visit
FatalDeaths.com
the leading authority on human death since 2021
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) is confirmed dead at the age of 72.

The life of Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) was long and fruitful. We look forward to reuniting in the glorius afterlife.
⚱️⚱️⚱️⚱️⚱️⚱️⚱️⚱️⚱️⚱️⚱️⚱️⚱️⚱️
'The world will miss Dai💔
What did Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) do?
Dai was best known as a Welsh footballer .
How did Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) die?
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948)'s death was likely due to unknown.
If this is wrong, please click here to correct.
SUBMIT FOR REVIEW
Before YOU die, try one of these awesome BUCKETLIST activities!
Clamming
Cruise through Ha Long
Bay
Chop Firewood
Make Jam
Japan
Yodel
See My Favorite Band Play
Live
Egypt
Sit Front Row at a Fashion
Show
Flip a House

Send for review
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948)
Dai Davies
Personal information
Full nameWilliam David Davies
Date of birth1 April 1948
Place of birthGlanaman, Wales
Date of death10 February 2021 (Age 72)
Position(s)Goalkeeper
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1969–1970Swansea City9(0)
1970–1977Everton82(0)
1974Swansea City (loan)6(0)
1977–1981Wrexham144(0)
1981–1983Swansea City71(0)
1983–1984Tranmere Rovers42(0)
1985Bangor City
1986Wrexham0(0)
National team
1975–1982Wales52(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

William David Davies, better known as Dai Davies (1 April 1948 - 10 February 2021), was a former professional footballer, who played in goal between 1969 and 1987. He made 52 appearances for the Wales national football team, and played for Everton, Wrexham (twice), Tranmere Rovers and three spells at Swansea City.

Contents
1 Background
2 Footballing career
3 After retirement from football
4 References
5 External links
Background
David 'Dai' Davies ('Dai' being the Welsh diminutive for 'David') was born in Glanamman in the Amman valley on 1 April 1948. His father was an amateur footballer, who had trials with Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield United.
Dai attended Amman Valley Grammar School, Ammanford, where he was often known affectionately as Dai Dai. He showed ability as a goalkeeper from an extremely early age, being picked for the village under-18 team when only 12 years old, and playing for nearby Ammanford Town's adult team at just 15.
In school, Davies played both football and rugby union, appearing for West Wales School in the Second Row, alongside such Welsh rugby greats as Paul Ringer, Barry Llywelyn, Peter Nicholas and Selwyn Williams. He finished playing rugby when the local football club he played for, Ammanford United, lost 4–0, with Davies being at fault for all four goals, after playing a full rugby match a few hours earlier.
Davies played schoolboy and youth football with local clubs (Ammanford United, and then Ammanford Town) – football was not played at the local grammar school – before becoming a professional footballer at the age of 21, in 1969, after qualifying as a PE teacher. He signed for Swansea Town immediately after leaving training college, as Swansea Town were offering him £17.50 a week, while a teacher's salary at that time was just £14 a week.
Footballing career
The Swansea youth team (which also featured Giorgio Chinaglia) had an excellent run in the English Youth Cup, losing to Wolverhampton Wanderers' youth team in the fourth round. Davies was spotted by an Everton scout and, after just over a year at Third Division Swansea City, Dai Davies signed for First Division Everton, then Football League champions, in December 1970 for £40,000. He played for Everton for 7 seasons.
In 1977, Davies moved to Wrexham, and in his first season with the club, Wrexham experienced their lowest number of defeats in a season on their way to winning the Football League Division Three title. In 1981, he returned to play for Swansea, and then in 1983 he joined Tranmere Rovers as player-coach. Davies then retired, before returning to play for Bangor City in the 1985–86 European Cup Winners' Cup.
He then returned to Wrexham and won a Welsh Cup medal in 1985/86, but did not play in any further Football League games for them. Davies played 199 games in total for Wrexham, conceding a total of 210 goals (an average of 1.06 goals a game), and kept 63 'clean sheets'.
Davies made his Welsh international debut on 16 April 1975 against Hungary, and went on to miss just 6 of the next 57 Wales matches to finish with a total of 52 caps. He received 28 of his caps while playing for Wrexham. His last appearance for Wales came against France on 2 June 1982.
After retirement from football
Dai Davies's autobiography was published first in Welsh, where it bore the title Hanner Cystal a' Nhad ('Half as Good as My Father') in tribute to his father. It was later published in an English translation in 1986, by when its title had become 'Never Say Dai', a pun.
Davies was a part-owner of a Welsh book and craft shop (Siop y Siswrn) in Mold, Flintshire, and is a football commentator on S4C, in both English and Welsh. Still a qualified teacher, he often works as a supply teacher and spent a time in 1990 working in as a PE teacher for Holywell High School. He runs a natural healing centre in Llangollen, North Wales, specialising in herbal remedies, remedial massage, muscle work, pilates and reiki.
In November 2008, he sold more than 30 items at Bonhams auctioneers in Chester, with the highest-priced item – a 1980–81 full Welsh international cap – fetching £1,200. A 1982–83 full Welsh international cap sold for £1,140, and a swapped Scotland shirt worn by Graham Souness sold for £1,020.
Davies is also a Druid, having been initiated into the Welsh Gorsedd of Bards (Gorsedd y Beirdd Ynys Prydain) in 1978.
In August 2020, Dai Davies was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer.
In February 2021, The Everton Former Players Foundation confirmed that Davies had died at the age of 72.
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948)
Dai
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948)
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948)
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) search
searchDai Davies (footballer, born 1948) search
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) dies
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) funeral details
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) funeral notice
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) funeral service
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) life story
why did Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) die?
who was Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) married to?
who were Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948)'s children?
was Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) gay?
where did Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) live?
where did Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) work?
where did Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) go to school?
what was Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948)'s criminal history?
what was Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948)'s phone number?
what was Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948)'s email address?
what was Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948)'s social security number?
what was Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948)'s blood type?
what was Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948)'s eye color?
what was Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948)'s favorite food?
what was Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948)'s favorite movie?
what was Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948)'s favorite band?
what was Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948)'s favorite colour?
what crimes was Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) convicted of?
who attended Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948)'s funeral?
how tall was Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948)?
how old was Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948)?
how much did Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) weigh?
how much money did Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) have?
what was Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948)'s net worth?
was Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) ever married?
what was Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948)'s IQ?
what was the reason for Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948)'s death?
was Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) 's nickname?
is Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) really dead?
when did Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) die?
where did Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) die?
what was the cause of Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948)'s death?
when is Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948)'s funeral?
where will Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948)'s funeral be held?
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) bereavement
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) casualty
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) cessation
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) curtains
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) darkness
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) decease
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) demise
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) departure
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) destruction
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) dissolution
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) downfall
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) dying
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) end
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) ending
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) eradication
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) euthanasia
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) exit
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) cause of death
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) how she died
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) when she died
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) where she died
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) how he died
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) when he died
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) where he died
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) suicide
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) death
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) by her own hand
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) by his own hand
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) gunshot
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) murder
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) robbery
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) stabbing
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) car accident
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) drowning
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) paper cut
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) accident
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) crash
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) depression
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) mental illness
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) cancer
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) expiration
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) extermination
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) extinction
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) fatality
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) finis
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) divorce
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) alcoholism
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) brain tumor
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) lung cancer
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) naked photos
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) porn movie
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) last words
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) last meal
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) christian faith
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) christian worship
did Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) go to heaven
did Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) go to hell
does jesus love Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948)
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) ex husband
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) ex wife
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) pet names
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) finish
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) grave
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) heaven
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) loss
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) mortality
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) necrosis
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) obliteration
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) oblivion
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) paradise
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) parting
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) passing
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) quietus
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) release
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) repose
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) ruin
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) ruination
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) silence
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) sleep
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) termination
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) tomb
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) eternal rest
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) grim reaper
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) passing over
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) obituary
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) legacy
who killed Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948)?
what killed Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948)?
where was Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) killed?
where was Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) murdered?
how old was Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948)?
how dead was Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948)?
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) سبب الوفاة
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) doodsoorzaak
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) cause de décès
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) Todesursache
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) causa di morte
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) 死
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) причина смерти
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) causa de la muerte
Dai Davies (footballer, born 1948) dödsorsak