Davids with Djurgården in 2007
|Full name||Lance Davids|
|Date of birth||11 April 1985|
|Place of birth||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|2001–2004||TSV 1860 München|
|2004–2005||TSV 1860 München||21||(0)|
|2009–2010||Ajax Cape Town||24||(5)|
|2013–2015||Ajax Cape Town||44||(6)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
TSV 1860 München
Recruited from the Cape Town based club Hellenic F.C. at age 15 by TSV 1860 München, Lance Davids is a youth product of the Bavarian club to which he transferred in 2001. He made his professional debut on November 22, 2003 in a 1–0 loss to Bayern Munich. He made his debut in the German 2. Bundesliga in the 2004–05 season, playing for TSV 1860 München making 21 league appearances before transferring to the Swedish Djurgårdens IF from Stockholm.
Davids came to Djurgårdens IF from TSV 1860 München in Germany at the start of the 2006 season, but had a tough time establishing himself as a starter at the beginning of the season. However, as the season went on, Davids became a regular name in the Djurgården starting line-up. During the 2007 season, Davids played on the right as a midfielder or as a defender. He made his debut on 6 April 2007. He was voted best right back in the Swedish League in 2007 and 2008.
Supersport United / Ajax CT
In early 2009, he signed as a free agent with South African champions SuperSport United on a short-term contract. He made his debut on 4 February 2009 in a 3–0 over Bay United. After one year with Ajax Cape Town F.C., Davids signed on 11 June 2010 for Lierse SK on a free transfer.
Davids, who represented South Africa at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, penned a three-year deal with recently promoted Belgian team Lierse S.K. that same summer. He was Lierse's first transfer of the 2010–11 Belgian First Division campaign. He made his debut on 31 July 2010 in a 1–0 loss to Sint Truident with a Vincent Euvrard.
Ajax Cape Town
On 31 January 2013, Ajax Cape Town confirmed the signing of their former player from the Belgian club along with fellow South African international Mabhuti Khenyeza. He played what would be his last match on 21 April 2015 in a 1–0 loss to Free State Stars.
Davids announced his retirement on 18 May 2015 at the age of 30.
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