- Full Name
- Danny Ward
- Date of Birth
- 22 June 1993
- 6'3" (191cm)
- 13st 12lbs (88kg)
- Professional Debut
- 12 November 2013
Born in Wrexham, Ward started his career as a youngster at local club Wrexham A.F.C. before making his senior debut in a man-of-the-match performance on loan at Tamworth.
Six-time European champions Liverpool moved to secure the goalkeeper’s services in January 2012, where he developed in their Under-18s and Under-23s sides before being promoted to the Reds’ first team.
It was during this time, meanwhile, that Ward also gained valuable senior experience, both in England and Scotland, on loan at Morecambe and Aberdeen.
He was recalled to Liverpool in 2016 and soon underlined his potential with an impressive debut display in a 2-1 Premier League victory at AFC Bournemouth in April of that year.
That impressive outing was quickly followed by a further run out for Jürgen Klopp's side in a 3-1 win over Swansea City.
Ward then joined Huddersfield Town on a season-long loan in 2016/17, where he proved to be a key figure - playing 46 times as the Terriers were promoted to the Premier League for the first time.
The goalkeeper made crucial saves during Huddersfield’s shootout victory over Sheffield Wednesday in the play-off semi-final and repeated his penalty heroics in a win over Reading in the final at Wembley.
Ward secured a move to City from Liverpool in the summer of 2018 and immediately shone at Leicester, keeping a cleansheet on his debut in a 4-0 Carabao Cup Second Round win over Fleetwood Town.
Ward then extraordinarily saved three penalties in a third round shoot-out success at Wolverhampton Wanderers, following a shutout in normal time at Molineux.
Similarly in 2019/20, Ward has proved to be a valuable presence in cup competitions, keeping cleansheets against both Wigan Athletic and Brentford in early round successes in the Carabao Cup.
Internationally, Ward represented Wales at Under-17s, Under-19s and Under-21s level before receiving his first senior call-up in 2013.
It would be three years before his international debut, which came as a substitute in a friendly against Northern Ireland in the lead up to the UEFA European Championship in 2016.
He was part of the 23-man squad for the tournament, making his full Wales debut in their opening group game - a 2-1 victory over Slovakia.
Wales went on to reach the semi-finals in France under the management of Chris Coleman before eventually losing out to Belgium in the last four.