Dickie Davis

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Dickie Davis
Personal information
Full name Richard Daniel Davis
Date of birth (1922-01-22)22 January 1922
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Date of death August 1999
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946–1953 Sunderland 144 (73)
1953–1957 Darlington 93 (32)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Dickie Davis (22 January 1922 - August 1999[1]) is a British former footballer, born in Birmingham, England, who played for Sunderland and Darlington as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Davis made his debut for Sunderland on 7 December 1946 against Leeds United in a 1–1 draw at Elland Road.[2] He finished as the Football League First Division's top scorer in the 1949–50 season with 25 goals.[3] During his time at Roker Park spanning from 1946 to 1953, where he made 144 league appearances, scoring 73 goals.[4] He then moved onto Darlington in 1954 and scored 32 goals in 93 league appearances in 4 seasons at Feethams.[5] In 1957 he retired from football, aged 35.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Davis, Richard Daniel. "England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007". ancestry.com. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Leeds United 1-1 Sunderland". The Stat Cat. Retrieved 2008-08-01. 
  3. ^ "Football League Div 1 & 2 Leading Goalscorers 1947-92". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2008-08-01. 
  4. ^ "Dickie Davis". The Stat Cat. Retrieved 2008-08-01. 
  5. ^ "DARLINGTON : 1946/47 - 1988/89 & 1990/91 - 2007/08". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 2008-08-01. 
  6. ^ "Dickie Davis". A Love Supreme. Retrieved 2008-08-01.