- Sean Davis (footballer)
Football player infobox
playername= Sean Davis
fullname = Sean Davis
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1979|9|20|df=y
height = height|meters=1.80
clubnumber = 28
position = Midfielder
years = 1996–2004
clubs = Fulham
caps(goals) = 155 (14)
nationalyears = 2000–2002
nationalteam = England U21
nationalcaps(goals) = 012 0(1)
pcupdate = 19:19, 13 September 2008 (UTC)
Davis is a product of the Fulham
youth systemand was described by former Fulham and England boss Kevin Keeganas being a hot prospect for the future.
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
Kevin Keegan, Jean Tiganaand later Chris Coleman.
After an exciting 2002/03 campaign in which he firmly established his position in the starting line up Davis was called up to be part of the England squad that faced Australia, although he didn't play.
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.
After this, he signed for Tottenham Hotspur prior to the 2004/05 season. However, he was unable to break into the Tottenham team and was later bought by
Harry Redknappin the January 2006 transfer window in a combined deal which saw Davis, Pedro Mendes, and Noe Pamarotsign for Portsmouth F.C.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 Unitedon March 18 2006.
At the end of the 2005-6 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 [ [http://www.mysporttoday.co.uk/ViewArticle2.aspx?SectionID=1739&ArticleID=1502965&sitecode=ppp&sportcode=pomp Step Up the Real Sean Davis] ] . He has made good his claim by playing regularly in the side during their excellent start to the 2006-7 season. Due to a bet at the start of the 2006/07 season, the usually shaven headed Davis currently sports a perm-style haircut similar to those of the Liverpool side in the 1970s. Both he and teammate
Gary O'Neilagreed not to cut their hair until they scored a goal. O'Neil finally found the net in an away tie against Sheffield United, and both have now shaved their heads.
Davis is a
Christian. His faith in God began as a result of conversations with Portsmouth team mate Linvoy Primus, "For me there was something missing and I came to realise I needed God in my life". [http://faithandfootball.co.uk/images/uploaded/professionals/testimonies/SEANDAVISTESTIMONY.pdf]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/shared/bsp/hi/football/statistics/players/d/davis_40722.stm BBC profile]
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