Julius Davies

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Julius Davies
Julius Davies.jpg
Davies playing for Melbourne Victory in 2012
Personal information
Full name Julius Doe Davies
Date of birth (1994-09-30) 30 September 1994 (age 22)
Place of birth Monrovia, Liberia[1]
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Striker / Winger
Club information
Current team
Melbourne Knights
Number 15
Youth career
2007–2008 Swan IC
2009 Inglewood United SC
2009–2011 Bayern Munich
2011–2012 1899 Hoffenheim
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Melbourne Victory 2 (0)
2013–2014 Brisbane Roar 2 (0)
2014 Oţelul Galaţi 0 (0)
2015 Port Melbourne 21 (1)
2016 Northcote City 0 (0)
2016– Melbourne Knights 7 (0)
National team
2008 Australia U-17

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


Julius Doe Davies (born 30 September 1994) is a Sierra Leonean-Australian football (soccer) player, who currently plays for Melbourne Knights FC in the NPL Victoria.

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Whilst in Australia he played for Swan IC Football Club coached by John Ralph and Inglewood United.[2] In 2009 he went to Germany where he was offered a contract by Bayern Munich to play in the U17 team, which he scored nine goals from 20 appearances. He later moved to 1899 Hoffenheim only making five appearances in their U19 team, before returning to Australia at the age of seventeen. He started training with Melbourne Victory and signed a youth contract with the club until the end of the 2011–12 A-League season.[3]

Melbourne Victory[edit]

On 24 January 2012, it was confirmed that Davies had signed with Melbourne Victory after impressing the staff during his two weeks of training with the club. On 16 March 2012 it was confirmed that Davies was cleared to play for Melbourne Victory and on the same day made his professional debut for the club in a round 26 match against Wellington Phoenix at AAMI Park as an 81st-minute substitute for Harry Kewell in which Melbourne won 3–0, picking up an assist in the process.[4] Julius then continued his stay at Melbourne Victory by signing an extension to 30 April 2013. On 9 January 2013, it was announced that he was to leave the club by mutual termination.[5]

Brisbane Roar[edit]

On 9 January 2013, he signed with A-League club Brisbane Roar after his contract with Melbourne Victory was mutually terminated.[6] Davies made his Brisbane Roar debut against the Western Sydney Wanderers at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on 20 January 2013, as an 81st-minute substitute for Ben Halloran. The Brisbane Roar gave Julius Doe Davies an early release before the start of the 2014/2015 A-League season to join Liga I outfit, Otelul Galati, in Romania.

Oţelul Galaţi[edit]

Julius Doe Davies joined Romanian Liga I outfit, Otelul Galati at the start of the 2014/2015 season.

NPL Victoria[edit]

Davies spent the 2015 season with Port Melbourne SC but was released at the end of that campaign. He joined Northcote City on the registration deadline day ahead of the 2016 season.[7][8]

Melbourne Knights[edit]

On June 9, 2016, Davies signed with former National League champions Melbourne Knights during the NPL Victoria mid-season transfer window.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Davies was born in Monrovia, Liberia. He came to Perth, Australia from Sierra Leone as an eleven-year-old refugee.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Julius Davies". footballzz.co.uk. 4 September 1994. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Julius Davies". Worldfootball.net. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Ormond, Aidan (12 January 2012). "Julius Doe Davies Eyes The A-League". FourFourTwoAustralia. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Melbourne Victory v Wellington Phoenix". Football Australia. 16 March 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Ormond, Aidan (24 January 2012). "'Magilton Right To Slate Victory'". FourFourTwoAustralia. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Davies leaves Victory for Roar". Football Australia. 9 January 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  7. ^ http://www.cornerflag.com.au/transfer-deadline-day-as-it-happens/
  8. ^ http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-10178-0-0-0&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=40882584
  9. ^ http://www.melbourneknights.com.au/news/knights-hail-julius-davies/
  10. ^ Smithies, Tom (27 October 2010). "Julius Davies - the boy with no country". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 

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