George Davis (footballer)

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George Davis
Personal information
Full name George Henry Davis
Date of birth (1881-06-05)5 June 1881
Place of birth Alfreton, England
Date of death 28 April 1969(1969-04-28) (aged 87)
Place of death Wimbledon, England
Height 5 ft 6.5 in (1.69 m)[1]
Playing position Outside left
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Alfreton Town
1899–1909 Derby County
Birchwood Colliery
Riddings United
Ripley Ivanhoe
South Normanton Athletic
Codnor Town
Calgary Hillhurst
National team
1904 England 2 (1)
Teams managed
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

George Henry Davis (5 June 1881 – 28 April 1969) was an English football player and coach, known for his time with Derby County and the England national team, playing as an outside left.

Early and personal life[edit]

Born in Alfreton, Davis was the second youngest of eight children.[1] In 1901 he was still living with his parents, and working as an assistant to his father as a greengrocer.[1] By 1911 he was married with four children, and working as the hotelier of the Plough Inn in Alfreton.[1]


Davis played for Alfreton Town, Derby County, Birchwood Colliery, Riddings United, Ripley Ivanhoe, South Normanton Athletic, Stoneyford and Codnor Town.[1]

While playing with Derby he was a runner-up in the 1903 FA Cup Final,[1] and earned two caps for England in 1904.[2]

Later life[edit]

He emigrated to Canada in 1912, playing for Calgary Hillhurst (winning the Canadian Cup in 1922) and coaching Manitoba.[1] He returned to England in the 1950s, dying in Wimbledon.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Profile". England Football Online. Retrieved 1 November 2016. 
  2. ^ George Davis at

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