Danny Higginbotham

Date of birth29 December 1978
Place of birthManchester
Weight79 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionDefender

Higginbotham is a product of Manchester United's academy who had to move in order to play regular first team football, enjoying good spells at Southampton, Derby County, Sunderland and Stoke City.

A sound defender at both centre back and left back.

Higginbotham was made available for transfer by Southampton in July 2006, and he joined Stoke City with a three-year contract.

Higginbotham joined Sunderland in August 2007 with a four-year contract.

He returned to Stoke City in September 2008 with a three-year contract that was extended to June 2012 in November 2009 and to June 2013 in October 2010.

Higginbotham joined Sheffield United in January 2013 with a contract to June 2013.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Manchester United 10 Jul 1997 06 Jul 2000
Royal Antwerp 01 Nov 1998 30 Jun 1999 L
Derby County 06 Jul 2000 13 Feb 2003
Southampton 31 Jan 2003 12 Feb 2003 L
Southampton 13 Feb 2003 02 Aug 2006
Stoke City 02 Aug 2006 30 Aug 2007
Sunderland 30 Aug 2007 01 Sep 2008
Stoke City 01 Sep 2008 01 Jan 2013
Nottingham Forest 31 Jan 2012 31 May 2012 L
Ipswich Town 21 Sep 2012 31 Dec 2012 L
Sheffield United 01 Jan 2013 30 Aug 2013
Chester FC 30 Aug 2013 02 Jan 2014
Altrincham 02 Jan 2014 09 Jan 2014

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1997-98 Manchester United Premier League
1
1999-00 Manchester United FIFA Club World Championship 1
1999-00 Manchester United League Cup 1
1999-00 Manchester United Premier League 2
1
1999-00 Manchester United UEFA Champions League
1
2000-01 Derby County FA Cup 2
1
2000-01 Derby County League Cup 3
1
2000-01 Derby County Premier League 23
3
3
2001-02 Derby County FA Cup 1
2001-02 Derby County League Cup 2
2001-02 Derby County Premier League 37
1
6
2002-03 Derby County League Cup 2
1
2002-03 Derby County League Division 1 22
1
2
1
2002-03 Southampton FA Cup 1
2002-03 Southampton Premier League 3
6
2003-04 Southampton FA Cup 1
2003-04 Southampton League Cup 2
2003-04 Southampton Premier League 24
3
3
2003-04 Southampton UEFA Cup 1
2004-05 Southampton FA Cup 4
2004-05 Southampton League Cup 1
2004-05 Southampton Premier League 20
1
1
2005-06 Southampton FA Cup 1
2005-06 Southampton League Championship 37
3
3
2005-06 Southampton League Cup 1
2006-07 Stoke City FA Cup 2
2006-07 Stoke City League Championship 44
7
3
2007-08 Stoke City League Championship 1
2007-08 Stoke City League Cup 1
2007-08 Sunderland Premier League 21
3
1
2008-09 Stoke City League Cup 2
2008-09 Stoke City Premier League 28
1
3
2008-09 Sunderland Premier League 1
2009-10 Stoke City FA Cup 3
2009-10 Stoke City League Cup 2
1
2009-10 Stoke City Premier League 23
1
1
2010-11 Stoke City FA Cup 3
1
2010-11 Stoke City League Cup 3
1
2010-11 Stoke City Premier League 9
1
2
2011-12 Nottingham Forest League Championship 5
1
1
2011-12 Stoke City Premier League 1
1
2011-12 Stoke City UEFA Europa League 3
2012-13 Ipswich Town League Championship 11
1
2012-13 Sheffield United FA Cup 2
2012-13 Sheffield United League One 13
2
2012-13 Sheffield United League One Play-Offs
1


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
10 May 1998 Barnsley v Manchester United W 0-2 Premier League
13 Oct 1999 Aston Villa v Manchester United L 3-0 League Cup 3rd round
02 Nov 1999 Manchester United v Sturm Graz W 2-1 UEFA Champions League Group D
06 Nov 1999 Manchester United v Leicester City W 2-0 Premier League
11 Jan 2000 South Melbourne Lakers v Manchester United W 0-2 FIFA Club World Championship Group B
29 Apr 2000 Watford v Manchester United W 2-3 Premier League
14 May 2000 Aston Villa v Manchester United W 0-1 Premier 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
2013-14 Gibraltar International Friendly 3


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
19 Nov 2013 Gibraltar v Slovakia D 0-0 International Friendly
01 Mar 2014 Gibraltar v Faroe Islands L 1-4 International Friendly
05 Mar 2014 Gibraltar v Estonia L 0-2 International Friendly


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