Stan Davies

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Stan Davies
Personal information
Full name Stanley Charles Davies
Date of birth (1898-04-24)April 24, 1898
Place of birth Chirk, Wales
Date of death 17 January 1972(1972-01-17) (aged 73)
Place of death Birmingham, England
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)[1]
Playing position Inside forward, centre forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1919 Rochdale
1919–1921 Preston North End 24 (11)
1921 Everton 20 (9)
1921–1927 West Bromwich Albion 147 (77)
1927–1928 Birmingham 14 (2)
1928–1929 Cardiff City 14 (2)
1929–1930 Rotherham United 1 (0)
1930 Barnsley 1 (0)
National team
1920–1930 Wales 18 (5)
Teams managed
1929–1930 Rotherham United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Stanley Charles Davies (24 April 1898 – 17 January 1972) was a Welsh footballer who played as a forward.

Early life[edit]

Davies was born in Chirk,[1] working as a coal miner for a year as a teenager before becoming a footballer.[2] He fought in World War I, serving with the Royal Welch Fusiliers on the Western Front and attained the rank of sergeant.[3] Davies was wounded during the Battle of Cambrai and later transferred to the Army Signalling School, being awarded the Military Medal and the Croix de Guerre for his service.[2][4]


Having played for his hometown side Chirk prior to World War I,[2] Davies turned professional with Rochdale in January 1919 but just three months later joined Preston North End for £800. After two years with Preston, Davies moved to Everton on 29 January 1921 for a fee of £4000,[4] a club record for Preston at the time.[1] He made his debut on 5 February 1921. His final match was on 5 November that year, and he then moved to West Bromwich Albion.[5]

Later in his career he played for Birmingham, Cardiff City, Rotherham United (as player-manager) and Barnsley. He died in Birmingham in 1972.


  1. ^ a b c "Davies goes to Everton for big fee". Lancashire Evening Post. 31 January 1921. Retrieved 17 April 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 48. ISBN 1-85983-462-0. 
  3. ^ "Supplement". Edinburgh Gazette. 15 July 1918. 
  4. ^ a b "Stanley Davies to West Bromwich". Liverpool Daily Post & Mercury. 24 November 1922. Retrieved 17 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "Stanley Davies". Everton Stats. Everton FC. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  • Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Soccerdata. ISBN 1-899468-67-6. 
  • Matthews, Tony (2005). The Who's Who of West Bromwich Albion. Breedon Books. pp. 63–64. ISBN 1-85983-474-4.