Ben Davies (goalkeeper)

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Ben Davies
Personal information
Full name Benjamin Davies[1]
Place of birth Wolverhampton, England[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Wellington St. George
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1925–1929 Crewe Alexandra 162 (0)
1929–1933 Port Vale 102 (0)
Total 262 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Benjamin Davies was an English footballer who made 102 league appearances in goal for Port Vale between 1929 and 1933. He helped the club to win the Third Division North title in 1929–30.

Playing career[edit]

Davies played for Wellington St. George and Crewe Alexandra, before joining Port Vale in October 1929.[1] He kept a clean sheet in his first game; a draw at South Shields on 2 November 1929, and won the #1 jersey off Jack Prince to become the regular keeper for the rest of the 1929–1930 Third Division North winning season.[1] He played 28 Second Division games in the 1930–31 campaign, having been forced to share goalkeeping duties with Arthur Slater.[1] He featured 37 times in the 1931–32 season, but lost his first team place to Scottish challengers Allan Todd and Jock Leckie at The Old Recreation Ground in August 1932.[1] He was given a free transfer in May 1933, having been limited to 12 games in 1932–33.[1]

Statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Ben Davies profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Crewe Alexandra 1925–26 Third Division North 31 0 4 0 35 0
1926–27 Third Division North 38 0 3 0 41 0
1927–28 Third Division North 40 0 5 0 45 0
1928–29 Third Division North 42 0 1 0 43 0
1929–30 Third Division North 11 0 0 0 0 0
Total 162 0 13 0 175 0
Port Vale 1929–30 Third Division North 29 0 3 0 32 0
1930–31 Second Division 28 0 2 0 30 0
1931–32 Second Division 34 0 2 0 36 0
1932–33 Second Division 11 0 1 0 12 0
Total 102 0 8 0 110 0
Career Total 262 0 21 0 283 0

Honours[edit]

with Port Vale

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 77. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
  2. ^ Kent, Jeff (1990). "From Glory to Despair (1929–1939)". The Valiants' Years: The Story Of Port Vale. Witan Books. pp. 124–150. ISBN 0-9508981-4-7.