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Bill Davies




Date of birth


Bill Davies was the first Palace player to gain international recognition when he took his place in the Wales squad for a game against Scotland at Dundee in March, 1908.

Following the Glaziers’ fourth-place finish in the 1907/08 Southern League season, the midfielder moved to West Bromwich Albion but after just a couple of seasons he was to return to the south Londoners - only three players made more Southern League appearances for the club than Davies and during his time at Palace.

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Signed from Stoke City, 1907 & West Brom, 1910
Debut v Northampton Town (H) 4/9/1907    
Managers at Palace Edmund Goodman
Appearances 207
Goals 24
International caps 4