Player #428

Appearances:

113

Starts:

113

Goals:

40

Seasons:

5

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Davy Walsh

Position

Centre Forward

From

1950-51

To

1954-55

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Davy Walsh

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Seasons

1950-51
1951-52
1952-53
1953-54
1954-55

Age*

27
28
29
30
31

Division

D1
D1
D1
D1
D1

Appearances

113
14
22
34
31
12

Starts

113
14
22
34
31
12

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

40
3
8
13
11
5

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

David John Walsh

Birth Date

Saturday, 28 April 1923

Birth Place

Waterford, County Waterford

Birth Country

Ireland

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

West Bromwich Albion

For

£25,000

On

December 1950

Previous Clubs

St. Joseph’s |
Corinthians |
Shelbourne |
Glen Rovers |
1942-43 Limerick |
1943 Shelbourne (L) |
1943-46 Linfield |
1946-50 West Bromwich Albion |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Walsall

For

£2,500

On

July 1955

Subsequent Clubs

1955-56 Walsall |
1956-57 Worcester City |

Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1951-55 Aston Villa, £25k, 113 | 40 |

Played Under

George Martin |
Eric Houghton |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 13 January 1951

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 13 January 1951

Fulham (h), Division One

First Goal

Saturday, 31 March 1951

Final Appearance

Monday, 11 April 1955

Wolverhampton Wanderers (a), Division One

Final Squad Appearance

Monday, 11 April 1955

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Republic of Ireland | Northern Ireland

Died

14 March 2016, Aged 92

Davy Walsh

Player #428 for Aston Villa, David John Walsh, known as Davy Walsh, played as a centre forward for the club.

Davy played for Villa between 1950-51 and 1954-55 making 113 appearances and scoring 40 goals.

Davy was born in Waterford, Ireland on 28 April 1923 and made his debut appearance for Villa on Saturday, 13 January 1951 at the age of 27.

Villa had signed Davy from West Bromwich Albion for a fee of £25,000 in December 1950 having begun his career with Limerick United.

Davy was described as ”An unobtrusive player who put teamwork first and whose combination with other players was key to his success. Davy had a great shot and in and around the penalty area was a most dangerous attacking threat for Villa with the knack of making the most of even a half chance. Indeed Davy gained a reputation for scoring goals when least expected to do so.”

Davy had shown his goalscoring prowess with West Brom having hit 94 goals in 165 league games for Villa’s neighbours however he wasn’t quite such a prolific goal-getter at Villa.

Davy made his Villa debut in the 3-0 home win over Fulham on January 13, 1951, and scored his first goal for the club in the 2-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, 31 March 1951.

Davy’s strongest goalscoring season for Villa was in 1952-53 with 13 goals in all competitions, the following season he hit 11 before playing more of a bit part role in 1954-55 as his Villa career wound down.

Davy played his final game for Villa on Monday, 11 April 1955 aged 31 and after his 5 seasons with Villa he moved on to neighbours Walsall for a fee of £2,500 in July 1955.

Davy had played under Villa managers George Martin and Eric Houghton

Davy passed away in Thurlestone, Devon on 14 March 2016 aged 92.