Billy Davies (Welsh footballer)

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Billy Davies
Personal information
Full name William Charles Davies
Date of birth 1883
Place of birth Welshpool, Wales
Date of death Unknown
Playing position Outside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Rhayader
Llandrindod
Knighton
1903–1905 Shrewsbury Town
1905–1907 Stoke 16 (1)
1907–1908 Crystal Palace 31 (3)
1908–1910 West Bromwich Albion 53 (4)
1910–1915 Crystal Palace 162 (18)
Total 262 (26)
National team
1908–1914 Wales 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

William "Billy" Davies (1883 – unknown) was a Welsh international footballer who played as an outside forward.[1]

Career[edit]

Davies was born in Welshpool and played for Rhayader, Llandrindod, Knighton and Shrewsbury Town before he joined Stoke in 1905. He played 17 times for Stoke in two seasons scoring once against Preston North End on the final day of the 1906–07 which saw Stoke suffer relegation. He then spent a season with Crystal Palace before playing over 50 matches for West Bromwich Albion. He returned to Palace in 1910 and went on to play 162 times in five years.[2]

He was capped on four occasions by the Wales national football team.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke 1905–06 4 0 0 0 4 0
1906–07 12 1 1 0 13 1
Crystal Palace 1907–08 31 3 3 1 34 4
West Bromwich Albion 1908–09 33 3 2 0 35 3
1909–10 20 1 1 0 21 1
Crystal Palace 1910–15 162 18 162 18
Career Total 262 26 7 1 269 27

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Soccerdata. ISBN 1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ All-time Crystal Palace player appearances