Danny Williams (soccer, born 1989)
|Full name||Daniel Charles Williams|
|Date of birth||March 8, 1989|
|Place of birth||Karlsruhe, West Germany|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2008–2011||SC Freiburg II||60||(4)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:13, 22 April 2019 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 November 2017
Born in Karlsruhe, West Germany, Williams is the son of an African American father and German mother. His father is originally from North Carolina, and was stationed in Heidelberg while serving in the United States military. Williams is a citizen of both Germany and the United States.
On June 25, 2013, it was confirmed that Williams joined Reading in the English Championship on a four-year contract. On August 3, Williams made his debut in the season opener against Ipswich Town. He came on as a sub in the second half as Reading won the game 2–1. He scored his first goal for the club on February 1, 2014, in a 3–0 win against Millwall.
On July 4, 2017, Williams signed a two-year contract with newly promoted Premier League side Huddersfield Town after rejecting a new contract with Reading. He made his league debut against Crystal Palace in a 3–0 win. He scored his first goal for Huddersfield in an FA Cup tie against Bolton Wanderers on 6 January 2018.
Williams represented the Germany under-15 team. However, due to FIFA regulations concerning dual citizenship, he remained eligible to play at the senior level for either Germany or the United States.
On September 30, 2011, Williams obtained an American passport, making him eligible to play for the United States national team. He was called up by the United States team for two friendlies in October 2011, and made his first appearance for the U.S. on October 8, 2011 in a 1–0 victory against Honduras. Williams was the first player to earn his first national team cap under the Americans' new head coach Jürgen Klinsmann. On June 5, 2015 Williams scored his first international goal in Amsterdam in a friendly against the Netherlands. The goal was an equalizer for the United States who had been trailing 3–1 against the Dutch. The United States went on to win the game 4–3. On September 8, 2015, he scored a goal in a friendly against Brazil which ended in a 4–1 defeat.
- As of match played March 10, 2018
|SC Freiburg II||2008–09||Regionalliga Süd||33||2||—||—||—||33||2|
|Huddersfield Town||2017–18||Premier League||20||0||3||1||1||0||—||24||1|
- Appearances in the Championship play-offs
|United States national team|
Statistics accurate as of match played November 14, 2017
|1.||June 5, 2015||Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands||Netherlands||Friendly|||
|2.||September 8, 2015||Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts||Brazil||Friendly|
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