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Born: 26 February 1932
Came from: Tavistock Town Went to: Scunthorpe United
First game: 21 March 1953 Last game: 22 April 1957
Appearances: 66 (66/0) Goals: 29
Stonehouse-born Davis began his career playing for Rhyl whilst on national service. During this time he also had a trial at one of his future clubs, Chester. On returning to the Westcountry, he played for Tavistock Town before joining Argyle in 1952. Tall and slim, he had a fairly impressive goalscoring record over his five years at Home Park, but could not make the centre-forward position his own. Moving on to Scunthorpe United, he helped the Lincolnshire club win the Third Division North in 1958 and had brief spells with Chester and Oldham Athletic before retiring.
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From Brian Davis in Plymouth on 31/10/2013 ...
Eric's greatest period as a player was with Scunthorpe in the FA cup when they beat Newcastle (who were one of the teams of the moment) at St James Park, winning 3-1 and Eric scoring 2 goals, only to lose in the next round to Liverpool 1-0. But they were Third Division North champions, I believe the last team to win that position?
From Brian Davis in Plymouth on 02/11/2013 ...
Eric was married in 1955 (in the morning of course), so he could play in the afternoon against Leeds United, who had the great John Charles (the 'Gentle Giant') playing at centre-half, Eric beat him once and scored in a great Argyle win, 3-1.
From Keith Rashleigh in Budock Water, Nr. Falmouth on 04/11/2013 ...
After retiring from the Football League Eric Davis joined Falmouth Town in around 1960. He originally came as a centre-forward but upon becoming player-manager he reverted to left-half where he was a huge influence.
Eric was a great innovator and made Falmouth Town as professional as he could. He even introduced a theme tune "Colonel Bogey" as he led the team out for their home games at Bickland Park. Falmouth already had a number of ex-Football League and former Argyle players in their ranks including Johnny Penny, Peter Bennett, Johnny Russell, Reg Mitchell, Geoff Peach, Richard Gray and ... More
APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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