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Bobby Davison
Personal information
Full name Robert Davison
Date of birth 17 July 1959 (1959-07-17) (age 50)
Place of birth    South Shields, England
Club information
Current club free agent
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Huddersfield Town
Halifax Town
Derby County
Leeds United
Derby County (loan)
Sheffield United (loan)
Leicester City
Sheffield United
Rotherham United
Hull City (loan)
002 0(0)
063 (29)
206 (83)
091 (31)
010 0(8)
011 0(4)
025 0(6)
012 0(1)
022 0(4)
011 0(4)   
Teams managed

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Robert "Bobby" Davison (born 17 July 1959 in South Shields) is an English former professional footballer and current coach.


Playing career

Davison started his career at Huddersfield Town making only two appearances between 1980 and 1981. He moved on to Halifax Town on 1 August 1981 and holds a good record 29 goals in 63 appearances. This caught the eye of Derby County and between 1982 and 1987 he made 206 appearances scoring 83 goals. Much to Derby fans disappointment he was sold for £350,000 to a rebuilding Leeds United squad.

In Howard Wilkinson's push for promotion Bobby became a cult hero for Leeds due to a high work rate and general rapport with the crowd. His scoring record of 35 times in 110 games is a good one for Leeds at that time. However, with the successful pairing of Lee Chapman and Rod Wallace Leeds went on to greater heights and Bobby made few substitute appearances. He was loaned back to Derby County and later Sheffield United.

In 1992, he was released to Leicester City. After helping Leicester come close to achieving promotion to the Premier League, he found himself out of favour with the club, so joined Sheffield United in 1993. Again, after coming close to achieving promotion, he found himself out of favour and spent the rest of his career playing bit-part appearances with Rotherham United and Hull City where he retired in the 1995–96 season.

Coaching career

In 2000, Davison had a short spell managing Guiseley before resigning in October 2000. He also had short spells coaching Bradford City and Sheffield United.

On 20 February 2008, when Sheffield United announced their takeover of Ferencváros, they also announced the appointment of Davison as an advisory coach to the Hungarian side. On 16 April 2008, after the removal of János Csank, Davison became Ferencváros's new head coach.[1] His first game in charge was a 1–0 victory against Bõcs KSC. On 30 October 2009, Ferencvaros have replaced sacked manager Bobby Davison with Craig Short.


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