Christian Dailly (Defender)
23rd Oct 1973 (Dundee)Signed:
18th Jan 2001 (£1,750,000)Contract:
Details unknownPrevious Club:
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.