Iain Davidson
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-01-14) 14 January 1984 (age 37)
Place of birth Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Position(s) Centre-back / Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Brechin City
Youth career
2002–2003 Sunderland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Brechin City 6 (0)
2004 Scarborough 2 (0)
2004–2012 Raith Rovers 221 (10)
2012–2015 Dundee 85 (5)
2015–2021 Raith Rovers 151 (6)
2021– Brechin City 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:00, 11 August 2021 (UTC)

Iain Davidson (born 14 January 1984) is a Scottish professional footballer and currently plays for Highland Football League side Brechin City, in his second spell at the club. Davidson mainly plays as a defensive midfielder but can also be played in the defence. He has previously played for Brechin City, Scarborough, two spells at Raith Rovers and Dundee.

Career

Davidson started his career on the books of Sunderland, but was released in 2003. He headed back to Scotland to sign with part-timers Brechin City, but only lasted six games at Glebe Park before heading back to England to play a couple of games with Scarborough.

Upon his release from the now defunct Yorkshire side, Davidson returned to his home town of Kirkcaldy to sign for Raith Rovers. Despite having his injury troubles, Davidson was appointed team captain.[1]

Davidson signed a one-year contract with Dundee in June 2012.[2], where he spent 3 seasons.

On 14 May 2015, Davidson was released from Dundee alongside teammate Jamie Reid by mutual consent.[3] On 8 August 2015, it was announced that Davidson had signed back at Raith Rovers.[4] On 15 July 2020, it was announced Davidson had signed for another season, his 14th with the club.[5] Davidson left Raith Rovers in May 2021, at the end of the season, the third player to have played over 500 games for the club.[6]

In June 2021, Davidson returned to Brechin City, now in the Highland Football League.[7]

Career statistics

As of match played 11 August 2021
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brechin City 2003–04[8] First Division 4 0 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 6 0
Scarborough 2003–04[8] Conference National 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Raith Rovers 2004–05[9] First Division 26 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 27 0
2005–06[10] Second Division 29 2 1 0 1 0 3[a] 0 34 2
2006–07[11] 29 2 1 0 1 0 3[b] 0 34 2
2007–08[12][13] 30 3 2 1 1 0 2[c] 0 35 4
2008–09[14] 33 1 2 0 1 0 1[a] 0 37 1
2009–10[15] First Division 20 1 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 23 1
2010–11[16] 31 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 33 1
2011–12[17] 23 0 1 0 0 0 1[a] 0 25 0
Raith Rovers total I 221 10 8 1 7 0 12 0 248 11
Dundee 2012–13[18] Scottish Premier League 36 1 3 0 1 0 40 1
2013–14[19] Championship 26 3 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 29 3
2014–15[20] Scottish Premier League 13 1 0 0 1 0 14 1
Dundee total 75 5 4 0 3 0 1 0 83 5
Raith Rovers 2015–16[21] Championship 29 0 2 0 2 1 3[d] 0 36 1
2016–17[22] 26 1 2 0 4 0 3[e] 0 35 1
2017–18[23] League One 29 1 0 0 3 0 5[a] 0 37 1
2018–19[24] 29 2 3 0 3 0 5 0 40 2
2019–20[25] 22 0 2 0 4 0 5 0 33 0
2020–21[26] Championship 16 2 1 0 2 0 3[f] 0 22 2
Raith Rovers total II 151 6 10 0 23 1 24 0 203 7
Brechin City 2021–22[27] Highland League 3 0 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 5 0
Career total 447 21 22 1 33 1 37 0 534 23
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup
  2. ^ One appearance in the Scottish Challenge Cup and two in the First Division play-offs
  3. ^ Appearances in the First Division play-offs
  4. ^ One appearance in the Scottish Challenge Cup and two in the Premiership play-offs
  5. ^ One appearance in the Scottish Challenge Cup and two in the Championship play-offs
  6. ^ Appearances in the Premiership play-offs

References

  1. ^ "Iain Davidson". raithroversfc.com.[dead link]
  2. ^ "Dundee deal for Davidson". The Scotsman. Johnston Press. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2012.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Dundee part company with Iain Davidson and Jamie Reid". The Courier. 14 May 2015. Archived from the original on 14 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Davo Returns". Raith Rovers F.C. 8 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Players Retained and Released". Raith Rovers FC. 15 July 2020. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  6. ^ https://www.fifetoday.co.uk/sport/football/raith-rovers-legend-iain-davidson-calls-it-a-day-3258795
  7. ^ Mew, Steven (23 June 2021). "City clinch signing of Davidson". brechincity.com. Retrieved 24 June 2021.
  8. ^ a b "Games played by Iain Davidson in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Games played by Iain Davidson in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Games played by Iain Davidson in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  11. ^ "Games played by Iain Davidson in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Games played by Iain Davidson in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  13. ^ "Games played by Iain Davidson in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  14. ^ "Games played by Iain Davidson in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  15. ^ "Games played by Iain Davidson in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  16. ^ "Games played by Iain Davidson in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  17. ^ "Games played by Iain Davidson in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  18. ^ "Games played by Iain Davidson in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  19. ^ "Games played by Iain Davidson in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  20. ^ "Games played by Iain Davidson in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  21. ^ "Games played by Iain Davidson in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  22. ^ "Games played by Iain Davidson in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  23. ^ "Games played by Iain Davidson in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  24. ^ "Games played by Iain Davidson in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  25. ^ "Games played by Iain Davidson in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  26. ^ "Games played by Iain Davidson in 2020/2021". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 June 2021.
  27. ^ "Games played by Iain Davidson in 2021/2022". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 June 2021.