News – UK – Ex-Wales keeper Dai Davies dies aged 72 after battling cancer

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Posted: 12:18 GMT, 10 February 2021 | Updated: 12:36 GMT, Jan. February 2021

Former Welsh goalkeeper Dai Davies has died at the age of 72, former club Swansea said

Former Welsh goalkeeper Dai Davies has died at the age of 72 after battling cancer

A tweet from Swansea read: “Rest in Peace, Dai Davies Everyone in Swansea City extends their deepest condolences to the family and friends of former Swans goalkeeper Dai Davies, who sadly passed away after battling cancer Once a Jack, always a Jack ‘

Davies, who was born in the Welsh mining village of Glanamman, started his career in Swansea before joining then league champions Everton in 1970

He played 82 times for the Toffees in seven seasons before moving to Wrexham in 1977

Davies (left), pictured during a training session in 1960, enjoyed spells with Everton, Wrexham and Tranmere, as well as Swansea

A tweet from the Everton Former Players Foundation read: “It is sad to report the death of goalkeeper Dai Davies. Our thoughts go out to his family ‘

The legend of Everton and Wales, Neville Southall, credited Davies to having a huge impact on his career

Neville told the Everton official website last August, “Dai had incredible mental strength and never let the strange mistake affect him. He just kept going

‘He has won more than 50 international matches and played many games at the highest level He should be recognized as the best goalkeeper

‘His attitude has always been spot on and he’s a great guy too, a really fun person’

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News – GB – Ex-Wales keeper Dai Davies dies aged 72 after battling cancer

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