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Key Facts

Full name
Harold Davies

Known as
Harold Davies

Born
18 November 1932

Died
14 September 2002 (aged 69)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 151d
Last game: 26y 270d

Height and weight
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 75 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 12

Harold Davies

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1953-195985200.2429%14
Total1953-195985200.2429%14

AFL: 6,290th player to appear, 2,804th most games played, 3,634th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 965th player to appear, 168th most games played, 297th most goals kicked

After an unconvincing start to his league career as a half forward flanker - he once asked to be dropped because he was so lacking in confidence - Harold Davies managed to re-invent himself with such success that he became acknowledged as one of the game's premier half backs. He played a total of 85 VFL games with St Kilda between 1953 and 1959, kicking 20 goals. Quick, sure and skilful, his predominantly left foot kicking was both penetrative and accurate, and he was selected to represent the 'Big V' before sustaining a serious knee injury that, sadly, was to bring his career to a premature end.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.