Ben Davies (footballer, born 1995)

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Ben Davies
Ben Davies 1.jpg
Davies following a York City match in 2013
Personal information
Full name Benjamin Keith Davies[1]
Date of birth (1995-08-11) 11 August 1995 (age 19)[1]
Place of birth Barrow-in-Furness, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Preston North End
Number 20
Youth career
000?–2013 Preston North End
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– Preston North End 7 (0)
2013–2014 York City (loan) 44 (0)
2014 Tranmere Rovers (loan) 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:03, 22 October 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Benjamin Keith "Ben" Davies (born 11 August 1995) is an English professional footballer who plays for Preston North End as a defender. He has had recent loan spells with York City and Tranmere Rovers.

Career[edit]

Born in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria,[1] Davies signed with the youth system at Preston North End after being spotted playing for Furness Rovers aged 11.[3] He made his debut for the first team in a home 2–2 draw against Coventry City on 26 January 2013 at the age of 17 years old, completing 83 minutes before being replaced by David Buchanan.[4] During the game he provided an assist for Nicky Wroe's 60th minute equaliser and picked up a yellow card for a foul on Cyrus Christie.[4][5] He drew praise from Preston manager Graham Westley, who likened Davies' transition into the first team to that of George Boyd at Stevenage.[5] Davies kept his place for the next game against Shreswbury Town at Deepdale.[4] His second game did not go as well as his debut, conceding a 90th minute penalty (for which he picked up a booking), fouling Marvin Morgan in the penalty box.[4][6] He was substituted shortly after for Paul Huntington, with Preston to ultimately lose the game.[6] He signed a one-year professional contract at Preston, with an option to extend for a second year, in May 2013, after being named the club's Scholar of the Year for the 2012–13 season.[7]

Davies joined League Two side York City on a one-month loan on 19 July 2013.[8] He made his debut in a 1–0 home win over Northampton Town on 3 August 2013, in the first game of the 2013–14 season.[9] On 15 August 2013, his loan was extended until January 2014, having appeared in York's opening two games.[9][10]

Davies signed for Tranmere Rovers of League Two on a one-month loan on 19 September 2014 and made his debut a day later in a 2–1 home defeat to Exeter City.[11][12] He played in four matches for Tranmere returning to Preston once the loan ended on 22 October 2014.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 7 October 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Preston North End 2012–13[4] League One 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2014–15[12] League One 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0
Total 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 0
York City (loan) 2013–14[9] League Two 44 0 0 0 0 0 3[a] 0 47 0
Tranmere Rovers (loan) 2014–15[12] League Two 3 0 1[b] 0 4 0
Career total 54 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 60 0
  1. ^ One appearance in Football League Trophy, two in League Two play-offs
  2. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Brown, Tony; Joyce, Michael; Longbottom, David, eds. (2013). English National Football Archive Yearbook 2013. Tony Brown. p. 119. ISBN 978-1-905891-62-7. 
  2. ^ "York City FC Player Profiles". York City F.C. Archived from the original on 11 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Barrow boy Ben’s dream PNE debut". North-West Evening Mail (Barrow-in-Furness). 28 January 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Games played by Ben Davies in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 14 February 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "PNE youngster set for the top". Lancashire Evening Post (Preston). 28 January 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Preston 1–2 Shrewsbury". BBC Sport. 2 February 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Davies targeting regular PNE spot". Lancashire Evening Post (Preston). 4 May 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "York City bring in Preston defender Ben Davies on loan". BBC Sport. 19 July 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c "Games played by Ben Davies in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Ben Davies on Twitter". Twitter. 15 August 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Tranmere Rovers: Ben Davies joins from Preston on loan". BBC Sport. 19 September 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  12. ^ a b c "Games played by Ben Davies in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  13. ^ "Davies Loan Spell Ends". Tranmere Rovers F.C. 22 October 2014. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 

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