Julius Davies

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Julius Davies
Julius Davies.jpg
Davies playing for Melbourne Victory in 2012
Personal information
Full name Julius Doe Davies
Date of birth (1994-09-30) 30 September 1994 (age 19)
Place of birth Monrovia, Liberia[1]
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Striker / Winger
Club information
Current team
Oțelul Galați
Youth career
2007–2008 Swan IC
2009 Inglewood United
2009–2011 Bayern Munich
2011–2012 1899 Hoffenheim
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Melbourne Victory 2 (0)
2013–2014 Brisbane Roar 2 (0)
2014– Oțelul Galați 0 (0)
National team
2008 Australia U-17
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Julius Doe Davies (born 30 September 1994) is a Liberian-Australian football (soccer) player, who plays for Oțelul Galați in the Liga I.

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Whilst in Australia he played for Swan IC Football Club coached by John Ralph and Inglewood United.[2] In 2009 he went to Germany where he was offered a contract by Bayern Munich to play in the U17 team, which he scored nine goals from 20 appearances. He later moved to 1899 Hoffenheim only making five appearances in their U19 team, before returning to Australia at the age of seventeen. He started training with Melbourne Victory and signed a youth contract with the club until the end of the 2011–12 A-League season.[3]

Melbourne Victory[edit]

On 24 January 2012, it was confirmed that Davies had signed with Melbourne Victory after impressing the staff during his two weeks of training with the club. On 16 March 2012 it was confirmed that Davies was cleared to play for Melbourne Victory and on the same day made his professional debut for the club in a round 26 match against Wellington Phoenix at AAMI Park as an 81st minute substitute for Harry Kewell in which Melbourne won 3–0, picking up an assist in the process.[4] Julius then continued his stay at Melbourne Victory by signing an extension to 30 April 2013. On 9 January 2013, it was announced that he was to leave the club by mutual termination.[5]

Brisbane Roar[edit]

On 9 January 2013, he signed with A-League club Brisbane Roar after his contract with Melbourne Victory was mutually terminated.[6] Davies made his Brisbane Roar debut against the Western Sydney Wanderers at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on 20 January 2013, as an 81st minute substitute for Ben Halloran.

Oțelul Galați[edit]

In July 2014, Davies was released from Brisbane Roar so he could join Romanian side Oțelul Galați.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Davies was born in Monrovia, Liberia. He came to Perth, Australia from Sierra Leone as an eleven-year-old refugee. He lived in Australia for four and a half years, six months short of being eligible for Australian citizenship.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Julius Davies". footballzz.co.uk. 4 September 1994. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Julius Davies". Worldfootball.net. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Ormond, Aidan (12 January 2012). "Julius Doe Davies Eyes The A-League". FourFourTwoAustalia. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Melbourne Victory v Wellington Phoenix". Football Australia. 16 March 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Ormond, Aidan (24 January 2012). "‘Magilton Right To Slate Victory’". FourFourTwoAustalia. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Davies leaves Victory for Roar". Football Australia. 9 January 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  7. ^ http://www.dolce-sport.ro/fotbal/fotbal-intern/otelul-a-transferat-trei-jucatori-cine-a-semnat-cu-echipa-galateana-35780/
  8. ^ http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/julius-davies-the-boy-with-no-country/story-fn6bmf6t-1225943944046[dead link]

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