Matthew Paul Daly (born 10 March 2001) is an English professional footballer who plays for EFL League Two side Harrogate Town as an attacking midfielder.

Matty Daly
Personal information
Full name Matthew Paul Daly[1]
Date of birth (2001-03-10) 10 March 2001 (age 23)[2]
Place of birth Stockport, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Attacking midfielder
Team information
Current team
Harrogate Town
Number 10
Youth career
000–2015 Everton
2015–2018 Huddersfield Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018–2023 Huddersfield Town 12 (1)
2021–2022Hartlepool United (loan) 19 (2)
2022Bradford City (loan) 9 (1)
2022–2023Harrogate Town (loan) 35 (7)
2023– Harrogate Town 19 (3)
International career
2017–2018 England U17 10 (1)
2019–2020 England U18 5 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 20:55, 28 December 2023 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 08:03, 28 June 2022 (UTC)

Club career edit

Daly was previously at Everton as a youngster before signing for Huddersfield Town in September 2015.[3] He made his first team debut for the Terriers as a first-half substitute for Jonathan Hogg in their 2–1 defeat to Watford in the Premier League on 20 April 2019.[3] Daly scored his 1st goal for the Terriers against Charlton on 10 December 2019, an injury time winner.[4]

On 5 August 2021, Daly signed for newly-promoted League Two side Hartlepool United on loan.[5] He made his debut for Hartlepool as a late substitute in a 1–0 victory against Crawley Town.[6][7] Huddersfield recalled Daly on 17 January 2022.[8] Daly made 27 appearances and scored seven goals in total for Hartlepool, including five goals in four appearances in the EFL Trophy.[7][8]

On 18 January 2022, the day after being recalled from Hartlepool United, Daly returned to League Two to join Bradford City on loan until the end of the season. Upon requiring surgery after 9 appearances Daly then returned to Huddersfield for recovery.[9]

On 27 June 2022, Daly joined Harrogate Town on loan for the whole of the 2022–23 season.[10][11] he agreed to return to Harrogate on a two-year deal in May 2023.[12]

International career edit

He has represented England at international youth levels, including under-17, where he received 10 caps including his participation at the 2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, which included scoring the winning goal in the 2–1 win over Israel under-17s in their first match,[13] which would eventually lead to a semi-final defeat to the Netherlands under-17s on a penalty shootout,[14] although Daly did score England's second penalty.[15] In May 2019, Daly was part of the England U18s squad that competed at the Slovakia Cup.[16]

Career statistics edit

As of 26 December 2023[17]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Huddersfield Town 2018–19[18] Premier League 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2019–20[19] Championship 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
2020–21[20] Championship 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Total 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 1
Hartlepool United (loan) 2021–22[7] League Two 19 2 3 0 1 0 4[a] 5 27 7
Bradford City (loan) 2021–22[7] League Two 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
Harrogate Town 2022–23[21] League Two 35 7 1 1 1 0 2[a] 0 39 8
2023–24[22] League Two 19 3 2 0 2 0 2[a] 0 25 3
Total 54 10 3 1 2 0 4 0 64 11
Career total 93 14 7 1 5 0 8 5 112 20
  1. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in EFL Trophy

References edit

  1. ^ "2017/18 Premier League clubs publish retained lists". Premier League. 8 June 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Matty Daly - Midfielder - Elite Development Team - Huddersfield Town". htafc.com. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Position former Everton prospect could play at Huddersfield Town in future". Huddersfield Daily Examiner. 23 April 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Charlton 0–1 Huddersfield". BBC. 10 December 2019. Retrieved 14 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Pools Sign Matty Daly". Hartlepool United FC. 5 August 2021. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  6. ^ "Hartlepool United 1–0 Crawley Town". BBC Sport. 7 August 2021. Retrieved 8 August 2021.
  7. ^ a b c d "Games played by Matty Daly in 2021/2022". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 29 May 2023.
  8. ^ a b "Matty Daly Leaves Pools". Hartlepool United FC. 17 January 2022. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  9. ^ "City secure Daly loan capture". www.bradfordcityafc.com. 18 January 2022.
  10. ^ "Loan: Matty Daly joins Harrogate Town". Huddersfield Town AFC. 28 June 2022. Retrieved 27 June 2022.
  11. ^ "2022/23 Retained list confirmed". www.htafc.com. 19 May 2023. Retrieved 29 May 2023.
  12. ^ "Daly returns on two-year deal ✍". www.harrogatetownafc.com. 29 May 2023. Retrieved 29 May 2023.
  13. ^ "England start U17 European Championship with victory over Israel". BBC Sport. 4 May 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  14. ^ "European Under-17 Championships: England lose 6–5 on penalties to Netherlands". BBC Sport. 17 May 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  15. ^ "England 0–0 Netherlands". UEFA. 17 May 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  16. ^ "Another England U18 cap for Matty Daly". htafc.co.uk. 23 May 2019. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  17. ^ "Matthew Daly". Soccerbase.
  18. ^ "Games played by Matty Daly in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 29 May 2023.
  19. ^ "Games played by Matty Daly in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 29 May 2023.
  20. ^ "Games played by Matty Daly in 2020/2021". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 29 May 2023.
  21. ^ "Games played by Matty Daly in 2022/2023". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 29 May 2023.
  22. ^ "Games played by Matty Daly in 2023/2024". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 August 2023.