Barry Davis (footballer)

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Barry Davis
Personal information
Full name Barry Davis
Date of birth (1943-09-15) 15 September 1943 (age 75)
Original team(s) Essendon High School
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 87 kg (192 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1961–1972 Essendon 218 0(65)
1973–1975 North Melbourne 071 0(54)
Total 289 (119)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1978 – 1980 Essendon 067 (30–36–1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1980.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Barry Davis (born 15 September 1943) is a former Australian rules footballer who played in the Victorian Football League (VFL) with Essendon and North Melbourne, before coaching his original team between 1978 and 1980.

Essendon career

Recruited from Essendon High School and making his debut with Essendon Football Club in the VFL in 1961, Davis played off the half-back line and was quite a prolific player. He went on to play 218 games and kick 65 goals for the club, winning the Bombers' best and fairest award three times – in 1968, 1969 and 1971. He captained the side in 1970 and 1971, also winning premierships in 1962 and 1965. He was named in Essendon's official 'Team of the Twentieth Century'.

North Melbourne career

Moving to North in 1973 under the VFL's short-lived "10-year rule", which allowed players with ten years' service at one club to move to another club without a clearance,[1] Davis won North Melbourne's best and fairest in his first year at North. He went on to captain the Roos' first ever premiership side in 1975, his final VFL season. He had played 71 games and kicked 54 goals for North before retiring. He was also named in North Melbourne's team of the century.

Coaching career

Davis coached his original club, Essendon, from 1978 to 1980, with a 30 win, 36 losses and 1 draw record. He resigned and made way for Kevin Sheedy, who coached the club until the end of the 2007 season.

Champions of Essendon

In 2002 an Essendon panel ranked him at 15 in their Champions of Essendon list of the 25 greatest players ever to have played for Essendon.

Statistics

[2]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Led the league after finals only
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1961 Essendon 32 17 14 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 0.8 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1962 Essendon 32 17 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1963 Essendon 32 18 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 0.1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1964 Essendon 32 16 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 0.0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1965 Essendon 32 12 0 0 126 23 149 61 N/A 0.0 0.0 10.5 1.9 12.4 5.1 N/A
1966 Essendon 32 20 1 2 275 30 305 82 N/A 0.1 0.1 13.8 1.5 15.3 4.1 N/A
1967 Essendon 32 17 0 0 292 32 324 72 N/A 0.0 0.0 17.2 1.9 19.1 4.2 N/A
1968 Essendon 32 22 1 8 394 87 481 136 N/A 0.0 0.4 17.9 4.0 21.9 6.2 N/A
1969 Essendon 32 19 18 18 446 90 536 134 N/A 0.9 0.9 23.5 4.7 28.2 7.1 N/A
1970 Essendon 32 19 17 23 382 85 467 101 N/A 0.9 1.2 20.1 4.5 24.6 5.3 N/A
1971 Essendon 32 19 11 23 400 62 462 132 N/A 0.6 1.2 21.1 3.3 24.3 6.9 N/A
1972 Essendon 32 22 2 2 376 34 410 106 N/A 0.1 0.1 17.1 1.5 18.6 4.8 N/A
1973 North Melbourne 32 21 19 19 466 67 533 89 N/A 0.9 0.9 22.2 3.2 25.4 4.2 N/A
1974 North Melbourne 32 24 21 16 461 92 553 113 N/A 0.9 0.7 19.2 3.8 23.0 4.7 N/A
1975 North Melbourne 32 26 14 12 503 106 609 102 N/A 0.5 0.5 20.1 4.2 24.4 4.1 N/A
Career 289 119 123 4121 708 4829 1128 N/A 0.4 0.6 18.7 3.2 22.0 5.1 N/A

See also

References

  1. ^ The 10-year rule was introduced by the VFL in August 1972, in order to render it immune from the sorts of "restraint of trade" difficulties the were being experienced, at the time, in New South Wales in relation to Rugby League footballers. Although twenty-two VFL players were eligible under the rule, only George Bisset, Davis, Carl Ditterich, John Rantall, Adrian Gallagher, and Doug Wade, took advantage of it — transferring to Collingwood, North Melbourne, Melbourne, North Melbourne, Footscray, and North Melbourne (respectively). The rule was rescinded in May 1973.
  2. ^ Barry Davis' player profile at AFL Tables

External links

  • Barry Davis's playing statistics from AFL Tables
  • Barry Davis at AustralianFootball.com
  • Barry Davis: Boyles Football Photos.
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