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Billy Davies

Full name: William McIntosh Davies
Birthdate: 31.05.1964
Birthplace: Glasgow
Position: Midfielder
Joined from: St Mirren
Signed by: David Pleat
Nationality: Scotland
First game: Bristol Rovers, 25.08.1990
Last game: Blackburn Rovers, 18.09.1990
Games: 6 (5 starts + 1 subs)
Goals: 0
Player Profile

Davies is known more for his managerial abilities than playing abilities, at least south of the border. But he did have a spell on the pitch with the Foxes, albeit a very short one in 1990.

Born in Glasgow, he started his career with Pollok United before making his name as a battling midfielder with Rangers for six years. His career took a somewhat strange turn after leaving Ibrox, however, with spells at Jonkoping and IF Elfsborg in Sweden. It was the chance to play alongside his brother John at Jonkoping that took him to Scandinavia but he returned to Britain just over a year later, joining St Mirren.

It was from St Mirren that he caught the attention of Foxes boss David Pleat, who decided to bring Davies to Leicester in July 1990. Davies struggled to adapt to life both on-the-pitch and off-the-pitch at Filbert Street though and he featured in just six games for City. His inability to settle at the club soon became obvious and Leicester looked to offload him, so long as they received what they'd paid for him.

Dunfermline took advantage, taking Davies back north of the border before he finished his playing career with Motherwell. It was here where he become a coach with the club's youth set-up before going on to be manager - and later getting sacked. He arrived in England as part of the coaching staff with Craig Brown at Preston North End and also went on to become boss there, where he really made his name as a football manager. From there he had spells back in the East Midlands with Derby County and Nottingham Forest.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
1990-91 Division Two (old)6 0- -- -- -- - 6 0
Total 6 0- -- -- -- - 6 0


1 25.08.1990 3 - 2 Bristol Rovers (H) Division Two (old) <
2 28.08.1990 0 - 2 Oldham Athletic (A) Division Two (old)
3 01.09.1990 0 - 2 Port Vale (A) Division Two (old)
4 08.09.1990 1 - 2 West Ham United (H) Division Two (old)
5 15.09.1990 0 - 2 Plymouth Argyle (A) Division Two (old) <
6 18.09.1990 1 - 4 Blackburn Rovers (A) Division Two (old)


Club Fee Date
IN  St Mirren £200,000 21.08.1990
OUT  Dunfermline £165,000 31.10.1990
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