Wyn Davies

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Wyn Davies
Personal information
Full name Ronald Wyn Davies
Date of birth (1942-03-20) 20 March 1942 (age 75)
Place of birth Caernarfon, Wales
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
?–1959 Locomotive Llanberis
1959–1960 Caernarfon Town
1960–1962 Wrexham 55 (21)
1962–1966 Bolton Wanderers 155 (66)
1966–1971 Newcastle United 181 (40)
1971–1972 Manchester City 45 (8)
1972–1973 Manchester United 16 (4)
1973–1975 Blackpool 36 (5)
1975 Crystal Palace (loan) 3 (0)
1975–1976 Stockport County 30 (7)
1976–1978 Crewe Alexandra 55 (15)
1978–1979 Bangor City 4 (0)
1979 Cape Town City
Total 611 (179)
National team
1963–1973 Wales 34 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ronald Wyn Davies (born 20 March 1942 in Caernarfon, Gwynedd[1]) is a Welsh former professional footballer who made over 550 Football League appearances in the 1960s and 1970s, and who was also capped by Wales.[2]

Domestic career[edit]

Although he began his career with Wrexham, followed by a successful few seasons for Bolton Wanderers, Davies (nicknamed Wyn the Leap)[3] is perhaps best known for playing for Newcastle United between 1966 and 1971. He was notably part of their Inter-Cities Fairs Cup-winning team of 1969.[1] He later played for Manchester City before moving from Maine Road to Old Trafford when he was signed by Manchester United manager, Frank O'Farrell. He was partnered with another O'Farrell signing, Ted MacDougall.

Blackpool signed Davies for £14,000 on 14 June 1973, and he made his debut for the club on 25 August in a 2–2 draw against West Bromwich Albion, the opening League game of the season.[4]

On 30 June 1975, Blackpool granted him a free transfer and he joined Stockport County.[4] He also played for Crewe Alexandra before finishing his career with Bangor City.

International career[edit]

In total, Davies earned 34 caps and scored six goals for Wales. The last of these came against Poland in Chorzów on 26 September 1973.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Wyn Davies". Legends. Newcastle United Official Site. Retrieved 28 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Football League Career Stats at Neil Brown
  3. ^ Pye, David. "THE BIG INTERVIEW: Wyn Davies". The Bolton News. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c Gillatt, Peter (30 November 2009). Blackpool FC on This Day: History, Facts and Figures from Every Day of the Year. Pitch Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-905411-50-2. 


  • Barnes, Justyn; Bostock, Adam; Butler, Cliff; Ferguson, Jim; Meek, David; Mitten, Andy; Pilger, Sam; Taylor, Frank; Tyrrell, Tom (2001). The Official Manchester United Illustrated Encyclopedia. London: Manchester United Books. ISBN 0-233-99964-7.