Reg Davies

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Reg Davies
Personal information
Full name Ellis Reginald Davies
Date of birth (1929-05-27)27 May 1929
Place of birth Cymmer, Wales
Date of death 9 February 2009(2009-02-09) (aged 79)
Place of death Perth, Australia
Playing position Inside-forward
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1949–1951 Southend United 41 (18)
1951–1958 Newcastle United 157 (49)
1958–1962 Swansea Town 111 (29)
1962–1964 Carlisle United 65 (13)
1964?–? Merthyr Tydfil F.C.
National team
1952–1957 Wales 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ellis Reginald Davies (27 May 1929 –[1] 9 February 2009) was a Welsh professional footballer who played for Southend United, Newcastle United, Swansea Town and Carlisle United, and won six caps for Wales.[1]

Davies began his professional career at Southend United in 1949 after serving in the British Army, having previously been on the books of Southampton as an amateur. After two impressive seasons at Roots Hall, he was signed by Newcastle United for £10,000 in April 1951, where Newcastle paid £9,000 up front and £1,000 when Davies made his full international debut, which he did against Scotland at Ninian Park, 18 months after joining Newcastle. Davies went on to play six times for Wales, his final cap coming against England in 1957.[2]

After seven seasons at Newcastle, where he played 157 league matches and scored 49 goals,[1] Davies was sent to Swansea Town in October 1958 as part of the deal that took Ivor Allchurch to Newcastle. Davies spent four seasons at Swansea, before finishing his league career with two seasons at Carlisle United. In 1966, Davies left professional football, and joined non-league Merthyr Tydfil where he spent one season.

As of November 1970 he was player-manager of King's Lynn.[3]

In 1971, Davies emigrated to Perth, Australia, where he stayed in football and coached several local sides. He remained in Perth until his death on 9 February 2009.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Football League Career Stats at Neil Brown
  2. ^ a b Ivan Ponting (11 February 2009). "Reg Davies: Footballer who renounced singing for sport". The Independent. Retrieved 15 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Bob Dunning (8 January 2005). "November 1970". Thirty Years Ago. Bob's 70-71 Footballers. Retrieved 10 March 2012.