Andy Davidson (footballer)
|Date of birth||13 July 1932|
|Place of birth||Douglas Water, Scotland|
|Date of death||5 April 2014(aged 81)|
|Place of death||Beverley, Yorkshire, England|
|Playing position||Right back|
|Douglas Water Thistle|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Andrew "Andy" Davidson (13 July 1932 – 5 April 2014), also known as Jock Davidson, was a Scottish professional footballer born in Douglas Water. As of 2014[update] 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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- "Profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
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