Starting as a young player with Chelsea, Danny Woodards appeared for Exeter City during the club’s third and fourth seasons in the Conference. He then moved to Crewe Alexandra ahead of appearing for MK Dons, Bristol Rovers and Tranmere Rovers. Danny then finished his career with a long stint at Borehan Wood.
Joining Chelsea as a trainee in 2000, Danny enjoyed three years as a Stamford Bridge professional from 2002 without making a first-team appearance. Joining Exeter City, then in the Conference, shortly after his 22nd birthday Danny made his Grecians debut in the home win over Tamworth on 29 October 2005.
Selected to play for England C during his stay at St James’ Park, Danny featured in 29 league and cup games during 2005/06 and a further 24 times between August 2006 and the match against Kidderminster on 13 January 2007. With Danny declining to sign another contract with City, the club cashed in by selling him during the January 2007 transfer window to Crewe Alexandra for £30,000 plus a 20 per cent sell-on clause.
Danny made 94 league and cup appearances for Crewe before moving to Milton Keynes Dons in July 2009 and, 79 games later, Bristol Rovers in August 2011. After three seasons at the Memorial Ground, which ended in relegation from the Football League, Danny had a spell with Tranmere Rovers where he played just half-a-dozen times. .
Danny was to then spend six seasons in the National League with Boreham Wood until his release at the end of the COVD-affected 2020/21 campaign.
League 49; Cups 4 (53)