Danny O'Donnell (footballer, born 1986)

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Danny O'Donnell
Personal information
Full name Daniel O'Donnell[1]
Date of birth (1986-03-10) 10 March 1986 (age 32)[1]
Place of birth Rainford, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Warrington Town
Youth career
2002–2005 Liverpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Liverpool 0 (0)
2006–2007 Crewe Alexandra (loan) 25 (1)
2007–2010 Crewe Alexandra 78 (2)
2010 Shrewsbury Town 5 (0)
2011–2013 Stockport County 51 (3)
2013–2014 Barrow
2014 Ballarat Red Devils
2015 Workington
2015–2016 Warrington Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Daniel O'Donnell (born 10 March 1986) is an English semi-professional footballer who last played as a defender for Warrington Town.



Born in Rainford, Merseyside,[1] O'Donnell was 16 years old when he was spotted by Liverpool playing in a local amateur league for his village side 'Rainford Rangers'.[citation needed] He joined Liverpool in 2002, and moved up through the ranks, and was captain of the under-18 side. He was promoted to train with the first-team at Melwood in 2005. He was included in the Liverpool squad for the 2005 FIFA Club World Championship, and was given the number 5 shirt for the tournament.

Crewe Alexandra[edit]

O'Donnell featured in Liverpool's pre-season friendlies against Wrexham and Crewe and excelled on both occasions. He played well enough to impress Crewe to make a move to get him on loan. It was announced on 7 August 2006 that he would join Crewe on a six-month loan deal[2] and would wear the number 37 shirt.[3][4] His loan deal was extended in December 2006.[5] On 13 June, he signed for Crewe permanently for a fee rising to £300,000. He was released by Crewe in June 2010.[6]

Shrewsbury Town[edit]

After his release he went on trial with Rochdale[7] before he joined Shrewsbury Town on a 6-month deal in August 2010.[8] He was released at the end of December when his deal expired.[9]

Stockport County[edit]

On 27 January 2011 he joined Stockport County until the end of the season[10] and made his debut two days later in his new club's 4–0 defeat at Rotherham. [11] In May 2011 he was offered a new one-year deal by the club[12] which the club announced he had signed in July 2011.[13] He was offered a further one-year contract by the club in May 2012. Danny scored his final goal for the club on 4 September in the home loss to local rivals Macclesfield town, he bundled home a corner to make the score 3–3 but a late own goal by James Tunnicliffe gave the silkmen the three points.[14]


On 22 January 2013, O'Donnell signed for Barrow on a 16-month contract, taking him to the end of the 2013–14 season.[15]

Ballarat Red Devils[edit]

On March 10, 2014, it was revealed that O'Donnell would be moving to Australia to the Ballarat Red Devils ahead of their inaugural National Premier League Victoria season.[16] O'Donnell returned to England after visa issues ahead of the 2015 season.[17]


In March 2015 Danny O'Donnell joined Workington AFC until the end of the season.[18]


  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 316. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ "Crewe To Sign Liverpool Youngster". Crewe Alexandra F.C. 7 August 2006. Archived from the original on 16 September 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Crewe sign Liverpool's O'Donnell". BBC Sport. 8 August 2006. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  4. ^ Pen Portrait: Danny O'Donnell (Liverpool & Crewe Alexandra) Archived 14 September 2006 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "O'Donnell to stay". Crewe Alexandra F.C. 20 December 2006. Retrieved 31 December 2010. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Crewe Alex: Gradi starts squad overhaul". The Sentinel. Archived from the original on 12 May 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  7. ^ "Dale look at O'Donnell". Sky Sports. 14 July 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  8. ^ "Shrews secure O'Donnell deal". Sky Sports. 2 August 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  9. ^ "Shrewsbury Town release defender Daniel O'Donnell". BBC Sport. 30 December 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  10. ^ "Daniel O'Donnell signs". Stockport County F.C. 27 January 2011. Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  11. ^ "Rotherham 4–0 Stockport". BBC Sport. 29 January 2011. Retrieved 29 January 2011. 
  12. ^ "2011–12 retained list revealed". Stockport County F.C. 25 May 2011. Archived from the original on 2 April 2012. 
  13. ^ "New Kits & Welcome Back to Danny, Danny and Andy". Stockport County F.C. 8 July 2011. Archived from the original on 2 April 2012. 
  14. ^ Hatters squad taking shape[permanent dead link] Stockport County F.C. 9 May 2012
  15. ^ http://www.barrowafc.com/news/?article=1263
  16. ^ Big deal: Red Devils recruit Liverpool player Danny O'Donnell Ballarat Courier.
  17. ^ O'Donnell quits Red Devils over visa bungle Ballarat Courier
  18. ^ Workington Reds sign ex-Liverpool defender until end of season Archived 14 April 2015 at Archive.is News & Star

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