Tom Davis (footballer, born 1901)

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Tom Davis
Personal information
Full name Thomas John Davis [1]
Date of birth c. 1901 [1]
Place of birth Bucknall, Staffordshire, England [1]
Position(s) Centre-half
Senior career*
1923–1925 Port Vale 14 (0)
Stafford Rangers
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Thomas John Davis (born c. 1901; date of death unknown) was an English footballer who played at centre-half for Port Vale and Stafford Rangers in the 1920s.


Early life

Thomas John Davis was born around 1900 or 1901, the eldest of three children to Mary Alice Talbot and Thomas Davis, and half-brother to nine siblings born to Mary Alice and her second husband Thomas Stevenson. His nephew, John Poole, would also become a professional footballer. [2]


Davis joined Port Vale in August 1923. [1] He made his first-team debut in a 1–0 victory over Clapton Orient at The Old Recreation Ground on 10 November 1923. [1] He was a regular in the Vale first team until losing his place in March 1924, and was released from at the end of the 1924–25 season with 14 Second Division appearances to his name. [1] He moved on to Stafford Rangers, before becoming a committee member of the Stoke-on-Trent Electricity Sports Club. [1]

Career statistics

Source: [3]

ClubSeasonDivisionLeague FA Cup OtherTotal
Port Vale 1923–24 Second Division 1400000140

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  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 81. ISBN   0-9529152-0-0.
  2. Jackson, Barry (8 December 2018). "Great-uncle Tom played for Port Vale in the 1920s". The Way We Were. The Sentinel.
  3. Tom Davis at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)