Crawley Town Football Club can officially confirm that club legend Dannie Bulman has retired from professional football. In an accomplished career that spanned over 20 years, Bulman made over 500 club appearances, with over 400 of those coming at the Red Devils.
Bulman first joined the Reds on loan from Stevenage in 2006 before signing permanently the following season. In between his stints at the club, Bulman has also played for Oxford United and A.F.C Wimbledon.
During Dannie’s career as a Red, he helped the club secure promotion to the Football League for the first time in the club’s history. As well as reaching the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup in the same season where we lost 1-0 to Manchester United at Old Trafford. The following season, Bulman helped the club achieve back to back promotions to secure League One status. More recently, Dannie was heavily involved in the club’s historic League Cup run, which saw us reach the fourth round for the first time.
Bulman’s last appearance in a Crawley shirt came in pre-season when Crawley visited Beckenham Town. Since then, Bulman has been been involved with the coaching staff and commercial team at the club.
The club are delighted to confirm that Dannie will be embarking on a beneficiary year, which will include several events to celebrate the veteran midfielder's incredible career. At the end of the 12-month period, Bulman will play his final game in Crawley colours during a testimonial fixture. More information on a testimonial fixture will be released towards the end of Bulman's beneficiary year.
As part of his beneficiary year, Bulman will be heavily involved with the Crawley Town Football Club End of Season Awards, which will take place at the end of the 2021/22 season.
During the awards evening, Crawley Town Football Club will be launching the Dannie Bulman Award. This award will be given to someone who has given exceptional service to the club, just as Bulman did during his 400 appearances for the Red Devils. A date and venue for the End of Season Awards will be released in the coming days.
More events in Bulman’s beneficiary year will be announced in due course once dates and venues have been confirmed.
An interview with Dannie can be found on the club’s YouTube channel, where the former midfielder speaks about his plans for the future and explains his beneficiary year in more detail.
Everyone at Crawley Town Football Club wishes to thank Dannie for his incredible service in a Crawley shirt and looks forward to developing the ongoing relationship in the future.