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Danny Namaso Loader
Danny Namaso Loader

Danny Namaso Loader’s breakthrough at Championship club Reading has earned the talented striker plenty of admirers and interest from several clubs and consistent England call ups from age 15.

Becoming the Royals’ youngest player in club history to make 20 first-team appearances, Danny’s progression has been rapid to say the least, having made a statement for Reading’s U23s and twice earning the Premier League 2 Player of the Month award.

On the international stage, Danny has revelled in England’s success at youth level, winning the FIFA U17 World Cup and a finalist in the U17 European Championship. He’s currently a key figure within the England U20 squad.

Main Stats

  • Games 0
  • Starts 0
  • Minutes Played 0
  • Goals 0
  • Assists 0

* International player statistics are subject to live data feeds provided by Opta Sport.


  • Total Goals 5
  • Shots On Target 9
  • Assists 1
  • Set Piece Goals 0
  • 4 Goals Inside Box
  • 1 Goals Outside Box
  • Head 0
  • Right Foot 5
  • Left Foot 0

Work Rate

  • Touches 349
  • Recoveries 36
  • Interceptions 2


  • Key Passes 11
  • Total Passes 224
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The Story On And Off The Pitch

  • August 2015

    England U16's debut

    On his England U16’s debut, Danny scores twice in a 3-3 draw against USA U15s at St George’s Park.

  • December 2015

    striker scoring and assisting

    Danny’s next game with the Three Lions U16s resulted in the striker scoring and assisting, this time against USA’s U17s in Florida.

  • February 2016

    FA Youth Cup

    At just 15-years-old, Danny’s first involvement with Reading’s U18s comes in the FA Youth Cup at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea winning the sixth-round encounter 2-1.

  • July 2016

    Stepping up

    Danny makes the step up from schoolboy level football, being inducted as an U18 scholar on a two-year deal.

  • August 2016

    thumping of Belgium’s U17s

    In another debut on the International stage, this time with England’s U17s, Danny scored in the 6-0 home thumping of Belgium’s U17s.

  • October 2016

    Danny scores a brace against Tottenham Hotspur U18s as Reading win the encounter 4-3 at Hogwood Park.

  • January 2017

    Danny plays a part in Reading’s EFL Trophy campaign as the U23s reach the round of 16, assisting in the 4-2 defeat away to Yeovil Town.

  • May 2017

    Danny is involved in England’s U17 European Championship campaign, finishing as runners-up with the then 16-year-old making five appearances in the competition.

  • July 2017

    Danny agrees to sign professional terms with Reading, committing his future to the hometown club he joined back in 2012.

  • August 2017

    16-year-old Danny makes his first-team debut with Reading, coming on as an extra-time substitute in a 3-1 victory over Millwall at the Madejski stadium.

  • September 2017

    In just his second match with England’s U18s, Danny captains the side in an international friendly against South Africa U20s. Later that month, Danny receives the Maurice Evans Memorial Trophy as Reading’s best academy scholar.

  • October 2017

    Danny helps England lift their first U17 World Cup, scoring two goals in the tournament in India.

  • February 2018

    Danny strikes a sensational hat-trick in a comfortable 4-1 away win over Colchester in the FA Youth Cup.

  • May 2018

    Danny helps Reading’s U23s reach the Premier League 2 Division 2 play-offs, as the Royals get knocked out in the semi-finals with the forward completing the entirety of the 4-3 away loss to Aston Villa.

  • September 2018

    Danny revels in more International debut glory for England U19s, netting a brace in the 4-1 thrashing of the Netherlands U19s at St George’s Park.

  • November 2018

    Danny makes his Championship debut, coming on as a second-half substitute in the goalless draw away to Wigan Athletic.

  • April 2019

    Danny scores his first goal in the Championship away to Middlesbrough, the forward’s 20-yard curling strike won the club’s official Goal of the Season award for 2018/19.

  • June 2019

    Danny makes two appearances out of England’s three matches at the prestigious U20 Toulon Tournament in France.

  • August 2019

    Danny scores the winning penalty away to Wycombe Wanderers, helping Reading advance to the second-round of the EFL Cup.

  • November 2019

    Danny scores his first goal for the England U20s, helping the Three Lions cruise to a 3-0 win over Iceland at Wycombe Wanderers’ Adams Park stadium.

  • January 2020

    Danny nets his first FA Cup goal in a 2-2 draw against Blackpool at the Madejski Stadium, the striker plays 86 minutes in the 2-0 replay victory at Bloomfield Road.