynes Dons

References[edit]

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