Danny Fullbrook, the chief football writer of the Daily Star, was well known to fans and players both as a writer and as a regular and forthright guest on the Sunday Supplement, talkSPORT, Radio 5 Live’s 606 and a host of other media outlets. He was a larger than life character, earning himself the nickname ‘Frank and Fearless’ and was sadly taken from us early at the age of 40 after an 18-month battle with cancer.
He was passionate, fiercely loyal, noisy and above all, great fun! His warm hearted character was well known and he was especially generous and encouraging to those starting out. In short, he lived life and enjoyed work fearlessly and with a great passion for every project and every task.
Danny was born in Chelsea, attended the University of Hull and did his journalism training in Preston. His career saw him work in Hull and Birmingham before joining the Daily Star. He quickly moved to London to work for first the Sunday Mirror before returning to the Daily Star in 2000 as chief football writer. Aged 28, he was by some years the youngest in such a position on any Fleet Street newspaper but soon proved that age was no barrier to being at the very top of the game.
He also co-wrote a number of books on football, including one on his beloved Fulham’s first season in the Premier League.