The 35-year-old midfielder has played more than 700 professional matches during a distinguished club career and has represented his country on nine occasions.
Born in Chester, Danny started out as a trainee with Crewe Alexandra and scored the winner on his debut in a 4-3 victory over Preston in December 1993, aged just 16.
He went on to play 166 games for the club, helping them reach the Division Two play-offs in three successive seasons. Fittingly, his final appearance for the club was in their Wembley play-off final victory over Brentford in May 1997, which sent Alex into the second flight of English football for the first time since the war.
With many top clubs circling for his signature, it was Liverpool who secured his services that summer for a reported £3m.
Danny spent seven seasons at Anfield, playing close on 250 games, and was part of the squad that won the FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup 'treble' in 2001, as well as helping the Reds into the Champions League for the first time.
He was a Premier League runner-up in 2002 and picked up a second League Cup winners' medal a year later.
He also earned the first of his nine England caps whilst with the Merseyside outfit, making his debut against Sweden in November 2001 and was called up to the squad for the 2002 World Cup, before having to withdraw through injury.
The midfield man left Liverpool to join Charlton Athletic for £2.5m in August 2004 and played over 50 Premier League games for the Addicks during an 18-month spell.
Tottenham came calling in January 2006, but after making just seven Premier League starts during his time at White Hart Lane, Danny moved across London again, this time to Fulham, where he enjoyed much greater success.
He scored the winning goal at Portsmouth on the final day of the 2007-08 season - a victory that kept Roy Hodgson's side in the top flight - and was rewarded with the captain's armband ahead of the next campaign.
Over the past four years, he has led the club to three top ten finishes, as well as skippering the side to the Europa League final in 2010.
Intelligent on the ball, Danny has the ability to pick a pass and orchestrate the game from the centre of midfield. He is also a set-piece specialist, with an enviable reputation for taking penalties.