Danny Blanchflower

Date of birth10 February 1926
Place of birthBelfast
NationalityNorthern Irish
PositionMidfielder

With Tottenham Hotspur, 1st Division Champion and FA Cup winner 1961, FA Cup winner 1962, ECW Cup winner 1963.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Barnsley 01 Apr 1949 01 Mar 1951
Aston Villa 01 Mar 1951 01 Dec 1954

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1946-47 Irish League Inter League 2
1946-47 Northern Ireland Regional League Inter League 1
1947-48 Irish League Inter League 1
1948-49 Irish League Inter League 2
1949-50 Ireland FIFA World Cup 2
1950-51 Aston Villa League Division One 11
1950-51 Ireland British Home Championship 2
1950-51 Ireland International Friendly 1
1951-52 Aston Villa FA Cup 1
1951-52 Aston Villa League Division One 42
1951-52 Ireland British Home Championship 1
1952-53 Aston Villa FA Cup 5
1952-53 Aston Villa League Division One 41
4
1952-53 Ireland British Home Championship 3
1952-53 Ireland International Friendly 1
1953-54 Aston Villa FA Cup 1
1953-54 Aston Villa League Division One 40
4
1953-54 Ireland FIFA World Cup 3
1954-55 Aston Villa League Division One 14
2
1954-55 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 3
1954-55 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 22
1955-56 Great Britain Anniversary 1
1955-56 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 6
1955-56 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 40
1956-57 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 3
1
1956-57 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 39
1
1957-58 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 2
1957-58 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 40
1
1958-59 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 1
1958-59 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 36
1
1959-60 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 4
1
1959-60 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 40
2
1960-61 Football League Inter League 1
1
1960-61 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 7
1960-61 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 42
6
1961-62 Tottenham Hotspur European Cup 8
2
1961-62 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 7
2
1961-62 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 39
2
1962-63 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 24
3
1962-63 Tottenham Hotspur UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 4
1963-64 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 15


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
19 Feb 1947 Football League v Irish League L 4-2 Inter League
30 Apr 1947 IRISH LEAGUE v SCOTTISH LEAGUE L 4-7 INTER LEAGUE
29 Mar 1948 IRISH LEAGUE v LEAGUE OF IRELAND W 4-0 INTER LEAGUE
17 Mar 1949 LEAGUE OF IRELAND v IRISH LEAGUE D 0-0 INTER LEAGUE
18 Apr 1949 IRISH LEAGUE v LEAGUE OF IRELAND W 4-1 INTER LEAGUE


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1954-55 Northern Ireland British Home Championship 3
1955-56 Northern Ireland British Home Championship 3
1
1956-57 Northern Ireland British Home Championship 3
1956-57 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 3
1957-58 Northern Ireland British Home Championship 3
1957-58 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 6
1957-58 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
1958-59 Northern Ireland British Home Championship 3
1958-59 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
1959-60 Northern Ireland British Home Championship 3
1
1960-61 Northern Ireland British Home Championship 3
1
1960-61 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 2
1961-62 Northern Ireland British Home Championship 3
1961-62 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
1961-62 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
1962-63 Northern Ireland British Home Championship 2
1962-63 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
02 Oct 1954 Northern Ireland v England L 0-2 British Home Championship
03 Nov 1954 Scotland v Northern Ireland D 2-2 British Home Championship
20 Apr 1955 Northern Ireland v Wales L 2-3 British Home Championship
08 Oct 1955 Northern Ireland v Scotland W 2-1 British Home Championship
02 Nov 1955 England v Northern Ireland L 3-0 British Home Championship
11 Apr 1956 Wales v Northern Ireland D 1-1 British Home Championship
06 Oct 1956 Northern Ireland v England D 1-1 British Home Championship
07 Nov 1956 Scotland v Northern Ireland L 1-0 British Home Championship
16 Jan 1957 Portugal v Northern Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
10 Apr 1957 Northern Ireland v Wales D 0-0 British Home Championship
25 Apr 1957 Italy v Northern Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
01 May 1957 Northern Ireland v Portugal W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
05 Oct 1957 Northern Ireland v Scotland D 1-1 British Home Championship
06 Nov 1957 England v Northern Ireland W 2-3 British Home Championship
04 Dec 1957 Northern Ireland v Italy D 2-2 International Friendly
15 Jan 1958 Northern Ireland v Italy W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
16 Apr 1958 Wales v Northern Ireland D 1-1 British Home Championship
08 Jun 1958 Northern Ireland v Czechoslovakia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group 1
11 Jun 1958 Argentina v Northern Ireland L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group 1
15 Jun 1958 Northern Ireland v West Germany D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group 1
17 Jun 1958 Northern Ireland v Czechoslovakia W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals - group 1 play-off
19 Jun 1958 France v Northern Ireland L 4-0 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
04 Oct 1958 Northern Ireland v England D 3-3 British Home Championship
15 Oct 1958 Spain v Northern Ireland L 6-2 International Friendly
05 Nov 1958 Scotland v Northern Ireland D 2-2 British Home Championship
22 Apr 1959 Northern Ireland v Wales W 4-1 British Home Championship
03 Oct 1959 Northern Ireland v Scotland L 0-4 British Home Championship
18 Nov 1959 England v Northern Ireland L 2-1 British Home Championship
06 Apr 1960 Wales v Northern Ireland L 3-2 British Home Championship
08 Oct 1960 Northern Ireland v England L 2-5 British Home Championship
26 Oct 1960 Northern Ireland v West Germany L 3-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
09 Nov 1960 Scotland v Northern Ireland L 5-2 British Home Championship
12 Apr 1961 Northern Ireland v Wales L 1-5 British Home Championship
10 May 1961 West Germany v Northern Ireland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
07 Oct 1961 Northern Ireland v Scotland L 1-6 British Home Championship
17 Oct 1961 Northern Ireland v Greece W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
22 Nov 1961 England v Northern Ireland D 1-1 British Home Championship
11 Apr 1962 Wales v Northern Ireland L 4-0 British Home Championship
09 May 1962 Netherlands v Northern Ireland L 4-0 International Friendly
10 Oct 1962 Poland v Northern Ireland W 0-2 UEFA European Championship 1st round
20 Oct 1962 Northern Ireland v England L 1-3 British Home Championship
07 Nov 1962 Scotland v Northern Ireland L 5-1 British Home Championship
28 Nov 1962 Northern Ireland v Poland W 2-0 UEFA European Championship 1st round


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.