Fred Davies (footballer, born 1921)

Frederick James Davies (14 August 1921 – 13 August 1961) was an Australian rules footballer who played in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Fred Davies
Personal information
Full name Frederick James Davies
Date of birth 14 August 1921
Place of birth Seaford, Victoria
Date of death 13 August 1961(1961-08-13) (aged 39)
Original team(s) Seaford
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 88 kg (194 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1941, 1946–52 Carlton 125 (137)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1952.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,


Davies played as both a follower and key position forward.


He made his debut for Carlton on 2 August 1941, in the Round 14 match against Hawthorn;[1] and, having enlisted in the Second AIF, he did not play again until he returned from overseas service in 1946.[2] He kicked four goals in the 1947 VFL Grand Final, in which Carlton defeated Essendon by a point.


Fred Davies was appointed captain-coach of Longford Football Club in the Northern Tasmanian Football Association (NTFA) in 1953.[3][4]

He coached the team from 1953 to 1958. Longford won the competition's premiership in 1955, 1957, and 1958 and, also, won the Tasmanian State Premiership in 1957.

"[Davies'] importance in the history of the Longford Football Club was emphasised when he was selected as captain-coach and first ruckman in the club's official 'Team of the Century'."[5]

Military service

He enlisted in the Second AIF on 11 October 1941, served overseas, and was formally discharged on 18 July 1946.


He died at his Seaford home on 13 August 1961, the eve of his fortieth birthday.[6]


  1. "WIN FOR BLUES IN POOR GAME". Sporting Globe. , (1995). Victoria, Australia. 2 August 1941. p. 3 (Edition2). Retrieved 17 March 2018 via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  2. "GRIEVE BACK AT CARLTON Ruck Division Strong". The Argus (Melbourne) (31, 063). Victoria, Australia. 22 March 1946. p. 16. Retrieved 17 March 2018 via National Library of Australia.
  3. Half-Back, "Davies Accepts Longford Offer", The (Launceston) Examiner, (Monday, 24 November 1952), p.16.
  4. "DAVIES TO COACH LONGFORD". The Mercury. CLXXII, (25, 593). Tasmania, Australia. 31 December 1952. p. 16. Retrieved 17 March 2018 via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  5. Fred Davies,
  6. Deaths: Davies, The Age, (Monday, 14 August 1961), p.14.


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