Danny Swailes

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Danny Swailes
Personal information
Date of birth (1979-04-01) 1 April 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth Bolton, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2005 Bury 153 (13)
1999Gainsborough Trinity (loan) 8 (0)
2005–2007 Macclesfield Town 94 (5)
2007–2010 Milton Keynes Dons 43 (4)
2009Northampton Town (loan) 3 (0)
2010–2011 Stockport County 33 (0)
Total 334 (22)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Daniel Swailes (born 1 April 1979) is an English former professional footballer who played as a defender.


Swailes moved to MK Dons from Macclesfield Town F.C. for an undisclosed fee of around £50,000 at the beginning of the 2007/08 season to join up with former Macclesfield manager, Paul Ince. He enjoyed an exceptional year as the Dons won promotion from League Two and the Football League Trophy, and was voted in the League Two Team of the Year at the end of the season.

On 18 January 2010 MK Dons announced that Swailes had been released and was to join Stockport County for the remaining six months of the season alongside fellow released player Ritchie Partridge.[1] All four MK Dons players who had joined on 18 January, plus David Perkins who had joined from Colchester United on loan started the match on 19 January against Swindon Town.[2]

At the end of the season, he signed a new deal with the club and was made club captain for the 2010/11 season.[3] After a run of 34 matches for the club, he was injured in a game against Lincoln City on 23 October 2010[4] and faced the rest of the season out with injury.[5]

In May 2011 he was informed that he would not be offered a contract by the club for the 2011/12 season.[6]


  1. ^ "Four set for Stockport". MK Dons. 18 January 2010. Archived from the original on 21 January 2010. Retrieved 18 January 2009.
  2. ^ "Stockport 0 -1 Swindon". BBC Sport. 19 January 2010. Retrieved 21 January 2009.
  3. ^ "Stockport skipper relishing captain opportunity". Professional Footballers Association. Retrieved 25 October 2010.
  4. ^ "Lincoln City 0–0 Stockport". BBC Sport. 23 October 2010. Retrieved 23 October 2010.
  5. ^ "Swailes worry for Stockport". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 25 October 2010.
  6. ^ "2011–12 retained list revealed". Stockport County FC. 25 May 2011. Archived from the original on 2 April 2012.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Michael Raynes
Stockport County captain
Succeeded by
Nick Chadwick