David Davies (footballer born 1879)
|Full name||David Charles Davies|
|Date of birth||1879|
|Place of birth||Talgarth, Wales|
|Date of death||13 September 1956|
|Place of death||Talgarth, Wales|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
David Charles Davies (1879 – 13 September 1956) was a Welsh footballer who played at outside-left for various minor sides around the turn of the twentieth century as well as making two appearances for Wales.
Davies was born in Talgarth, Breconshire and started his football career with the local village side before moving to the larger towns of Builth Wells and Brecon where he earned a reputation as a "star forward", being described in one report as "a very reliable forward, quick in his movements, accurate in his passes and deadly at goal".
In the summer of 1899, he was offered professional terms by both the clubs then operating in Hereford, just across the border in England. He rejected the offer from Hereford Thistle (who were to fold later that summer) and signed with Hereford Town, then playing in the Birmingham & District League. Davies injured his knee in his first league match for Hereford, against Shrewsbury, which was to eventually end his career.
Life outside football
- Davies, Gareth; Garland, Ian (1991). Who's Who of Welsh International Soccer Players. Bridge Books. p. 36. ISBN 1-872424-11-2.
- "Ireland 1 Wales 0". Welsh international matches. Welsh Football Data Archive. 4 March 1899. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
- "Wales 2 Ireland 0". Welsh international matches. Welsh Football Data Archive. 24 February 1900. Retrieved 12 October 2010.