First Team Squad

Player profile and performance records.

Christian Dailly (Defender)

Squad Number: 24
Position: Defender
Born: 23rd Oct 1973 (Dundee)
Signed: 18th Jan 2001 (£1,750,000)
Contract: Details unknown
Previous Club: Blackburn Rovers

Christian Dailly joined West Ham in January 2001 as a replacement for the £18m Rio Ferdinand. Signed from Blackburn for £1.75m, the Scottish international soon became an established member of Harry Redknapp's side.

After Redknapp left, Dailly retained his spot under new boss Glenn Roeder but was heavily criticised in the relegation season of 02/03. It took a good 03/04 season in the Championship for the man nicknamed 'Football Genuis' to win the backing of the fans once again.

Dailly missed much of the 04/05 season through injury, but returned in the final stages and played a vital role in the Play Off Final win against Preston.

 

Christian Dailly is yet play any matches this season.

Christian Dailly did not play for West Ham during this season.

Christian Dailly did not play for West Ham during this season.

Christian Dailly did not play for West Ham during this season.

Christian Dailly did not play for West Ham during this season.

Christian Dailly did not play for West Ham during this season.

Christian Dailly did not play for West Ham during this season.

Christian Dailly did not play for West Ham during this season.

Christian Dailly did not play for West Ham during this season.

Christian Dailly did not play for West Ham during this season.

Christian Dailly did not play for West Ham during this season.

Christian Dailly did not play for West Ham during this season.

Christian Dailly did not play for West Ham during this season.

Charlton Athletic

0-4: Saturday, 24th February

Battled gamely but his age is beginning to catch up – especially when having to get back 80 yards following another inexplicable throw-in decision.

Watford

0-1: Saturday, 10th February

Did not play.

Watford

0-1: Saturday, 10th February

Did not play.

Watford

0-1: Saturday, 10th February

Did not play.

Aston Villa

0-1: Saturday, 3rd February

(Replaced Upson, 29) Comments to follow.

Liverpool

1-2: Tuesday, 30th January

He tried, as Christian always does, but clearly not the easiest of days. Don’t think our tactics helped him.

Liverpool

1-2: Tuesday, 30th January

Huffed and puffed but looked gloriously out of his depth.

Watford

0-1: Saturday, 27th January

Battling performance from the old war horse against the sort of side who he usually does well against.

Watford

0-1: Saturday, 27th January

Battling performance from the old war horse against the sort of side who he usually does well against.

Newcastle United

2-2: Saturday, 20th January

Gave his all, working tiresomely up and down the right flank.

Newcastle United

2-2: Saturday, 20th January

Got up and down the wing whenever possible but struggled in the second half.

Fulham

3-3: Saturday, 13th January

Always one to give 100%, Christian did what he was asked to do, be it on the right on in the middle. Contender for player of year, owing more to the downfall of so many.

Fulham

3-3: Saturday, 13th January

I thought he had a good game, although he's always on the brink of disaster. Realistically he is not good enough, and it's always worrying when he looks better than others.

Fulham

3-3: Saturday, 13th January

I thought he had a good game, although he's always on the brink of disaster. Realistically he is not good enough, and it's always worrying when he looks better than others.

Brighton & Hove Albion

3-0: Saturday, 6th January

Never lacking passion, Dailly did what the manager would have wanted. Only really tested once after he had moved into the centre.

Brighton & Hove Albion

3-0: Saturday, 6th January

Got into some good positions at right-back when you’d be wishing that it was someone else. Slotted in nicely at centre half.

Portsmouth

1-2: Tuesday, 26th December

(Replaced Spector, 69) Surprisingly decent at right midfield/ wing back/ whatever it was we changed to by then.

Fulham

0-0: Saturday, 23rd December

Better than he was given credit for, he made things difficult for the opposition strike force, which is all you can expect from the old war-horse these days. I’d just like it on record that I don’t really want curly hair too.

Chelsea

0-1: Saturday, 18th November

Did not play.

Chelsea

0-1: Saturday, 18th November

Did not play.

Chelsea

0-1: Saturday, 18th November

Did not play.

Chelsea

0-1: Saturday, 18th November

Did not play.

Blackburn Rovers

2-1: Sunday, 29th October

(Replaced McCartney, 89) A most bizarre substitution (central midfielder on for left-back?) that almost cost us the game.

Chesterfield

1-2: Tuesday, 24th October

Underrated player in the team. If only the team was made up of 10 Dailly’s (+ 1 Rob Green). Who would have thought we’d be saying that?!

Chesterfield

1-2: Tuesday, 24th October

West Ham's best outfield player on the night. If the rest of the team showed the same determination we might not be in the position we are.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-1: Sunday, 22nd October

(Replaced Harewood, 82) The reasons for his arrival are getting spoken of more than his cameo role.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-1: Sunday, 22nd October

(Replaced Harewood, 82) A bit unfortunate to see his header cleared otherwise little to note.

Portsmouth

0-2: Sunday, 15th October

Did not play.

Portsmouth

0-2: Sunday, 15th October

Did not play.

Reading

0-1: Sunday, 1st October

Only Mullins outshone him. His experience proved a great help; his reading of the game was superb.

Reading

0-1: Sunday, 1st October

A solid performance from the Scottish international, making his first start of the season at centre-half.

Manchester City

0-2: Saturday, 23rd September

Average.

Manchester City

0-2: Saturday, 23rd September

Poor distribution and poor defending at both right-back and centre-back.

Manchester City

0-2: Saturday, 23rd September

Poor distribution and poor defending at both right-back and centre-back.

Watford

1-1: Tuesday, 22nd August

Did not play.

Watford

1-1: Tuesday, 22nd August

Did not play.

Watford

1-1: Tuesday, 22nd August

Did not play.

Liverpool

3-3: Saturday, 13th May

(Replaced Fletcher, 77) No further comments.

Liverpool

3-3: Saturday, 13th May

(Replaced Fletcher, 77) Last year he was introduced at a similar stage in the play-off final to see out the game. This year he was moments away from doing another successful job.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-1: Sunday, 7th May

Did not play.

Manchester City

2-1: Monday, 20th March

Once again targeted by an opposition winger, he struggled against City's Reina. Sustained what could be a lengthy injury in a challenge which eventually led to West Ham's second goal.

Portsmouth

2-4: Saturday, 18th March

Comments to follow.

Bolton Wanderers

2-1: Wednesday, 15th March

(Replaced Reo-Coker, 98) I feel so nervous when he has the ball. Old habits I guess. He did well.

Bolton Wanderers

2-1: Wednesday, 15th March

(Replaced Reo-Coker, 98) With shades of last season's play-off final win over Preston, Dailly came on in extra-time to shore up a defence that looked in danger of collapsing. Job done.

Bolton Wanderers

1-4: Saturday, 11th March

(Replaced Ashton, 84) Didn’t do anything noticeable. But I’d still rather have him at right-back than Scaloni.

Everton

2-2: Saturday, 4th March

Did not play.

Everton

2-2: Saturday, 4th March

Bolton Wanderers

0-0: Saturday, 18th February

(Replaced Benayoun, 81) Got stuck in, delivered a couple of useful passes and generally did what Dailly does for the last ten minutes of a game. Job done.

Birmingham City

3-0: Monday, 13th February

(Replaced Mullins, 45) A decent half – kept it simple and had one shot that kept Taylor on his toes.

Birmingham City

3-0: Monday, 13th February

(Replaced Mullins, 45) A solid performance from Dailly despite an apparent preference for passing the ball backwards.

Sunderland

2-0: Saturday, 4th February

(Replaced Ashton, 83) Only on for a few minutes at the end so not much time to influence things.

Sunderland

2-0: Saturday, 4th February

(Replaced Ashton, 83) Only on for a few minutes at the end so not much time to influence things.

Blackburn Rovers

4-2: Saturday, 28th January

Started of a little shakily, possibly not helped by the attitude of those who insisted on jeering his every move during the early exchanges. Happily he settled down and turned in a fine performance and it was noticeable that the applause at his efforts was drowning out the less content elements of the crowd.

Blackburn Rovers

4-2: Saturday, 28th January

Started of a little shakily, possibly not helped by the attitude of those who insisted on jeering his every move during the early exchanges. Happily he settled down and turned in a fine performance and it was noticeable that the applause at his efforts was drowning out the less content elements of the crowd.

Fulham

2-1: Monday, 23rd January

(Replaced Zamora, 80) Wasn’t nearly as bad as people were making out, though the shot that he ballooned over was a bit embarrassing.

Aston Villa

2-1: Saturday, 14th January

(Replaced Etherington, 81) Came on for the closing period to get a foot in but barely had enough time to register.

Aston Villa

2-1: Saturday, 14th January

(Replaced Etherington, 81) Comments to follow.

Norwich City

2-1: Saturday, 7th January

(Replaced Etherington, 79) Comments to follow.

Chelsea

1-3: Monday, 2nd January

Comments to follow.

Charlton Athletic

0-2: Saturday, 31st December

Comments to follow.

Wigan Athletic

0-2: Saturday, 31st December

Comments to follow.

Portsmouth

1-1: Monday, 26th December

(Replaced Gabbidon, 39) Thrown in at right-back to replace Gabbidon.

Newcastle United

2-4: Saturday, 17th December

Did not play.

Everton

2-1: Wednesday, 14th December

(Replaced Etherington, 86) Comments to follow.

Blackburn Rovers

2-3: Saturday, 10th December

(Replaced Gabbidon, 21) Comments to follow.

Birmingham City

2-1: Monday, 5th December

(Replaced Benayoun, 90) Comments to follow.

Manchester United

1-2: Sunday, 27th November

(Replaced Sheringham, 71) Introuduced in order to nullify the threat of the ever-dangerous Rooney whose ability to slip between West Ham's two lines of defence had caused untold problems.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-1: Sunday, 20th November

Did not play.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-1: Sunday, 20th November

Did not play.

West Bromwich Albion

1-0: Saturday, 5th November

(Replaced Reo-Coker, 45) A fine performance in the middle – when we needed to get stuck in he was there and he played a major part in the goal.

West Bromwich Albion

1-0: Saturday, 5th November

(Replaced Reo-Coker, 45) A fine performance in the middle – when we needed to get stuck in he was there and he played a major part in the goal.

Liverpool

0-2: Monday, 31st October

Did not play.

Liverpool

0-2: Monday, 31st October

Did not play.

Bolton Wanderers

0-1: Wednesday, 26th October

Mr Reliable(ish). Worked doggedly and showed he can be good as cover.

Middlesbrough

2-1: Sunday, 23rd October

(Replaced Benayoun 90) Brought on during stoppage time to run a few seconds off the clock. Successful in that aim but otherwise no memorable contribution made.

Middlesbrough

2-1: Sunday, 23rd October

(Replaced Benayoun 90) Came on with just seconds remaining.

Manchester City

1-2: Sunday, 16th October

(Replaced Repka, 45) Was an improvement on Repka but not much – looked slow at times.

Manchester City

1-2: Sunday, 16th October

(Replaced Repka, 45) Replaced Tomas Repka but rarely got forward to support the attack as the Czech is capable of. Clearly not entirely comfortable at right-back.

Sunderland

1-1: Saturday, 1st October

(Replaced Repka, 67) Football genius came on and calmed things down a lot during the closing stages.

Sunderland

1-1: Saturday, 1st October

(Replaced Repka, 67) Solid. Offered much needed steel to a wobbly display from all four of our back line.

Sunderland

1-1: Saturday, 1st October

(Replaced Repka, 67) Sent on in place of Tomas Repka, Dailly played at centre-half for the first time this season whilst Danny Gabbidon moved to right-back. Dealt comfortably with much that was thrown at him for the remaining half-hour. A steadying and calming influence.

Arsenal

0-0: Saturday, 24th September

Did not play.

Arsenal

0-0: Saturday, 24th September

Did not play.

Arsenal

0-0: Saturday, 24th September

Did not play.

Arsenal

0-0: Saturday, 24th September

Did not play.

Sheffield Wednesday

4-2: Tuesday, 20th September

Comments to follow.

Fulham

2-1: Saturday, 17th September

Did not play.

Fulham

2-1: Saturday, 17th September

Did not play.

Aston Villa

4-0: Monday, 12th September

(Replaced Mullins, 90) Came on towards the end to give Mullins a well-earned rest.

Bolton Wanderers

1-2: Saturday, 27th August

Did not play.

Bolton Wanderers

1-2: Saturday, 27th August

Did not play.

Newcastle United

0-0: Saturday, 20th August

(Replaced Benayoun, 78) Got his foot in a couple of times in his 10 minute spell and might have scored with a header.

Newcastle United

0-0: Saturday, 20th August

(Replaced Benayoun, 78) Brought in to shore up the defence a la Preston in the play-off final. Did a sterling job for the 15 minutes or so he was let loose.

Blackburn Rovers

3-1: Saturday, 13th August

Displayed a worrying lack of pace at times and I‘ll be happier when Repka’s fit enough to take over the right back spot. Battled gamely on though and got some decent challenges in as the game progressed.

Blackburn Rovers

3-1: Saturday, 13th August

Displayed a worrying lack of pace at times and I‘ll be happier when Repka’s fit enough to take over the right back spot. Battled gamely on though and got some decent challenges in as the game progressed.

Blackburn Rovers

3-1: Saturday, 13th August

Displayed a worrying lack of pace at times and I‘ll be happier when Repka’s fit enough to take over the right back spot. Battled gamely on though and got some decent challenges in as the game progressed.
Christian Dailly did not play for West Ham during this season.

Christian Dailly did not play for West Ham during this season.

Christian Dailly did not play for West Ham during this season.

Christian Dailly did not play for West Ham during this season.

Christian Dailly did not play for West Ham during this season.