Dan Crowley (born 3 August 1997) is a professional footballer who plays as a left winger for Willem II.
A creative midfielder with quick feet, strong dribbling skills and a specialism for set pieces. As his reputation grew he was hailed as the ‘next Jack Wilshere’ and a future wonderkid.
Started his career with Aston Villa.
Made appearances for the Aston Villa Under-16’s at the age of 12 and the Under-18’s aged 15.
Won the 2012-13 NextGen Series beating Chelsea in the final.
Joined Arsenal in August 2013 for £209,000 as he was under 16 and had not played for Aston Villa Under-18’s.
Signing his first professional contract with Arsenal in 2014.
Included in the Arsenal first team squad for their pre-season tour of Singapore in summer 2015.
Join League One side Barnsley on a six month loan in July 2015.
Made his professional debut in August 2015 in their season opener against Chesterfield.
Scored his first goal in football Football League Cup match against Everton in August 2015.
His loan was terminated early as he was recalled by Arsenal in October.
Finished his loan spell with 1 goal in 13 games.
Lee Johnson later claimed that Crowley is “the best 18-year-old I’ve ever seen”.
Oxford United (loan)
Signed for League One side Oxford United on loan until the end of the season in July 2016.
His loan ended six months early in December 2016.
Made 11 appearances in all competitions and scored 3 goals.
Go Ahead Eagles (loan)
Had a successful trial at the Dutch club Go Ahead Eagles in December 2016.
Scored his first goal for Go Ahead Eagles against Vitesse in February 2017.
Joined Willem II in July 2017, signing a three-year deal.
Eligible to play for both England and Ireland at international level.
Has represented both England and the Republic of Ireland at youth levels.