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Leon Davis

Leon Davis

2000-2011
1
Other Guernsey Nos.
40

225CFC Games Played

270CFC Goals

Date of Birth
17 June 1981
Recruited From
Perth
Collingwood Debut
Round 1, 2000
Height:
177cm
Weight:
80kg

Biography

Although he didn’t enjoy the nickname “Neon Leon”, Davis was an instant hit with Collingwood fans in his debut season.

Originally from Perth, Davis was likened to Melbourne star Jeff Farmer, with twinkling feet producing excellent evasive skills and during 1999 he progressed from the Perth Under-18s to the senior side where he played mostly on the wing.

Once recruited to Collingwood, Davis was initially to be given time to develop, but his potential meant that he made his debut as early as round one, from the interchange bench.

Davis’ truly electrifying pace soon captured everyone’s attention and he showed flashes of sheer brilliance in his 15 senior games, which were mainly on a forward flank or on a wing.

He retained a senior place in the Collingwood throughout 2001 even though he was used sparingly off the bench in the first half of the year.

He booted 31 goals in 2002, but still needed to lift his possession rate. He had a barren Grand Final when he did not gather a possession and said later that he thought back to that day whenever he believed he had to work harder. He did not seek excuses even though he played the finals series with stress fractures in the leg.

He struggled early in 2003 and it was reported that family health problems were weighing him down. He spent almost three months in the reserves and returned for the Preliminary Final and Grand Final and gave a better account of himself.

In 2004 he started to show the form expected of him late in the year.

Davis was a prominent part of the Magpies’ early thrust in 2006, but his season ended when he badly injured an ankle late in the year.

By 2007 he had become a much more confident footballer than the shy youngster who arrived at the club at the beginning of the Mick Malthouse era. He ran ninth in the best and fairest and came fourth the following year.

He oozed confidence in 2009 and told of his almost world weary celebratory gestures that it was to “act like you kick them every day of the week”. He was an All-Australian selection in 2009, but again had a quiet finals series.

In 2010 Collingwood reverted to using him as a deep forward and he often struggled despite the team’s success. Recalled for the Grand Final, he lost his place for the Replay despite kicking one of the most important goals of the day, midway through the final quarter.

Switched to half back in 2011, he enjoyed a fine season and was chosen as All-Australian before playing in another Grand Final.

Davis retired shortly after the 2011 Copeland Trophy Dinner, farewelling the game at the age of 30 and still well and truly at the top of his game.

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Statistics

CFC Career Stats

Season played Games Goals Finals Win %
2000-2011 225 270 18 56%

CFC Season by Season Stats

Season GP GL B K H T D Guernsey No.
2000 15 11 8 78 35 24 113 40

2000 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Hawthorn W 0 0 5 0 1 5 40 View match >
Round 2 Adelaide W 0 0 1 2 1 3 40 View match >
Round 8 Fremantle L 2 3 9 1 0 10 40 View match >
Round 9 Brisbane L 0 0 2 3 0 5 40 View match >
Round 12 Geelong L 0 1 1 1 0 2 40 View match >
Round 13 Port Adelaide L 0 0 3 2 1 5 40 View match >
Round 14 Melbourne L 0 0 9 3 6 12 40 View match >
Round 15 St Kilda W 0 1 8 2 0 10 40 View match >
Round 16 Hawthorn L 1 0 7 4 3 11 40 View match >
Round 17 Adelaide L 3 1 12 4 4 16 40 View match >
Round 18 Carlton L 2 1 9 2 3 11 40 View match >
Round 19 Sydney L 2 0 4 3 2 7 40 View match >
Round 20 Western Bulldogs L 0 0 2 5 2 7 40 View match >
Round 21 North Melbourne W 0 1 2 1 1 3 40 View match >
Round 22 Essendon L 1 0 4 2 0 6 40 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2001 18 21 12 106 25 16 131 1

2001 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 4 Richmond L 2 0 4 4 0 8 1 View match >
Round 5 Essendon L 0 1 6 0 1 6 1 View match >
Round 6 Carlton W 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 View match >
Round 8 Port Adelaide W 2 1 9 3 0 12 1 View match >
Round 9 St Kilda W 0 0 3 2 0 5 1 View match >
Round 10 Sydney L 1 2 6 0 1 6 1 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne W 0 1 6 0 2 6 1 View match >
Round 12 West Coast W 2 1 10 3 1 13 1 View match >
Round 13 Adelaide W 2 0 5 1 0 6 1 View match >
Round 14 Geelong L 0 0 5 2 0 7 1 View match >
Round 15 Brisbane L 2 0 6 0 1 6 1 View match >
Round 16 Hawthorn L 0 0 3 2 1 5 1 View match >
Round 17 Fremantle W 1 1 8 0 0 8 1 View match >
Round 18 Richmond L 0 1 3 2 2 5 1 View match >
Round 19 Western Bulldogs W 4 1 11 2 2 13 1 View match >
Round 20 Essendon L 0 1 5 0 2 5 1 View match >
Round 21 Carlton L 2 2 7 2 2 9 1 View match >
Round 22 North Melbourne W 3 0 9 2 1 11 1 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2002 23 31 19 191 48 53 239 1

2002 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Richmond L 1 0 9 2 0 11 1 View match >
Round 2 West Coast W 0 0 8 3 0 11 1 View match >
Round 3 Carlton L 0 1 13 3 3 16 1 View match >
Round 4 Hawthorn W 1 1 13 1 3 14 1 View match >
Round 5 Essendon W 1 1 14 2 3 16 1 View match >
Round 6 St Kilda W 1 0 8 0 3 8 1 View match >
Round 9 Port Adelaide L 4 2 11 2 2 13 1 View match >
Round 10 Sydney W 4 0 11 3 5 14 1 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne W 1 1 6 2 0 8 1 View match >
Round 12 Fremantle L 3 1 5 2 4 7 1 View match >
Round 13 North Melbourne W 1 4 13 3 1 16 1 View match >
Round 14 Adelaide W 3 1 13 1 1 14 1 View match >
Round 15 Geelong L 2 0 5 3 0 8 1 View match >
Round 16 Richmond W 1 0 11 1 7 12 1 View match >
Round 17 West Coast L 0 0 4 2 5 6 1 View match >
Round 18 Carlton W 1 1 6 2 4 8 1 View match >
Round 19 Hawthorn L 1 3 8 6 1 14 1 View match >
Round 20 Essendon L 2 1 9 2 0 11 1 View match >
Round 21 St Kilda W 0 0 2 1 1 3 1 View match >
Round 22 Western Bulldogs L 0 1 10 5 5 15 1 View match >
Qualifying Final Port Adelaide W 3 0 7 1 2 8 1 View match >
Preliminary Final Adelaide W 1 1 5 1 0 6 1 View match >
Grand Final Brisbane L 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2003 13 18 11 85 29 18 114 1

2003 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Richmond W 2 0 8 3 1 11 1 View match >
Round 2 Carlton W 3 1 7 0 0 7 1 View match >
Round 3 Geelong W 2 0 5 4 1 9 1 View match >
Round 4 Brisbane L 0 0 2 1 3 3 1 View match >
Round 5 Essendon L 0 0 1 2 1 3 1 View match >
Round 8 West Coast L 0 2 10 2 0 12 1 View match >
Round 9 St Kilda W 3 1 10 7 1 17 1 View match >
Round 10 Port Adelaide L 2 1 7 1 3 8 1 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne W 2 3 12 1 2 13 1 View match >
Round 12 Hawthorn L 0 1 9 2 3 11 1 View match >
Round 13 Western Bulldogs W 0 1 3 1 1 4 1 View match >
Preliminary Final Port Adelaide W 3 0 5 1 1 6 1 View match >
Grand Final Brisbane L 1 1 6 4 1 10 1 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2004 19 23 13 162 45 41 207 1

2004 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Richmond L 1 0 5 0 1 5 1 View match >
Round 2 Western Bulldogs W 2 1 9 2 1 11 1 View match >
Round 6 Port Adelaide L 1 0 6 3 2 9 1 View match >
Round 7 Carlton L 4 2 10 2 2 12 1 View match >
Round 8 St Kilda L 1 0 8 0 0 8 1 View match >
Round 9 Adelaide W 0 1 5 1 1 6 1 View match >
Round 10 North Melbourne W 1 0 7 1 1 8 1 View match >
Round 11 West Coast W 0 1 6 1 3 7 1 View match >
Round 12 Melbourne L 1 0 12 1 3 13 1 View match >
Round 13 Sydney L 1 1 5 2 3 7 1 View match >
Round 14 Hawthorn W 0 2 11 5 4 16 1 View match >
Round 15 Geelong L 0 1 9 6 6 15 1 View match >
Round 16 Brisbane L 1 0 9 0 3 9 1 View match >
Round 17 Western Bulldogs W 0 0 10 2 1 12 1 View match >
Round 18 Richmond W 2 1 7 3 2 10 1 View match >
Round 19 Fremantle W 3 1 15 6 3 21 1 View match >
Round 20 Essendon L 2 1 10 4 2 14 1 View match >
Round 21 Port Adelaide L 0 0 6 5 1 11 1 View match >
Round 22 Carlton L 3 1 12 1 2 13 1 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2005 12 11 11 119 50 20 169 1

2005 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Western Bulldogs L 2 1 14 3 2 17 1 View match >
Round 2 Adelaide L 0 0 8 7 2 15 1 View match >
Round 3 Carlton W 1 1 6 0 3 6 1 View match >
Round 4 North Melbourne L 0 2 6 3 1 9 1 View match >
Round 15 Brisbane L 1 0 8 6 1 14 1 View match >
Round 16 Essendon L 2 1 10 4 2 14 1 View match >
Round 17 St Kilda L 2 1 14 7 2 21 1 View match >
Round 18 Fremantle L 0 0 6 3 1 9 1 View match >
Round 19 North Melbourne L 1 3 12 3 0 15 1 View match >
Round 20 Carlton L 1 0 16 5 2 21 1 View match >
Round 21 Adelaide L 0 1 10 3 3 13 1 View match >
Round 22 Western Bulldogs L 1 1 9 6 1 15 1 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2006 15 23 14 150 51 25 201 1

2006 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Adelaide L 1 0 6 5 1 11 1 View match >
Round 2 Hawthorn W 2 0 5 3 4 8 1 View match >
Round 3 North Melbourne W 2 3 14 1 2 15 1 View match >
Round 4 Essendon W 0 0 5 1 2 6 1 View match >
Round 5 Port Adelaide W 0 0 11 6 3 17 1 View match >
Round 6 Carlton W 2 0 11 5 1 16 1 View match >
Round 7 West Coast L 3 1 14 5 1 19 1 View match >
Round 8 Geelong W 4 2 16 4 1 20 1 View match >
Round 9 Western Bulldogs W 3 2 17 0 1 17 1 View match >
Round 10 Brisbane W 2 3 10 2 2 12 1 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne L 3 0 8 3 1 11 1 View match >
Round 12 Sydney W 1 3 12 3 1 15 1 View match >
Round 13 Richmond L 0 0 3 1 1 4 1 View match >
Round 15 Fremantle L 0 0 2 4 2 6 1 View match >
Round 17 Hawthorn W 0 0 16 8 2 24 1 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2007 24 31 21 250 50 104 300 1

2007 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 North Melbourne W 1 0 6 2 6 8 1 View match >
Round 2 West Coast L 3 0 8 1 4 9 1 View match >
Round 3 Richmond W 2 0 10 3 3 13 1 View match >
Round 4 Port Adelaide L 1 1 7 1 8 8 1 View match >
Round 5 Essendon W 0 1 5 5 5 10 1 View match >
Round 6 Adelaide W 0 0 21 1 1 22 1 View match >
Round 8 Western Bulldogs L 2 0 17 1 6 18 1 View match >
Round 9 Brisbane W 3 0 4 2 3 6 1 View match >
Round 10 Fremantle W 4 0 11 0 0 11 1 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne L 2 2 9 2 7 11 1 View match >
Round 12 Sydney W 0 1 7 0 2 7 1 View match >
Round 13 Hawthorn L 1 1 16 4 3 20 1 View match >
Round 14 St Kilda W 1 1 12 0 5 12 1 View match >
Round 15 Geelong L 0 4 13 0 5 13 1 View match >
Round 16 Essendon W 4 0 14 1 3 15 1 View match >
Round 17 Brisbane L 0 1 4 3 6 7 1 View match >
Round 18 Carlton W 2 2 16 1 1 17 1 View match >
Round 19 Richmond L 2 2 11 3 6 14 1 View match >
Round 20 Melbourne W 1 2 12 5 5 17 1 View match >
Round 21 Sydney W 0 0 5 3 3 8 1 View match >
Round 22 Adelaide L 0 1 8 3 5 11 1 View match >
Elimination Final Sydney W 1 1 13 1 5 14 1 View match >
Semi Final West Coast W 0 0 12 6 10 18 1 View match >
Preliminary Final Geelong L 1 1 9 2 2 11 1 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2008 22 32 21 297 85 73 382 1

2008 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Fremantle W 2 0 13 4 1 17 1 View match >
Round 2 Brisbane L 1 1 13 2 4 15 1 View match >
Round 3 Richmond W 1 2 21 3 4 24 1 View match >
Round 4 Carlton L 2 0 5 1 1 6 1 View match >
Round 5 North Melbourne L 2 0 13 5 4 18 1 View match >
Round 6 Essendon W 3 1 15 2 3 17 1 View match >
Round 7 Hawthorn L 2 1 12 2 3 14 1 View match >
Round 8 St Kilda W 1 0 22 5 1 27 1 View match >
Round 9 Geelong W 2 2 8 1 4 9 1 View match >
Round 10 West Coast W 3 0 17 4 3 21 1 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne W 2 1 9 2 5 11 1 View match >
Round 12 Carlton L 1 1 9 1 4 10 1 View match >
Round 14 Sydney W 0 0 7 4 4 11 1 View match >
Round 15 Adelaide W 0 1 17 5 4 22 1 View match >
Round 17 Essendon L 2 2 10 4 5 14 1 View match >
Round 18 Hawthorn L 1 1 6 5 2 11 1 View match >
Round 19 St Kilda W 2 3 18 7 3 25 1 View match >
Round 20 Port Adelaide W 1 2 24 4 2 28 1 View match >
Round 21 Sydney W 2 0 18 4 0 22 1 View match >
Round 22 Fremantle L 1 0 14 9 11 23 1 View match >
Elimination Final Adelaide W 1 1 16 4 4 20 1 View match >
Semi Final St Kilda L 0 2 10 7 1 17 1 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2009 23 35 24 351 120 96 471 1

2009 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Adelaide L 1 1 18 3 4 21 1 View match >
Round 2 Melbourne W 1 0 18 5 6 23 1 View match >
Round 3 Geelong L 1 0 11 3 4 14 1 View match >
Round 4 Brisbane W 3 0 12 6 4 18 1 View match >
Round 5 Essendon L 2 2 22 10 7 32 1 View match >
Round 6 North Melbourne W 2 1 22 5 6 27 1 View match >
Round 8 Carlton L 1 2 15 7 2 22 1 View match >
Round 9 West Coast W 3 2 27 5 2 32 1 View match >
Round 10 Port Adelaide W 1 0 11 3 4 14 1 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne W 1 1 21 4 2 25 1 View match >
Round 12 Sydney W 3 1 12 5 5 17 1 View match >
Round 14 Essendon W 1 1 11 3 3 14 1 View match >
Round 15 Western Bulldogs W 4 1 16 3 2 19 1 View match >
Round 16 Hawthorn L 0 1 17 6 4 23 1 View match >
Round 17 Carlton W 3 4 24 4 0 28 1 View match >
Round 18 Brisbane W 2 3 18 6 5 24 1 View match >
Round 19 Adelaide W 0 0 14 4 5 18 1 View match >
Round 20 Richmond W 4 1 10 10 4 20 1 View match >
Round 21 Sydney W 0 1 14 5 8 19 1 View match >
Round 22 Western Bulldogs L 1 0 13 8 3 21 1 View match >
Qualifying Final St Kilda L 1 1 8 7 4 15 1 View match >
Semi Final Adelaide W 0 1 10 2 4 12 1 View match >
Preliminary Final Geelong L 0 0 7 6 8 13 1 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2010 20 27 26 169 74 73 243 1

2010 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Western Bulldogs W 3 0 9 2 4 11 1 View match >
Round 2 Melbourne W 2 1 8 5 7 13 1 View match >
Round 3 St Kilda L 0 1 8 0 7 8 1 View match >
Round 4 Hawthorn W 3 5 13 4 3 17 1 View match >
Round 5 Essendon W 0 2 8 1 6 9 1 View match >
Round 6 Carlton W 0 0 5 5 4 10 1 View match >
Round 7 North Melbourne W 2 2 13 7 4 20 1 View match >
Round 8 Fremantle W 1 1 8 7 2 15 1 View match >
Round 9 Geelong L 0 1 6 3 3 9 1 View match >
Round 11 Western Bulldogs W 3 1 11 5 1 16 1 View match >
Round 12 Melbourne D 1 2 5 4 4 9 1 View match >
Round 13 Sydney W 0 0 6 7 4 13 1 View match >
Round 14 West Coast W 0 2 14 3 5 17 1 View match >
Round 16 St Kilda W 1 2 13 2 4 15 1 View match >
Round 17 Richmond W 4 1 8 7 3 15 1 View match >
Round 18 Carlton W 3 0 9 4 1 13 1 View match >
Round 19 Geelong W 0 2 7 0 3 7 1 View match >
Round 22 Hawthorn L 2 2 8 4 4 12 1 View match >
Qualifying Final Western Bulldogs W 1 1 6 2 2 8 1 View match >
Grand Final St Kilda D 1 0 4 2 2 6 1 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2011 21 7 8 339 123 78 462 1

2011 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 3 Carlton W 0 0 2 2 0 4 1 View match >
Round 4 Richmond W 0 1 11 5 2 16 1 View match >
Round 5 Essendon W 0 1 21 7 5 28 1 View match >
Round 6 Western Bulldogs W 0 0 10 3 2 13 1 View match >
Round 8 Geelong L 0 0 14 6 3 20 1 View match >
Round 9 Adelaide W 0 0 12 8 2 20 1 View match >
Round 10 West Coast W 0 0 17 8 3 25 1 View match >
Round 11 St Kilda W 1 0 17 6 7 23 1 View match >
Round 12 Melbourne W 0 0 20 7 2 27 1 View match >
Round 14 Sydney W 0 3 14 3 6 17 1 View match >
Round 15 Hawthorn W 1 1 13 4 5 17 1 View match >
Round 16 North Melbourne W 1 0 12 10 5 22 1 View match >
Round 17 Carlton W 1 2 13 3 5 16 1 View match >
Round 18 Gold Coast Suns W 0 0 26 6 2 32 1 View match >
Round 19 Essendon W 0 0 18 8 3 26 1 View match >
Round 20 Port Adelaide W 0 0 20 3 7 23 1 View match >
Round 21 St Kilda W 2 0 30 6 1 36 1 View match >
Round 23 Fremantle W 0 0 13 8 2 21 1 View match >
Qualifying Final West Coast W 0 0 23 10 3 33 1 View match >
Preliminary Final Hawthorn W 1 0 21 2 2 23 1 View match >
Grand Final Geelong L 0 0 12 8 11 20 1 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
Totals 225 270 188 2297 735 621 3032
Avg/Game   1.20 0.84 10.21 3.27 2.76 13.48
Legend
  • GP Games Played
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • T Tackles
  • D Disposals

Key Facts

CFC Debut Number

1007

Draft
1999 National AFL Draft by Collingwood
Total AFL Games
225
Total AFL Goals
270
CFC Debut
Round 1, 2000
CFC Last Game
Grand Final, 2011
Recruited From
Perth
Full Name
Leon Davis
Nickname
Magic

Awards

  • Goal of the Year
    2008
  • x2
    All Australian
    2009, 2011
  • Life Members
    2010
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