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Sean Davis
Personal information
Full name Sean Davis
Date of birth 20 September 1979 (1979-09-20) (age 30)
Place of birth Clapham, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Bolton Wanderers
Number 23
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2004 Fulham 155 (14)
2004–2006 Tottenham Hotspur 015 0(0)
2006–2009 Portsmouth 102 0(2)
2009– Bolton Wanderers 003 0(0)
National team
2000–2002 England U21 012 0(1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:06, 2 June 2009 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:43, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

Sean Davis (born 20 September 1979 in Lambeth, London) is a professional English footballer who is currently playing for Bolton Wanderers as a midfielder.


Club career



Davis is a product of the Fulham youth system and was described by former Fulham and England boss Kevin Keegan as being a hot prospect for the future. He is one of the few players in the world to have played at all four professional levels of football in England with the same club.

He made his first-team debut for Fulham aged just 17 years and 25 days in 1996. Davis progressed under the watchful eye of managers Keegan, Jean Tigana and later Chris Coleman.

He attracted interest from Everton and Middlesbrough during that season, more so after he had handed in a transfer request citing his "ambition to further his career". However, Fulham were reluctant to sell Davis until they had found a suitable replacement. A transfer to either Everton or Middlesbrough never occurred as Davis was injured during the summer and unable to pass a medical to switch clubs, so this kept him at Fulham for the 2003/04 season.

Tottenham Hotspur

After this, he signed for Tottenham Hotspur prior to the 2004–05 season.


He was unable to break into the Tottenham team and was later bought by Harry Redknapp in the January 2006 transfer window in a combined deal which saw Davis, Pedro Mendes, and Noe Pamarot sign for Portsmouth. While arriving at the club short of match fitness, he played an important part in Portsmouth's 2006 survival campaign, including scoring the second goal in their 4-2 win over West Ham United on 18 March 2006.[1]

At the end of the 2005–06 campaign, Davis stated that Portsmouth supporters had yet to see his best form, and expected that after having taken part in a full pre-season, that he would be much more prepared to play a greater role in the coming season[2].

On 1 February 2009, Portsmouth rejected a bid in the region of £3 million for Davis from Bolton Wanderers.[3] Pompey manager at the time Tony Adams was keen to secure the player to a new contract with his present deal due to run until the summer of 2009.

Bolton Wanderers

On 1 July 2009, Bolton confirmed the signing of Sean Davis on a free transfer in a three year deal.[4]. He made his debut in a 1–0 loss to Sunderland on 15 August.

International career

After an exciting 2002–03 campaign in which he firmly established his position in the Fulham starting line up Davis was called up to be part of the England squad that faced Australia, although he didn't play.

Personal life

During his time at Portsmouth, due to influence from team mate Linvoy Primus and the Faith in Football organisation, Davis converted to Christianity; "Since going to Portsmouth and meeting people like Linvoy Primus, who is a Christian, I have got into that and it’s been a revelation to me. There’s a big Christian group at the club and the 'Faith in Football’ thing that Linvoy is involved in is fantastic."[5]


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