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Who is Jake Daniels? Age And Key Facts Of UK's Only Openly Gay Footballer

Bridie Adams

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Who is Jake Daniels? Age And Key Facts Of UK's Only Openly Gay Footballer

17-year old Jake Daniels has come out as gay, making him the only publicly LGBTQ male professional footballer in the UK.

Who is Jake Daniels and why is he famous?

Jake Daniels is a professional footballer who plays as a forward. He has a professional contract with Blackpool until June 2024, and has scored 30 goals for their under-19s team this season. 

Daniels is the first British male footballer to come out as gay since 1990. He has said he was fed up of lying about who he really is, and wants to make the sport he loves a better, more welcoming place. He says he feels enormously liberated and supported so far. 

Jake Daniels Key Facts

  • Age: 17
  • DoB: 8th January 2005
  • Nationality: English
  • Net Worth: Currently unknown
  • TikTok Followers: 2222
  • Instagram Followers: 5619
  • Twitter Followers: 2736

All numbers correct as of 16th May 2022.

Jake Daniels #43 of Blackpool during the pre-game warmup - Credit Alamy
Jake Daniels #43 of Blackpool during the pre-game warmup - Credit Alamy

How old is Jake Daniels?

Jake Daniels was born in Bipsham in 2005, making him 17 years old. Although he knew he was gay at around age five or six, he thought his sexuality would clash with his interest in football. Now, he says, he’s ready to be himself.

Jake Daniels Net Worth: How much does Jake Daniels earn?

Jake Daniels’ net worth and salary is currently unknown.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Football, LGBTQ, Sport

Bridie Adams
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