Peter Davenport Signing

Peter Davenport

Pe­ter Dav­en­port, born Birken­head, Mar­ch 24, 1961. Pe­ter Dav­en­port star­ted out his ca­reer wi­th Not­ting­ham For­est where he con­trib­uted 54 goals in 118 Fir­st Di­vi­sion ap­pear­ances un­der City Gro­und boss Bri­an Clough be­fore his per­form­ances earned him a trans­fer to Man­chester Uni­ted. Very much im­pressed by the free flow­ing for­ward, Uni­ted head coach Ron Atkin­son splashed out a fee of £750,000 for him at the back end of the 1985-86 season.

Al­though Pe­ter Dav­en­port struggled at fir­st, he ma­naged to live up to his repu­ta­tion as a power­ful at­tack­er wi­th a good nose for goals. Dav­en­port, who was Big Ron´s last ma­jor sign­ing at Man­chester Uni­ted, was bro­ught in as a re­place­ment for Wales in­ter­na­tion­al Ma­rk Hug­hes and made his Fir­st Di­vi­sion de­but for the club in a 1-0 loss to Queens Park Ran­gers at Shepherd´s Bush on the 15th of Mar­ch 1986. When Al­ex Fer­guson came down from Ab­er­deen to take over the head coach­ing reigns at Man­chester Uni­ted in Nov­ember 1986, the stri­ker ma­naged to keep up his good form and he would es­tab­lish a dy­nam­ic part­ner­ship wi­th Bri­an Mc­Clair. Af­ter notch­ing up 22 goals in 92 Fir­st Di­vi­sion ga­mes for Uni­ted, he was trans­ferred to re­cently pro­moted Fir­st Di­vi­sion si­de Middles­brough for a trans­fer fee of £750,000 in Nov­ember 1988. Pe­ter Dav­en­port: “Al­though I was from Birken­head, I was a Man­chester Uni­ted sup­port­er as a boy.” Pe­ter Dav­en­port Play­ing Ca­reer: Cam­mell Laird, Not­ting­ham For­est, Man­chester Uni­ted, Middles­brough, Sun­der­land, Air­drie, St John­stone, Stock­port Coun­ty, South­port, Mac­cle­s­field To­wn, Congleton To­wn, Ban­gor City. Play­ing Hon­ours: None.


Peter Davenport Quickfacts

Pe­ter Dav­en­port was part of the Sun­der­land te­am that rea­ched the FA Cup Fi­nal in 1982, on­ly to suf­fer a 2-0 de­feat ag­ainst Liver­pool, who­se goals were sco­red by Mi­chael Tho­mas and Ian Rush.


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