Player Details

Name

Danny Wilson

Height

6' 2"

Weight

174 lbs

Date of Birth

12.27.1991 (29)

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Unknown

Preferred Side

Unknown

Footedness

Left

Roster Category

Senior

Player Category

International
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary

Hometown: Livingston, Scotland
Birth date: December 27, 1991
Acquired: Rapids signed center back Danny Wilson to a three-year contract, with a club option for a fourth, from Rangers F.C. on January 29, 2018.

MLS CAREER

2020 

  • Played 742 minutes in nine appearances, all of them starts, during 18-game regular season 
  • Made 2020 debut against Sporting KC at MLS is Back Tournament on 7/17 
  • Played 90 minutes in playoff-clinching 1-0 win at Portland Timbers on 11/4 
  • Played 90 minutes in 5-0 clean sheet victory over San Jose Earthquakes on 9/12 
  • Played 90 minutes in first-round playoff loss at Minnesota United FC 
  • Named to MLS Team of the Week in Week 23 
  • Signed two-year contract with Rapids on 12/14 

2019

  • Made 2019 debut on 3/2 at DSGP during the infamous Snow Clasico 3 against the Portland Timbers.
  • Earned his first start of 2019 on 3/9 at CenturyLink Field against Seattle Sounders FC.
  • Opened 2019 goal scoring account on 5/11 just after the half against Real Salt Lake at DICK'S Sporting Goods Park.
  • Assisted Diego Rubio's header in the 35th minute against New Mexico United in the US Open Cup on 6/12 at DICK'S Sporting Goods Park.
  • Scored the Rapids only goal in their 1-0 victory over LAFC (6/28).
  • Made his 10th start of the 2019 season on 07/27 against the San Jose Earthquakes at Avaya Stadium.

2018

  • On the bench for the home leg of the CONCACAF Champions League (2/20), before stepping out for his Rapids debut in leg two at BMO Field (2/27).
  • Made his MLS debut on 3/10 in the Rapids season opener against the New England Revolution. 
  • Wilson appeared in 23 MLS games, 22 from the start, tallying one assist.
  • Tallied an assist in the Rapids 3-2 win over Minnesota United FC (6/23).
  • Missed six games throughout the season due to various injuries including an ankle injury (4/7-4/21), illness (8/11) and a back injury (10/13-10/28).

OTHER PROFESSIONAL

  • In his first spell with Rangers, Wilson scored one goal in 24 appearances in a six month spell that saw him make his debut as a 17-year-old.
  • He made his senior debut with Rangers on October 2009 against Dundee in the quarter-final match of the Scottish League Cup as a starter.
  • On July 21, 2010, Wilson joined English Premier League side Liverpool FC, where he spent three years (2010-2013).
  • Wilson made his debut with the Reds on September 22, 2010 against Northampton Town in the third round of the League Cup.
  • The following year, he became a Football League Cup winner with Liverpool during the 2011-12 campaign.
  • During his time at Anfield, he appeared in nine games, including five Europa League games.
  • While with Liverpool, Wilson spent time on loan at Championship sides Blackpool and Bristol City, during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons.
  • On January 18, 2013, he joined Scottish Premier League side Heart of Midlothian on loan from Liverpool until the end of the season. 
  • Wilson joined Hearts permanently on June 30, 2013 after his Liverpool contract was up in. Two days later, Hearts made Wilson club captain at the age of just 21.
  • He captained Hearts to the Championship title in 2014/15 and scored against Rangers at Ibrox in the opening match of the season.
  • Danny Wilson rejoined Rangers on June 22, 2015 on a three-year-deal.
  • In combined stints with Rangers (2008-10, 2015-18), Wilson saw action in 109 games across all competitions, including a pair of UEFA Champions League games during the 2009-10 campaign.

INTERNATIONAL

  • Wilson has represented the Scottish national team at U-17, U-19, U-21 and at full international level.
  • He made his senior debut on November 16, 2010, and scored his first international goal in Scotland’s 3-0 win over the Faroe Islands at the age of 18 years, 10 months and 20 days.
  • In all, he had five total caps for the Scottish senior side, including friendlies against Northern Ireland, Brazil, and Denmark.
  • He played the full 90 minutes of a Euro 2012 qualifier in the Czech Republic, which ended in a 2-2 draw.

YOUTH

  • Wilson came through the Rangers’ youth system from 2006-09 and captained the U-19 team.
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