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Teddy Davison

Teddy Davison
Davison saves from Billy Lacey on October 4th 1913 in a 4-1 Wednesday victory over Liverpool
Personal information
Full nameJohn Edward Davison
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing positionGoalkeeper

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Teddy Davison (2 September 1887 1 February 1971) was an English footballer and manager who had a long and successful association with the football clubs of Sheffield, playing for Sheffield Wednesday for 18 years and later managing Sheffield United for 20 years. His fairness and diplomacy earned him the nicknames of "The George Washington of Sheffield football" and "Honest Ted". Davison played as a goalkeeper in a career, which lasted between 1908 and 1926, he made 424 appearances in all competitions for Sheffield Wednesday (his only league club). Davison was only 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) tall, very small for a goalkeeper but he made up for this with lightning reflexes and top class anticipation. He has gone down in football records as the smallest goalkeeper ever to play for England, making just one appearance for the national team in March 1922.


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