Danny Williams (footballer, born 1924)

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Danny Williams
Personal information
Full name Daniel Williams[1]
Date of birth (1924-11-20)20 November 1924
Place of birth Maltby, England
Date of death 3 February 2019(2019-02-03) (aged 94)
Place of death Newmarket, Suffolk, England
Playing position Inside forward
Youth career
Silverwood Colliery
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1943–1965 Rotherham United 461 (21)
Teams managed
1962–1965 Rotherham United
1965–1969 Swindon Town
1969–1971 Sheffield Wednesday
1971–1974 Mansfield Town
1974–1978 Swindon Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Daniel Williams (20 November 1924 – 3 February 2019) was an English football player and manager.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Maltby, Williams began his career with Silverwood Colliery and he spent his entire professional playing career with Rotherham United as either a left-half or inside-forward between 1943 and 1965. He made 461 league appearances, scoring 21 goals.[1][2]

Management career[edit]

He managed Rotherham United (1962-1965), Swindon Town (1965-1969) and (1974-1978), Sheffield Wednesday (1969-1971) and Mansfield Town (1971-1974).[3]

He led Swindon to victory in the 1969 Football League Cup Final, the 1969 Anglo-Italian League Cup and the 1970 Anglo-Italian Cup.[4]

After leaving his role as Swindon manager in 1978, he then worked as general manager until 1985.[4]

Death[edit]

He died on 3 February 2019, aged 94.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Danny Williams". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  2. ^ Danny Williams at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  3. ^ Danny Williams management career statistics at Soccerbase
  4. ^ a b c "Danny Williams: Swindon Town and Rotherham United legend dies aged 94". 4 February 2019. Retrieved 4 February 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  5. ^ "OBITUARY - Danny Williams 1924 - 2019". www.themillers.co.uk.