Steve Davis (footballer born 1968)

Steve Davis (footballer born 1968)

Football player infobox
playername = Steve Davis

fullname = Stephen Mark Davis
nickname =
cityofbirth = Hexham
countryofbirth = England
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1968|10|30
height = height|ft=6|in=2
currentclub = Burnley (first team coach)
position = Centre back
youthyears = 1986–1987
youthclubs = Southampton
years = 1987–1991
clubs = Southampton
Burnley (loan)
Notts County (loan)
Luton Town
York City
caps(goals) = 006 0(0)
009 0(0)
002 0(0)
162 (22)
138 (21)
156 (20)
029 0(1)
015 0(0)
manageryears = 2007
managerclubs = Burnley (caretaker)

Stephen Mark "Steve" Davis (born October 30, 1968 in Hexham, England) is an English former footballer who played as a defender.

Playing career

Davis started his career as a trainee with Southampton in August 1986, turning professional in July 1987. He was a virtual ever-present in the reserve team in both the 1987-88 and 1988-89 seasons, making 35 appearances each time. Despite this, he failed to break through into the first team.

In November 1989 he went on loan to Burnley and returned to The Dell in February 1990. He made his Southampton debut in a 4-1 victory over Norwich City on 27 February 1990 (in which game Matthew Le Tissier scored a hat-trick). After a run of four games, Davis lost his place to Micky Adams, who was returning from injury. Davis only made two further appearances for Southampton, and then, after a short loan spell at Notts County, in August 1991 he returned to Burnley on a permanent basis for a fee of £60,000.

At Burnley he helped the club to the Division Four championship in 1991-92 and to promotion via the play-offs in 1993-94. Burnley were relegated the following season, and Davis was sold to Luton Town for £750,000 in July 1995.

In 1996, despite his performing admirably for the Hatters, the club were relegated to the Division Two for the first time in over 25 years. He was then part of the side that finished third in the league in the 1996-97 season, before losing in the play-offs to Crewe. Due to his aerial ability, Davis was often used as an emergency striker by then-manager Lennie Lawrence. During part of his spell at Luton, he was captain.

After over three years with Luton, Davis returned to Burnley in December 1998 for a fee of £800,000. He became club captain, and in 1999-00 he helped them back to the First Division, thus completing Stan Ternent's two-year rebuilding project.

He remained at Burnley until July 2003, when he moved on to Lancashire rivals Blackpool on a two-year deal.cite news
title = Davis joins Blackpool
url =
publisher = BBC Sport
date = 2003-07-02
accessdate = 2007-12-01
] He joined York City in June 2004 on a two-year deal.cite news
title = Brass lands Davis
url =
publisher = BBC Sport
date = 2004-06-01
accessdate = 2007-12-01

Management career

Davis returned to Burnley in a scouting role in October 2005, and was later promoted to the dual role of first-team coach and reserve team manager. In November 2007, following the departure of Dave Kevan, he was promoted to assistant manager.cite news
title = Burnley name Davis as assistant
url =
publisher = BBC Sport
date = 2007-11-02
accessdate = 2007-11-08
] He was appointed caretaker manager on 8 November, 2007, following the departure of manager Steve Cotterill.cite news
title = Burnley manager Cotterill departs
url =
publisher = BBC Sport
date = 2007-11-08
accessdate = 2007-11-08
] On Owen Coyle's appointment as manager, he reverted to first-team coach.cite news
title = Davis To Remain On Staff
url =,,10413~1173435,00.html
publisher = Burnley FC
date = 2007-11-22
accessdate = 2007-12-01


External links

*Soccerbase|id=1961|name=Steve Davis
*soccerbase (manager)|id=2094|name=Steve Davis

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