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Biography

Date of birth

11/08/1995

Height

185 cm

Signed

01/07/2012

Country

England

Davies is a former captain of the North End Academy team, with good leadership qualities and a tough tackle in his locker.

Having returned from being on loan at York City, defender Ben Davies started the 2014/15 season as North End’s first choice left back.

The then 17-year-old, made his senior debut in a two-all draw against Coventry at Deepdale.

In the summer of 2013, the Barrow-born centre half put pen to paper on his first professional contract with the Club, a one year deal.

The defender was loaned out to Sky Bet League Two side York City for the 2013/14 season where he flourished under manager Nigel Worthington.

During his time at Bootham Crescent, the defender made 47 appearances as the Minstermen made the Play-Offs. Davies also won the club’s young player of the year award.

Davies signed a two-year extension to his contract with Preston in the summer of 2014 and featured six times for the first team.

It was under manager Alex Neil that Davies' Deepdale career took off, during the 2017/18 campaign, Ben made 35 appearances in all competitions as he stepped up to life in the Championship. 

The following season was arguably his best in a North End shirt, making 41 appearances and ending the campaign by winning the 2019 Player of the Year award after an impressive season. 

 

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