Bert Davis

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Bert Davis
Personal information
Full name Herbert Davis
Date of birth (1906-08-11)11 August 1906
Place of birth Bradford, England
Date of death 1981 (aged 74–75)
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1927–1931 Bradford Park Avenue 172 (46)
1932–1936 Sunderland 151 (38)
1936 Leicester City 8 (0)
1937–1938 Crystal Palace 26 (4)
1939 Bradford Park Avenue 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Bert Davis (11 August 1906 – 1981) was an English footballer who played as a winger for Guiseley, Bradford Park Avenue, Sunderland, Leicester City and Crystal Palace. He was born in Bradford.[1]

Club career

Davis began his professional career at Bradford Park Avenue where he helped them win the Third Division North title in his first season in 1928 [2] and also scored the winner in a famous FA Cup upset of Derby County in 1930.[3] Davis left Bradford in 1932 and made his debut for Sunderland on 27 August in a 3-2 win against Manchester City at Roker Park.[4] He helped Sunderland become league champions in the 1935–36 season, but was ousted his position by Len Duns, forcing him to miss out on Sunderland's 1937 FA Cup.[1] In his career at Sunderland, Davis made 162 appearances and scored 40 goals.[4]


  1. ^ a b "SAFC TOP 100". ALS publications. Retrieved 2008-08-01.
  2. ^ All footballers career stats for Bert Davis
  3. ^ Report of Bradford Park Avenue vs Derby County from Giant Killers 1930
  4. ^ a b "Bert Davis". The Stat Cat. Archived from the original on 31 August 2006. Retrieved 1 August 2008.
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