John Davies Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1990-91 16 1 3 0 25.0% 25.0% 50.0%
1989-90 41 10 6 0 51.2% 24.4% 24.4%
1988-89 42 3 4 0 45.2% 28.6% 26.2%
1987-88 21 (4) 4 1 0 44.0% 20.0% 36.0%
1986-87 14 (4) 1 0 0 11.1% 38.9% 50.0%
1985-86 4 1 1 0 25.0% 50.0% 25.0%
1984-85 - - - - - - -
Totals: 138 (8) 20


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 10/11/90 Division 1 vs. Falkirk (A) 1 - 5
 03/11/90 Division 1 vs. Brechin City (H) 3 - 4
 27/10/90 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (A) 1 - 1
 20/10/90 Division 1 vs. Hamilton Accies (H) 3 - 1
 13/10/90 Division 1 vs. Morton (A) 0 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
 01/09/90 Division 1 vs. Falkirk (H) 3 - 1
 07/05/90 Final vs. Dumbarton (H) 2 - 4
 17/03/90 Quarter Final vs. Stirling Albion (H) 1 - 1
 12/03/90 4th Round Replay vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 2
 10/02/90 Division 1 vs. Forfar Ath (H) 3 - 2

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 01/09/90 Division 1 vs. Falkirk (H)  3 - 1
 07/05/90 Final vs. Dumbarton (H)  2 - 4
 17/03/90 Quarter Final vs. Stirling Albion (H)  1 - 1
 12/03/90 4th Round Replay vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 2
 10/02/90 Division 1 vs. Forfar Ath (H)  3 - 2
 20/01/90 3rd Round vs. Albion Rovers (A)  2 - 0
 20/01/90 3rd Round vs. Albion Rovers (A)  2 - 0
 03/01/90 Division 1 vs. Morton (A)  2 - 2
 23/12/89 Division 1 vs. Falkirk (H)  3 - 3
 16/09/89 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (A)  2 - 3
 02/09/89 Division 1 vs. Albion Rovers (A)  4 - 3
 22/04/89 Division 1 vs. Partick Th (H)  4 - 2
 04/02/89 Division 1 vs. Forfar Ath (A)  4 - 2
 18/01/89 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (H)  5 - 1
 23/04/88 Division 1 vs. Raith Rovers (A)  3 - 2
 23/04/88 Division 1 vs. Raith Rovers (A)  3 - 2
 23/02/88 4th Round Replay vs. Partick Th (A)  1 - 4
 09/01/88 Division 1 vs. Raith Rovers (H)  3 - 1
 03/09/86 Semi Final vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  1 - 1
 17/09/85 1st Round vs. East Stirlingshire (H)  4 - 1

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 10/11/90 Division 1 vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 5
 03/11/90 Division 1 vs. Brechin City (H)  3 - 4
 27/10/90 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (A)  1 - 1
 20/10/90 Division 1 vs. Hamilton Accies (H)  3 - 1
 13/10/90 Division 1 vs. Morton (A)  0 - 2
 10/10/90 Division 1 vs. Forfar Ath (H)  2 - 2
 06/10/90 Division 1 vs. Airdrie (A)  2 - 2
 02/10/90 1st Round vs. East Fife (H)  1 - 2
 29/09/90 Division 1 vs. Meadowbank Th (H)  2 - 2
 22/09/90 Division 1 vs. Raith Rovers (A)  0 - 2
 18/09/90 Division 1 vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 3
 15/09/90 Division 1 vs. Partick Th (A)  1 - 0
 08/09/90 Division 1 vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 3
 01/09/90 Division 1 vs. Falkirk (H)  3 - 1
 25/08/90 Division 1 vs. Clyde (A)  1 - 0
 21/08/90 2nd Round vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 3
 07/05/90 Final vs. Dumbarton (H)  2 - 4
 05/05/90 Division 1 vs. Albion Rovers (A)  2 - 1
 01/05/90 Semi Final vs. Stirling Albion (H)  4 - 0
 21/04/90 Division 1 vs. Morton (H)  0 - 1
 17/04/90 Division 1 vs. St Johnstone (A)  3 - 1
 14/04/90 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N)  0 - 2
 07/04/90 Division 1 vs. Clyde (H)  2 - 1
 03/04/90 Division 1 vs. Airdrie (A)  4 - 3
 24/03/90 Division 1 vs. Raith Rovers (H)  2 - 2
 21/03/90 Quarter Final Replay vs. Stirling Albion (A)  1 - 0
 17/03/90 Quarter Final vs. Stirling Albion (H)  1 - 1
 12/03/90 4th Round Replay vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 2
 28/02/90 4th Round vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 1
 21/02/90 Division 1 vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 0
 10/02/90 Division 1 vs. Forfar Ath (H)  3 - 2
 03/02/90 Division 1 vs. Hamilton Accies (A)  3 - 1
 20/01/90 3rd Round vs. Albion Rovers (A)  2 - 0
 13/01/90 Division 1 vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  3 - 1
 06/01/90 Division 1 vs. Albion Rovers (H)  1 - 3
 03/01/90 Division 1 vs. Morton (A)  2 - 2
 30/12/89 Division 1 vs. St Johnstone (H)  4 - 0
 26/12/89 Division 1 vs. Partick Th (A)  1 - 1
 23/12/89 Division 1 vs. Falkirk (H)  3 - 3
 09/12/89 Division 1 vs. Hamilton Accies (A)  1 - 2
 02/12/89 Division 1 vs. Raith Rovers (H)  3 - 1
 25/11/89 Division 1 vs. Meadowbank Th (A)  1 - 1
 18/11/89 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (H)  4 - 1
 11/11/89 Division 1 vs. Forfar Ath (H)  3 - 2
 04/11/89 Division 1 vs. Clyde (A)  0 - 2
 28/10/89 Division 1 vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  4 - 1
 30/09/89 Division 1 vs. Raith Rovers (A)  0 - 1
 23/09/89 Division 1 vs. Meadowbank Th (H)  1 - 1
 16/09/89 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (A)  2 - 3
 09/09/89 Division 1 vs. Forfar Ath (A)  2 - 2
 05/09/89 Division 1 vs. Clyde (H)  2 - 1
 02/09/89 Division 1 vs. Albion Rovers (A)  4 - 3
 26/08/89 Division 1 vs. Morton (H)  3 - 1
 22/08/89 3rd Round vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 0
 19/08/89 Division 1 vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 2
 16/08/89 2nd Round vs. Meadowbank Th (H)  3 - 1
 12/08/89 Division 1 vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 2
 06/05/89 Division 1 vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 2
 29/04/89 Division 1 vs. Raith Rovers (A)  0 - 3
 22/04/89 Division 1 vs. Partick Th (H)  4 - 2
 15/04/89 Division 1 vs. Forfar Ath (A)  2 - 1
 08/04/89 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (A)  4 - 2
 04/04/89 Division 1 vs. Morton (A)  0 - 1
 01/04/89 Division 1 vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 2
 25/03/89 Division 1 vs. Falkirk (H)  0 - 1
 11/03/89 Division 1 vs. Meadowbank Th (A)  1 - 1
 04/03/89 Division 1 vs. Dunfermline (H)  0 - 1
 28/02/89 Division 1 vs. Clyde (A)  1 - 1
 18/02/89 4th Round vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 4
 14/02/89 Division 1 vs. Queen of South (H)  3 - 0
 04/02/89 Division 1 vs. Forfar Ath (A)  4 - 2
 28/01/89 3rd Round vs. Montrose (H)  2 - 1
 21/01/89 Division 1 vs. Partick Th (H)  3 - 2
 18/01/89 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (H)  5 - 1
 07/01/89 Division 1 vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 2
 03/01/89 Division 1 vs. Morton (H)  1 - 1
 31/12/88 Division 1 vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 1
 24/12/88 Division 1 vs. Raith Rovers (H)  3 - 1
 17/12/88 Division 1 vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 1
 10/12/88 Division 1 vs. Queen of South (H)  4 - 2
 03/12/88 Division 1 vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 3
 26/11/88 Division 1 vs. Meadowbank Th (H)  2 - 1
 19/11/88 Division 1 vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 2
 12/11/88 Division 1 vs. Clyde (H)  3 - 2
 05/11/88 Division 1 vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 0
 29/10/88 Division 1 vs. Queen of South (A)  3 - 0
 22/10/88 Division 1 vs. Airdrie (H)  3 - 3
 15/10/88 Division 1 vs. Raith Rovers (A)  3 - 1
 08/10/88 Division 1 vs. Partick Th (A)  1 - 1
 01/10/88 Division 1 vs. Forfar Ath (H)  2 - 2
 24/09/88 Division 1 vs. Meadowbank Th (A)  0 - 0
 17/09/88 Division 1 vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 1
 10/09/88 Division 1 vs. Clyde (A)  5 - 0
 03/09/88 Division 1 vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 2
 27/08/88 Division 1 vs. Morton (A)  0 - 1
 24/08/88 3rd Round vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 6
 20/08/88 Division 1 vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 2
 17/08/88 2nd Round vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  2 - 0
 13/08/88 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (A)  2 - 3
 07/05/88 Division 1 vs. East Fife (A)  1 - 1
 30/04/88 Division 1 vs. Hamilton Accies (H)  3 - 1
 23/04/88 Division 1 vs. Raith Rovers (A)  3 - 2
 16/04/88 Division 1 vs. Meadowbank Th (H)  0 - 2
 09/04/88 Division 1 vs. Forfar Ath (H)  3 - 2
 02/04/88 Division 1 vs. Queen of South (A)  1 - 0
 26/03/88 Division 1 vs. Dumbarton (H)  1 - 0
 19/03/88 Division 1 vs. Airdrie (A)  0 - 1
 12/03/88 Division 1 vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 2
 05/03/88 Division 1 vs. Clyde (H)  1 - 2
 01/03/88 Division 1 vs. East Fife (H)  2 - 0
 27/02/88 Division 1 vs. Partick Th (A)  0 - 3
 23/02/88 4th Round Replay vs. Partick Th (A)  1 - 4
 20/02/88 4th Round vs. Partick Th (H)  2 - 2
 06/02/88 Division 1 vs. Queen of South (H)  1 - 0
 30/01/88 3rd Round vs. St Mirren (A)  3 - 0
 27/01/88 Division 1 vs. Forfar Ath (A)  2 - 2
 16/01/88 Division 1 vs. Meadowbank Th (A)  2 - 3
 09/01/88 Division 1 vs. Raith Rovers (H)  3 - 1
 02/01/88 Division 1 vs. Dumbarton (A)  3 - 1
 26/12/87 Division 1 vs. Airdrie (H)  1 - 1
 19/12/87 Division 1 vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 0
 05/12/87 Division 1 vs. Hamilton Accies (A)  0 - 4
 28/11/87 Division 1 vs. Partick Th (H)  0 - 3
 14/11/87 Division 1 vs. Raith Rovers (A)  0 - 1
 09/05/87 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 2
 04/04/87 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A)  0 - 0
 28/03/87 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 1
 21/03/87 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 3
 14/03/87 Quarter Final vs. Dundee (H)  0 - 4
 07/03/87 Premier Division vs. Dundee Utd (A)  1 - 1
 28/02/87 Premier Division vs. Hamilton Accies (H)  2 - 3
 21/02/87 4th Round vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 0
 14/02/87 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 4
 09/02/87 3rd Round Replay vs. Falkirk (H)  3 - 1
 07/02/87 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 1
 27/01/87 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 5
 10/01/87 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 5
 27/12/86 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 1
 25/10/86 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  1 - 1
 18/10/86 Premier Division vs. Dundee Utd (A)  0 - 2
 13/09/86 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 4
 03/09/86 Semi Final vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  1 - 1
 08/02/86 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 4
 13/11/85 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  1 - 1
 02/11/85 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 0
 17/09/85 1st Round vs. East Stirlingshire (H)  4 - 1


Biography

John Davies was an integral part of the Clydebank midfield in the late 1980s; a skilful play-maker who probably flew under the radar and wouldn’t have been considered as a supporter favourite. Despite his small stature he was widely admired so much so that the Bankies would receive their second highest transfer fee when he left the club and he would go on to play at a higher level.

John had been with Rangers as a youth, but was at local juvenile side Anniesland United when he signed for the Bankies in 1985. He immediately showed his potential in the Premier Reserve League and made his “first team” debut against East Stirlingshire the Stirlingshire Cup in September 1985 scoring in a 4-1 victory. As the Bankies were in the Premier League it was effectively a reserve team that was fielded.

It was only a matter of weeks later when John made his first team proper debut and what a debut it was to be as he lined up against Rangers at Ibrox. Young John was one of the heroes in a Clydebank side who held the Glasgow men to a nil-nil draw. He held his place in the side for the following match against St.Mirren but was to make only one further appearance in the 1985-86 league campaign.

The Bankies retained their Premier League spot for the following season thanks to reconstruction. In a 44 match league season John saw more action on the pitch but competition for places was fierce as Martin Hughes, Vinnie Moore, Davie Shanks and new signings Jamie Fairlie and Sammy Conn were all vying with young John for a right-sided berth.

Towards the end of the season Hughes and Moore had both left and Davies was getting a regular game. John lost his chance to establish himself in the side at the start of the 1987-88 season as along with his brother Billy he had signed a short-term contract to play in Sweden with Second Division side Jonkopping. It was during this time abroad that the brother's faced each other in the professional game for the first time and it was John who came out on top as his side beat favourites Norkopping to win the Swedish Cup.

John returned to Kilbowie in mid-November and featured initially from the substitutes bench, but a poor run of results saw him quickly elevated to the starting eleven. The Bankies immediately went on a run of just one defeat in ten matches and put themselves in the frame for promotion. He would keep his place in the side for the remainder of the season making 25 appearances scoring four goals.

It was in Cup football though and especially the Scottish Cup where John really made his mark in a Clydebank jersey. The Davies brothers met again in the Third Round of the Scottish Cup in January 1988 and again the underdogs won the day as the Bankies dumped holders St Mirren out of the tournament by three goals to nil with John having an outstanding match in midfield

The following season saw John miss just one match as the Bankies finished third in the table. The Clydebank side was a joy to behold that season due to the all-out attacking style of play and John contributed his fair share of assists to the goal-scoring trio of Coyle, Eadie and Bryce.

Season 1989-90 though was to prove the best in John's New Kilbowie career. The one missing ingredient in John’s play had always been goals. However, he would rectify this in some style, hitting the back of the net on ten occasions, more than doubling his career total. Once again though promotion to the top flight was missed and only third in the table was achieved.

It was the Scottish Cup though that was to prove the most satisfaction. John scored a double in the third round to knock out Albion Rovers at Cliftonhill, setting up another meeting at Love Street with brother Billy's team. A last minute Paul Harvey goal earned the Bankies a replay at Kilbowie Park and one of the all-time greatest Clydebank games.

John cracked in a glorious twenty yarder to put Clydebank two ahead at one stage only for brother Billy to lead the "Saints" revival and pull the scores level before Ken Eadie headed the winner. Clydebank were strong favourites in the home quarter-final against Second Division Stirling Albion and when John netted a fine goal inside the first twenty minutes (his fourth of the tournament) things looked bright. However Eadie was sent-off and Vinnie Moore netted a penalty equaliser. Of course a Pat Kelly goal late in the second game saw Bankies into their first ever major cup semi-final, where John played well as Celtic eventually ended the historic cup run with a two-nil win.

The next season was to prove to be John's last as the club started badly and were never in the league race. His last appearance for the side was instantly forgettable as Bankies lost five-one at Falkirk, a sad way for John's Clydebank career to end. St Johnstone paid a fee of £165,000 for his services which was only ever bettered by Owen Coyle’s transfer fee to Airdrie earlier that year. John ended his Clydebank career with 146 appearances and 20 goals to his name.

John spent four years in the Premier League with the Saints reaching the semi-final of both major domestic trophies. He subsequently moved to Airdrie and was part of the squad that went all the way to the final of the Scottish Cup final in 1995 against Celtic, but he missed the showpiece match due to suspension after he was red carded against Dunfermline late on in the season. He finished his career with short spells at Ayr United and Motherwell before becoming a sports agent.

Debut

September 17th, 1985
Clydebank 4 - 1 East Stirlingshire

Stirlingshire Cup (1st Round)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    John was born on this date in Glasgow.


  • Signed For Clydebank


  • First Team Debut

    Clydebank 4 - 1 East Stirlingshire
    Stirlingshire Cup (1st Round)

    Due to the depleted size of the first team pool, only the substitutes from the Premier League match against Rangers were added to the reserve squad who were used in this cup tie.The youngsters


  • First Goal

    Clydebank 4 - 1 East Stirlingshire
    Stirlingshire Cup (1st Round)

    Due to the depleted size of the first team pool, only the substitutes from the Premier League match against Rangers were added to the reserve squad who were used in this cup tie.The youngsters


  • League Debut

    Rangers 0 - 0 Clydebank
    League (Premier Division)


  • First League Goal

    Clydebank 3 - 1 Raith Rovers
    League (Division 1)


  • 50th Appearance

    Clydebank 2 - 2 Falkirk
    League (Division 1)


  • 50th League Appearance

    Clydebank 3 - 3 Airdrie
    League (Division 1)

    Match report coming soon


  • 100th Appearance

    Raith Rovers 1 - 0 Clydebank
    League (Division 1)


  • 100th League Appearance

    Hamilton Accies 1 - 3 Clydebank
    League (Division 1)


  • Last Goal

    Clydebank 3 - 1 Falkirk
    League (Division 1)


  • Last Appearance

    Falkirk 5 - 1 Clydebank
    League (Division 1)


  • Left the Club


    John signed for St Johnstone for a fee of £165,000