Andy Davidson (footballer)

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Andy Davidson
Personal information
Date of birth (1932-07-13)13 July 1932
Place of birth Douglas Water, Scotland
Date of death 5 April 2014(2014-04-05) (aged 81)
Place of death Beverley, Yorkshire, England
Playing position Right back
Youth career
Douglas Water Thistle
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1952–1968 Hull City 520 (18)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Andrew "Andy" Davidson (13 July 1932 – 5 April 2014),[1] also known as Jock Davidson, was a Scottish professional footballer born in Douglas Water. As of 2014 Davidson remained the record appearances holder for Hull City, having played 579 times for the club from 1952 to 1968, despite suffering from a broken leg three times during his career.

Davidson arrived at the club after his brother David, six years his senior, had joined the Tigers in 1946 after his work as a long-distance lorry driver brought him south to Hull docks and a brazen request for a trial had been enough to win over manager Frank Buckley at the newly opened Boothferry Park. He made his debut against Blackburn Rovers in 1952, playing as a centre-forward, but established himself as a tough-tacking full-back over 18 seasons with the club.

After retiring through injury in 1968, Davidson remained with Hull City until 1979, working as a scout, coach, and as assistant manager to both John Kaye and Ken Houghton. After leaving the club he lived in South Cave, with his wife Susan. He died aged 81 on 5 April 2014, in a nursing home in Beverley, East Yorkshire.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hannan, Martin (8 April 2014). "Obituary: Andrew ‘Jock’ Davidson, footballer". The Scotsman. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find out about Hull City Football Club". BBC Humber. Retrieved 24 June 2007. 
  3. ^ Matthew Rudd (9 September 2012). "The remarkable career of Hull City's Andy Davidson". When Saturday Comes. 
  4. ^ "Profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 8 April 2014.