DOB: 22 May 1905
Died: 17 March 1968
Debut: Round 16, 1924 against Richmond at Punt Road
Last MFC Game: Round 12, 1927 against Richmond at Punt Road
Number: 24 (1925-1927)
Victorian state player - 1926
Games: 49 (58 total)
Goals: 160 (186 total)
Statistical categories led:
Most goals on debut : 6 - Round 16, 1924
Davie was promoted from the juniors after 51 goals in 1924, a year where he'd also played for the league seconds in a representative team. Davie kicked six in each of his first two games, and his haul on debut is still the club record for a first game player. In Round 14, 1925 he put Carlton to the sword at Princes Park with a haul of 13.5, a total at the ground that wouldn't be equalled until the 1990's. He was later presented with the ball, silver plated and mounted on a stand.
Despite having kicked 50 goals during the season, and another eight for Victoria against New South Wales, he missed the triumphant 1926 finals series through injury.
He initially sought a clearance to Carlton before 1927 but remained at Melbourne where he kicked 40 goals. When the side missed the final four the next year requested a clearance again and this time it was granted. Despite kicking almost three goals a game in his nine games with the Blues he never settled and joined Preston in the VFA the next year where he remained through at least 1933.
Davie was born in Devon, England
Most goals on debut
Where are they from
Football Record 1927 suggests that Davie requested a clearance to Carlton after 1926 when Melbourne didn't play him in the finals.
Joined from 'Melbourne Juniors'. His previous club is still unknown.
Sporting Globe - 30/07/1924
The Argus - 04/03/1926
Sporting Globe - 13/04/1927
Boyles Football Photos
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