On his England U16’s debut, Danny scores twice in a 3-3 draw against USA U15s at St George’s Park.
This Is No. 15
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.
- 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
- Touches 349
- Recoveries 36
- Interceptions 2
- Key Passes 11
- Total Passes 224
The Story On And Off The Pitch
England U16's debut
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.
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.
Danny makes the step up from schoolboy level football, being inducted as an U18 scholar on a two-year deal.
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.
Danny scores a brace against Tottenham Hotspur U18s as Reading win the encounter 4-3 at Hogwood Park.
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.
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.
Danny agrees to sign professional terms with Reading, committing his future to the hometown club he joined back in 2012.
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.
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.
Danny helps England lift their first U17 World Cup, scoring two goals in the tournament in India.
Danny strikes a sensational hat-trick in a comfortable 4-1 away win over Colchester in the FA Youth Cup.
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.
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.
Danny makes his Championship debut, coming on as a second-half substitute in the goalless draw away to Wigan Athletic.
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.
Danny makes two appearances out of England’s three matches at the prestigious U20 Toulon Tournament in France.
Danny scores the winning penalty away to Wycombe Wanderers, helping Reading advance to the second-round of the EFL Cup.
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.
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.