|Date of Birth:||30th November 1980|
|Contract Date:||July 2013|
|Previous Clubs:||Notts County|
Ben Davies was born in Birmingham on the 27th May 1981 and started his career with Walsall (0 appearances), Kidderminster Harriers (13 appearances) before a lengthier move to Chester City in 2002, which produced 153 appearance, 16 goals and a Nationwide Conference championship medal in 2004.
In 2006 Davies moved to Shrewsbury Town and went on to become a regular appearing 112 times for the club and scoring an impressive 30 goals. He was made Captain in 2008 and led the club into the 2009 League Two play-off final, which they lost.
Davies declined a contract offer after the loss and instead joined Notts County in the belief they may be the club to help him achieve his goal of playing at a higher level.
In his first season at Notts he played a major part in their clinching promotion to League One; he found the net an impressive 16 times and was named in the PFA team of the year.
This season, Davies set League One on fire by scoring 7 goals by the end of September 2010 and Nigel Clough had made no secret of his interest in the player having attempted to sign him at the start of 10/11.
Finally after three unsuccessful bids after the January transfer window opened in 2011, Derby landed the 29-year old after Davies handed in a transfer request and the Rams tabled an improved bid to complete the deal.
Ben Davies on his move to the Rams:
"I'm delighted to sign; it has been a drawn out process which has been a bit stressful over the last few weeks. Notts obviously didn't want me to go, but on the flip-side it is an absolutely fantastic move for me.â€ť
"It is a dream move to come to Derby County and I cannot wait to get started. I had a great time at Notts County and I'm grateful to them for what they've done for me and my career.â€ť
"As much as I'm sad to leave Notts, I didn't need much convincing to come here because the opportunity to play in front of 25-30,000 every week is only something you can only dream of and when Derby County come knocking on your door it is something you can't turn down.â€ť
"With Nigel Clough being the manager too, it really wasn't a difficult decision to make. I'm desperate to play in the Championship; I've had a few opportunities before but the move was never right for me. Everything about this move is perfect and it is a chance for me to show I am capable of playing at this level."
Player Ratings for Ben Davies
|14 Aug||Scunthorpe United CC||H||5 - 5||0 |
|18 Aug||Sheffield Wednesday 2||H||2 - 2||0 |
|21 Aug||Bolton Wanderers 2||A||2 - 0||0 |
|25 Aug||Wolverhampton Wanderers 2||A||1 - 1||0 |
|1 Sep||Watford 2||H||5 - 1||0 |
|15 Sep||Huddersfield Town 2||A||1 - 0||0 |
|18 Sep||Charlton Athletic 2||H||3 - 2||0 |
|22 Sep||Burnley 2||H||1 - 2||0 |
|30 Sep||Nottingham Forest 2||A||0 - 1||0 |
|3 Oct||Middlesbrough 2||A||2 - 2||0 |
|6 Oct||Brighton and Hove Albion 2||H||0 - 0||0 |
|20 Oct||Blackburn Rovers 2||H||1 - 1||0 |
|23 Oct||Ipswich Town 2||A||1 - 2||0 |
|27 Oct||Peterborough United 2||A||3 - 0||0 |
|3 Nov||Blackpool 2||H||4 - 1||0 |
|6 Nov||Barnsley 2||H||2 - 0||0 |
|10 Nov||Millwall 2||A||2 - 1||0 |
|17 Nov||Crystal Palace 2||A||3 - 0||1 |
|24 Nov||Birmingham City 2||H||3 - 2||0 |
|27 Nov||Cardiff City 2||H||1 - 1||0 |
|1 Dec||Leicester City 2||A||4 - 1||0 |
|8 Dec||Leeds United 2||H||3 - 1||0 |
|15 Dec||Bristol City 2||A||0 - 2||0 |
|21 Dec||Hull City 2||H||1 - 2||0 |
|26 Dec||Burnley 2||A||2 - 0||0 |
|29 Dec||Charlton Athletic 2||A||1 - 1||0 |
|1 Jan||Middlesbrough 2||H||3 - 1||0 |
|5 Jan||Tranmere Rovers FAC||H||5 - 0||0 |
|12 Jan||Brighton and Hove Albion 2||A||2 - 1||0 |
|19 Jan||Nottingham Forest 2||H||1 - 1||0 |
|26 Jan||Blackburn Rovers FAC||H||0 - 3||0 |
|2 Feb||Huddersfield Town 2||H||3 - 0||0 |
|9 Feb||Sheffield Wednesday 2||A||2 - 2||0 |
|12 Feb||Hull City 2||A||2 - 1||0 |
|16 Feb||Wolverhampton Wanderers 2||H||0 - 0||0 |
|19 Feb||Bolton Wanderers 2||H||1 - 1||0 |
|23 Feb||Watford 2||A||2 - 1||0 |
|1 Mar||Crystal Palace 2||H||0 - 1||0 |
|5 Mar||Cardiff City 2||A||1 - 1||0 |
|9 Mar||Birmingham City 2||A||3 - 1||0 |
|16 Mar||Leicester City 2||H||2 - 1||0 |
|29 Mar||Bristol City 2||H||3 - 0||0 |
|1 Apr||Leeds United 2||A||1 - 2||0 |
|6 Apr||Ipswich Town 2||H||0 - 1||0 |
|13 Apr||Blackburn Rovers 2||A||2 - 0||0 |
|16 Apr||Barnsley 2||A||1 - 1||0 |
|20 Apr||Peterborough United 2||H||3 - 1||0 |
|27 Apr||Blackpool 2||A||2 - 1||0 |
|4 May||Millwall 2||H||1 - 0||0 |
Player Stats for Ben Davies
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News Stories for Ben Davies
|Front Row View: Outside - Looking In! Sun 19th May 2013 12:48|
The final weeks of the 2012-13 campaign saw Derby ease to safety and claim a top 10 finish. Fans and club now look to a summer of strengthening before the usual optimistic noises from staff and players once again herald the dawn of a new season. Only three months to go...
|What I.Saw - You want to be happy, you want to have fun! Mon 29th Apr 2013 13:43|
Blackpool it is then, early morning start, motorway miles slip by gauged only by a white dial reaching the red.
|What I Saw: Black Day As Rovers Burn Rams Mon 15th Apr 2013 14:16|
"I read the news today, oh boy. 4,000 holes in Blackburn, Lancashire. And though the holes were rather small. They had to count them all.” So sang the Beatles in 1967 about the number of potholes in Blackburn Lancashire as reported by The Daily Mail.
|What I.Saw: Another Pointless Saturday! Sun 10th Mar 2013 12:52|
Another pointless Saturday, another day walking the road following the Rams in our year on year progression, slow build, 5 or 10 or is it 20 year plan - choose your own description.
|What I.Saw: Watford - A Little Taste Of Italy! Sun 24th Feb 2013 13:42|
Watford - a little taste of Italy - they sit in an automatic promotion spot, average attendance 13,007.
|What I.Saw: Three Results - Almost A Perfect Day! Sun 06th Jan 2013 14:41|
Third Round Day of the FA Cup, tenterhooks. Mid table Championship Rams against high flying Tranmere Rovers perched near the top of the division below. It can’t be plain sailing not with Derby’s cup record.
|What I.Saw - Rams Chase Grey Day Away! Wed 24th Oct 2012 14:00|
It’s a monochromatic day with sepia tones and we hurtle into the horizon. Tarmacadam ends and sky begins with barely a change of colour.
|What I.Saw - Clough Forgets Childhood Lessons! Mon 08th Oct 2012 14:28|
From an early age babies learn that square pegs don’t go into round holes.So why then yesterday at Pride Park did we forget our childhood lessons?
|Front Row View - The Rams Do It For Dougie Thu 20th Sep 2012 13:36|
A frustrating defeat at Huddersfield brought an anti-climax Derby’s return to League action - but the Rams then recovered to beat Charlton despite a nervy finish after taking a 3-0 lead. This week’s FRV is dedicated to ‘Badge Man’ Douglas Else, who has passed away, aged 86.
|Front Row View: The Italian Job Thu 06th Sep 2012 10:46|
The Vicarage Road “Italian Job” had some early-season teething troubles on Saturday. Despite a rash of signings and loans, Watford collapsed at Pride Park Stadium as Derby hit them for five.
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