Daniel Andre "Danny" Sturridge (born September 1, 1989 in Birmingham, West Midlands) is an English footballer who currently plays as a striker for Manchester City.
2 Club career
3 International career
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Sturridge comes from a sporting family, and is the nephew of former Derby County forward Dean Sturridge and ex-Stoke City player Simon Sturridge and cousin of former Shrewsbury Town player, Chris Packer. His father, Michael, made it up to the reserve team at Birmingham City, but never made a first team appearance and ended up playing non-league football. 
 Club career
Sturridge started out at Aston Villa and joined Coventry's academy as a 12-year-old, staying for just 14 months before deciding to make the switch to Man City in 2003. A Football League appeals committee in 2006 ordered Manchester City to pay Coventry City £30,000 compensation for Sturridge, a fee that will rise to £200,000 if he fulfils his potential and goes on to make 40 first team appearances and earns an international cap. On top of that, Coventry will get 10 per cent of any future transfer fee if he is sold at a future date.
At the age of 14, he was the leading goal scorer and voted the most valuable player (MVP) at the prestigious U15 Nike sponsored Premier Cup, (now Manchester United Premier Cup - MUPC). The only other player currently in the Premier League to have won the award is Carlos Tevez.
In 2006, he attracted Chelsea's interest after his incredible performances for Manchester City's U18's on their way to the FA Youth Cup Final. Despite his two stunning long range efforts in the second leg against Liverpool they still succumbed to defeat after a 3-2 aggregate loss.
On February 3, 2007, Sturridge made his Manchester City first team and Premier League debut as a 74th minute substitute, in the 2-0 defeat to Reading at the City of Manchester Stadium, replacing Georgios Samaras. This made 17-year-old Sturridge the youngest player to make a first-team appearance in the Premiership in 2007.
On 27 January 2008, Sturridge scored Manchester City's first goal on his FA Cup debut in the 4th round clash with Sheffield United at Bramall Lane with a brilliant volley. This was quickly followed by his first Premiership goal on 30 January 2008 against Derby County, making him the youngest player in Europe to score that day.
On February 13, 2008 Sturridge scored twice to give Manchester City a 4-2 victory over Bristol City in the FA Youth Cup 5th round, making him the leading goal scorer in the competition. Sturridge went on to lead Manchester City to The Youth Cup title, with 7 goals in 6 games, making him the leading scorer in the competition.
Daniel became the first player ever to score in the FA Youth Cup final, the Premier League and the League Cup in the same season.
In November 2008 Sturridge won and scored a penalty against boyhood heroes Arsenal in a 3-0 victory, his second league goal of the campaign.
 International career
Sturridge has excelled at every level and has scored numerous times for the England Under-17 side and Under-19 side, most notably at the European Under-17 Championship in the final against Italy and at the recent Under-19 European Championships.
Full name Daniel Andre Sturridge
Date of birth September 1, 1989 (1989-09-01) (age 19)
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker
Current club Manchester City
2003–2006 Coventry City
Years Club App (Gls)*
2006– Manchester City 16 (3)
2008– England U17
England U19 06 (5)
1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 23:32, 30 November 2008 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 13:31, 21 September 2008 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals)