DOB: 29 September 1948
Games: 41 (250 total)
Goals: 36 (372 total)
From: East Sandringham/St Kilda
Number: 21 1976-1977
One of the most widely travelled players in VFL/AFL history, Davis first played 11 seasons at St Kilda and had been a part of their first and only premiership side in 1966. During his time with the Saints he was renowned as a master of freakish goals, and had a casual approach to the game that was highlighted in 1971 when he sat on the bench and ate a Violet Crumble mid-match.
Signing for Melbourne in 1976, Davis joined the Demons along with Shane Grambeau and a cash payment to secure the return of Carl Ditterich to the Saints. He never hit the heights of his St Kilda career at the Demons, but gave the club good service over two years before joining Essendon in 1978.
Davis played two years with the Bombers and one at Collingwood before playing for Latrobe in Tasmania then returning to St. Kilda. He coached the Saints for four games in 1987 as Darrel Baldock recovered from a minor stroke.
Some sources suggest he also played for MHSOB between East Sandringham and St Kilda, but as he won the South-East Suburban League best and fairest in 1965 and made his debut for St Kilda the next year this is unlikely. May have played for the Melbourne High school team.
Inside Football - July 1971