Danny Welbeck


Full NameDaniel Nii Tackie Mensah Welbeck

BornNovember 26, 1990

Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)

NationalityEnglish, British



Danny Welbeck is an English professional footballer who was born on November 26, 1990 in Longsight, Manchester, England. He mainly plays as a forward for his team but can also play at the position of winger.


Welbeck was picked up by the Manchester United Youth Academy after they first spotted him as a six-year old. On April 8, 2006 he got to make his debut for the club's under-18 team in a match against Sunderland where he was named as the substitute but remained unused.

He made his debut for England Under-16 team when he was just 14-year old in October 2005 against Wales in the Victory Shield. He also played in the 2007 FIFA U17 World Cup in South Korea where he scored two goals against New Zealand and Scotland and helped them to reach the quarter finals before they lost their to Germany.


On March 29, 2011 Welbeck was called up to the England squad to play a friendly match against Ghana. In his debut match, he replaced Ashley Young in the 81st minute which resulted as 1-1 draw at the Wembley Stadium. He scored his first goal for England in a 1-0 victory over Belgium after he chipped the ball to the net.

Rise to glory

2014 was a great year for him where he scored four goals for England during the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier. He scored a goal in both the games against Moldova on September 6 where they won 4-0 and against San Marino on October 12 where they won 5-0.

On September 8, 2014 in England's first match of UEFA Euro 2016 qualification, Welbeck scored both goals in a 2-0 victory against Switzerland.

Low points

Welbeck suffered from a major groin injury during a between Arsenal and Chelsea. This injury ruled him out of the 2017-18 Premier League season for three weeks. He was also not able to come back well as he went goalless in the 16 matches that he played.

Club career

Danny Welbeck began his club career with Manchester United. He made his debut for them in a match against Al-Hilal FC on January 21, 2008. He came during the 65th minute as a substitute for Anderson Oliveira.

He made his Premier League debut on November 15, 2008 as a substitute for Park Ji-sung against Stoke City. He marked his debut as he scored one of the five goals to provide United a 5-0 win. He officially played with them till 2014 and was transferred twice during that time, once to Preston North End in 2010 and then to Sunderland in 2010-11.

Preston North End signed him on loan for the entire 2009-10 English season but due to a knee injury, his contract was cut short and was sent back to United. As a result, he could play only eight games in which he scored two goals.

For 2011-12 season, Sunderland signed him on loan as a striker and made his debut for them on August 14 during the 83rd minute as a substitute for Darren Bent in a 2-2 draw game against Birmingham City.

During 2014-15 season, Welbeck joined Manchester United's rival Arsenal for a £16 million fees. On September 13, he made his debut for them against the defending champions Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in a 2-2 draw. He scored his first goal for Arsenal against Aston Villa in a 3-0 win on September 20.

On October 1, 2014 he scored a UEFA Championship League hattrick which was a major achievement in his career. During the 2015-16 season, he scored his first goal of the season in am match against his former team Manchester United but they lost the match 2-3.


He was part of the Manchester United team when they won the Premier League in 2012-13; Football League Cup in 2008-09; FA Community Shield in 2011 and 2013 and FIFA Club World Cup in 2008. For Arsenal, he won the FA Cup in 2016-17 and FA Community Shield in 2017. He was also awarded with the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Season for 2007-08.

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