Danny Mills

Where is Danny Mills now?

After 321 career appearances, Danny Mills had to retire at the early age of 32 whilst at his last club Manchester City after a succession of injuries.

Since retiring from playing Mills has mainly been working in the media but he also spends time to raising money for ASBAH (Association for Spina Bifida And Hydrocephalus), as his son died from the condition in 2002.

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In August 2012, Danny Mills appeared on BBC Two’s Celebrity Masterchef 2012 ending the series as a runner up.

He also regularly appears on the BBC for their football coverage as a match pundit and analyst.

In October 2013 Mills was invited to join the newly formed FA Commission by FA chairman Greg Dyke to assess football improvements in the English game.

Danny Mills is part of investment group Enact who in April 2014 clubbed together to save the West Cornwall Pasty Company.

In January 2015 Mills started a war of words with his former Manchester City manager Stuart Pearce claiming that he was ‘tactically not very good’ and ‘motivationally poor’.

Pearce retaliated saying that Mills was just bitter because he couldn’t force his way back into the City team.

A year later, writing for The Times, Danny Mills started a feud with former Arsenal midfielder Robert Pires when he claimed that he started off the diving trend in British football.

Pires refuted the claim saying “I looked for a foul sometimes, I provoked the defender for sure and most of the time I dribbled past, but I never dived and have never intentionally disrespected anyone.”

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Danny Mills #One2Eleven (4-4-2 Formation)

Danny Mills was a guest on Sky Sports programme The Fantasy Football Club in September 2016 where he picked the eleven best players he had ever played with in their #One2Eleven section of the show.

Danny Mills One2Eleven

GK – Nigel Martyn – my room mate at Leeds. Great goalkeeper who had a great right footed hooked clearance.

RB – Gary Kelly – a great player and a great lad. A Leeds legend.

CB – Rio Ferdinand 

CB – Lucas Radebe – one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet and also one of the hardest. His knees were shot to bits but he used to tackle people and just laugh. A legend.

LB – Ashley Cole – a magnificent athlete who wasn’t far off being the best in the world in that position. He never seemed to have a bad game.

LM – Harry Kewell – was the Gareth Bale of his time. Could score 20 goals a season but never really kicked on after Leeds United.

CM – David Batty  – a complete enigma and so different to any other player I’ve played with. He was a lot better than people gave him credit him for and had a lot of ability.

CM – Paul Scholes – first name on the team sheet. He had oustanding vision and awareness. Everyone said he couldn’t tackle, but he could. Fantastic goalscoring ability and just a great lad.

RM – David Beckham – a leader for England but quite quiet. He was very fit, very influential and led by example.

ST – Mark Viduka – on his day he was sensational. He had an amazing ability to hold the ball up and used to be able to do an unbelievable Cruyff turn where you knew it was coming but you would always miss it.

ST – Nicolas Anelka – similar attitude to Viduka. He was a terrible trainer and late a lot of the time but he was an unbelievable goalscorer and did it at every club he played for.

Danny Mills: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forCharlton Athletic, Leeds United, Manchester City, Derby County, Middlesbrough

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com