Danny Schofield

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Danny Schofield
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Personal information
Full nameDaniel James Schofield
Date of birth (1980-04-10) 10 April 1980 (age 40)
Place of birth Doncaster, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) [1]
Position(s) Midfielder / Forward
Club information
Current team
Huddersfield Town (First-team coach)
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1997–1998 Brodsworth Welfare
1998–2008 Huddersfield Town 248 (39)
2008–2009 Yeovil Town 43 (5)
2009–2011 Millwall 67 (9)
2011–2014 Rotherham United 37 (1)
2012Accrington Stanley (loan) 8 (0)
2013Stockport County (loan) 5 (0)
2014–2015 FC Halifax Town 35 (1)
2015–2016 Bradford Park Avenue 21 (0)
2016–2017 Mickleover Sports 22 (0)
Total486(55)
Teams managed
2020 Huddersfield Town (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Daniel James Schofield (born 10 April 1980) is an English professional football coach and former player who is currently a first-team coach for Championship club Huddersfield Town.

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Playing career

Huddersfield Town

Schofield was signed by Huddersfield Town from Brodsworth Welfare for a fee of £2,000 in 1998. Although Schofield made his debut in the 1998–99 season against Crewe Alexandra, his first full season in the team came in the 2001–02 season when he found the net 11 times operating as a striker, since then he had been playing as an attacking right sided midfielder until was moved to the left side of midfield.

On 28 February 2008, it was revealed on Huddersfield Town's official website that Danny had requested a move away from the club. [2] Manager, Andy Ritchie explained his name had been circulated with a view to either a loan switch or permanent deal at the end of the season. Yeovil Town were the favorites to capture his signature, although Chesterfield and Rotherham United did also show interest in the midfielder.

On 26 April, he scored on his last home game for Huddersfield Town against Walsall. Huddersfield won the game 2–0. [3]

Yeovil Town

The day after being officially released by Huddersfield Town, he agreed to join Yeovil Town, with effect from 1 July. [4]

Millwall

On 1 September 2009, Schofield agreed to join League One side Millwall on a two-year deal, after an undisclosed fee was accepted by Yeovil. [5] [6]

Rotherham United

At the end of June 2011, Schofield joined League Two club Rotherham United on a free transfer. After not featuring in new Rotherham manager Steve Evans plans for the 2012–13 season, [7] Schofield joined Accrington Stanley on loan for three months on 12 September 2012. [8] He returned to Rotherham United in December 2012, after making 8 appearances on loan. On 13 March 2013, Schofield joined Conference Premier side Stockport County on loan until the end of the season. [9]

After not making an appearance for Rotherham since 2012, Schofield was released at the end of the 2013–14 season. [10]

Return to non-league and retirement

After his release from Rotherham, Schofield joined Conference Premier side FC Halifax Town following a successful trial. [11] [12]

On 28 June 2015, Schofield joined National League North club Bradford Park Avenue as a player-coach. [13]

After a season with Bradford, Schofield joined Northern Premier League Premier Division side Mickleover Sports ahead of the 2016–17 season. [14] In his final season as a player Schofield made 22 league appearances for Mickleover. [15]

Coaching career

While still a player with Rotherham United, Schofield began coaching in the Barnsley youth academy working with the under-12s, under-13s and under-14s. [16] In 2015, Schofield then spent a season as a player-coach with National League North club Bradford Park Avenue. [17]

In December 2016, Schofield joined Leeds United as a coach working with the under-15s and under16s. [16] Schofield was promoted to the role of Professional Development Phase Coach, working with the under-23's alongside Carlos Corberán. [18] Corberán and Schofield's under-23 side won the 2018–19 Professional Development League Northern League, and then became the national Professional Development League champions by beating Birmingham City under-23s in the final. [19] In August 2019, Schofield left Leeds United to join fellow Championship side Middlesbrough as the club's new new under-23 assistant lead coach. [20]

After six months on Teesside, on 3 February 2020, Schofield returned to Huddersfield Town as under-19 coach. [21] After the sacking of Danny Cowley as Huddersfield Town manager, on 20 July 2020, Schofield was appointed as caretaker manager for the Terriers final Championship fixture of the 2019–20 season. [22] [23] On 22 July 2020, Schofield's only match in charge as caretaker manager resulted in a 4–1 away defeat against Millwall. [24] In August 2020, after the appointment of Carlos Corberán as Huddersfield Town head coach Schofield was promoted to work with the first team as Professional Development Coach and to head up the new B team. [25]

Career statistics

Player

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeague FA Cup League Cup OtherTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Brodsworth Welfare 1997–98 NCEFL Division One~~~~~~~~
Huddersfield Town 1998–99 [26] First Division 10000010
1999–2000 [27] First Division20101040
2000–01 [28] First Division10000010
2001–02 [29] Second Division 40820006 [lower-alpha 1] 44812
2002–03 [30] Second Division30210201 [lower-alpha 1] 0342
2003–04 [31] Third Division 40810304 [lower-alpha 2] 1489
2004–05 [32] League One 33510002 [lower-alpha 1] 1366
2005–06 [33] League One41931202 [lower-alpha 3] 04810
2006–07 [34] League One35510101 [lower-alpha 1] 0385
2007–08 [35] League One25250101 [lower-alpha 1] 0322
Total2483915110017629046
Yeovil Town 2008–09 [36] League One394201000424
2009–10 [37] League One4100100051
Total435202000475
Millwall 2009–10 [37] League One367422 [lower-alpha 3] 0429
2010–11 [38] Championship 3121130353
Total6795330207712
Rotherham United 2011–12 [39] League Two 37120101 [lower-alpha 1] 0411
2012–13 [40] League Two0000000000
2013–14 [41] League One0000000000
Total371201010411
Accrington Stanley (loan) 2012–13 [40] League Two8000000080
Stockport County (loan) 2012–13 [40] Conference Premier 50000050
FC Halifax Town 2014–15 [1] Conference Premier351106 [lower-alpha 4] 0421
Bradford Park Avenue 2015–16 [1] National League North 210301 [lower-alpha 5] 0250
Mickleover Sports 2016–17 [15] NPL Premier Division220205 [lower-alpha 6] 0290
Career total4865530416032656465
  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  2. One appearance in Football League Trophy, three appearances and one goal in Third Division play-offs
  3. 1 2 Appearances in League One play-offs
  4. Five appearance in FA Trophy, one appearance in West Riding County Cup
  5. Appearance in FA Trophy
  6. Four appearances in FA Trophy, one appearance in Northern Premier League Challenge Cup

Managerial

Managerial record by team and tenure
TeamFromToRecordRef
PWDLWin %
Huddersfield Town (caretaker)20 July 202023 July 20201001000.0 [22] [42]
Total1001000.0

Personal life

Schofield graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in July 2016 with a bachelor's degree in Sports Science. [43]

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