Jamie Davidson Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Jamie Davidson
  • Born: December 30th, 1993 (Ballymena)
  • Position: Forward
  • Signed: August 1st, 2010
  • First Manager: Roy Walker
  • Career Totals: 36 appearances, 7 goals


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2012-2013 18 (7) 6 1 0 36.0% 32.0% 32.0%
2011-2012 2 (9) 1 0 0 54.5% 18.2% 27.3%
Totals: 20 (16) 7


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 26/12/12 IFA Premiership vs. Coleraine (H) 0 - 2
 15/12/12 IFA Premiership vs. Glenavon (A) 1 - 4
 05/11/12 Quarter final vs. Linfield (H) 0 - 6
 30/10/12 Semi final vs. Donegal Celtic (H) 2 - 0
 27/10/12 IFA Premiership vs. Ballinamallard Utd (H) 1 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 15/12/12 IFA Premiership vs. Glenavon (A) 1 - 4
 02/11/12 IFA Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (A) 3 - 1
 20/10/12 IFA Premiership vs. Distillery (A) 4 - 0
 08/09/12 IFA Premiership vs. Donegal Celtic (H) 3 - 3
 11/08/12 IFA Premiership vs. Linfield (H) 2 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 15/12/12 IFA Premiership vs. Glenavon (A)  1 - 4
 02/11/12 IFA Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (A)  3 - 1
 20/10/12 IFA Premiership vs. Distillery (A)  4 - 0
 08/09/12 IFA Premiership vs. Donegal Celtic (H)  3 - 3
 11/08/12 IFA Premiership vs. Linfield (H)  2 - 0
 11/08/12 IFA Premiership vs. Linfield (H)  2 - 0
 10/04/12 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Dungannon Swifts (A)  4 - 2

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 26/12/12 IFA Premiership vs. Coleraine (H)  0 - 2
 15/12/12 IFA Premiership vs. Glenavon (A)  1 - 4
 08/12/12 IFA Premiership vs. Portadown (H)  1 - 2
 27/11/12 Final vs. Linfield (N)  1 - 1
 24/11/12 IFA Premiership vs. Linfield (A)  1 - 2
 17/11/12 IFA Premiership vs. Cliftonville (H)  0 - 8
 05/11/12 Quarter final vs. Linfield (H)  0 - 6
 02/11/12 IFA Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (A)  3 - 1
 30/10/12 Semi final vs. Donegal Celtic (H)  2 - 0
 27/10/12 IFA Premiership vs. Ballinamallard Utd (H)  1 - 1
 20/10/12 IFA Premiership vs. Distillery (A)  4 - 0
 13/10/12 IFA Premiership vs. Glenavon (H)  2 - 1
 09/10/12 Round 3 vs. HW Welders (H)  3 - 1
 06/10/12 IFA Premiership vs. Portadown (A)  2 - 2
 28/09/12 IFA Premiership vs. Glentoran (H)  1 - 1
 25/09/12 Quarter final vs. Cliftonville (H)  1 - 0
 22/09/12 IFA Premiership vs. Coleraine (A)  1 - 4
 15/09/12 IFA Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (H)  1 - 1
 08/09/12 IFA Premiership vs. Donegal Celtic (H)  3 - 3
 04/09/12 IFA Premiership vs. Cliftonville (A)  1 - 2
 31/08/12 IFA Premiership vs. Distillery (H)  2 - 0
 27/08/12 Round 2 vs. Lurgan Celtic (H)  4 - 1
 25/08/12 IFA Premiership vs. Ballinamallard Utd (A)  0 - 0
 18/08/12 IFA Premiership vs. Crusaders (A)  0 - 0
 11/08/12 IFA Premiership vs. Linfield (H)  2 - 0
 14/04/12 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Carrick Rangers (H)  3 - 0
 10/04/12 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Dungannon Swifts (A)  4 - 2
 07/04/12 IFA Premiership - Section B vs. Donegal Celtic (A)  3 - 0
 24/03/12 IFA Premiership vs. Glentoran (A)  2 - 1
 17/03/12 IFA Premiership vs. Dungannon Swifts (H)  1 - 1
 10/03/12 IFA Premiership vs. Distillery (H)  2 - 2
 25/02/12 IFA Premiership vs. Glenavon (A)  2 - 0
 17/02/12 IFA Premiership vs. Carrick Rangers (A)  3 - 1
 04/02/12 IFA Premiership vs. Cliftonville (H)  0 - 1
 07/01/12 IFA Premiership vs. Linfield (H)  1 - 2
 10/12/11 IFA Premiership vs. Glenavon (A)  0 - 3


Biography

Talented teenager who looked destined for stardom but was undone by career ending knee injuries before his career even started.

Son of former Ballymena United striker Roy Davidson, Jamie was a product of the Ballymena United Youth Academy and the first player to progress through the system as a six-year-old to the first team. He was a regular goalscorer alongside Neil Lowry as the pair progressed through Melvyn Logan's Third team and Clifford Adams' Reserve squad to make a first team debut under Roy Walker in December 2011 against Glenavon, coming on as a substitute just a few weeks short of his 18th birthday.

One of new manager Glenn Ferguson's first actions was to officially bring Davidson into his first team panel in January 2012 for the remainder of the 2011/2012 season, scoring his first goal against Dungannon Swifts in April 2012. This had also attracted interest from a number of cross channel clubs with a view to trials, interested parties included Liverpool, Tottenham and Swansea City.

With the departure of Gary McCutcheon in the summer of 2012 and an impressive pre-season starring for both the first team and the Under-19's in the Foyle Cup (were they were beaten finalists to Hibernian), Davidson hit the back pages IFA Premiership season opener against Linfield, scoring two stunning goals in a 2-0 win. The 18-year-old was now an established member of Ferguson's squad as they also went onto win the County Antrim Shield in November 2012, despite Jamie coming off the bench to miss a penalty in the dramatic shootout.

United's leading scorer's dream season turned into a nightmare in January 2013 as he did his knee ligaments during a Reserve team game that ruled him out for the remainder of the season. It would be a long journey back for Davidson, which took almost a year before approaching a return only for the forward to break down again with a re-occurrence of the same injury in February 2014.

It was a killer blow for Davidson which ultimately spelled the end to his United career as he quietly drifted out of contract with the door left ajar by Ferguson for a return should he prove his fitness. Following another extended period out of the game Jamie reappeared in Saturday Morning League circles with Ruby's Rovers before signing with Amateur League side Wellington Rec in August 2016.

Honours
(with Ballymena United)
County Antrim Shield: (winner) 2012/2013

Last updated: 2 April 2017

Last updated: 27 April 2017



Debut (as sub)

December 10th, 2011
Glenavon 3 - 0 Ballymena United

League (IFA Premiership)

Full Debut

March 24th, 2012
Glentoran 1 - 2 Ballymena United

League (IFA Premiership)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Jamie was born on this date in Ballymena.

  • Signed For Ballymena United

    Talented teenager who looked destined for stardom but was undone by career ending knee injuries before his career even started.

  • CHRIS Lavery fired Glenavon into the lead on 23 minutes when his free-kick from the right drifted past everyone into the far corner.

  • BALLYMENA United succumbed to a disappointing 4-1 defeat against Glenavon at Mourneview Park on Saturday, alarmingly this was the Sky Blues' fifth league defeat in a row.

  • BALLYMENA United slumped to their six successive league defeat at the hands of arch-rivals Coleraine on Wednesday, extending their winless run against their neighbours to 11 games.