We’re invincible! The words shouted in the famous Killie song by the ‘not-so-great’ Rolf Harris. For that cup final, we were certainly not invincible, but we did have an invincible. Danny Invincible. With his slicked back hair and twangy Australian accent, he certainly did not strike fear into the hearts of defenders. But he had a cool name, and that’s all that counts. Right?
He started his career as a young footballer in Australia, playing for clubs including Brisbane Strikers and Marconi Stallions. He was then signed by Swindon Town in the summer of 2000. He was at the club for three years, in that time scoring 22 goals in 128 games. Invincible’s most important goal for the club came when he scored a last-minute winner to save Peterborough from relegation. His ‘sparkling’ form earned him a move north to Rugby Park.
Invincible came to us in 2003, a transfer which was seen as a bit of a joke at the time. Little did we know just how lucky we were, that we now had the great Danny Invincible at Rugby Park *sarcasm intended*. He was signed by Jim Jeffries on a free transfer, on an initial one year contract. Little did we know that we would be stuck with him for eight years. He flitted between the wing and up front, while wearing the number 11 shirt. In his first season, he scored 5 goals in 21 games, which was good enough to give him an extended contract. In 2006, he had the chance to sign for top Australian A-League side Melbourne Victory, instead choosing to stay at Killie.
Maybe he would miss the bright lights of John Finnie Street?
His biggest goal for the club came in the CIS league Cup semi-final in late 2006, when he scored the winner in a 3-2 win over Motherwell. We finally released Invincible in January 2011, with him hitting the back of the net 32 times in 199 games. Since he left, his career hasn’t really worked out. HE had a brief spell with St Johnstone, scoring one goal in ten games, before having brief spells with Ermis Aradippou in Cyprus and Army United in Thailand. He left there in 2013 and seems to be currently without a club.
Even though we make jokes about Danny, he was a very loyal player for eight years and always gave his best for the club. Although maybe lacking in skill, he made up for this in desire and hard work. And even though you may be better than him at football, did you get a shoutout from Rolf Harris?