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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
    Season 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

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

    Club Fee Date
    IN  Club Brugge £250,000 December 1977
    OUT  Tulsa Roughnecks Unknown March 1979
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