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Fred Davis (footballer)

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Full nameFrederick Davis
Date of birth1871
Place of birthSmethwick, Staffordshire, England
Date of deathUnknown
Playing positionWing-half

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Frederick "Fred" Davis (born 1871) was an English footballer.

Davis was born in Smethwick and played as a wing-half for local clubs, including Soho Villa and Birmingham St George's before in 1893 signing for Woolwich Arsenal, who had just become the first club from the south of England to join the Football League. He made his league debut for the side in their second-ever league match, a 3-2 defeat away to Notts County on September 9, 1893. He was a near ever-present for the 1893-94 season (missing only one more game) and continued to do so for the four seasons after that.

With Davis in the side Woolwich Arsenal mainly occupied mid-table of the Second Division, reaching as high as 5th in 1897-98. After the end of the 1898-99 season Davis left Arsenal to join First Division Nottingham Forest. He had played exactly 150 games for Arsenal in six seasons, scoring ten goals. However, at Forest he never played a single match and appears to have left football entirely by the year 1900.

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