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Top facts about Danny Ings, Southampton underrated star

Tue 13 July 2021 | 7:30

Here you would go through an engaging ride through some of the most intriguing top facts about Danny Ings, so without further ado, let's buckle up for the long ride ahead.

Danny Ings is an English professional football player who currently plays for the Southampton FC and the English National team in the position of a forward. He spent his youth career in  Southampton and Bournemouth.

In his senior career, over the years he played successfully for clubs like AFC Bournemouth, Dorchester Town (loan), Burnley and

Liverpool

; while he has made a name for himself doing so as well.

Among his club achievements, it so much impressive that he won the 2013–14 Championship Player of the Year and helped Burnley FC promot to the Premier League. As an underrated footballer, he gained popularity after he got contracted with Liverpool FC in 2015.

But since he joined Southampton FC, with his goalscoring form, he has caught the interest of the Premier League’s top clubs like Man City and

Tottenham

. In essence, he has thrived brilliantly in his professional career since he joined Southampton from Liverpool in 2018, scoring 41 goals in 91 games for the club in his two-and-a-half seasons to date.

While he has succeeded to achieve much fame and honour in his professional career, his personal life is not left behind as he is also a benevolent philanthropist, who has founded the Danny Ings Disability Sport Project in 2014, so as to teach soccer skills to disabled children.

In this unique way, he has tried to touch the lives of people, particularly children to make the world a better place for those who are truly in desperate need of care and love in their lives.

Top facts about Danny Ings that you might want to know

Here you would go through an engaging ride through some of the most intriguing top facts about Danny Ings, so without further ado, let's buckle up for the long ride ahead.

Danny Ings facts in brief

 

Bio

  • Full name

    : Daniel William John Ings

  • Nickname

    : Ings

General information

  • Date of birth

    : 23 July 1992

  • Birthplace

    : Winchester, England

  • Age

    : 28

  • Religion

    : Non-Religious

  • Nationality

    : English

  • Zodiac sign

    : Leo

Personal information

  • Father

    : Shayne Ings

  • Marital status

    : Unmarried

  • Ex-girlfriend

    : Georgia Gibbs

  • Current girlfriend

    : Ruby Blake

  • Best friends

    : Trent Alexander-Arnold

  • Hobbies

    : Playing football, Watching Movies, Video games

  • Net worth

    : $3 million

  • Salary

    : £60,000 a week

  • Earning sources

    : Club deals/contracts, Sponsorship & Endorsement deals

  • Car collections

    : Range Rover, BMW, Mercedes

  • Smoking

    : No

  • Drinking alcohol

    : Yes (Rarely)

Physical status

  • Height

    : 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)

  • Weight

    : 73 kg

  • Hair colour

    : Dark brown/Short Hairs

  • Eye colour

    : Dark Brown

Football information

  • Profession

    : Soccer player

  • Position

    : Forward

  • Current club

    : Southampton

  • Foot

    : Right

  • Jersey number

    : 9

Favourites

  • Favourite food

    : English Food recipes, Fast foods, Italian Recipes

  • Favourite drinks

    : Coffee

  • Favourite Superhero

    : Superman

  • Favourite sports

    : Soccer, football

  • Favourite musician

    : Adele

  • Favourite footballers

    : David Beckham, Ronaldinho

  • Favourite politician

    : Theresa May

  • Favourite actor

    : Leonardo DiCaprio

  • Favourite actress

    : Emilia Clarke

  • Favourite cellphone

    : Iphone/Apple

  • Favourite colour

    : Purple

  • Favourite flower

    : Red Rose

  • Favourite time of day

    : Evening, Early Morning

  • Favourite website

    : Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

  • Favourite animal

    : Dog, Horse

  • Favourite digit

    : 33

  • Favourite pet

    : Dog, cat

Danny Ings childhood

Daniel William John Ings was born on the 23rd day of July 1992 in Winchester, England to his parents, Mr and Mrs Shayne Ings. From his early life, he was a young dreamer who was gifted with exceptional talent, one who had an unfailing spirit to pursue his lofty dream of becoming a footballer.

Hopefully, with the passage of time, it was proved that his ambitions were not just a passing fancy. His father taught him the first antics of the game in as much as he was a former professional footballer as they enjoyed a close-knitted father-son friendship as well.

Danny Ings childhood

was spent growing up in Netley, Hampshire, as he joined Netley Abbey Primary School and was passionately aspiring to play for local club Southampton.

Eventually, his dream came true with his signing to the club through Netley Central Sports. Tragically for our inspired youngster, he was dismissed for being too small before even his youth career could go far.

Otherwise stated, he was not just rejected from playing, but he was released from the

Southampton

youth team at the tender age of 10. Perhaps they had better choices on the table and they intended to thoroughly focus their attention on them.

With such substantial damage incurred by the troubling reality of Southampton, he could manage to be in command of himself with the help of his father. After that, he turned out and played for his father's Sunday League Football team called Itchen Tyroin, in the Hampshire village of Hamble.

He stayed there until he became 15 and then was invited for a trial at

Bournemouth

, where he got contracted his first professional contract, evolving through their youth system.

In a bid to pay back the club for helping him, thereafter he signed a two-year apprentice deal with Bournemouth in May 2008 having progressed through the club’s Centre of Excellence. Back then, he was still a secondary schoolboy in Hamble Community Sports College.

For the sake of gaining experience, he decided to spend time at Dorchester Town on loan. Then in 2011, he joined

Burnley

with whom not only he won the Championship Player of the Year (2013-14 ) but helped them to promote to the Premier League. Since then, he created a window of opportunity for himself as he attracted the eyes of many top clubs like Liverpool.

Danny Ings professional career

He began his football career with the local team Netley Central Sports. He was about to start his youth career with Southampton but was released as a schoolboy. In May 2008, he got contracted a two-year apprentice deal with AFC Bournemouth.

His professional debut for Bournemouth was on 29 October 2009. Then in September 2010, he was sent

on an initial one-month loan to Conference South club,

Dorchester Town

and his debut took place on 11 September 2010 against Ebbsfleet United.

On 6 October 2010, his loan was promoted to a further month. On 23 November, his span at Dorchester was curtailed as he was recalled from his loan by Bournemouth because of an injury crisis at the club.

On 15 August 2011, he got contracted with Burnley for an unrevealed fee of around £1 million, on a four-year deal and his debut for the team was on 14 February 2012. Having performed brilliantly, Liverpool absorbed him and he got contacted with them on 8 June 2015.

His competitive debut was on 29 August 2015 in a 3–0 defeat against

West Ham

at Anfield. On 20 September, he put away his first Liverpool goal in a 1–1 draw against Norwich City just within three minutes as he was replaced with Christian Benteke at half time.

On 15 October 2015, he underwent an anterior cruciate ligament injury in his left knee and was ruled out for the rest of the season. Yet, he came back sooner than anticipateed, appearing as a substitute in the final match of the season in a 1–1 draw away to

West Bromwich Albion

.

Then he began the 2016–17 season playing in the reserves so as to help regain his fitness. On 25 October 2016, he had incurred damage again but this time to his right knee in a League Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur that sidelined him for more than 9 months.

Fortunately, he underwent surgery to repair the damage to his knee and got rehabilitated at Melwood on 9 November. After 11 months since his injury, he appeared as a second-half substitute in the 2–0 defeat to Leicester City in the EFL Cup on 19 September 2017.

On 21 April 2018, he put away his first goal after his return from injury and his first goal since 2015, in a 2–2 draw with West Brom. Because of his limited appearances in the 2017–18 season along with the brilliant form of attackers Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, and Sadio Mané he requested a move away from Liverpool in the summer of 2018.

Hence, on 9 August 2018, he joined Premier League club Southampton on an initial loan until the end of the season and then became permanent on 1 July 2019, reportedly for a  fee of £18 million in addition to a further £2 million according to appearances.

On 12 August, he made his debut as a second-half stopgap in a goalless draw with former club Burnley. Five days later, on his first start, he put away a goal in a 2–1 defeat to

Everton

before scoring the opening goal of Southampton's 2–0 win over Crystal Palace at the beginning of the next month, leading the club to their first win of the campaign.

On 16 July 2020, he put away his 20th league goal of the 2019–20 season in a 1–1 draw with

Brighton and Hove Albion

as he became the third player in Southampton ever to reach the 20 goal mark in the Premier League after Matt Le Tissier and James Beattie.

On 26 July, he converted a penalty in Southampton's 3–1 win over Sheffield United racking up 22 goals in the Premier League, and 25 in all competitions on the season.

He ended up joint-second in the Premier League Golden Boot race with

Arsenal

striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and just one goal behind Jamie Vardy of Leicester City.

On 4 January 2021, Ings put away his 50th Premier League goal in a 1–0 win over his former club Liverpool. On 14 January, he tested positive for COVID-19 and therefore he missed Southampton's 2–0 Premier League defeat to Leicester.

After his recovery from Covid-19, he netted his first goal on 11 February 2021 in the FA Cup 5th round 2–0 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

At the international level, he represented the England national under-21 team and he made his debut appearing as a substitute in a 4–0 win away to San Marino. He earned 13 caps and netted four goals for the under-21s from 2013 to 2015.

Besides, he represented England national team for the final UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying matches against Estonia and Lithuania. He made his debut in the latter match on 12 October, being replaced with Harry Kane after 59 minutes of a final 3–0 win in Vilnius.

Following that, on 5 September 2020,  he appeared as a 68th-minute substitute in a 1–0 away victory over Iceland in the UEFA Nations League. And most amazingly of all, he put away his first international goal on 8 October, with an overhead kick in a 3–0 friendly win against Wales at Wembley Stadium.

But unfortunately, he was not a member of England's squad at Euro 2020, as he was sustained a hamstring injury in the match against Spurs.

Danny Ings personal life

In regard to top facts about Danny Ings and in the realm of his personal life affairs and relationships, one can suggest that he is not married yet but he had at least two relationships until now.

His ex-girlfriend is Georgia Gibbs (right image above) who is a model that shot to stardom after joining "Australia Next Top Model". They dated for two years and they were due to marry but Danny has ditched her currently as he fell for another woman.

Although Georgia looked very stunning, Danny has moved on now and is dating dancer and Instagram model Ruby Blake (left image above). They fell in love with each other on Instagram. Danny with the account of

ingstagram10

followed her and started liking her hot images while Ruby followed back and they have been dating since.

Danny Ings net worth

If we delve into

top facts about Danny Ings

a bit further, it is pertinent to note that in June 2015 he got contracted with Southampton that earns him a salary of 4.5 million euros annually.

He made his big-money move in 2015 when he joined the club of Liverpool earning him a net worth of € 22 million.

Danny Ings net worth

currently is estimated to be around $1-$5 million in 2021. His market value is approximately €22 million and he has a salary of €4,290,000 at the moment.

Besides, he privately possesses a £2.5 million mansion in Winchester, England and drives luxurious cars like Mercedes. As an affluent footballer, he seems to have an extravagant lifestyle while spending his massive earnings.

Danny Ings family and tattoos

Among the 

top facts about Danny Ings

, it is worthwhile mentioning that he comes from a small upper-middle-class family. His father Shayne Ings originally played as a winger and then featured as a fullback for Hampshire- based Netley Central Sports.

Notwithstanding his son making it in football which implies more pocket monies for his upkeep, he still works as a self-employed bricklayer and his family still live in their same house in Netley.

Danny Ings excessively adores his dad for his success in the football profession, as it is his father who pushed him all the way to develop his immense football talent.

Likewise, if we thoroughly take

top facts about Danny Ings

into account, it is interesting to indicate that he is a Tattoo Junkie. There's not an inch left in his body that is yet to be covered in ink as his all-body part is primarily covered by Tattoos.

His back tattoos feature the artwork of a howling wolf and renaissance warrior with wings. Besides, there is a tattoo on his chest that illustrates a father and son hand in hand with the latter holding a football.

Danny got it inked on his body in tribute to his beloved father. He once suggested that he cherishes this tattoo the most, as he called it the most favourite out of all the tattoos on his body.

Danny Ings charity

As one of the most inspiring top facts about Danny Ings, one can suggest that off the pitch he has a very kind-hearted and benevolent spirit to make children happy either by his behaviours or by his charity works.

For instance, at the culmination of the 2012-13 season, he ran fully 50 yards to hand his boots to a disabled young Burnley supporter (left image above).

In this kind gesture, he kissed Joseph Skinner’s forehead, who then described it as “the best day of my life.” The image of the moment, captured by a photographer on the ground, quickly went viral.

Likewise, he once showed another act of selflessness, as he offered to help a young Burnley fan suffering from a rare genetic condition, fulfil her bucket list. He read about Harlee-Jane Proctor’s wish-list on Twitter and right away got in touch to tick off one of her goals: meeting Daniel William John Ings.

And our humane footballer not only met her (right image above) but also promised to arrange for her to be a mascot at Turf Moor, as well as taking her to the zoo.

Above all, in November 2014 when he was just 22 years old, entirely from his own pocket he launched and funded the Danny Ings Disability Sport Project to provide football coaching to children with disabilities and learning problems after being inspired to do so by a young disabled Burnley fan.

 

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