Harry Davis (footballer, born 1879)

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Harry Davis
Personal information
Full name Henry Davis
Date of birth November 1879
Place of birth Wombwell, England
Date of death 19 October 1945(1945-10-19) (aged 65)
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1897–1900 Barnsley 49 (21)
1900–1908 Sheffield Wednesday 213 (59)
National team
1903 England 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Henry "Harry" Davis (November 1879 – 19 October 1945) was an English football player during the late 1890s and early 1900s.


His career started in non-League Football at Ardsley. He then became a part of the 1898–99 Barnsley squad in their first season in the Football League 2nd Division. His late goal against Luton Town secured the Reds' first ever league win.

On 22 January 1900, Davis moved to Sheffield Wednesday where he was part of two League Championship victories in the 1902–03 & 1903–04 seasons.

He won three caps for England, all during the Home Nations Championship of 1903. His only international goal came on his debut against Ireland on 14 February 1903.