Andrew Davies (footballer)

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Andrew Davies
Andy Davies.jpg
Davies in 2010
Personal information
Full name Andrew John Davies
Date of birth (1984-12-17) 17 December 1984 (age 29)
Place of birth Stockton-on-Tees, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Bradford City
Number 5
Youth career
1998–2002 Middlesbrough
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2008 Middlesbrough 53 (0)
2005 Queens Park Rangers (loan) 9 (0)
2005–2006 Derby County (loan) 23 (3)
2007–2008 Southampton (loan) 12 (0)
2008 Southampton 11 (0)
2008–2012 Stoke City 2 (0)
2009 Preston North End (loan) 5 (0)
2009 Sheffield United (loan) 8 (0)
2010 Walsall (loan) 3 (0)
2011 Middlesbrough (loan) 6 (0)
2011 Crystal Palace (loan) 1 (0)
2011–2012 Bradford City (loan) 26 (2)
2012– Bradford City 56 (5)
National team
2007 England U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:58, 3 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Andrew John Davies (born 17 December 1984) is an English professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Bradford City. He has been capped for England at Under-21 level.

Playing career[edit]

Middlesbrough[edit]

Davies was born in Stockton-on-Tees and went to Northfield School in Billingham near Middlesbrough. He joined Middlesbrough as a thirteen-year-old and moved up the ranks of the club, achieving a place in the reserve side. He signed professional terms with October 2002 after impressing in the Under-19s and as captain of the reserve team. He made his debut on 6 November 2002, in a League Cup defeat against Ipswich Town. His Barclaycard Premiership debut came three months later in a 5–2 defeat at home to Aston Villa.

He made nine further appearances during the 2003–04 season before suffering a broken leg in a reserve league game in March 2004. He made two appearances in the first half of the 2004–05 season before joining Queens Park Rangers on an initial one month's loan in January to gain some first team experience, eventually remaining there for three months. In July 2005 he was loaned out again, to Derby County.

This was initially for a period of six months, although it was later extended to a full season's loan. However, an injury crisis at Middlesbrough prompted them to recall Davies in January 2006. Davies had generally impressed during his time at Derby, despite being sent off on three occasions. On his return to the Riverside he played a significant role in Middlesbrough's journey to the semi finals of the FA Cup and final of the UEFA Cup. With Gareth Southgate committing to youth in 2006–07, Davies found his way into the first team and made 23 appearances in all.

Southampton[edit]

Davies signed for Southampton on 9 October 2007 on an initial 3-month loan with a view to a permanent transfer in January.[1] On 10 January 2008 the signing was made permanent, for an undisclosed fee.[2]

He missed the last few matches of the 2007–08 season as a result of a fractured cheek bone incurred in March 2008. Despite only playing for half a season, he was voted the Saints "player of the season".

Stoke City[edit]

On 19 August 2008 he signed for newly promoted Stoke City for an undisclosed fee, signing a four-year contract. Davies did not feature until the beginning of December 2008 when he made several appearances on the bench with his first being an away game against Newcastle. Davies made his Stoke City debut against Manchester United, coming on as a substitute for Rory Delap in the 72nd minute on Boxing Day 2008. Davies was filling in at right back after Andy Wilkinson had been sent off for a second bookable offence. He made another substitute appearance on 28 December 2008 against West Ham Davies made his first Stoke City start against Hartlepool in the F.A Cup third Round which ended in a shock 2–0 victory for the League One Side. Davies sustained an injury in the 71st minute when he fell into the Hartlepool dugout. Davies played no further part in Stoke's 2008–09 campaign.

Loan moves[edit]

On 13 February 2009 Davies signed for Preston North End on a one month emergency loan.[3] Having failed to make the bench for Stoke at the start of the 2009–10 season Davies joined Sheffield United on a three-month loan in September 2009, making his debut in the Steel City derby.[4] With his loan expiring in December Davies returned to Stoke having played eight times for The Blades.[5] After being left out of Stoke's 25-man squad, Davies joined Walsall for an initial months loan on 6 October 2010.[6]

On 18 February, he re-joined Boro on loan for the rest of the 2010–11 season[7] and made his debut against in a 3–2 victory at Millwall the same day.[8]

On 3 August 2011 Davies joined Crystal Palace on a one-month loan deal,[9] but only made one league appearance for the Eagles before returning to Stoke.

He signed for Bradford City on a three-month loan on 23 September 2011.[10][11] He was sent off on both his debut and second game for Bradford, following a three-game suspension, prompting a further four-game ban. In December 2011 Davies agreed to extend his loan until the end of the season.[12] He scored his first goal for the club with a curling free kick on 21 January 2012, in a 1–1 draw at home to Burton Albion.[13] He appeared to score his second goal for the club against Bristol Rovers, however the goal was eventually credited to team mate David Syers.[14] His second goal of 2012 came in the 5th minute of injury time against Port Vale in a 1 – 1 draw on 14 February.[15] Davies was sent off for a third time in the 2011/2012 season following a post-match brawl against Crawley Town. He received a 5 match ban and was one of 5 players to receive red cards following the brawl.

Bradford City[edit]

Davies with the victory parade that followed Bradford City's victory in the 2013 Football League Two play-off Final

On 24 May 2012 Bradford announced that Davies had agreed a permanent contract on a one-year deal.[16] He played his first game since joining the club permanently on 18 August against Gillingham.[17] He scored his first goal of the season on 25 August in a 5–1 victory over AFC Wimbledon, scoring directly from a free-kick.[18] On 15 September, he scored his second goal of the season during a 3–0 win at home against Barnet.[19] A week later he scored his third goal of the season, opening the scoring in a 2–0 win away to Oxford United.[20] On 8 June 2013, Davies signed a new 2 year deal with Bradford City with the option of a third year. On 11 October, it was revealed that Davies was to be out for up to four months with injury, after undergoing knee surgery.[21]

International[edit]

Davies received one cap at England U21 level.

Family[edit]

His elder brother, Mark is a cricketer with Kent.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 3 May 2014.[22]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Middlesbrough 2002–03 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
2003–04 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
2004–05 3 0 0 0 2 0 5 0
2005–06 12 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 16 0
2006–07 23 0 3 0 0 0 26 0
2007–08 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
Total 53 0 3 0 4 0 4 0 64 0
Queens Park Rangers (Loan) 2004–05 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Total 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Derby County (Loan) 2005–06 23 3 1 0 0 0 24 3
Total 23 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 24 3
Southampton 2007–08 23 0 2 0 0 0 25 0
Total 23 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 25 0
Stoke City 2008–09 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
2009–10 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2010–11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Preston North End (Loan) 2008–09 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Sheffield United (Loan) 2009–10 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Total 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Walsall (Loan) 2010–11 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Middlesbrough (Loan) 2010–11 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Total 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Crystal Palace (Loan) 2011–12 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Total 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Bradford City (Loan) 2011–12 26 2 2 0 1 0 29 2
Total 26 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 29 2
Bradford City 2012–13 28 4 0 0 2 0 2 0 32 4
2013–14 28 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 1
Total 56 5 0 0 2 0 2 0 60 5
Career total 215 10 10 0 8 0 6 0 239 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Davies signs". www.saintsfc.co.uk. Archived from the original on 12 October 2007. Retrieved 9 October 2007. 
  2. ^ "Davies leaves Boro to join Saints". BBC. 10 January 2008. Archived from the original on 13 January 2008. Retrieved 11 January 2008. 
  3. ^ "Preston seal loan deal for Davies". BBC Sport. 13 February 2009. Archived from the original on 16 February 2009. Retrieved 13 February 2009. 
  4. ^ "Davies' Blades Switch". Stoke City FC. 18 September 2009. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Blades loan duo sent back to clubs". The Sheffield Star. 16 December 2009. Archived from the original on 20 December 2009. Retrieved 16 December 2009. 
  6. ^ "PREMIER LEAGUE DEFENDER CHECKS IN". walsallfc.com. 6 October 2010. Archived from the original on 4 March 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Davies Loan To Middlesbrough". Stoke City FC. 18 February 2011. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "Millwall 2–3 Middlesbrough". BBC Sport. 18 February 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
  9. ^ "Loan Deals agreed". Crystal Palace F.C. official website. 3 August 2011. Archived from the original on 8 August 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  10. ^ Simon Parker (23 September 2011). "Stoke defender joins Bradford City on loan". Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
  11. ^ "Davies arrives on loan". Bradford City FC. 23 September 2011. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "Bradford City extend Andrew Davies loan" BBC. 29 December 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  13. ^ "Bradford 1–1 Burton" BBC Sport. 21 January 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  14. ^ "Syers confirmed as Rovers goalscorer". Bradford City FC. 30 January 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  15. ^ "Bradford City 1 Port Vale 1". Bradford City FC. 14 February 2012. Archived from the original on 3 June 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  16. ^ "Davies agrees permanent deal". Bradford City FC. 24 May 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  17. ^ "Gillingham 3–1 Bradford" BBC Sport. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  18. ^ "Bradford 5–1 AFC Wimbledon" BBC Sport. 25 August 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  19. ^ "Bradford 3–0 Barnet" BBC Sport. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  20. ^ "Oxford Utd 0–2 Bradford" BBC Sport. 22 September 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
  21. ^ "Bradford City: Andrew Davies out for up to four months" BBC Sport. 11 October 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
  22. ^ Andrew Davies career stats at Soccerbase

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