Joe Davis (footballer, born 1938)

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Joe Davis
Personal information
Date of birth (1938-08-24) 24 August 1938 (age 79)
Place of birth Bristol, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1967 Bristol Rovers 211 (4)
1967–1968 Swansea Town 38 (0)
Total 249 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Joseph T. Davis is a former professional footballer who played as a Defender for Bristol Rovers and Swansea Town (now known as Swansea City).

Davis was discovered playing youth football for Soundwell, and was signed by Bristol Rovers in 1960. He spent seven years with The Pirates and played 211 League games, scoring four times, and was the club captain in the mid-1960s.

He moved to Swansea Town in March 1967,[1] but suffered a career-ending Achilles tendon injury having made 38 league appearances for the Welsh club, whereupon he returned to Bristol Rovers as a youth development coach and scout. While coaching Rovers' youth players he worked with a group of players including Paul Randall, Gary Penrice and Ian Holloway.

After ten years working as a coach and scout Davis left Rovers in 1978 and became a newsagent for approximately 18 months, before working for the Bristol Evening Post where he remained for thirty years.


  1. ^ 28 May 2009. "Obituary - Alexander Munro". Bristol Rovers FC. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  • Jay, Mike; Byrne, Stephen (1994). Pirates in Profile: A Who's Who of Bristol Rovers Players. Bristol: Potten, Baber & Murray. pp. 63–64. ISBN 0 9524835 0 5. 
  • Leesdad, Mark (2007). Life After Bristol Rovers. Stroud: Stadia. p. 34. ISBN 0-7524-4153-1.