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Teddy Davison

The Wednesday Club

1 appearance, 0 goals against

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 1: A 0
100% successful

1922

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name John Edward Davison
Born 2 September 1887 in Gateshead, county Durham [registered in Gateshead, December 1887].

Birth notes

His death registration states that John Edward was born on 2 September 1888, but this must be a type error because there was no John Edwards born in that period nationwide.  Besides, his 1911 census return confirms Davison's correct birthyear through his given age.

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, There are no three year-old John E.'s born in Gateshead. In fact, the only John E. in Gateshead, who was three, was stated as being born in South Shields. This one was seventh child of eight to George and Mary Jane.

According to the 1901 census, there are no thirteen year-old John's or John E.'s born or living in Gateshead.

According to the 1911 census, John Edward is a professional footballer, and is boarding alongside fellow professional, William Lloyd, at Joseph Frederick & Bertha Senior's home at 13 Garry Road in Sheffield.

Died 6 January 1971, aged 83 years 126 days [registered in Wortley, Yorkshire].
Height/Weight 5' 7", 11st. 10lbs [1921].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his football career with Gateshead St. Chad's FC, before joining The Wednesday Club in April 1908 for £300.  His long and distinguished Sheffield career ended after 424 league appearances when he joined Mansfield Town FC as player-manager in June 1926 until December 1927.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

Management Career

Club(s) Joined Mansfield Town FC as player-manager in June 1926. He then joined Chesterfield AFC as a secretary-manager on 2 January 1928, before bringing his secretarial and managerial experience back to Sheffield in June 1932, when he became the secretary-manager of Sheffield United FC. He left the position in August 1952, to take up the managerial position back at Chesterfield AFC, and there he stayed until May 1958. Upon which he became the Chief Scout.
Club honours None
Distinctions It was Teddy Davison that gave Gordon Banks his first professional contract at Chesterfield AFC, in September 1955.

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 426th players (426) to appear for England. 45th goalkeeper to appear.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Only match No. 128, 13 March 1922, England 1 Wales 0, a British Championship match at Anfield Road, Anfield, Liverpool, aged 34 years 192 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1921-22;
Team honours None
Individual honours FA Tour of Australia 1925;
Distinctions Possibly and probably England's shortest ever goalkeeper.

Beyond England

Remained in football all his life, eighteen years a Wednesday player, and twenty as United's secretary/manager. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.84/5.

 

Teddy Davison - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
1 1 0 90 0 0 min 0 1 100% 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.

 

Teddy Davison - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - British Championship 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Teddy Davison - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1921-22 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Teddy Davison - Match History
 Club: The Wednesday F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 34
1 128 13 March 1922 - England 1 Wales 0, Anfield Road, Liverpool BC HW Start gk

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