Manchester born inside left Wally Davies began his football career with Crossley’s in 1912 and played for Hurst in 1913. During 1914-15 he spent time as an amateur on the books of both Bolton Wanderers and Manchester United, without playing for the first teams of either, before his career was interrupted by the First World War’s onset. After the War he signed for Central League club Crewe Alexandra, and when they were elected to the Football League to join the new Third Division (North), Davies made his League debut in their inaugural League fixture at Tranmere Rovers in August 1921. However he didn’t play again until December, after which he played most of Crewe’s matches through to the beginning of April 1922.
The following season he played most of Crewe’s early season fixtures before losing his place in November 1922, after which he was a fringe player at Gresty Road, making only half a dozen appearances in 1923-24, scoring in his final match for The Railwaymen in a win over Hartlepools United at the end of April 1924. After 8 goals in 34 appearances during their League era, he joined non league Nantwich in the summer of 1924, and subsequently played for Whitchurch in 1925 and Sandbach Ramblers in 1926, his last known club before his eventual retirement.