Danny Wallace Profile

Danny Wallace

Da­vid Lloyd Wal­lace, born Lon­don, Eng­land, Jan­uary 21, 1964. Hail­ing from Green­wich in So­uth East Lon­don, Dan­ny Wal­lace played for West Green­wich School and Deal To­wn as a youth. He em­barked on his seni­or ca­reer at South­ampton as an as­so­ci­ate school­boy in 1977 and la­ter ap­peared for Man­chester Uni­ted, Mill­wall, Birm­ing­ham City, and Wycom­be Wan­derers be­fore be­ing for­ced in­to re­tire­ment in 1995.

Dan­ny Wal­lace was an in­stant hit at South­ampton and was giv­en his Fir­st Di­vi­sion de­but by Law­rie Mc­Menemy in a 1-1 draw ag­ainst Man­chester Uni­ted at Old Traf­ford on the 29th of Nov­ember 1980. A small and com­pact left wing­er, his per­form­ances for The Saints grabbed the at­ten­tion of Al­ex Fer­guson who bro­ught him to Uni­ted for an es­tim­ated trans­fer fee of £1.2 mil­lion in Septem­ber 1989. But des­pite win­ning the 1990 FA Cup, the 1990 FA Char­ity Shield, and the 1991 UEFA Euro­pean Cup Win­ners’ Cup wi­th The Reds, Wal­lace nev­er quite ma­naged to live up to ex­pect­a­tions at Old Traf­ford. And when Lee Sharpe had his break­through at Man­chester Uni­ted, the in­creas­ingly rest­less play­er saw his fir­st te­am op­por­tun­it­ies at the club van­ish in­to thin air and he was sub­sequently trans­ferred to sec­ond tier si­de Birm­ing­ham City for a fee of £250,000 in Oct­ober 1993 af­ter hav­ing made 47 Fir­st Di­vi­sion ap­pear­ances un­der Fer­guson. Al­though his fit­ness prob­lems had star­ted at Uni­ted, they got even worse at City and, af­ter a brief spell at Wycom­be Wan­derers, the tiny flank­man saw his pro­fes­sion­al ca­reer tra­gic­ally cut short be­cause of ser­i­ous ill­ness. At the end of the day, he had his well de­served testi­mo­ni­al when a South­ampton se­lec­tion played an All Star te­am in front of an at­tend­ance of al­most 15,000 spec­tat­ors at St Mary’s Sta­dium on the 17th of May 2004. Al­though Wal­lace col­lec­ted 14 Eng­land U21 caps, he on­ly ma­naged to make one in­ter­na­tion­al seni­or ap­pear­ance for the coun­try of his bir­th. Dan­ny Wal­lace Play­ing Ca­reer: South­ampton, Man­chester Uni­ted, Mill­wall, Birm­ing­ham City, Wycom­be Wan­derers. Play­ing Hon­ours: Eng­lish FA Cup 1990, Eng­lish FA Char­ity Shield 1990, UEFA Euro­pean Cup Win­ners’ Cup 1991.


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