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Craig Davis

Craig Davis

1979-1983
19

102 CFC Games Played

251 CFC Goals

Date of Birth
2 October 1954
Recruited From
North Melbourne
Collingwood Debut
Round 1, 1979
Height:
183cm
Weight:
81kg

Biography

Originally recruited from Tasmanian club Launceston, Davis suffered an horrific head injury in 1975 while with Carlton and was told to retire. However, he bravely made a comeback with North Melbourne in 1977 and finally established himself as a wonderfully competitive full-forward with Collingwood.

Short for a full- forward, Davis made up for this with extreme courage and superb marking.


He topped Carlton’s goalkicking in 1974 with 45 goals and topped Collingwood’s goalkicking with 87 goals in 1979 and with 52 goals in 1980.

Davis played one season with the Swans under mentor Tom Hafey in 1988 when the club was short of experience.

Davis later was appointed the NSWAFL general manager and was the driving force behind the NSW win over Victoria at the SCG in 1990.

His son, Nick, was recruited to Collingwood under the father-son rule at the end of 1998 and played 71 games for the Magpies, including the 2002 Grand Final, before moving to Sydney, where he became famous for his heroics in the 2005 Semi-Final against Geelong.

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Statistics

CFC Career Stats

Season played Games Goals Finals Win %
1979-1983 102 251 11 55%

CFC Season by Season Stats

Season GP GL B K H T D Guernsey No.
1979 26 88 39 221 46 267 19

1979 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Fitzroy L 1 1 2 1 3 19 View match >
Round 2 Hawthorn W 7 3 15 3 18 19 View match >
Round 3 North Melbourne L 3 2 6 6 19 View match >
Round 4 St Kilda W 6 2 13 3 16 19 View match >
Round 5 Western Bulldogs W 4 2 11 4 15 19 View match >
Round 6 Essendon L 2 2 5 5 19 View match >
Round 7 Geelong W 1 1 10 1 11 19 View match >
Round 8 Sydney W 8 1 11 11 19 View match >
Round 9 Richmond W 8 3 13 4 17 19 View match >
Round 10 Carlton L 3 1 5 4 9 19 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne W 2 6 3 9 19 View match >
Round 12 Fitzroy L 2 1 10 4 14 19 View match >
Round 13 Hawthorn W 4 6 1 7 19 View match >
Round 14 St Kilda W 4 11 3 14 19 View match >
Round 15 North Melbourne L 1 1 3 3 19 View match >
Round 16 Western Bulldogs W 2 13 3 16 19 View match >
Round 17 Essendon W 4 10 10 19 View match >
Round 18 Geelong L 2 2 7 2 9 19 View match >
Round 19 Sydney W 5 8 8 19 View match >
Round 20 Richmond W 2 4 9 3 12 19 View match >
Round 21 Carlton W 4 1 9 9 19 View match >
Round 22 Melbourne W 5 4 10 2 12 19 View match >
Qualifying Final North Melbourne L 7 9 2 11 19 View match >
Semi Final Fitzroy W 1 4 1 5 19 View match >
Preliminary Final North Melbourne W 3 7 1 8 19 View match >
Grand Final Carlton L 4 1 8 1 9 19 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1980 25 52 46 309 71 380 19

1980 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Carlton L 2 2 7 7 19 View match >
Round 2 North Melbourne W 1 1 5 1 6 19 View match >
Round 3 Hawthorn L 8 3 14 14 19 View match >
Round 4 Richmond L 3 1 8 8 19 View match >
Round 5 Essendon W 1 3 9 1 10 19 View match >
Round 6 St Kilda W 2 1 8 1 9 19 View match >
Round 7 Sydney L 1 13 2 15 19 View match >
Round 8 Fitzroy D 2 3 8 3 11 19 View match >
Round 9 Geelong W 3 18 2 20 19 View match >
Round 10 Western Bulldogs W 1 2 15 8 23 19 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne W 1 23 6 29 19 View match >
Round 12 Carlton L 1 17 3 20 19 View match >
Round 13 North Melbourne W 1 1 13 4 17 19 View match >
Round 14 Richmond L 3 8 2 10 19 View match >
Round 16 Hawthorn W 3 2 11 3 14 19 View match >
Round 17 St Kilda W 3 2 15 3 18 19 View match >
Round 18 Sydney W 3 3 17 3 20 19 View match >
Round 19 Fitzroy W 5 3 18 4 22 19 View match >
Round 20 Geelong L 4 24 4 28 19 View match >
Round 21 Western Bulldogs W 3 1 10 5 15 19 View match >
Round 22 Melbourne W 1 10 4 14 19 View match >
Elimination Final North Melbourne W 1 3 9 3 12 19 View match >
Semi Final Carlton W 1 3 7 2 9 19 View match >
Preliminary Final Geelong W 3 3 12 2 14 19 View match >
Grand Final Richmond L 2 2 10 5 15 19 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1981 23 55 35 282 71 353 19

1981 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Fitzroy W 4 2 19 3 22 19 View match >
Round 2 Western Bulldogs W 5 4 22 2 24 19 View match >
Round 3 St Kilda W 3 1 9 2 11 19 View match >
Round 4 Geelong W 6 2 16 2 18 19 View match >
Round 5 Melbourne W 3 1 9 2 11 19 View match >
Round 6 Carlton W 2 1 14 4 18 19 View match >
Round 7 Sydney W 3 3 12 3 15 19 View match >
Round 8 Essendon L 3 16 3 19 19 View match >
Round 9 North Melbourne W 2 3 14 6 20 19 View match >
Round 10 Richmond W 4 1 10 7 17 19 View match >
Round 11 Hawthorn L 1 2 1 3 19 View match >
Round 14 Geelong W 3 13 2 15 19 View match >
Round 15 Melbourne W 1 7 5 12 19 View match >
Round 16 Carlton W 4 3 10 4 14 19 View match >
Round 17 Sydney L 2 1 8 2 10 19 View match >
Round 18 Essendon L 1 6 1 7 19 View match >
Round 19 North Melbourne W 2 9 4 13 19 View match >
Round 20 Richmond W 1 1 7 3 10 19 View match >
Round 21 Hawthorn W 3 1 23 6 29 19 View match >
Round 22 Fitzroy L 4 15 2 17 19 View match >
Semi Final Fitzroy W 3 3 17 2 19 19 View match >
Preliminary Final Geelong W 1 2 15 3 18 19 View match >
Grand Final Carlton L 0 0 9 2 11 19 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1982 20 34 32 251 67 318 19

1982 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Geelong L 7 3 10 19 View match >
Round 2 Western Bulldogs W 5 8 6 14 19 View match >
Round 3 Carlton L 1 2 9 9 19 View match >
Round 4 Richmond L 2 1 13 6 19 19 View match >
Round 5 North Melbourne L 2 1 10 2 12 19 View match >
Round 6 Fitzroy L 2 1 8 1 9 19 View match >
Round 7 Essendon L 2 2 7 7 19 View match >
Round 9 Hawthorn L 2 4 13 1 14 19 View match >
Round 10 Melbourne L 1 1 17 3 20 19 View match >
Round 11 St Kilda W 2 1 11 10 21 19 View match >
Round 12 Western Bulldogs W 5 2 14 7 21 19 View match >
Round 13 Carlton L 3 3 13 3 16 19 View match >
Round 14 Richmond L 1 5 5 19 View match >
Round 15 North Melbourne L 1 14 6 20 19 View match >
Round 16 Fitzroy L 3 10 2 12 19 View match >
Round 18 Sydney L 1 1 23 3 26 19 View match >
Round 19 Hawthorn L 1 19 3 22 19 View match >
Round 20 Melbourne L 1 3 11 5 16 19 View match >
Round 21 St Kilda L 1 2 25 4 29 19 View match >
Round 22 Geelong W 3 3 14 2 16 19 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1983 8 22 8 83 23 106 19

1983 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Melbourne W 2 2 7 7 19 View match >
Round 2 Geelong L 3 1 20 6 26 19 View match >
Round 3 Carlton L 5 2 7 19 View match >
Round 13 Geelong L 4 1 14 6 20 19 View match >
Round 14 Carlton W 5 8 2 10 19 View match >
Round 15 Essendon W 5 8 8 19 View match >
Round 16 Hawthorn L 2 1 9 3 12 19 View match >
Round 17 North Melbourne L 1 3 12 4 16 19 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
Totals 102 251 160 1146 278 1424
Avg/Game   2.46 1.57 11.24 2.73 13.96
Legend
  • GPGames Played
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • TTackles
  • DDisposals

Key Facts

CFC Debut Number

788

Total AFL Games
163
Total AFL Goals
360
CFC Debut
Round 1, 1979
CFC Last Game
Round 17, 1983
Recruited From
North Melbourne
Full Name
Craig Davis
Nickname
Boofa

Awards

  • x2
    Leading Goalkicker (Gordon Coventry Trophy)
    1979, 1980
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