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David Davidson

David Davidson

Birthdate: 4 June 1905
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Scotland
Date of death: 30 May 1969
Other clubs: Garthdee, Aberdeen Argyle (1922-23), Forfar Athletic (1923-28), Newcastle United (1930-37), Hartlepools United (1937), Gateshead (1937-38)
Bought from: Forfar Athletic
Signed for LFC: £1,500, July 1928
Liverpool debut: 25.08.1928
Last appearance: 18.01.1930
Debut goal: 13.03.1929
Last goal: 02.11.1929
Contract expiry: 30.01.1930
Win ratio: 40.32% W:25 D:15 L:22
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 4 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 58 / 2
Total LFC games/goals: 62 / 2

Player profile

Davidson was a fierce-tackling central defender who only missed six of the 42 League matches during the 1928/29 season, in which he scored once, the second-half winner against West Ham at Anfield on 13 March 1929. He played in the first 21 League fixtures of the following season before being replaced by Tom Bromilow for three games. He was sold to Newcastle within a week after the record signing of Tiny Bradshaw from Bury. Davidson added a second career goal for Liverpool, in a 3-3 draw at Portsmouth on 2 November 1929. From 1930-1936 Davidson played 142 games for Newcastle where he won the FA Cup in 1932 but was also relegated to the Second Division in 1934.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 58 4 0 0 0 62
1928-1929 36 3 0 0 0 39
1929-1930 22 1 0 0 0 23

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
5 Bolton Wanderers
4 West Ham United
4 Huddersfield Town
3 Manchester United
3 Leeds United
3 Cardiff City
3 Sheffield United
3 Everton
3 Leicester City
3 Burnley
3 Arsenal
3 Birmingham City
3 Sheffield Wednesday
3 Aston Villa
2 Derby
2 Portsmouth
2 Newcastle United
2 Bury
2 Manchester City
2 Blackburn Rovers
1 Middlesbrough
1 Bristol City
1 Sunderland
1 Grimsby Town
Total Competition
58 League
4 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 2 0 0 0 0 2
1928-1929 1 0 0 0 0 1
1929-1930 1 0 0 0 0 1

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Opponent
1 Portsmouth
1 West Ham United
Total Competition
2 League
Total Goal minute period
1 61-75 minutes
1 76-90 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
2 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 25.08.1928 Bury Anfield League
50 19.10.1929 Derby Baseball Ground League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 85 13.03.1929 West Ham United Anfield League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Garthdee Scotland N/A N/A N/A N/A
Aberdeen Argyle 1922-1923 Scotland N/A N/A N/A N/A
Forfar Athletic 1923-1928 Scotland Division 2 and 3 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Newcastle United 1929-1930 England First Division 2 0 2 0
Newcastle United 1930-1931 England First Division 24 0 26 0
Newcastle United 1931-1932 England First Division 41 0 50 0
Newcastle United 1932-1933 England First Division 10 0 10 0
Newcastle United 1933-1934 England First Division 17 0 17 0
Newcastle United 1934-1935 England Second Division 6 0 6 0
Newcastle United 1935-1936 England Second Division 22 0 27 0
Newcastle United 1936-1937 England Second Division 6 0 6 0
Hartlepool United 1937-1938 England Third Division North 6 0 6 0
Gateshead 1937-1938 England Third Division North 14 2 16 2
Total 148 2 166 2
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