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Danny Hegan

Danny Hegan

Clubs played for: Bellshill Athletic, Albion Rovers, Sunderland, Ipswich Town, West Bromwich Albion, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Sunderland, Highlands Park, Partick Thistle (loan), Coleshill Town (1959-1978)

Born: 1943

Birthplace: Coatbridge, Scotland

Position: Midfielder

Biography: A midfield player best remembered for his time at Ipswich Town although he was in the Wolverhampton Wanderers team in the 1972 UEFA Cup Final. He played in the Football League between 1963-74. He won seven caps for Northern Ireland.He went on to work for eleven seasons at Butlins at Clacton and Minehead as a football coach. He then went to Plymouth to work as a labourer for a plumber before going to Corby to work for a friend in his industrial cleaning business. In 1991 he returned to Birmingham where he did more labouring and cleaning. He also worked back stage in the Night Out in Birmingham as well as doing odd jobs at Test Matches at Edgbaston and the womens tennis tournament in the city. He still lives in retirement in Birmingham.

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Hegan, Danny At Ipswich he was my favorite player he always had time for you and friendly with it. I do have a very good picture of Danny.
21-02-23 Keith Bloomfield

Hegan, Danny Double page picture, Danny in the fore ground trying to leave the pitch which was covered with thousands of Ipswich supporters after winning the second in 1968.
Ipswich (1) Blackburn 0
Ray Crawford
04-01-23 AllanWinch@hotmail.co.uk

Hegan, Danny Was a regular at Butlin’s as a kid, and many times at Clacton being coached by Danny, who was a big ‘tic fan. Always remember his aggressive Scottish accent shouting “Move!” when he was playing snooker in the halls. But a great coach who gave me lots of development twice a day during my hols. And got to meet Peter Osgood, Ray Kennedy and Martin Peters, to name a few. Legend!
01-12-21 Ricky

Hegan, Danny Remember danny hegan also at butlins clacton in 1982 ,great coach ,and when we played a match ,one day martin peters was there watching us play and met us all .great memmories of danny hegan and butllins
17-08-20 Rich

Hegan, Danny Knew Danny during his time in Clacton as football coach. He was a great chap and loved by many a small lad as a football hero to them. He liked a drink and spent many a happy hour in the bars surrounded by friends....good memories. Danny died in 2015
21-04-20 Anna Barnes

Hegan, Danny As a small lad in the 80s I spent a week at Butlins in Minehead and Danny coached the football, which took place every day. Whilst I'm sure it wasn't a highlight of his career it was a highlight of my childhood and that's mainly due to him - cheers Danny, you were a great coach.

Hegan, Danny I too was a holidaymaker at butlins in Clacton for many years as a child & went to the football coaching & danny was there every year we went. great guy. aw the best danny.

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