Danny Phiri

Danny Phiri (born 25 July 1989) is a Zimbabwean professional footballer, who plays as a defensive midfielder for Golden Arrows and the Zimbabwe national team.

Danny Phiri
Personal information
Full name Danny Phiri
Date of birth (1989-07-25) 25 July 1989 (age 31)
Place of birth Norton, Zimbabwe[1]
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Position(s) Defensive midfielder[1]
Club information
Current team
Golden Arrows
Youth career
Amazulu Juniors
Railstars Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Bantu Rovers
2011–2016 Chicken Inn
2016– Golden Arrows 52 (2)
National team
2014– Zimbabwe 40 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:38, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:42, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Phiri's youth career included spells with the junior sides of Amazulu and Railstars. In 2009, Phiri made the move into senior football when he agreed to join Bantu Rovers. He stayed with Bantu for two years before joining Chicken Inn. In 2015, he and Chicken Inn won the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League and Phiri subsequently won the Soccer Star of the Year award.[2]

In April 2016, Phiri, along with teammates Tafadzwa Kutinyu and Moses Demera, left Zimbabwe to attend a trial at Lamontville Golden Arrows.[3][4]

International careerEdit

In January 2014, coach Ian Gorowa, invited him to be a part of the Zimbabwe squad for the 2014 African Nations Championship.[5][6] He played in all six of Zimbabwe's matches and helped the team to a fourth-place finish after being defeated by Nigeria by 1–0. Since the 2014 African Nations Championship, Phiri has made a further seven appearances for his nation, with five of them coming in qualifying for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. He has scored twice.[7][8]

Career statisticsEdit

InternationalEdit

As of 17 July 2019.[1]
National team Year Apps Goals
Zimbabwe 2012 1 0
2013 2
2014 10 1
2015 9 1
2016 7 0
2017 4 0
2018 3 0
2019 4 0
Total 40 2

International goalsEdit

As of 19 June 2016. Scores and results list Zimbabwe's goal tally first.[1]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 1 June 2014 National Sports Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe   Tanzania 1–0 2–2 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2 18 October 2015 Barbourfields Stadium, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe   Lesotho 3–1 3–1 2016 African Nations Championship qualification

HonoursEdit

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Danny Phiri at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ a b "Breaking: Chicken Inn's Danny Phiri is Soccer Star of the Year". NewsDay. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Golden Arrows take Chicken Inn trio for trials". Soccer24. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Golden Arrows release Mwape Musonda, Ryan Chapman, hand trials to Chicken Inn trio". Kick Off. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Zimbabwe Warriors leave for Chan tournament". newsday.co.zw. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Zimbabwe name final squad for CHAN tournament". cosafa.com. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
  7. ^ "CHAN 2014: awards and team of the CHAN". en.starafrica.com. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Articles tagged 'warriors'". dailynews.co.zw. Retrieved 12 February 2014.