One of three bothers who played in the same Tottenham team, as a talented youngster, Danny Steel moved quickly to the top of the game, he reached a plateau when he joined Glasgow Rangers.
Making a name for himself with his hometown side Newmilns, Airdrie snapped him up and it was just a couple of months before he was on the move again; this time to Ibrox. However, once there, he failed to make any headway in getting into the first team, making only three appearances. It was surprising, as Danny had played for Scotland in two junior internationals, but after a couple of years, he moved to London to join Spurs in May 1906.
Signed as a half-back, Steel found it just as hard to break into the team as he had at Rangers. It was five months later that he got a debut in a 0-5 defeat at West Ham United. Another nine games in the two leagues Spurs were playing in proved enough to take him on for a further spell as cover for the half-back line.
Injury hit Walter Bull and allowed Danny a route to the first team. His confidence grew with a regular place in the side and he became a creative midfielder, providing supply to his forwards, with his pace and determination making up for a lack of aggressiveness.
After six years with Spurs, Danny left for Third Lanark in July 1912.
Danny Steel died in Marylebone, London on 29th April 1931.