Gordon Davies (footballer, born 1955)
|Full name||Gordon John Davies|
|Date of birth||3 August 1955|
|Place of birth||Merthyr Tydfil, Wales|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Gordon John Davies (born 3 August 1955) is a former Welsh international football player. He is the record goalscorer for Fulham and earned 16 caps for Wales between 1979 and 1986, scoring 2 international goals.
He joined Fulham in 1978 from Merthyr Tydfil F.C., and spent six years with the London club. After a season with Chelsea he was signed by Manchester City for a fee of £100,000. He made his City debut on 12 October 1985 against Watford, and his first goal came two days later in a 6–1 victory over Leeds United in the Full Members Cup; Davies scored a hat-trick that day. Once Billy McNeill departed as City manager Davies' days at the club were numbered and his final City match was against Southend United in the Football League Cup, and he returned to Fulham in October 1986.
His second spell at Fulham lasted five years, at the end of which he had become Fulham's record goalscorer, with 159 league goals in 460 appearances. At the end of his Fulham career, the club granted him a testimonial which was played against a Wales XI.
Davies left Fulham in 1991 and went back to Wales to join Wrexham. He became a part of FA Cup history when the minnows beat giants Arsenal in one of the competition’s biggest ever shocks. He left the Welsh club in February 1992 to take up an offer of management in Norway with Tornado FK, signing on as player-manager. In the summer of 1992 he returned to the UK and signed for Northwich Victoria where he spent one season and retired from the game the following close season. He is still a popular and frequent guest at Craven Cottage matches.
|1||31 May 1983||Belfast, Northern Ireland||Northern Ireland||0–1||Win||1983 British Home Championship|
|2||15 February 1986||Dahran, Saudi Arabia||Saudi Arabia||1–2||Win||Friendly|
- Gordon Davies at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
- "Gordon Davies: Manchester City 1985-1986". Football Heroes. Sporting Heroes. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
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- Wales - International Results and line-ups 1980-1989 Archived 8 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine