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Richard Davies

Full name: Richard Davies
Birthdate: 1875
Birthplace: Quarrington Hill, Co Durham
Position: Striker
Joined from: Hanley Town
Signed by: J Lee
Nationality: England
First game: Darwen, 21.09.1895
Last game: Rotherham Town, 18.01.1896
Games: 10
Goals: 4
Player Profile

The young striker was handed a trial friendly match against Everton in April 1895 and he impressed enough for Leicester to sign him on for the following season. His stay was brief, just a year, but his goals-to-games ratio was impressive - he bagged four league goals in seven league starts.

He was a son of a Welsh miner and had even worked down the pits himself before taking up a career in football. He struggled to adapt from The Combination League, however, where he'd spent the previous season, to play for Fosse in the Second Division. Fosse tried him in a variety of attacking positions before finally relegating him to reserve team football.

He went on to play for Glossop North End, Wolves and Reading and his appearance for the latter in the Southern League was said to complete a record for competing in a different competitive company in each year of his footballing career.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
1895-96 Division Two (old)7 43 0- -- -- - 10 4
Total 7 43 0- -- -- - 10 4

Appearances

DateResultOppositionCompetitionStartSubGoals
1 21.09.1895 1 - 4 Darwen (A) Division Two (old)
2 12.10.1895 4 - 0 Hinckley Town (H) FA Cup Q1
3 26.10.1895 2 - 3 Darwen (H) Division Two (old) 1
4 16.11.1895 4 - 1 Loughborough Town (A) Division Two (old) 2
5 23.11.1895 3 - 1 Kimberley (A) FA Cup Q3
6 30.11.1895 2 - 0 Liverpool (H) Division Two (old) 1
7 07.12.1895 1 - 1 Arsenal (A) Division Two (old)
8 14.12.1895 1 - 2 Kettering Town (H) FA Cup Q4
9 21.12.1895 4 - 1 Crewe Alexandra (H) Division Two (old)
10 18.01.1896 0 - 2 Rotherham Town (A) Division Two (old)

Transfers

Club Fee Date
IN  Hanley Town Unknown May 1895
OUT  South Shore Unknown June 1896
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