Dai Davies

Swansea City saddened to learn of passing of Dai Davies

10th February 2021

Swansea City is saddened to learn of the passing of former goalkeeper Dai Davies at the age of 72, following a battle with cancer.

The Wales international had three spells with the Swans, most memorably starring as John Toshack's side finished sixth in the club's first-ever top-flight campaign in 1981-82.

Born in the mining village of Glanamman, Dai first joined the Swans from Ammanford in July 1969, and would go on to sign for First Division champions Everton in December of 1970.

He spent seven years at Goodison Park, having a brief loan spell with the Swans in 1974, before making the move to Wrexham in September 1977.

He would return to Swansea in July of 1981, helping the club win the 1982 Welsh Cup in addition to their top-flight heroics, before joining Tranmere in the summer of 1983.

Dai also won 52 caps for Wales between 1975 and 1982 before retiring in 1987. He was a popular and much-loved figure at the Swans and within Welsh football.

Everyone at Swansea City sends their sincere condolences to Dai's family and friends at this sad time, and the first team will wear black armbands in his memory for this evening's FA Cup clash with Manchester City.