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Roger Davies

Full name: Roger Davies
Birthdate: 25.10.1950
Birthplace: Wolverhampton
Position: Striker
Joined from: Club Brugge
Signed by: Frank McLintock
Nationality: England
First game: Derby County, 10.12.1977
Last game: Brighton & Hove Albion, 03.02.1979
Games: 29 (24 starts + 5 subs)
Goals: 6
Player Profile

Davies cost City a then club record fee of £250,000 from Belgian club Brugge as Frank McLintock looked to the lanky Wolverhampton-born striker to help improve City's fortunes on the pitch in 1977.

It took Davies time to adapt back to the pace and power of the English game after his spell abroad. Before that move away from English football, Davies had showcased his goalscoring ability with Derby County but he could never get that goalscoring, or even general, form back in the City shirt.

He scored four goals in that term but that was ironically enough to earn him joint-top scorer status - highlighting the club's problems. He won a domestic double with Club Brugge and also netted four goals in the European Cup so plenty was expected of him as a Fox. The fans soon grew impatient with his below-par performances as Leicester suffered relegation to Division Two.

As well as a spell in Belgian, Davies also enjoyed success in the United States after his time with Leicester. He took on a job as postman after finishing his playing career.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
1977-78Division One (old)1842-------204
1977_544_
1978-79Division Two (old)82--1-----92
1978_544_
Total2662-1-----29 6
_544_

Appearances

DateResultOppositionCompetitionStartSubGoals
1 10.12.1977 1 - 1 Derby County (H) Division One (old)
2 17.12.1977 0 - 1 Ipswich Town (A) Division One (old)
3 26.12.1977 0 - 0 Middlesbrough (H) Division One (old)
4 31.12.1977 2 - 3 West Ham United (A) Division One (old)
5 02.01.1978 0 - 1 Manchester City (H) Division One (old)
6 07.01.1978 1 - 0 Hull City (A) FA Cup 3
7 21.01.1978 0 - 0 Queens Park Rangers (H) Division One (old)
8 28.01.1978 0 - 1 Walsall (A) FA Cup 4
9 04.02.1978 0 - 2 Everton (A) Division One (old)
10 11.02.1978 1 - 1 Arsenal (H) Division One (old)
11 04.03.1978 0 - 0 Aston Villa (A) Division One (old)
12 14.03.1978 0 - 1 Nottingham Forest (A) Division One (old)
13 18.03.1978 2 - 2 Norwich City (H) Division One (old) 1
14 28.03.1978 1 - 5 Leeds United (A) Division One (old) 1
15 01.04.1978 0 - 1 West Bromwich Albion (H) Division One (old)
16 08.04.1978 2 - 3 Liverpool (A) Division One (old)
17 15.04.1978 1 - 4 Birmingham City (H) Division One (old)
18 22.04.1978 1 - 4 Derby County (A) Division One (old) 1
19 26.04.1978 0 - 2 Chelsea (H) Division One (old)
20 29.04.1978 3 - 0 Newcastle United (H) Division One (old) 1
21 19.08.1978 2 - 2 Burnley (A) Division Two (old)
22 23.08.1978 0 - 1 Sheffield United (H) Division Two (old)
23 26.08.1978 1 - 1 Cambridge United (H) Division Two (old)
24 30.08.1978 0 - 1 Derby County (H) League Cup 2
25 02.09.1978 0 - 0 Wrexham (A) Division Two (old)
26 16.12.1978 1 - 3 Crystal Palace (A) Division Two (old)
27 23.12.1978 1 - 1 Preston North End (H) Division Two (old) 1
28 26.12.1978 1 - 1 Sunderland (A) Division Two (old)
29 03.02.1979 1 - 3 Brighton & Hove Albion (A) Division Two (old) 1

Transfers

Club Fee Date
IN  Club Brugge £250,000 December 1977
OUT  Tulsa Roughnecks Unknown March 1979
Player 234 of 1145 ordered a-z

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