4. Danny Drinkwater

Full name: Daniel Noel Drinkwater
Birthdate: 05.03.1990
Birthplace: Manchester
Position: Midfielder
Joined from: Manchester United
Signed by: Nigel Pearson
Nationality: England
First game: Southampton, 23.01.2012
Last game: West Ham United, 18.03.2017
Games: 208 (187 starts + 21 subs)
Goals: 14
Unofficial Games: 1 Unofficial Goals: 0
Contract end: 30.06.2021

Player profile

Drinkwater is a box-to-box midfielder who rose through the youth ranks at Manchester United before finding his way to City via a number of impressive loan spells.

Born in Manchester, Drinkwater shone for United's under-18s side and reserve team but never pulled on the Red Devils' famous first-team shirt, despite being named in one matchday squad.

To gain more first team experience the Premier League giants loaned him out to Huddersfield Town, Cardiff City and Watford. But it was with Barnsley that Drinkwater caught the eye of the Foxes scouts. Impressing at Oakwell, City pounced in the winter transfer window of the 2011-12 campaign and got their man for an undisclosed fee.

Capped at under-18 and under-19 level for England, Drinkwater soon become a Leicester first-team regular in his first half-season at the King Power Stadium, scoring two goals in his 19 league appearances.

League Total
Season Division Apps Gls Apps Gls
2011-12Championship192192
2011_1163_
2012-13Championship421461
2012_1163_
2013-14Championship457498
2013_1163_
2014-15Premier League23-24-
2014_1163_
2015-16Premier League352372
2015_1163_
2016-17Premier League221331
2016_1163_
Total1861320814
_1163_
From/To Fee Date
IN  Manchester United £750,000 20.01.2012

Appearances

DateCompetitionOppositionResultStartSubGoals
1 23.01.2012 Championship Southampton (A) 2 - 0
2 01.02.2012 Championship Middlesbrough (H) 2 - 2
3 04.02.2012 Championship Brighton & Hove Albion (A) 0 - 1
4 11.02.2012 Championship Cardiff City (H) 2 - 1
5 14.02.2012 Championship Watford (A) 2 - 3
6 23.02.2012 Championship Derby County (A) 1 - 0
7 03.03.2012 Championship Coventry City (H) 2 - 0
8 06.03.2012 Championship Bristol City (A) 2 - 3
9 10.03.2012 Championship Reading (A) 1 - 3
10 21.03.2012 Championship Blackpool (A) 3 - 3
11 24.03.2012 Championship Hull City (H) 2 - 1
12 27.03.2012 Championship Nottingham Forest (H) 0 - 0
13 31.03.2012 Championship Peterborough United (A) 0 - 1
14 07.04.2012 Championship Doncaster Rovers (H) 4 - 0 1
15 09.04.2012 Championship Ipswich Town (A) 2 - 1
16 14.04.2012 Championship Millwall (A) 1 - 2 1
17 17.04.2012 Championship Burnley (H) 0 - 0
18 23.04.2012 Championship West Ham United (H) 1 - 2
19 28.04.2012 Championship Leeds United (A) 2 - 1
20 14.08.2012 League Cup 1 Torquay United (A) 4 - 0
21 18.08.2012 Championship Peterborough United (H) 2 - 0
22 21.08.2012 Championship Charlton Athletic (A) 1 - 2
23 25.08.2012 Championship Blackburn Rovers (A) 1 - 2
24 01.09.2012 Championship Blackpool (H) 1 - 0
25 16.09.2012 Championship Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) 1 - 2
26 19.09.2012 Championship Burnley (H) 2 - 1
27 23.09.2012 Championship Hull City (H) 3 - 1
28 29.09.2012 Championship Middlesbrough (A) 2 - 1
29 02.10.2012 Championship Huddersfield Town (A) 2 - 0
30 06.10.2012 Championship Bristol City (H) 2 - 0
31 20.10.2012 Championship Birmingham City (A) 1 - 1
32 23.10.2012 Championship Brighton & Hove Albion (H) 1 - 0
33 27.10.2012 Championship Crystal Palace (H) 1 - 2
34 03.11.2012 Championship Watford (A) 1 - 2
35 06.11.2012 Championship Bolton Wanderers (A) 0 - 0
36 10.11.2012 Championship Nottingham Forest (H) 2 - 2
37 17.11.2012 Championship Ipswich Town (H) 6 - 0
38 24.11.2012 Championship Sheffield Wednesday (A) 2 - 0 1
39 27.11.2012 Championship Leeds United (A) 0 - 1
40 01.12.2012 Championship Derby County (H) 4 - 1
41 08.12.2012 Championship Barnsley (H) 2 - 2
42 15.12.2012 Championship Millwall (A) 0 - 1
43 22.12.2012 Championship Cardiff City (H) 0 - 1
44 26.12.2012 Championship Hull City (A) 0 - 0
45 29.12.2012 Championship Burnley (A) 1 - 0
46 01.01.2013 Championship Huddersfield Town (H) 6 - 1
47 12.01.2013 Championship Bristol City (A) 4 - 0
48 18.01.2013 Championship Middlesbrough (H) 1 - 0
49 26.01.2013 FA Cup 4 Huddersfield Town (A) 1 - 1
50 31.01.2013 Championship Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 2 - 1
51 09.02.2013 Championship Peterborough United (A) 1 - 2
52 19.02.2013 Championship Charlton Athletic (H) 1 - 2
53 23.02.2013 Championship Blackpool (A) 0 - 0
54 26.02.2013 Championship Blackburn Rovers (H) 3 - 0
55 02.03.2013 Championship Ipswich Town (A) 0 - 1
56 05.03.2013 Championship Leeds United (H) 1 - 1
57 09.03.2013 Championship Sheffield Wednesday (H) 0 - 1
58 12.03.2013 Championship Cardiff City (A) 1 - 1
59 16.03.2013 Championship Derby County (A) 1 - 2
60 29.03.2013 Championship Millwall (H) 0 - 1
61 06.04.2013 Championship Brighton & Hove Albion (A) 1 - 1
62 12.04.2013 Championship Birmingham City (H) 2 - 2
63 16.04.2013 Championship Bolton Wanderers (H) 3 - 2
64 09.05.2013 Championship sf leg 1 Watford (H) 1 - 0
65 12.05.2013 Championship sf leg 2 Watford (A) 1 - 3
66 03.08.2013 Championship Middlesbrough (A) 2 - 1 1
67 11.08.2013 Championship Leeds United (H) 0 - 0
68 17.08.2013 Championship Derby County (A) 1 - 0
69 24.08.2013 Championship Birmingham City (H) 3 - 2
70 27.08.2013 League Cup 2 Carlisle United (A) 5 - 2
71 31.08.2013 Championship Charlton Athletic (A) 1 - 2 1
72 14.09.2013 Championship Wigan Athletic (H) 2 - 0
73 17.09.2013 Championship Blackburn Rovers (H) 2 - 1
74 21.09.2013 Championship Blackpool (A) 2 - 2
75 24.09.2013 League Cup 3 Derby County (H) 2 - 1 1
76 28.09.2013 Championship Barnsley (H) 2 - 1
77 01.10.2013 Championship Yeovil Town (A) 2 - 1
78 05.10.2013 Championship Doncaster Rovers (A) 0 - 1
79 19.10.2013 Championship Huddersfield Town (H) 2 - 1
80 26.10.2013 Championship Bournemouth (H) 2 - 1
81 29.10.2013 League Cup 4 Fulham (H) 4 - 3
82 02.11.2013 Championship Watford (A) 3 - 0
83 09.11.2013 Championship Nottingham Forest (H) 0 - 2
84 23.11.2013 Championship Ipswich Town (A) 2 - 1
85 30.11.2013 Championship Millwall (H) 3 - 0
86 03.12.2013 Championship Sheffield Wednesday (A) 1 - 2
87 07.12.2013 Championship Brighton & Hove Albion (A) 1 - 3
88 14.12.2013 Championship Burnley (H) 1 - 1
89 17.12.2013 League Cup 5 Manchester City (H) 1 - 3
90 21.12.2013 Championship Queens Park Rangers (A) 1 - 0
91 26.12.2013 Championship Reading (H) 1 - 0
92 29.12.2013 Championship Bolton Wanderers (H) 5 - 3 1
93 01.01.2014 Championship Millwall (A) 3 - 1
94 10.01.2014 Championship Derby County (H) 4 - 1
95 18.01.2014 Championship Leeds United (A) 1 - 0
96 25.01.2014 Championship Middlesbrough (H) 2 - 0
97 28.01.2014 Championship Birmingham City (A) 2 - 1
98 01.02.2014 Championship Bournemouth (A) 1 - 0
99 08.02.2014 Championship Watford (H) 2 - 2 1
100 20.02.2014 Championship Nottingham Forest (A) 2 - 2
101 22.02.2014 Championship Ipswich Town (H) 3 - 0
102 01.03.2014 Championship Charlton Athletic (H) 3 - 0 1
103 11.03.2014 Championship Barnsley (A) 3 - 0 1
104 15.03.2014 Championship Blackpool (H) 3 - 1
105 22.03.2014 Championship Blackburn Rovers (A) 1 - 1
106 25.03.2014 Championship Yeovil Town (H) 1 - 1
107 29.03.2014 Championship Burnley (A) 2 - 0
108 04.04.2014 Championship Sheffield Wednesday (H) 2 - 1
109 08.04.2014 Championship Brighton & Hove Albion (H) 1 - 4
110 14.04.2014 Championship Reading (A) 1 - 1 1
111 19.04.2014 Championship Queens Park Rangers (H) 1 - 0
112 22.04.2014 Championship Bolton Wanderers (A) 1 - 0
113 26.04.2014 Championship Huddersfield Town (A) 2 - 0
114 03.05.2014 Championship Doncaster Rovers (H) 1 - 0
115 16.08.2014 Premier League Everton (H) 2 - 2
116 31.08.2014 Premier League Arsenal (H) 1 - 1
117 13.09.2014 Premier League Stoke City (A) 1 - 0
118 21.09.2014 Premier League Manchester United (H) 5 - 3
119 27.09.2014 Premier League Crystal Palace (A) 0 - 2
120 04.10.2014 Premier League Burnley (H) 2 - 2
121 18.10.2014 Premier League Newcastle United (A) 0 - 1
122 25.10.2014 Premier League Swansea City (A) 0 - 2
123 01.11.2014 Premier League West Bromwich Albion (H) 0 - 1
124 08.11.2014 Premier League Southampton (A) 0 - 2
125 13.12.2014 Premier League Manchester City (H) 0 - 1
126 21.12.2014 Premier League West Ham United (A) 0 - 2
127 26.12.2014 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (H) 1 - 2
128 28.12.2014 Premier League Hull City (A) 1 - 0
129 01.01.2015 Premier League Liverpool (A) 2 - 2
130 17.01.2015 Premier League Stoke City (H) 0 - 1
131 24.01.2015 FA Cup 4 Tottenham Hotspur (A) 2 - 1
132 31.01.2015 Premier League Manchester United (A) 1 - 3
133 18.04.2015 Premier League Swansea City (H) 2 - 0
134 25.04.2015 Premier League Burnley (A) 1 - 0
135 29.04.2015 Premier League Chelsea (H) 1 - 3
136 09.05.2015 Premier League Southampton (H) 2 - 0
137 16.05.2015 Premier League Sunderland (A) 0 - 0
138 24.05.2015 Premier League Queens Park Rangers (H) 5 - 1
139 08.08.2015 Premier League Sunderland (H) 4 - 2
140 15.08.2015 Premier League West Ham United (A) 2 - 1
141 22.08.2015 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (H) 1 - 1
142 29.08.2015 Premier League Bournemouth (A) 1 - 1
143 13.09.2015 Premier League Aston Villa (H) 3 - 2
144 19.09.2015 Premier League Stoke City (A) 2 - 2
145 26.09.2015 Premier League Arsenal (H) 2 - 5
146 03.10.2015 Premier League Norwich City (A) 2 - 1
147 17.10.2015 Premier League Southampton (A) 2 - 2
148 24.10.2015 Premier League Crystal Palace (H) 1 - 0
149 27.10.2015 League Cup 4 Hull City (A) 1 - 1
150 31.10.2015 Premier League West Bromwich Albion (A) 3 - 2
151 07.11.2015 Premier League Watford (H) 2 - 1
152 21.11.2015 Premier League Newcastle United (A) 3 - 0
153 28.11.2015 Premier League Manchester United (H) 1 - 1
154 05.12.2015 Premier League Swansea City (A) 3 - 0
155 14.12.2015 Premier League Chelsea (H) 2 - 1
156 29.12.2015 Premier League Manchester City (H) 0 - 0
157 02.01.2016 Premier League Bournemouth (H) 0 - 0
158 13.01.2016 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (A) 1 - 0
159 17.01.2016 Premier League Aston Villa (A) 1 - 1
160 20.01.2016 FA Cup 3 rep Tottenham Hotspur (H) 0 - 2
161 23.01.2016 Premier League Stoke City (H) 3 - 0 1
162 02.02.2016 Premier League Liverpool (H) 2 - 0
163 06.02.2016 Premier League Manchester City (A) 3 - 1
164 14.02.2016 Premier League Arsenal (A) 1 - 2
165 27.02.2016 Premier League Norwich City (H) 1 - 0
166 01.03.2016 Premier League West Bromwich Albion (H) 2 - 2
167 05.03.2016 Premier League Watford (A) 1 - 0
168 15.03.2016 Premier League Newcastle United (H) 1 - 0
169 19.03.2016 Premier League Crystal Palace (A) 1 - 0
170 03.04.2016 Premier League Southampton (H) 1 - 0
171 10.04.2016 Premier League Sunderland (A) 2 - 0
172 17.04.2016 Premier League West Ham United (H) 2 - 2
173 24.04.2016 Premier League Swansea City (H) 4 - 0
174 01.05.2016 Premier League Manchester United (A) 1 - 1
175 15.05.2016 Premier League Chelsea (A) 1 - 1 1
176 13.08.2016 Premier League Hull City (A) 1 - 2
177 20.08.2016 Premier League Arsenal (H) 0 - 0
178 27.08.2016 Premier League Swansea City (H) 2 - 1
179 10.09.2016 Premier League Liverpool (A) 1 - 4
180 14.09.2016 UEFA Champions League G Club Brugge (A) 3 - 0
181 17.09.2016 Premier League Burnley (H) 3 - 0
182 20.09.2016 League Cup 3 Chelsea (H) 2 - 4
183 24.09.2016 Premier League Manchester United (A) 1 - 4
184 27.09.2016 UEFA Champions League G FC Porto (H) 1 - 0
185 02.10.2016 Premier League Southampton (H) 0 - 0
186 15.10.2016 Premier League Chelsea (A) 0 - 3
187 18.10.2016 UEFA Champions League G FC Copenhagen (H) 1 - 0
188 22.10.2016 Premier League Crystal Palace (H) 3 - 1
189 29.10.2016 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (A) 1 - 1
190 02.11.2016 UEFA Champions League G FC Copenhagen (A) 0 - 0
191 06.11.2016 Premier League West Bromwich Albion (H) 1 - 2
192 19.11.2016 Premier League Watford (A) 1 - 2
193 22.11.2016 UEFA Champions League G Club Brugge (H) 2 - 1
194 07.12.2016 UEFA Champions League G FC Porto (A) 0 - 5
195 26.12.2016 Premier League Everton (H) 0 - 2
196 31.12.2016 Premier League West Ham United (H) 1 - 0
197 07.01.2017 FA Cup 3 Everton (A) 2 - 1
198 14.01.2017 Premier League Chelsea (H) 0 - 3
199 22.01.2017 Premier League Southampton (A) 0 - 3
200 27.01.2017 FA Cup 4 Derby County (A) 2 - 2
201 31.01.2017 Premier League Burnley (A) 0 - 1
202 05.02.2017 Premier League Manchester United (H) 0 - 3
203 12.02.2017 Premier League Swansea City (A) 0 - 2
204 22.02.2017 UEFA Champions League R16 leg 1 Sevilla (A) 1 - 2
205 27.02.2017 Premier League Liverpool (H) 3 - 1 1
206 04.03.2017 Premier League Hull City (H) 3 - 1
207 14.03.2017 UEFA Champions League R16 leg 2 Sevilla (H) 2 - 0
208 18.03.2017 Premier League West Ham United (A) 3 - 2

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