Danny Hooper

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Danny Hooper
Personal information
Date of birth (1893-09-15)15 September 1893
Place of birth Newton Aycliffe, England
Date of death 1973 (aged 79–80)
Playing position(s) Centre-half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Darlington Rise Carr
1919–1920 Oldham Athletic 5 (0)
Shildon Athletic
Darlington Rise Carr
Darlington Wednesday
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Daniel Hooper (15 September 1893 – 1973) was an English footballer who played as a centre-half in the Football League for Oldham Athletic.

Hooper was born in Newton Aycliffe. His family were from Rise Carr in Darlington, where his father worked in the rolling mills. His uncle, Charlie Roberts, played for England and Manchester United. His brothers, Bill, Mark and Carl, were all professional footballers, and his sisters, Sarah and Bessie, played for Darlington Quaker Ladies.[1][2]

He played for Darlington Rise Carr before joining Oldham Athletic during the 1919–20 season. He made five League appearances before moving to Shildon Athletic. He later returned to Darlington Rise Carr and went on to play for Darlington Wednesday. He had a trial at Lincoln City during the 1927–28 season.[3] In 1928, he was the subject of controversy when he played for two clubs, beyond his registration.[4]


  1. ^ Lloyd, Chris (28 February 2007). "Echomemories - Women take on the men's role on and off the football pitch". The Northern Echo. Archived from the original on 28 June 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2019 – via AccessMyLibrary.
  2. ^ Lloyd, Chris (7 February 2015). "Fighting in the factory and on the football field". The Northern Echo. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  3. ^ Joyce, Michael (2012) [2002]. Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 142. ISBN 978-1-905891-61-0.
  4. ^ "Nelsons New Player". Burnley Express. 21 January 1928. p. 3. Retrieved 7 January 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive. Durham F.A. recommended the F.A. to suspend, fine [...] Danny Hooper, an old professional, who formerly played for Oldham Athletic. Hooper was given permission play with one team, but gave his services to two.