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Daniel "Danny" John Coid (born 3 October 1981) is an English professional footballer who plays for Blackpool.

A versatile player, Coid's preferred position is at right back; however, he has been used in a variety of positions at Blackpool in both defence and midfield. He has played for Blackpool in all three divisions of the Football League and is the club's longest-serving current player. 2008-09 was his testimonial year, with his having played for the Seasiders for ten years.

Career

Born in Liverpoolmarker, Merseyside, Coid started his career with Blackpool in 1995, when he was in the youth team. He was then a trainee before signing his first professional contract in 1998. He made his debut in the 1999-00 season against Chesterfield on 9 October at Saltergatemarker.

He was part of the Blackpool team that won promotion from the Third Division by winning the play-off final in 2000-01. On 25 March 2002, he signed a new two-year contract, with an option for a further two years. He played in the final of the 2001-02 Football League Trophy, which Blackpool won, beating Cambridge United 4-1 at the Millennium Stadiummarker in Cardiffmarker. Two seasons later he scored in the final of the 2003-04 League Trophy, as Blackpool won the competition for the second time in three years, beating Southend 2-0. In September 2002, the Sunday Mirror newspaper claimed that Coid was being watched by scouts from Liverpool, with them having seen every home match he had played up to that point in 2002-03, with Ron Yeats regularly at Bloomfield Roadmarker. However, late in the season, and after being a regular starter in the first team, he signed a new two-year contract on 24 March 2003, with an option for two more years at Blackpool. Coid said of the decision to sign the new contract, "I am pleased to have signed, I can now concentrate on my football. I never wanted to leave and I am delighted to have everything sorted out."

In the 2003–04 season, Coid scored three goals in as many games in one week for the Seasiders. The first came on 17 January 2004 in a 3-0 win over Wycome Wanderers at the Causeway Stadiummarker in the Second Division; the second came three days later in the Northern area semi-final of the Football League Trophy at Bloomfield Roadmarker when Blackpool beat Halifax Town 3-2; and the third came on 27 January in a home league match against Oldham Athletic, which the teams drew 1-1.

In April 2005 Blackpool, under then-manager Colin Hendry, activated Coid's two-year contract extension option; however, Coid suffered a broken ankle eight months later, in a League One match against Tranmere Rovers on 11 December, and needed an operation. In October 2006, Coid was again out of action, when he suffered a knee injury that kept him out of action for three months.

On 27 February 2007, Coid returned to the Blackpool team after being out injured since 14 October 2006. On 27 May 2007, he was an unused substitute in Blackpool's League One play-off final victory over Yeovil Town at Wembleymarker. Quashing rumours that he would leave the club in the summer, Coid signed a new one-year contract on 15 June 2007 with an option for another year. On 7 May 2008 Blackpool, Coid activated the option to extend his contract with the club by a further year. Coid said of the contract extension: "Just to be part of Blackpool still means a lot to me."

In the 2008–09 season Coid made 18 league appearances as Blackpool spent a second season in the Championship, but was used mainly as a utility player covering for various positions in the team. After his contract expired at the end of the season, speculation arose that Coid might be released. However, he was offered a new contract, and on 19 June 2009 he signed a new two-year deal with an option for a further year.

New Blackpool manager Ian Holloway said, "I am delighted he has signed again for us because I have played and managed against him and I know he is a good player. There's always a risk when you let players go out of contract and there is a change of manager, so it has been a little bit difficult. We've let a few players go but Danny was one I definitely wanted to keep. All the staff felt the same." He also confirmed that Coid would not be used as a utility player adding, "I have told him where he is going to be playing and that is on the right. He won't be playing at left-back and he is happy about that. The one thing that has been clear whenever I have spoken to him is that he cares for Blackpool and that he wants to be here, and that is good enough for me."

Coid was injured just before the start of the 2009-10 season, and by October 2009 had started light training with the hope that by the end of November he would be playing a full part in training sessions. His aim being to be playing again for the Seasiders by Christmas.

Career statistics

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Notes:
a. 3 league play-off appearances for Blackpool in 2001 (included in 2000-01 total)
b. All Football League Trophy results are included in totals

Honours

Blackpool

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1999-2000 Blackpool Second Division 21 1 2 0 - 24 1
2000-01 Blackpool Third Division 46 2 2 0 4 0 56 2
2001-02 Blackpool Second Division 27 3 4 0 1 0 38 3
2002-03 Blackpool Second Division 36 1 3 0 1 0 42 1
2003-04 Blackpool Second Division 35 3 2 1 2 0 43 6
2004-05 Blackpool League One 35 0 4 0 1 0 42 1
2005-06 Blackpool League One 13 0 - 1 0 16 0
2006-07 Blackpool League One 18 0 - 1 0 19 0
2007-08 Blackpool Championship 13 0 - 2 0 15 0
2008-09 Blackpool Championship 18 0 1 0 1 0 20 0
2009-10 Blackpool Championship

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