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Real Name: James Kenyon Davenport
Normal Position: Forward
Born: 23/03/1862(Bolton)
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 2006
1893/1894 601
Total 26 0 7

Last 10 games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
02/12/1893 LeagueH BLACKPOOL 1 - 3
25/11/1893 FA Cup / 3QH SOUTH SHORE 3 - 4
11/11/1893 FriendlyH BOLTON WANDERERS 1 - 5
21/10/1893 LeagueH FLEETWOOD RANGERS 2 - 0
14/10/1893 FA Cup / 1QH OSWALDTWISTLE ROVERS 9 - 0
07/10/1893 Lancashire Senior Cup / Qualifying 2H FLEETWOOD RANGERS 0 - 1
30/09/1893 LeagueA BLACKPOOL 2 - 7
23/09/1893 LeagueH BARROW 6 - 0
02/09/1893 FriendlyA MACCLESFIELD TOWN 2 - 2
01/09/1893 FriendlyH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 5 - 1

Last 10 games where player started

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
02/12/1893 LeagueH BLACKPOOL 1 - 3
25/11/1893 FA Cup / 3QH SOUTH SHORE 3 - 4
11/11/1893 FriendlyH BOLTON WANDERERS 1 - 5
21/10/1893 LeagueH FLEETWOOD RANGERS 2 - 0
14/10/1893 FA Cup / 1QH OSWALDTWISTLE ROVERS 9 - 0
07/10/1893 Lancashire Senior Cup / Qualifying 2H FLEETWOOD RANGERS 0 - 1
30/09/1893 LeagueA BLACKPOOL 2 - 7
23/09/1893 LeagueH BARROW 6 - 0
02/09/1893 FriendlyA MACCLESFIELD TOWN 2 - 2
01/09/1893 FriendlyH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 5 - 1

Last 10 Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
14/10/1893FA Cup / 1QH OSWALDTWISTLE ROVERS 9 - 0
26/04/1893FriendlyH BOLTON WANDERERS 1 - 6
25/03/1893LeagueH WEST MANCHESTER 4 - 2
18/03/1893FriendlyA FLEETWOOD RANGERS 1 - 2
04/03/1893LeagueH SOUTH SHORE 4 - 2
18/02/1893LeagueA ROSSENDALE 2 - 3
28/01/1893FriendlyA NORTHWICH VICS 4 - 4
02/01/1893FriendlyA KEARSLEY 1 - 2
31/12/1892FriendlyH LONDON CASUALS 3 - 2
27/12/1892FriendlyA LIVERPOOL 2 - 2
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