Paul Davies (footballer, born 1952)

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Paul Davies
Personal information
Full name Paul Davies
Date of birth (1952-10-10) 10 October 1952 (age 64)
Place of birth Holywell, Flintshire, Wales
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1972 Arsenal 1 (0)
1972–1974 Charlton Athletic 57 (9)
1975–1976 Romford 30 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Paul Davies (born 10 October 1952) is a retired Welsh footballer, who played as a forward for Arsenal and Charlton Athletic in the 1970s.

Born in Holywell, Flintshire, he is the younger brother of Southampton and Wales striker Ron Davies.[1] He played as a schoolboy for Wales and joined Arsenal as a trainee, featuring in Arsenal's 1971 FA Youth Cup final triumph. He turned professional at Highbury in November 1969 and helped the Gunners win the Football Combination title that season. His solitary First Division appearance was as a substitute in Arsenal's 4-2 victory at home to Newcastle United in October 1971.[2]

He was sold to Charlton Athletic for £10,000 in November 1972 after a loan spell.[3] He stayed with Charlton for two years, making a total of 67 appearances. In March 1975, he moved to Romford where injury ended his career.

Following retirement from football he became a London black cab driver, and lives in Hatfield, Hertfordshire.




  1. ^ Holley, Duncan; Chalk, Gary (2003). In That Number – A post-war chronicle of Southampton FC. Hagiology Publishing. p. 501. ISBN 0-9534474-3-X. 
  2. ^ "Paul Davies". Gunnermania – Player archive. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Dunning, Bob (November 1972). "Thirty Years Ago:". Bob 70-71. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 

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