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Peter Davenport

Nottingham Forest FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 2: A 1
*(actual F 1: A 1)
100% successful


disciplined: none
minutes played:


Full name Peter Davenport

(*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)

Born 24 March 1961 in Birkenhead, Cheshire [registered in Birkenhead, March 1961].
Married to Lesley J. Reid [registered in Birkenhead, December 1988].
Height/Weight 5' 11", 11st. 3lbs [1985].


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Started his career at Cammell Baird FC, a shipyard club in the Birkenhead League.  At the time, he was also an amateur with Everton FC. For the price of a new football strip for the first team, it was Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest that brought Davenport's potential to the Football League when he signed professional forms in January 1982, playing 118 league matches, scoring 54 times. His success saw him move to Manchester United FC on 12 March 1986 for £570,000, after scoring 22 times in 92 league outings, Davenport moved to Middlesbrough FC in November 1988 for £700,000, but a return of seven league goals in 59 matches was not enough. He then signed for Sunderland AFC in July 1990, after another fifteen league goals in 99 league appearances, Davenport left and turned out for lower league sides in both England and Scotland. Airdrieonians FC were first in 1993 (38 league apps, eight goals), St Johnstone FC in 1994 (22 league apps, four goals), Stockport County FC in 1995 (six league apps, one goal), Southport FC in 1995, where he was also caretaker manager (58 league apps, eighteen goals), Macclesfield Town FC as player-manager in 1997 (five league apps, one goal). His solitary Macclesfield goal in May 1998 was his final ever in the Football League, and his hundredth. He played two appearances for Congleton Town FC in 2001, and also appeared eight times for Bangor City FC between 2001 and 2004.
Club honours Full Members Cup runners-up 1989-90; FA Cup runner-up 1991-92;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Management Career

Club(s) Took over the managers hotseat at Macclesfield Town in January 2000 after a period within the coaching staff, but he was sacked in the December after refusing to work alongside a new joint-manager. In June 2001, Davenport was appointed manager at Bangor City FC in the Welsh Premier League, he left in December 2005 following his side's lack of progress and ambition. On 24 May 2006, Davenport became Colwyn Bay FC's manager and resigned on 24 January 2007 to take up the post at Southport FC. But was sacked in April 2008, despite reaching the play-offs. On 11 May 2010, Davenport was appointed assistant manager at Bradford Park Avenue FC.
Club honours None

England Career

Player number 988th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
Only match No. 597, 26 March 1985, England 2 Republic of Ireland 1, a friendly match at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, substitute (73), aged 24 years 2 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours England B (one appearance)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Entered into management and coaching with various lower league football clubs.


Peter Davenport - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Capt. Disc.
5 1 0 0 1 0 17 0 0 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.


Peter Davenport - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - White - Friendly 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1


Peter Davenport - Match History
 Club: Nottingham Forest  F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: Bobby Robson - 1 full capx

Age 23
1 b 13 November 1984 - England B 2 New Zealand 0, City Ground, Nottingham Fr HW Start off 75 10
Age 24
1 597 26 March 1985 - England 2 Republic of Ireland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW sub 73 ?
- 601 6 June 1985 - Italy 2 England 1, Estadio Azteca, ciudad de México TC NL withdrawn squad member - injured
- 602 9 June 1985 - Mexico 1 England 0, Estadio Azteca, ciudad de México AL
- 603 12 June 1985 - England 3 West Germany 0, Estadio Azteca, ciudad de México NW
- 604 16 June 1985 - USA 0 England 5, LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles Fr AW