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Roger Davidson

Roger Davidson was born in Islington on 27 October 1948

Roger played for England at schoolboy level in midfield and joined Arsenal in September 1964 aged 15. Roger became a pro in October 1965  and on 16 March 1968 in the game Arsenal 0 Wolverhampton 2 he made his first and last senior appearance.  It was a tough time for Arsenal and the result made it nine league games without a win.

However although that was his only first team appearance he did have the pleasure of being part the Arsenal team which win the Football Combination title in 1968/69.

After the conclusion of that season he moved to Portsmouth in June 1969 before moving one year later to Fulham, and was part of their 1970/71 promotion winning team.   He later played for Lincoln City, and Aldershot.    Subsequently he worked as a black cab driver in London.

Here’s his footballing record

 

Years Team Lge games Goals
1968–1969 Arsenal 1 0
1969–1970 Portsmouth 3 0
1970–1971 Fulham 1 0
1971–1972 Lincoln City 6 0
1972 Aldershot 12 2
Total 23 2

 

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