Daniel John “Danny” Mills better known as Danny Mills is a football player, who was born on May 18, 1977 in Norwich, England. He got his education from Sprowston High School in his hometown.
On May 25, 2001, Danny Mills came in as a substitute (67th minute) in his debut for the England national team in a friendly match against Mexico at Pride Park. With his impressive defensive techniques, England won the match (4-0) against their opponent team. The following year, he got an opportunity to start for England in another friendly match against Italy. His unmatched football skills helped the team to win 1-0 against Argentina on June 7, 2002 in the World Cup match. Danny Mills participated in all the 5 matches played by England before being defeated by Brazil in the quarter-finals at the 2002 Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup. Of his 19 appearances for the England side, his performances as a defender were impressive.
Between 1994 and 1998, Danny Mills represented Norwich City and played for the team in 66 matches. Later in 1998, he joined the Charlton Athletic Club and played a key role in winning a promotion through the play-offs for the team to play in the Premier League for the season. He played 45 matches and scored 3 goals for Charlton Athletic within a year (1998-1999).
Danny Mills moved to Leeds United on June 16, 1999 and his commendable performances helped the team reach the Champions League Semi-Final in the 2000-2001 season. In 2003, he was sent on a loan to play for Middlesbrough and played a solid game in the Carling Cup final against Bolton. Danny Mills helped the team to bag the Carling Cup (2004) and has played a total of 28 matches for them.
Having played 101 matches for Leeds United, he signed for Manchester City on July 13, 2004. At the City of Manchester Stadium, he made his debut for Manchester City against Fulham, the match ended in a 1-1 draw. On October 2, 2005, he scored a brilliant goal from 25 yards in a match that was played against Everton. Though he was a member of the Manchester City team, Danny Mills was often sent as a loan player to clubs like Hull City, former club, Charlton Athletic and Derby County.
On January 6, 2008, he helped Derby County to draw (2-2) against Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup.
His son, Archie suffered from a condition called Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, which led to the young boy’s demise in 2002. Following this unfortunate incident, Danny Mills became a patron of ASBAH (the Association for Spina Bifida And Hydrocephalus) and has dedicated his time to raise money for the charity.
Danny Mills has also appeared in Fighting Talk, a topical sports show broadcast on BBC Radio 5 Live during the English football season.