Date of birth
Republic of Ireland
Danny Grant was Huddersfield Town’s first signing of 2021 after joining from League of Ireland Premier League side Bohemian.
Born on 23 December 1999 in Lucan, Dublin, Daniel was a relative latecomer to the senior game in his native land.
He played football for Bangor Celtic before being spotted on the local circuit by the Dublin-based club, initially joining their Under-19 side in July 2017.
Daniel obviously impressed everyone at Bohemian, as it took less than a year from him to make his senior debut. That came as a substitute in a game at Dundalk on 30 March 2018, and his first goals for the Club soon followed; he netted a brace in a 2-0 win at Sligo Rovers in May 2018.
Grant quickly established himself in the Bohemian side and played a pivotal role as they finished third in the 2019 season to bring European football to the Club in the following season. His performances earned him the Club’s ‘Young Player of the Year’ award that campaign.
His European debut followed in August 2020, when he played the full 120 minutes in Hungary as Bohemian drew their Europa League qualifying round tie against Fehérvár, only to cruelly lose on penalties.
However, Daniel’s development continued unabated and he won the League of Ireland’s ‘Player of the Month’ award for his performances in the same month.
Unsurprisingly, that form earned him a spot in a Republic of Ireland Under-21 training camp and, after scoring a hat-trick to secure a 3-1 Dublin-derby win over Shelbourne in October, he made his international debut for the Under-21 side in a European Championship qualifier in Italy.
Two more Irish Under-21 caps followed in November as his country narrowly missed out on qualification from the group stage, but he finished the season strongly with Bohemian as they finished second in the Premier Division.
At the end of the season, Grant was named the Professional Footballers' Association of Ireland Players' Young Player of the Year, joining a list of winners that includes Sheffield United’s Enda Stevens, former Norwich City playmaker Wes Hoolahan and ex-Ipswich Town and Newcastle United forward Daryl Murphy among others.
Having joined Town on the crest of a wave in January 2021, Danny Grant has endured a tough start to life in professional football – with his momentum was sadly curtailed by two separate hamstring injuries and COVID-19.
Away from the pitch, Daniel has a 2:1 Business Management degree from Maynooth.