Ben Davies (footballer, born 1993)

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Ben Davies
Ben Davies Swansea City.jpg
Davies playing for Swansea City in 2013
Personal information
Full name Benjamin Thomas Davies[1]
Date of birth (1993-04-24) 24 April 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Neath, Wales
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Tottenham Hotspur
Number 33
Youth career
Swansea City
Viborg FF
Swansea City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Swansea City 71 (3)
2014– Tottenham Hotspur 0 (0)
National team
2011 Wales U19 3 (0)
2012– Wales 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17.03, 11 May 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Benjamin Thomas "Ben" Davies (born 24 April 1993) is a Welsh professional footballer who plays for Tottenham Hotspur as a left back.

Club career[edit]

Swansea City[edit]

After spending time with the youth ranks and signing a new two-year contract with Swansea City of the Premier League, Davies made his first-team debut against West Ham United on 25 August 2012, coming on as an 84th minute substitute for Neil Taylor in a 3–0 home win.[3][4]

Davies became a regular starter for Swansea in the 2012–13 season following a long term injury to first choice left back Neil Taylor.[5]

On 23 November 2012, Davies signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract with Swansea.[6]

On 19 January 2013, Davies scored his first goal for Swansea against Stoke City in a 3-1 victory.[7] In doing so he became Swansea's youngest ever scorer in the Premier League. In September 2013, he scored his second and third Premier League goals for Swansea, against West Brom and Arsenal respectively.[8][9]

On 24 December 2013, Davies signed a one-year contract extension, keeping him at Swansea until June 2017.[10]

Tottenham Hotspur[edit]

On 23 July 2014, Davies joined Tottenham Hotspur on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee. He joined on the same day as his Swansea teammate Michel Vorm, Gylfi Sigurðsson being exchanged as part of the deal.[11][12]

International career[edit]

In September 2012 Davies was selected for the Wales national football team squad for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification matches in September 2012. He replaced club teammate Neil Taylor, who had suffered a serious injury in a Premier League match against Sunderland.[13] He made his full international debut in the 2–1 win against Scotland on 12 October 2012.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 11 May 2014.[15]
Club Season Division League FA Cup League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Swansea City 2012–13 Premier League 37 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 44 1
2013–14 34 2 0 0 0 0 7 0 41 2
Career total 71 3 1 0 6 0 7 0 85 3

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Swansea City

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists" (PDF). Premier League. 2 September 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Swansea City player profile". 25 April 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Defender Ben Davies signs new Swansea City contract". BBC Sport. 16 July 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Williams, Aled (25 August 2012). "Swansea 3–0 West Ham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Swansea City youngster Ben Davies happy to be thrown in deep end". Wales Online. 9 October 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Ben Davies signs new Swansea City contract". BBC Sport. 23 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Swansea 3–1 Stoke". BBC Sport. 19 January 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "West Brom 0–2 Swansea". BBC Sport. 1 September 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Swansea 1–2 Arsenal". BBC Sport. 28 September 2013. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  10. ^ "Swansea defender Ben Davies signs a contract extension until 2017". Sky Sports. 24 December 2013. 
  11. ^ "Deal for Swansea duo agreed". tottenhamhotspur.com. 23 July 2014. 
  12. ^ "Sigurdsson seals Swans return". Swansea City A.F.C. 23 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  13. ^ "Davies called up to Wales squad as replacement for crocked Taylor". Daily Mail. 3 September 2012. 
  14. ^ http://www.faw.org.uk/MatchReport.ink?MatchID=58372&type=m
  15. ^ Ben Davies career stats at Soccerbase

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