|Full name||Daniel John Hay|
|Date of birth||15 May 1975|
|Place of birth||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Height||1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|1998–1999||Green Bay-Titirangi United|
|2003–2006||New Zealand Knights||16||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 April 2009.
He started the 2006–2007 season as inaugural captain for the Auckland-based New Zealand Knights, but left the club in December following a falling out with management, before playing out the season with Perth Glory.
He appeared in the English Premier League and in the UEFA Champions League, playing for Leeds United. However, he failed to reach his full potential in England due to constant injuries. In England he is probably most remembered for playing in Barcelona's 4–0 thrashing of Leeds despite them going on to reach the semi-final. He also he came on as a substitute for Jonathan Woodgate against Liverpool in a memorable 4–3 victory for Leeds in November 2000.
Hay appeared for the New Zealand national football team, the All Whites. His first goal for his country came against Fiji in the 1998 Oceania Nations Cup in a 1–0 win. In 2006, Hay was awarded the captaincy of the All Whites.
In 2007, he retired from international football to pursue a teaching career at Sacred Heart College in Auckland which also involves him training the First XI and youth development teams.
Life after football
Hay courted controversy in June 2012 by criticising All White coach Ricki Herbert's tactics following a defeat in the 2012 OFC Nations Cup to the Solomon Islands. Hay was quoted as saying "It's a little bit scary that you've got one person dictating all the ideas and there's nothing fresh coming through. He's got tactically lazy and to play three at the back in Honiara was horrific in those conditions, with the type of players we had available to us."
- "Australian Players Database". OzFootball. Retrieved 3 September 2008.
- "Four-midable Viduka stuns Liverpool". BBC Sport. 4 November 2000. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
- "A-International Appearances – Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 25 July 2008.
- "A-International Scorers – Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 25 July 2008.
|Perth Glory Most Glorious Player Award
Danny Hay, Scott Miller