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Calum Davenport
Personal information
Full name Calum Raymond Paul Davenport
Date of birth 1 January 1983 (1983-01-01) (age 27)
Place of birth Bedford, England
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
2000–2001 Coventry City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 Coventry City 75 (3)
2004–2007 Tottenham Hotspur 15 (1)
2004 West Ham United (loan) 10 (0)
2005 Southampton (loan) 7 (0)
2005 Norwich City (loan) 15 (1)
2007–2010 West Ham United 13 (1)
2008 Watford (loan) 1 (0)
2009 Sunderland (loan) 8 (0)
National team
England U21 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07:11, 25 May 2009 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11:55, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Calum Raymond Paul Davenport (born 1 January 1983) is an English footballer, who is currently a free agent after being released by West Ham United. He plays as a centre back.


Club career


Coventry City

Davenport joined Coventry City as a trainee in August 2000.[1] He made his debut, in the final game of the 2000–01, a 0–0 draw against Bradford City,[1] the season which saw the club relegated from the Premiership.[2] It was not until the 2002–03 season that he became a regular first team player, earning the accolade of Young Player of the Year.[3] During the 2003–04 season he gained another accolade, winning the Player of the Year award.[4] He made 84 appearances for Coventry City in all competitions, scoring three goals.[1]

Tottenham Hotspur

He moved to Tottenham in August 2004 for a fee of £1,300,000.[4] While at Spurs, Davenport had short loan spells at West Ham,[5] Southampton[6] and Norwich City.[7] After returning to Tottenham in January 2006, Davenport made his Premiership debut in the 2–1 home defeat to Manchester United in April 2006.[8] He was the subject of transfer talk during the 2006 close season but remained at Spurs following a series of injuries to other defenders in pre-season. Davenport scored his first league goal in a Tottenham Hotspur shirt in December 2006, being the first goal in a 2–1 victory away to Manchester City, scored from a Tom Huddlestone freekick.[9] However, since joining Tottenham in 2004, he had struggled to establish himself in the Tottenham first team and in January 2007, transferred to West Ham.[10]

Davenport made twenty appearances for Tottenham in all competitions, scoring one goal.[1] While on loan, he made ten appearances for West Ham, twelve appearances for Southampton and 16 appearances for Norwich.[1]

West Ham United

Davenport joined West Ham United for an undislosed fee, reported to be £3,000,000,[1] on 18 January 2007. He signed a three and a half year contract.[10] He made his first start in his second spell for the club two days later in a 2–2 draw against Newcastle United. He had a goal disallowed during this match by referee Uriah Rennie.

On 18 January 2008, he joined Championship side Watford on a month's loan, with a view to a permanent deal.[11] Watford manager Aidy Boothroyd had previously been interested in signing Davenport when he was at Tottenham,[12] and he was to provide cover for Danny Shittu whilst he was at the African Cup of Nations.[11] Davenport made his debut against Charlton Athletic on 19 January 2008, but had to be substituted before half-time after a collision with team-mate Darius Henderson.[13] He was stretchered off and taken to hospital, where he spent a number of days and was diagnosed with a fracture to a bone in his neck. His injury meant the loan deal was cancelled.[14][15] After a lengthy spell on the sidelines Davenport returned to competitive action for the start of the 2008-2009 campaign. Injuries meant he found himself in the starting eleven against Wigan Athletic on opening day. Davenport took his chance in the first team impressing many critics with both his defending and goal threat from set pieces. He scored his first goal for The Hammers against Blackburn Rovers on 30 August 2008 when he headed in Julien Faubert's corner.[16] On 2 February 2009 he joined Premier League club Sunderland on loan until the end of the 2008–09 season.[17] He made eight appearances for Sunderland.[18]

International career

Davenport played for the England national team at under-17, under-19[19] and under-21 levels.[4]


In the early hours of 22 August 2009, Davenport and his mother were stabbed at her home in Kempston, Bedfordshire. Davenport was stabbed in the legs, lost 50% of the blood from his body[20] and underwent emergency surgery for injuries described as serious. Two men were arrested the same day in connection with the stabbings. At Bedford Magistrates Court, on 24 August, 25 year-old Worrell Whitehurst, the boyfriend of Davenport's sister, was remanded in custody charged with grievous bodily harm with intent in connection with the attack on Davenport, and with assault occasioning actual bodily harm to his mother; the second man was released on bail pending further inquiries.

Threat to career

Due to the nature of the injury, his career is believed to be under threat.[21][22] On 16 October, Gianfranco Zola reported that Davenport had returned to Chadwell Heath for light training with the team following his release from the hospital.[23]

Charges and court hearings

On 28 October 2009, Davenport was charged with assault on his sister, Cara Davenport, in the same incident in which he was stabbed.[24][25] On 10 November 2009, Davenport appeared before Bedford magistrates court charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm[26]. He pleaded not guilty and was bailed on the condition that he has no contact with his sister. During a hearing in December 2009, the case was committed to Luton Crown Court with the plea and directions hearing due on 25 January 2010. The magistrates court was told that he would plead not guilty.[27] In January 2010, West Ham suspended Davenport's wages until completion of the court case alleging breach of contract on his part when he was involved in the assault in August 2009.[28] On 25 January, Davenport pleaded not guilty to the charge at Luton Crown Court and the case was adjourned until 2 August 2010 at the same court.[29]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Soccerbase:Calum Davenport, Racing Post. Retrieved 20 June 2007.
  2. ^ "Sky Blues and Bantams in bore draw", BBC Sport, 19 May 2001. Retrieved 20 June 2007
  3. ^ "Davenport sets sights high", BBC Sport, 29 July 2003. Retrieved 20 June 2007.
  4. ^ a b c "Spurs seal Davenport deal", BBC Sport, 30 August 2004. Retrieved 20 June 2007.
  5. ^ "Davenport in Hammers loan", BBC Sport, 9 September 2004. Retrieved 20 June 2007.
  6. ^ "Davenport joins Saints on loan", BBC Sport, 3 January 2005. Retrieved 20 June 2007.
  7. ^ "Davenport makes Norwich loan move", BBC Sport, 13 September 2005. Retrieved 20 June 2007.
  8. ^ "Tottenham 1–2 Man Utd", BBC Sport, 17 April 2006. Retrieved 20 June 2007.
  9. ^ "Man City 1–2 Tottenham", BBC Sport, 17 December 2006. Retrieved 20 June 2007.
  10. ^ a b "West Ham secure Davenport switch", BBC Sport, 18 January 2007. Retrieved 20 June 2007.
  11. ^ a b "Davenport joins".,,10400~1219035,00.html. Retrieved 21 January 2008. 
  12. ^ "I can't wait!".,,10400~1219080,00.html. Retrieved 21 January 2008. 
  13. ^ "Watford 1 Charlton Athletic 1".,,10400~38971,00.html. Retrieved 21 January 2008. 
  14. ^ "Return defender".,,10400~1220763,00.html. Retrieved 21 January 2008. 
  15. ^ "Davenport suffers neck fracture". BBC. 21 January 2008. Retrieved 21 January 2008. 
  16. ^ West Ham 4-1 Blackburn
  17. ^ "Sunderland get Davenport on loan". BBC Sport. 2 February 2009. Retrieved 2 February 2009. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Calum Davenport in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 
  19. ^ "Coventry 1 Preston 2". Retrieved 8 February 2010. 
  20. ^ "Stabbed West Ham footballer's career in balance as man appears in court". Bedfordshire on Sunday. 24 August 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 
  21. ^ "Two held over footballer stabbing". BBC News. 22 August 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 
  22. ^ "Footballer's career 'in balance'". BBC News. 24 August 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  23. ^ Looking strong for Stoke
  24. ^ "Footie star charged after legs stabbed". Skynews. 28 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-28. 
  25. ^ "Player on sister assault charge". BBC News. 28 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-28. 
  26. ^ "Player denies assault on sister". BBC News. 10 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 
  27. ^ "West Ham footballer Calum Davenport faces assault trial". BBC News. 21 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-22. 
  28. ^ "WEST HAM STUNNER FOR DAVENPORT". News of the World. 23 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  29. ^ "West Ham star Calum Davenport appears in court to deny assaulting his sister". Daily Mail. 25 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 

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Simple English

Calum Davenport
Personal information
Full name Calum Raymond Paul Davenport
Date of birth 1 January 1983 (1983-01-01) (age 28)
Place of birth    Bedford, England
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior clubs
Years Club
Coventry City
Tottenham Hotspur
West Ham United (loan)
Southampton (loan)
Norwich City (loan)
West Ham United
Watford (loan)
Sunderland (loan)

Calum Davenport (born 1 January 1983) is an English football player.

Club career statistics

Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
2000/01Coventry CityPremier League10
2001/02First Division30
2004/05League Championship60
2004/05Tottenham HotspurPremier League10
2004/05West Ham UnitedLeague Championship100
2004/05SouthamptonPremier League70
2005/06Tottenham HotspurPremier League40
2005/06Norwich CityLeague Championship151
2006/07Tottenham HotspurPremier League101
2006/07West Ham UnitedPremier League60
2007/08WatfordLeague Championship10
2008/09West Ham UnitedPremier League71
2008/09SunderlandPremier League80
2009/10West Ham UnitedPremier League
CountryEngland 1446
Total 1446



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