127 George Davies

Biography

George Albert Davies was born in Prescot, Lancashire and was playing for Prescot FC in the Lancashire Combination when he came to the attention of Hull City, joining the club in June 1920. He spent his first few months in the Reserves but suffered a tragedy in December 1920 when his wife died shortly after childbirth. By February 1921 he was back in Hull and making his Football League debut at left half. He filled in at left half and right half for the next three months and was retained by City for the 1921/22 season. He started four games in September 1921 before yielding to consistent left half Tommy Bleakley, George made his final appearance in December 1921 and left the club in the 1922 close season.

Davies joined Division Three South side Merthyr Town in June 1922 and in South Wales he found a regular first team start early in the season. He dropped out of the side in early October 1922 and only returned regularly in the closing weeks of the season, playing in the half back and at inside right. Davies made 18 starts for Merthyr prior to joining Division Three North side Grimsby Town in September 1923, and at Blundell park he continued to play a peripheral role filling in for absent first teamers for two seasons. In April 1924 he scored his only career senior goal against Accrington Stanley and when he left Grimsby in the 1925 close season he had started 12 games for the Mariners.

Davies then spent another five years playing lower league football for Whiston, close to his Prescot home, then various North Wales and Lancashire sides. He remained in Prescot for the rest of his life, dying there in 1956.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 19 January 1897, Prescot
Hull City First Game: 3 February 1921, Stockport County H (Division Two), 24 years, 15 days old
Hull City Final Game: 27 December 1921, Rotherham County A (Division Two), 24 years, 342 days old

Clubs

Prescot FC (1919-1920), Hull City (1920-1922), Merthyr Town (1922-1923), Grimsby Town (1923-1925), Whiston (1925-1927), Llandudno (1927-1929), Caernarvon Athletic (1929-1930), Ashton National (1930), Northwich Victoria (1930-1931)

Hull City Record

Career: 11 apps, 0 goals

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