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Real Name: James Kenyon Davenport
Normal Position: Forward
Died: 29/09/1908
Began his career with Gilnow Rangers FC in Bolton, before joining the towns senior side, Bolton Wanderers FC in 1883. Kenny Davenport is generally credited with scoring the first ever League goal in the world. On 8 September 1888, when the Football League played its first matches, Davenport had scored a hat-trick within the first five minutes for Bolton Wanderers FC against Derby County FC.
Capped twice for England in 1885 and 189O against Wales and Ireland respectively he scoring two goals in the latter game although according to some newspaper match reports, Davenport didn't score any of the goals against Ireland, instead giving four, possibly five, goals to Fred Geary. The truth is that several of England's goals were typical of the time, scored from massed scrimmages in muddy goalmouths.
He joined Southport Central FC during the 1892-93 season and also represented Lancashire FA on at least six occasions.




Statistics include the following competitions
FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, League, PLAY OFFS , Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1892/1893 201
1893/1894 200
Total 4 0 1

Last 10 games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
30/09/1893 LeagueA BLACKPOOL 2 - 7
09/09/1893 LeagueH NELSON 1 - 3
01/09/1893 FriendlyH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 5 - 1
01/04/1893 FriendlyH HANLEY TOWN 4 - 2
04/03/1893 LeagueH SOUTH SHORE 4 - 2
04/02/1893 LeagueH BURY 2 - 1

Last 10 games where player started

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
30/09/1893 LeagueA BLACKPOOL 2 - 7
09/09/1893 LeagueH NELSON 1 - 3
01/09/1893 FriendlyH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 5 - 1
01/04/1893 FriendlyH HANLEY TOWN 4 - 2
04/03/1893 LeagueH SOUTH SHORE 4 - 2
04/02/1893 LeagueH BURY 2 - 1

Last 10 Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
01/04/1893FriendlyH HANLEY TOWN 4 - 2
04/03/1893LeagueH SOUTH SHORE 4 - 2
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