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Top facts about Danny Ward, Wales Euro 2020 Goalie

Wondering what Danny Ward’s private life looks like? Here in this article, Top facts about Danny Ward, we will give you info about his personal and professional life in detail.

Daniel Ward (born June 22, 1993) is a Welsh goalkeeper who currently plays for Premier League side Leicester City and the Wales national team.

Ward has also had loan stints at Tamworth, Morecambe, Aberdeen, and Huddersfield Town, as well as playing for Liverpool and Wrexham.

In 2013, he was called up to the Welsh national team for the first time, and he made his debut in 2016. He was a member of the squad that advanced to the UEFA Euro 2016 semi-finals.

Ward was born in the Welsh town of Wrexham. He is a

Wrexham

Academy product, having joined the club as a 14-year-old in 2007.

Ward was loaned out to Conference Premier opponents Tamworth for the 2010–11 season, making just one league game in a 3–2 loss to Hayes & Yeading United on March 12, 2011.

For the 2011–12 season, he returned to Wrexham and was promoted to the first-team squad, however, he only made it to the bench on a few occasions, one of the Top facts about Danny Ward.

A Comprehensive Article of Top facts about Danny Ward

Preparing a detailed account of Danny’s life story, we thought it would be best if we first laid down some general short data about him.

Quick Facts

  • Full Name:

     Daniel Ward

  • Nicknames:

     Danny

  • Date of Birth:

     22 June 1993

  • Place of Birth:

     Wrexham, Wales

  • Age:

     28

  • Nationality:

     Welsh

  • Height:

     6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)

  • Weight:

     88 kg

  • Marital Status:

     Unmarried

  • Girlfriend: 

    Rebecca Naylor

  • Net Worth: 

    5.8 Million Euro (5 Million Pound)

  • Position:

     Goalkeeper

  • Current Team:

     Leicester City

  • Jersey Number:

     12

Danny Ward Path to Prominence

Ward was signed by

Liverpool

for a cost of about £100,000 on the 30th of January 2012.

He was promptly moved to the Reserve team and played in the semi-finals of the 2011–12 NextGen Series.

Ward was called up to the Liverpool senior squad for the first time on October 31, 2012, as an inactive replacement in a League Cup match against Swansea City, one of the Top facts about Danny Ward.

Ward's second senior call-up came on January 12, 2014, for a Premier League match against Stoke City, when he was filling in for Brad Jones, who was injured.

He was loaned to League Two side Morecambe for a month in March 2015. In an away encounter against Carlisle United on March 21, 2015, he made his football league debut.

Ward had been Liverpool's replacement goalkeeper in 23 of the club's 58 games by the end of the 2014–15 season, bringing his total to 25.

Ward signed a new five-year contract with Liverpool on June 23, 2015, which would keep him at the club until 2020. 

He was loaned to Aberdeen of the Scottish Premiership a few days later. He made his Aberdeen debut against FK Shkendija in the first qualification round of the UEFA Europa League on July 2, 2015.

Aberdeen alerted UEFA officials after the game that Ward had been harassed by laser beams, another one of the

Top facts about Danny Ward.

Ward's loan to Aberdeen was cut short by Liverpool on 10 January 2016, however, he returned after excelling with 13 clean sheets in all competitions for the Dons, making him a fan favorite.

Ward made his Liverpool debut in place of Simon Mignolet against Bournemouth on April 17, 2016, and Liverpool won 2–1.

In the second half, the Welshman was called into action multiple times, twice denying King before making a spectacular late save from Grabban's close-range header.

He signed a season-long loan with Football League Championship side

Huddersfield Town

on July 11, 2016. On August 6, 2016, he made his competitive debut for the Terriers in a 2–1 win over Brentford.

Ward helped Huddersfield earn promotion in the play-offs, saving three penalties in total, including the decisive fifth penalty in the final against Reading.

Danny Ward Ascend to Prominence

Ward joined fellow Premier League club

Leicester City

for about £12.5 million on July 20, 2018, after Alisson's arrival pushed him to the fourth choice at Liverpool, one of the Top facts about Danny Ward.

On August 28, he made his EFL Cup debut, keeping a clean sheet in a 4–0 win over Fleetwood Town in the second round.

After preserving a clean sheet in a goalless draw, he saved three penalties in a shootout triumph at Wolverhampton Wanderers a month later in the next round, he was complimented by teammate Marc Albrighton.

Leicester City’s goalkeeper has played for Wales in the under-17, under-19, and under-21 age groups.

He made three appearances for the under-19s and four appearances for the under-21s.

For the first time, he was called up to the senior team for a friendly match against Finland, and he was an unused substitute in the 1–1 draw at Cardiff City Stadium on November 16, 2013.

On March 24, 2016, he made his senior debut as a half-time substitution for

Wayne Hennessey

in an international friendly against Northern Ireland, conceding from Craig Cathcart in a 1–1 draw at the same ground.

Ward was named to Wales' 23-man squad for UEFA Euro 2016 and made his first start for his country in his third appearance, a 2–1 victory over Slovakia, after Hennessey experienced a back spasm prior to the match.

One of the Top facts about Danny Ward is that the goalkeeper was unable to represent Wales at the 2018 China Cup since his passport was misplaced in the post during the application process for a visa, and Michael Crowe was called up in his place.

He is also included in the Wales squad for the postponed UEFA Euro 2020 tournament in May 2021.

Danny Ward Networth & LifeStyle

The goalkeeper signed a contract with Leicester City in July 2018 that pays him a remarkable 1.2 million Euro (1 million Pound) each year.

According to our calculations, he earns €3,279 (£2,834) each day and €137 (£118) per hour!

This indicates that the ordinary man would have to work for 2.9 years to earn the same amount that Danny does in a month, one of the

Top facts about Danny Ward.

Danny spent six years with Liverpool's reserves, then spent time on loan at

Aberdeen

and Huddersfield Town.

He just joined Leicester City and received a wage hike, bringing his net worth to €5.8 million (£5 million).

The goalie, who is 25 years old, has a market value of €10.4 million (£9 million).

Danny Ward at Euro 2021 & The Father’s Day

After FaceTiming his baby son and own father from the Stadio Olimpico pitch in Rome,

Wales

goalkeeper spoke about an unbelievable Father's Day.

Ward has been one of Wales' top performers in qualifying for Euro 2020's knockout stage, and he came up big again in Sunday's 1-0 loss to Italy.

After the final whistle, the Leicester player revealed his best moment of the tournament came when he looked up at the big screen and saw the group table, which showed Wales in second place with qualification assured.

Ward, who was born in Wrexham, was even happier when he called his 20-month-old son Albie and his father Greg from a stadium that has held both the Olympic Games and the World Cup final, one of the Top facts about Danny Ward. In his own words:

“I was sat in the changing room and it kind of dawned on me that it was Father’s Day, Ward said.

“I just thought I’d speak to my son and dad really, it was an off-the-cuff sort of thing.

“Anyone would want to speak to their family, and I was just lucky to be in surroundings that were quite amazing.

“It’s tough being away from family and I thought I’d check in with my little boy to make sure he was all right.

“He was having his bottle and was ready to go to bed and I don’t really think he knows what’s going on.

“He just sees the red shirts on the TV and sees my face. But it’s moments like that you realize you want to do these things.

“I spoke to my father afterwards as well and it was surreal, it was a Father’s Day I won’t forget.

“I said I don’t want to come home as much as I miss you all, because we’re enjoying it and hopefully we carry on getting results to get into the next round.”

Ward, a Wrexham native, has won the race for the number one Wales shirt at Euro 2020.

Despite not having played a single league game in domestic football since May 2017, the 27-year-old, who also studied at Hawarden High, has been favored over the 96-times capped Wayne Hennessey, another one of the Top facts about Danny Ward.

Since joining Leicester from Liverpool in 2018, Ward has only appeared 14 times in cup competitions for them.

But, with Denmark revealed as Wales' last-16 opponent, he will face fellow Leicester goalkeeper

Kasper Schmeichel

on Saturday, June 26th.

“It’s a good feeling, something I’ve waited a long time for,” said Ward.

“It’s nice to show people what I can do on the pitch and the team is getting success as well.

“But Wayne and Adam (Davies) have been amazing. The support they’ve given me over the last month or so has been incredible.

“We all push each other on and the camaraderie we have as a goalkeeping unit has been unbelievable.

“My mindset has always been about being a number one. You can’t have a mindset of doubting yourself, that’s why we all play football to play games.

“It’s been a tough few years, but this is certainly something I’m relishing.”

Wales, who were semi-finalists at the previous European Championship five years ago, qualified for the last-16 by finishing ahead of Switzerland, who are rated 13th in the world, and a highly regarded Turkey squad.

“I think it’s a bigger achievement than what people realize,” Danny stated.

“We were getting written off a little bit before the tournament, but we wanted to climb the mountain again.

“We’ve given a good account of ourselves and managed to do that.

“We’ve missed most of our fans not being at games, but we know they are with us back at home and hopefully we are making them proud.”

Finally, Wales thrashed by inspired Denmark to end Euro 2020 campaign.

A Rooster

The Welsh goalie was born in the year 1993 which in the Chinese ancient culture is the Rooster’s year, one of the

Top facts about Danny Ward.

Recent years of the Rooster include 2029, 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, and 1945.

The Rooster is the tenth of the Chinese zodiac's twelve animals. A Rooster year begins at Chinese New Year every 12 years.

In China, those born in the year of the Rooster are known as Roosters. Being a Rooster is a one-in-twelve probability.

People born in the year of the Rooster have a keen sense of observation. Roosters are hardworking, clever, brave, and talented, and they are quite self-assured.

In a gathering, Roosters are always energetic, funny, and popular. Individuals like Danny that are Roosters are talkative, opinionated, forthright, open, honest, and loyal.

Roosters enjoy being in the company of others, whether it's at a party or just a social gathering. They like being in the spotlight and will charm you at any time.

Roosters want others to listen to them when they speak, and if they don't, they can grow irritated.

Roosters are vain and boastful, and they enjoy bragging about themselves and their achievements.

Their constant need for the undivided attention of others irritates others around them at times, another one of the interesting Top facts about Danny Ward.

Might this all be true though? Since Danny seems to be a private person, we just might never find out.

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