David Davies (footballer born 1888)

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David Davies
Personal information
Full name David Walter Davies
Date of birth (1888-10-01)1 October 1888
Place of birth Treharris, Wales
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Centre forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1908–1909 Merthyr Town
1910–1912 Treharris
1912–1913 Oldham Athlectic
1913 Stockport County
1913–1915 Sheffield United 27 (9)
1915–1916 Cardiff City
1919 Millwall Athletic
1919–1920 Merthyr Town
1920–1921 Treharris Albion
National team
1911–1913 Wales 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:18, 12 July 2011 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:18, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

David Walter Davies (born 1 October 1888, date of death unknown) was a Welsh footballer who played for Oldham Athletic and Sheffield United in the Football League First Division. He also made two appearances for Wales. He was born in Treharris, Wales.

Club career[edit]

Davies was a former miner who made his league début whilst at Oldham Athletic in 1912.[1] He soon transferred to Sheffield United via a brief stay at Stockport County. He spend two seasons at Bramall Lane, playing in the side that won the FA Cup in 1915 (although he himself did not feature in the final.)[1]

With the outbreak of war Davies was released and returned to Wales where he became a miner once more whilst continuing to play football for local teams.[1]

International career[edit]

Davis made two appearances for Wales, the first whilst at Treharris, the second after his move to Oldham Athlectic.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Denis Clarebrough & Andrew Kirkham (2008). Sheffield United Who's Who. Hallamshire Press. p. 98. ISBN 978-1-874718-69-7.