Danny Ventre


Player Profile

Age: 35 years, 9 months

Place of Birth: Chester, England

Nationality: England

Position: Midfield

Height: 5' 10"

Club History


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Dec 2013 Nov 2014 Derry City
Jul 2007 Nov 2013 Sligo Rovers


Start DateEnd DateTeam

Danny is a defensive midfielder who plays for Sligo Rovers.

Danny began his career at Chester City but moved to Accrington Stanley in 2005. Two years followed at Stanley, including a loan spell at Southport. He was then signed by Sligo Rovers boss Paul Cook in the July 2007 transfer window. Danny made his debut for Sligo in a 2-0 home win against Shamrock Rovers on 27 July and he quickly made an impact in the League of Ireland, gaining a reputation for being unforgiving in the tackle.

Danny received the Forza Rovers Player of the Year Award for his efforts during the 2009 season and also had the honour of skippering Sligo in the 2009 FAI Cup final which Rovers lost 2-1 to Sporting Fingal. Danny also played in the Cup finals of 2010 and 2011, picking up winners medals on both occasions and in 2012 he was part of the Sligo squad that won the club's first League title since 1977. In 2013 Danny made 17 league appearances for the Bit O' Red and won his third FAI Cup winner's medal as Sligo beat Drogheda United 3-2 in a thrilling final at the Aviva Stadium.

On 18 December 2013 Danny ended his association with Sligo and signed for new Derry City boss Roddy Collins. He went on to play a part in twenty-two league games, as Sligo finished fifth in the 2014 Premier Division. In November 2014, Danny confirmed that he had left the club and in January 2015 he signed on with Conference side Telford United until the end of the 2014/15 season.

Photo by Michael Melly

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