A pre-war signing from Banknock Juveniles in 1938, Davie Shaw quickly became a first team regular, playing in both full back positions during the years of conflict.
National team Scotland
Shaw made wartime appearances for Scotland against England in a full back pairing with brother Jock 'Tiger' Shaw of Rangers in April 1946, and Switzerland in May of the same year.
A well respected opponent, 'Faither' made the first of his eight official appearances for his country in a 3-1 defeat by Wales in October 1946, Scotland's first official post war international. His last game was against Ireland in November 1948. During this time Shaw lined up four times as a full back pairing with teammate Jock Govan, and once with Hugh Howie.
Captaining Hibs to League Championship success in 1947-48, Shaw was allowed to join Aberdeen in the summer of 1950 where he spent three years as a player before retiring in 1953. After a short spell as trainer at Pittodrie, he was appointed manager of Aberdeen in 1955, a position he held until he was replaced by Tommy Pearson in 1959 when he reverted back to trainer. He finally left the Grampian club on the appointment of Eddie Turnbull in 1965.