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Danny Philliskirk

Danny Philliskirk
Personal information
Full nameDaniel Philliskirk[1]
Date of birth (1991-04-10) 10 April 1991 (age 23)
Place of birthOldham, England
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing positionStriker[1]
Club information
Current clubOldham Athletic
Youth career
200?–2007Oldham Athletic
Senior career*
2010Oxford United (loan)1(0)
2011Sheffield United (loan)3(0)
2011–2013Sheffield United1(0)
2011Oxford United (loan)4(0)
2013Coventry City1(0)
2013–Oldham Athletic8(1)
National team
2007England U173(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:32, 27 October 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Daniel "Danny" Philliskirk (born 10 April 1991) is an English footballer who plays for Oldham Athletic as a forward. Born in Oldham, Greater Manchester, he began his career as a junior with Oldham before moving to Chelsea. Having failed to break into the Chelsea side he spent time on loan at Oxford United before signing for Sheffield United. Having been on the fringes of first team football he was eventually released to allow him to join Coventry City on a short term contract, before his return to Oldham.

Philliskirk is the son of former Sheffield United and Bolton Wanderers forward Tony Philliskirk who is the youth team coach at his current club.

Playing career

Early career

Philliskirk began his career with his home town club, Oldham Athletic. He progressed through the club's youth system before signing a four-year contract with Chelsea in the summer of 2007.[2][3] He captained the Chelsea youth team in the 2008–09 season before establishing himself in the club's reserves.

He signed a one-month loan deal with Oxford United in August 2010,[4] making his first-team début (and only appearance for Oxford) against Burton Albion in the Football League a few days later before returning to Chelsea.[5]

Sheffield United

Philliskirk joined Sheffield United on a month's loan in January 2011,[6] which was then extended until the end of the season. He had to wait until mid-April to make his made his first appearance for the Blades, away at Preston coming on as a second half substitute, following which he signed a pre-contract agreement to join the Blades permanently at the end of the season.[7] He was released from Chelsea after finishing his contract with them and later joined Sheffield United, as promised, on a free transfer.[8] In his first full season at Bramall Lane however, he found first-team opportunities limited and agreed to re-join Oxford United on a month's loan in October 2011[9] making four appearances for the Us.

On his return to Bramall Lane Philliskirk remained on the fringes of the first team and was rewarded with an extended deal in January 2012.[10] The following season he remained unable to make the break into the first team and was released by United in January 2013.[11]

Coventry City

Philliskirk undertook a trial at Coventry City following his release from Sheffield United. After impressing manager Mark Robins, he signed a contract until June 2013.[12] Steven Pressley, who had replaced Robins as Coventry manager, announced on 30 April 2013 that Philliskirk's contract would not be renewed.[13] In total, Philliskirk made a single appearance for the club.

Following his release from Coventry, Philliskirk trialled in the summer of 2013 with Championship side Doncaster Rovers.[14]

Oldham Athletic

After his release from his contract at Coventry and impressing whilst on trial at the club where his career began, Philliskirk signed a two year contract with the option of a third on the 28th August 2013, becoming Lee Johnson's eleventh summer signing.[15] Philliskirk scored 2 goals on his debut for Latics in a 4–1 away victory against Shrewsbury in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. Following this up with goals against Preston,[16] also in the Football League Trophy, and his first career league goal a winner against Swindon Town.[17]

International career

Philliskirk earned three caps for the England U17 team in 2007.[1]

Career statistics

As of 19 October 2013[18]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Chelsea 2009–10 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oxford United (loan) 2010–11 League Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Chelsea Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sheffield United (loan) 2010–11 Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Sheffield United 2011–12 League One 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0
Oxford United (loan) 2011–12 League Two 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Sheffield United 2012–13 League One 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
Sheffield United Total 7 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 11 0
Coventry City 2012–13 League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Coventry City Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Oldham Athletic 2013–14 League One 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 8 3
Oldham Athletic Total 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 8 3
Career totals 19 0 0 0 1 0 5 3 25 3

Personal life

Philliskirk is the son of former Sheffield United and Bolton forward Tony Philliskirk[19] and was briefly coached by his father in Oldham Athletic's youth team.[3]


External links

  • Soccerbase
  • Danny Philliskirk – Sheffield United profile
  • The Football Association
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