Former Wales goalkeeper Dai Davies has died at the age of 72. Davies played for Swansea, Everton, Wrexham,
and Tranmere during his career as well as earning 52 caps for his national side in a 17-year career that
began in 1969. He later became a forthright and popular media pundit, Davies died peacefully at his home
It was announced last year Davies had been receiving treatment at Wrexham’s Nightingale House Hospice
after being diagnosed with terminal cancer
Confirming the news of his sad passing, Everton Former Players Foundation tweeted:
“Sad to report the passing of Everton goalkeeper Dai Davies, our thoughts go out to his family”.
A tweet from Swansea read:
“Rest in peace, Dai Davies. Everyone at Swansea City sends their deepest condolences to the family and
friends of former Swans goalkeeper, Dai Davies, who sadly passed away following his battle with cancer.”
Davies, who was born in the Welsh mining village of Glanamman, began his career at Swansea before joining
then league champions Everton in 1970. He spent almost seven years with the Toffees before moving to Wrexham
in 1977. He later returned to Swansea and had a stint as player-coach at Tranmere before retiring.