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Danny Wilson
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Personal information
Full nameDaniel Wilson
Date of birth27 December 1991 (1991-12-27) (age 18)
Place of birthLivingston, Scotland
Height1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing positionCentre back
Club information
Current clubLiverpool
Number22
Youth career
2007–2009Rangers
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2009–2010Rangers24(1)
2010–Liverpool1(0)
National team
2007Scotland U174(1)
2008–Scotland U198(0)
2010–Scotland U213(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 May 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 March 2010

Daniel "Danny" Wilson (born 27 December 1991 in Livingston) is a Scottish football defender who currently plays for Premier League side Liverpool.

Wilson made his professional debut for Rangers in October 2009 and nine days later became the youngest player from Rangers and Scotland to play in the UEFA Champions League. His honours include a Scottish Premier League title, a Scottish Cup win, a Scottish League Cup win, and being crowned the 2010 Scottish FWA Young Player of the Year and 2010 Scottish PFA Young Player of the Year.

Wilson has represented Scotland throughout various underage levels, including captaining the U19 national football team. He currently features for the U21 national football team.

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Club career

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Rangers

Born in Livingston, Scotland, Wilson came through the youth team ranks at Rangers and captained the under-19 team. He was tipped early on to have a big future at Ibrox (being compared to Alan Hansen), even drawing interest from other clubs before he had made his professional debut.[1] Wilson had been an unused substitute on several occasions during the latter part of the 2008–09 season, including the 2009 Scottish Cup Final against Falkirk.[2] He made his professional debut for Rangers against Dundee in the League Cup, playing the full 90 minutes of a 3–1 win in October 2009.[3] Just over a week later, he became the youngest Rangers player to play in the UEFA Champions League by starting a 1–1 draw against Unirea Urziceni, aged just &000000000000001700000017 years, &0000000000000312000000312 days.[4] Wilson scored his first goal for Rangers in a 4–1 away victory against Hearts at Tynecastle on 27 March 2010.[5]

Wilson made 15 appearances in total during the 2009-10 season, and established himself in the heart of the Rangers defense alongside Rangers captain David Weir. He won his first Scottish premiership medal after helping Rangers capture the 2009-10 Scottish Premier League title. After a promising debut season, Wilson was awarded both the Scottish FWA Young Player of the Year award and the Scottish PFA Young Player of the Year award.[6] He was also voted as Rangers Young Player of the Year by the clubs supporters.[7]

Liverpool

On 21 July 2010 Wilson joined Liverpool and signed a three-year deal for an initial transfer fee of £2 million, potentially rising to £5 million based on appearances.[8] He made his début on 22 September 2010 in a League Cup match against Northampton Town.

Career statistics

Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rangers 2009–2010 14 1 5 0 3 0 2 0 24 1
Total 14 1 5 0 3 0 2 0 24 1
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Liverpool 2010–11 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 14 1 5 0 4 0 2 0 25 1

Honours

Rangers F.C.

2010
2009
2010

Individual

2010
2010

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