Harry Davis (footballer, born 1991)

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Harry Davis
Davis, Harry.jpg
Davis in 2010
Personal information
Full name Harry Spencer Davis[1]
Date of birth (1991-09-24) 24 September 1991 (age 25)[1]
Place of birth Burnley, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
St Mirren
(on loan from Crewe Alexandra)
Number 24
Youth career
0000–2009 Crewe Alexandra
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009– Crewe Alexandra 184 (12)
2010 Nantwich Town (loan)
2010 Stafford Rangers (loan) 6 (0)
2011 Curzon Ashton (loan)
2017– St Mirren (loan) 6 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 March 2017 (UTC).

Harry Spencer Davis (born 24 September 1991) is an English professional footballer who most recently played as a defender for Scottish Championship side St Mirren, on loan from League Two club Crewe Alexandra, before suffering an injury and returning to Crewe.

Career[edit]

Crewe Alexandra[edit]

Davis was born in Burnley, Lancashire.[1] After progressing through the club's academy, he made his first-team debut for Crewe Alexandra on 8 May 2010, in a 1–0 defeat to Bradford City on the final day of the 2009–10 season.[2] Before making his Crewe debut he enjoyed a short loan spell at Northern Premier League Premier Division team Nantwich Town.[3] He was given his first professional contract in May 2010.[4] In August 2010 he joined Stafford Rangers of the Conference North on a one-month loan,[5] along with teammate Kelvin Mellor.[6] His second game for the club came on the final day of the following season, also against Bradford. Crewe won the game 5–1 at Valley Parade.[7]

He started in the first game of the following season, a 3–0 defeat away to Swindon Town.[8] He began to feature regularly under manager Dario Gradi and scored his first goal for the club in a 3–1 defeat to Southend United on 8 October 2011.[9] A few games later he scored in a 1–0 away win to Cheltenham Town.[10] On 10 November 2011, Gradi stepped down as manager of Crewe, with Harry's father Steve Davis taking over as manager.[11] After scoring penalties in a 1–0 win against Bradford,[12] a 3–0 win against Bristol Rovers[13] and in a 1–1 draw against Rotherham United,[14] Davis helped Crewe to reach the 2012 League Two play-off Final at Wembley Stadium, which Crewe won 2–0 against Cheltenham and were promoted to League One.[15]

In January 2015, Davis signed a two-and-a-half year contract to remain at Crewe.[16]

St Mirren (loan)[edit]

On 31 January 2017, Davis signed on loan with Scottish Championship side St Mirren until the end of the 2016–17 season,[17] and scored on his debut in a 2–2 draw at Dumbarton.[18] Davis suffered a knee injury in St Mirren's 3-2 win over Dundee United in the Scottish Championship on 15 March 2017, after scoring his third goal for the club, and was set to return to Crewe for treatment.[19]

On 9 May 2017, Crewe announced that Davis had been released by the club.[20]

Personal life[edit]

Harry Davis's playing career at Crewe coincided with his father, Steve's managerial roles at the club. Steve Davis was assistant manager at Crewe as Harry made his debut,[21] later (November 2011) becoming manager. When Steve Davis was sacked in January 2017, Harry Davis sought a loan move away from the club.

Harry's younger brother, Joe, is a defender at Fleetwood Town, having previously been at Port Vale and Leicester City.[22] On 22 February 2014, for 33 minutes of a match at Port Vale, the two brothers played on opposite sides against each other.[23][24]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 16 March 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Crewe Alexandra 2009–10[25] League Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2010–11[26] League Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12[27] League Two 41 5 0 0 1 0 5[a] 0 47 5
2012–13[28] League One 42 1 2 0 2 0 4[b] 0 50 1
2013–14[29] League One 32 3 2 0 1 1 1[b] 0 36 4
2014–15[30] League One 31 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 33 1
2015–16[31] League One 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
2016–17[32] League Two 25 1 2 0 1 0 1[c] 0 29 1
Total 184 12 8 0 5 1 11 0 208 13
Stafford Rangers (loan) 2010–11[33] Conference North 6 0 6 0
St Mirren (loan) 2016–17[32] Scottish Championship 6 2 2 1 1 0 9 3
Career total 196 14 10 1 5 1 12 0 223 16
  1. ^ Two appearances in Football League Trophy, three in League Two play-offs
  2. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  3. ^ Appearance in EFL Trophy

Honours[edit]

Crewe Alexandra

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 109. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ "Crewe 0–1 Bradford" BBC Sport. 8 May 2010. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  3. ^ Morse, Peter (9 June 2010). "Crewe Alex: Harry Davis is hungry for more first team action". Crewe Chronicle. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Crewe to release Danny O'Donnell and Steven Schumacher". BBC Sport. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Crewe Alexandra's Luke Murphy eyes midfield improvement". BBC Sport. 13 August 2010. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Crewe pair in Stafford Rangers loan". nln24.com. 14 August 2010. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Bradford 1–5 Crewe" BBC Sport. 7 May 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  8. ^ "Swindon 3–0 Crewe" BBC Sport. 6 August 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  9. ^ "Crewe 1–3 Southend" BBC Sport. 8 October 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  10. ^ "Cheltenham 0–1 Crewe" BBC Sport. 25 October 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  11. ^ "Dario Gradi steps down as Crewe Alexandra manager" BBC Sport. 10 November 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  12. ^ "Crewe 1–0 Bradford" BBC Sport. 20 March 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  13. ^ "Crewe 3–0 Bristol Rovers" BBC Sport. 9 April 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  14. ^ "Rotherham 1–1 Crewe" BBC Sport. 6 March 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  15. ^ "Cheltenham 0–2 Crewe" BBC Sport. 27 May 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  16. ^ "Harry Davis: Crewe defender signs new two-and-a-half contract". BBC Sport. BBC. 27 January 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  17. ^ "Dundee Utd, Falkirk, St Mirren, Raith Rovers and Ayr Utd make signings". BBC Sport. BBC. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  18. ^ "Match Report: Dumbarton 2-2 St Mirren". StMirren.com. Retrieved 7 February 2017. 
  19. ^ "On-loan defender suffers knee injury in St. Mirren's 3-2 win over Dundee United". Crewealex.net. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 
  20. ^ Crewe Alexandra Retained List 2017, CreweAlex.net. Retrieved: 9 May 2017.
  21. ^ Morse, Peter (12 May 2010). "Crewe Alex: Family ties no issue for debut boy Harry Davis". Crewe Chronicle. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  22. ^ "Port Vale Team Profiles Joe Davis" Port Vale F.C. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  23. ^ "Port Vale v Crewe: Steve Davis plays down family pride". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  24. ^ "Port Vale 1 Crewe Alexandra 3". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Harry Davis in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Harry Davis in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  27. ^ a b "Games played by Harry Davis in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  28. ^ a b "Games played by Harry Davis in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  29. ^ "Games played by Harry Davis in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  30. ^ "Games played by Harry Davis in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  31. ^ "Games played by Harry Davis in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 June 2016. 
  32. ^ a b "Games played by Harry Davis in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  33. ^ "H. Davis". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 8 June 2016. 

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