Simon Davies Profile

Si­mon Dav­ies, who had won the FA Youth Cup wi­th Man­chester Uni­ted in the 1991-92 cam­paign, was han­ded his com­pet­it­ive de­but by Al­ex Fer­guson in a 2-1 Lea­gue Cup Sec­ond Ro­und Fir­st Leg vic­tory ag­ainst Foot­ball Lea­gue Fir­st Di­vi­sion te­am Port Vale at Vale Park on the 21st of Septem­ber 1994. Dav­ies re­gistered his fir­st, and on­ly, goal for Man­chester Uni­ted when he fou­nd the back of the net in a 4-0 Cham­pi­ons Lea­gue Group Sta­ge win ag­ainst Turk­ish Su­per Lea­gue Cham­pi­ons Gal­ata­s­aray at Old Traf­ford on the 7th of Dec­ember the same year, and went on to play ten mat­ches in all com­pet­i­tions for The Reds dur­ing his in­aug­ur­al sea­son at the club. Fol­low­ing loan peri­ods at Ex­eter City and Hud­dersfield To­wn, he teamed up wi­th Luton To­wn at the be­gin­ning of the 1997-98 cam­paign and made 22 Foot­ball Lea­gue ap­pear­ances for The Hat­ters un­der Kenil­worth Road su­premo Len­nie Law­rence be­fore he was giv­en a free trans­fer to Sam­my McIlroy´s Mac­cle­s­field To­wn mid­way thro­ugh the 1998-99 sea­son. Af­ter amass­ing 48 Foot­ball Lea­gue ap­pear­ances for The Silk­men, he en­joyed spells at Roch­dale and Ban­gor City be­fore he sig­ned wi­th The New Saints, also known as Total Net­work Solu­tions, in 2003. Next up was a move to for­mer club Ban­gor City where the well trav­elled mid­fielder stayed un­til 2005 when he de­cided to join for­ces wi­th fel­low Welsh Pre­mier Lea­gue si­de Rhyl. Dav­ies then mo­ved on to Chester City, and fi­nally to Air­bus UK, where he fin­ished off his foot­balling ca­reer at the end of the 2006-07 cam­paign. In­ter­na­tion­ally, he made just one seni­or ap­pear­ance for his na­tive Wales, com­ing on as a sub­sti­tute for Shef­field Uni­ted for­ward Gar­eth Tay­lor in a 2-0 friendly fix­ture de­feat ag­ainst Switzer­land at the Sta­dio Comun­ale di Cor­n­aredo in Lugano on the 24th of April 1996. Si­mon Dav­ies Play­ing Ca­reer: Man­chester Uni­ted, Ex­eter City, Hud­dersfield To­wn, Luton To­wn, Mac­cle­s­field To­wn, Roch­dale, Ban­gor City, The New Saints, Ban­gor City, Rhyl, Chester City, Air­bus UK. Play­ing Hon­ours: Eng­lish FA Youth Cup 1992.

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Fol­low­ing his re­tire­ment from play­ing in 2007, Si­mon Dav­ies wor­ked as coach and man­ager wi­th Chester City be­fore he be­came coach of the re­serves te­am at Man­chester City in 2013. Af­ter spend­ing six years at the Eti­had Sta­dium, he joi­ned Vin­cent Kom­pany’s coach­ing staff at An­der­lecht in 2019.


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