Danny Shittu

Date of birth02 September 1980
Place of birthLagos
NationalityNigerian
Weight102 kg
Height1.91 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

Danny Shittu was a powerfully built central defender who was loaned to Blackpool for the final months of 2000-01 to provide him with first-team action.

He scored with a header on his Football League debut against Lincoln City and produced some impressive displays for the Bloomfield Road club.

He was called up by Nigeria for their friendly game against Libya in April but turned down the opportunity, preferring to help the Tangerines in their promotion campaign, and went on to play a vital role right up to the Play-Off semi-finals.

Unfortunately, his loan period expired before the Final and he had to watch from the sidelines as his team-mates defeated Leyton Orient to win promotion to the Second Division.

Danny's contract at Queens Park Rangers was extended up to June 2006 in November 2003.

He joined Watford in August 2006 with a three-year contract.

Danny joined Bolton Wanderers in August 2008 with a three-year contract.

He joined Millwall in October 2010 with a three-month contract.

Danny joined Queens Park Rangers in January 2011 with a contract to June 2011 that was extended to June 2012 in July 2011.

He joined re-Millwall in August 2012 with a one-year contract that was extended to June 2015 in May 2013.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Carshalton Athletic 01 Jul 1999 15 Sep 1999
Charlton Athletic 15 Sep 1999 07 Jan 2002
Blackpool 15 Feb 2001 17 May 2001 L
Queens Park Rangers 23 Oct 2001 06 Jan 2002 L
Queens Park Rangers 07 Jan 2002 06 Aug 2006
Watford 06 Aug 2006 06 Aug 2008
Bolton Wanderers 06 Aug 2008 31 Aug 2010
Millwall 20 Oct 2010 25 Jan 2011
Queens Park Rangers 27 Jan 2011 30 Jun 2012
Millwall 13 Aug 2012 30 Jun 2015

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Blackpool League Division 3 15
2
2
2
2000-01 Blackpool League Division 3 Play-Offs 2
2001-02 Queens Park Rangers League Division 2 27
2
1
2
2002-03 Queens Park Rangers FA Cup 1
2002-03 Queens Park Rangers League Cup 1
2002-03 Queens Park Rangers League Division 2 43
7
9
2002-03 Queens Park Rangers League Division 2 Play-Offs 3
1
2003-04 Queens Park Rangers LDV Vans Trophy 2
2003-04 Queens Park Rangers League Cup 2
2003-04 Queens Park Rangers League Division 2 18
2
2
2004-05 Queens Park Rangers FA Cup 1
2004-05 Queens Park Rangers League Championship 33
1
4
1
2004-05 Queens Park Rangers League Cup 2
2005-06 Queens Park Rangers FA Cup 1
2005-06 Queens Park Rangers League Championship 45
4
7
1
2006-07 Watford FA Cup 2
2006-07 Watford League Cup 2
1
1
2006-07 Watford Premier League 27
3
1
1
2007-08 Watford FA Cup 1
2
2007-08 Watford League Championship 37
2
7
4
2007-08 Watford League Championship Play-Offs 1
2008-09 Bolton Wanderers FA Cup 1
1
2008-09 Bolton Wanderers League Cup 1
2008-09 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 9
1
1
2010-11 Millwall FA Cup 1
2010-11 Millwall League Championship 9
2010-11 Queens Park Rangers League Championship 5
2
1
2011-12 Queens Park Rangers League Cup 1
2012-13 Millwall FA Cup 4
2
1
2012-13 Millwall League Championship 38
1
3
1
2012-13 Millwall League Cup
1
2013-14 Millwall FA Cup 1
2013-14 Millwall League Championship 22
1
5
1
2014-15 Millwall FA Cup 2
2014-15 Millwall League Championship 7
1
1
3
2014-15 Millwall League Cup 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
17 Feb 2001 Blackpool v Lincoln City W 2-0 League Division 3
20 Feb 2001 Brighton and Hove Albion v Blackpool L 1-0 League Division 3
24 Feb 2001 Chesterfield v Blackpool L 2-1 League Division 3
03 Mar 2001 Blackpool v Kidderminster Harriers W 5-1 League Division 3
06 Mar 2001 Blackpool v Plymouth Argyle W 1-0 League Division 3
10 Mar 2001 Southend United v Blackpool W 0-3 League Division 3
17 Mar 2001 Blackpool v Mansfield Town D 2-2 League Division 3
20 Mar 2001 Leyton Orient v Blackpool L 1-0 League Division 3
24 Mar 2001 Macclesfield Town v Blackpool L 2-1 League Division 3
31 Mar 2001 Exeter City v Blackpool L 2-0 League Division 3
10 Apr 2001 Halifax Town v Blackpool W 1-2 League Division 3
14 Apr 2001 Carlisle United v Blackpool L 1-0 League Division 3
16 Apr 2001 Blackpool v Cheltenham Town D 2-2 League Division 3
21 Apr 2001 Shrewsbury Town v Blackpool L 1-0 League Division 3
26 Apr 2001 Blackpool v Rochdale W 3-1 League Division 3
28 Apr 2001 Blackpool v Barnet W 3-2 League Division 3
05 May 2001 Darlington v Blackpool W 1-3 League Division 3
13 May 2001 Blackpool v Hartlepool United W 2-0 League Division 3 Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
16 May 2001 Hartlepool United v Blackpool W 1-3
Agg: 1-5
League Division 3 Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg


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
2001-02 Nigeria International Friendly
1
2006-07 Nigeria Africa Cup of Nations 2
2006-07 Nigeria International Friendly 1
2007-08 Nigeria Africa Cup of Nations 5
2007-08 Nigeria International Friendly 4
2008-09 Nigeria FIFA World Cup 2
2008-09 Nigeria International Friendly 2
2009-10 Nigeria Africa Cup of Nations 5
2009-10 Nigeria FIFA World Cup 3
1
2009-10 Nigeria International Friendly 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
26 Mar 2002 Nigeria v Paraguay D 1-1 International Friendly
26 May 2007 Kenya v Nigeria W 0-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2007 Uganda v Nigeria L 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 3
16 Jun 2007 Niger v Nigeria W 1-3 Africa Cup of Nations Group 3
22 Aug 2007 FYR Macedonia v Nigeria D 0-0 International Friendly
08 Sep 2007 Nigeria v Lesotho W 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 3
14 Oct 2007 Mexico v Nigeria D 2-2 International Friendly
17 Nov 2007 Australia v Nigeria L 1-0 International Friendly
20 Nov 2007 Switzerland v Nigeria W 0-1 International Friendly
21 Jan 2008 Ivory Coast v Nigeria L 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
25 Jan 2008 Nigeria v Mali D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
29 Jan 2008 Nigeria v Benin W 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
03 Feb 2008 Ghana v Nigeria L 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals quarter-final
06 Sep 2008 South Africa v Nigeria W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 4
11 Oct 2008 Nigeria v Sierra Leone W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 4
19 Nov 2008 Colombia v Nigeria L 1-0 International Friendly
11 Feb 2009 Nigeria v Jamaica D 0-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 2009 Mozambique v Nigeria D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group B
11 Oct 2009 Nigeria v Mozambique W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group B
16 Jan 2010 Nigeria v Benin W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group C
20 Jan 2010 Nigeria v Mozambique W 3-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group C
25 Jan 2010 Zambia v Nigeria W 0-0 (5-4) Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final
28 Jan 2010 Ghana v Nigeria L 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Semi-final
30 Jan 2010 Nigeria v Algeria W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations 3rd place play-off
25 May 2010 Nigeria v Saudi Arabia D 0-0 International Friendly
06 Jun 2010 Korea DPR v Nigeria W 1-3 International Friendly
12 Jun 2010 Argentina v Nigeria L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
17 Jun 2010 Greece v Nigeria L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
22 Jun 2010 Nigeria v Korea Republic D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B


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