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Ron Davies

Ron Davies

Clubs played for: Chester-City, Luton Town, Norwich City, Southampton, Portsmouth, Manchester United, Millwall (1959-1975).

Born: 1942

Birthplace: Holywell, Flintshire, Wales

Position: Forward

Biography: One of the all time great goalscorers, which also saw him win 29 full Welsh caps. Became a demolition worker for a while after retiring in 1975 and also proved that he had talent with his hands as well as his feet by selling art sketches - including portraits of players. Davies returned to Southampton to live and for a while continued to play for local sides but then moved to Los Angeles where he coached at local schools and latterly in Florida. In 2006 Southampton fans raised money to allow him to have two hip replacements plus some surplus cash. He died in Albuquerque on 24th May 2013 aged 70. (Scored 275 League Goals in a 16 year career)


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Davies, Ron Knew Ron well back in the day ...great man on and of the pitch
Still have some of his sketches. Sad ending ..RIP big Ron ..idol of my teen years ..you made a young girls dreams come true.
12-01-21Lynne ryan

Davies, Ron I was 16years old and at Itchen college Southampton at the time when I met Ron Davies .I was doing a project in Woolston as part of my course work, when Ron approached me with his young daughter. He asked me if I knew where he could buy some fishing bait, ”Yes” I replied, So I took him to a house a little further down the road,,,,He knocked on the door and within a couple of minutes he had bought himself some rag worm to go fishing with...He thanked me,but as he turned away,I took a sneaky chance and asked him if I could go and watch him fish with his daughter,,,To my amazement he said yes! I spent the rest of the afternoon on his boat,watching him fish and talking about his career,,,The next day at college my tutor was furious with me for not doing my project,,,I thought to myself, ”Fishing” with Big Ron ( my Saints Idol) or doing my project,it was a “no brainer”!!!...I shared that story with Paul Bennett ( Ex Saints)..I worked for Paul for many years at the Eastpoint Centre in Thornhill,,,where I had many conversations with Hughie Fisher ( Ex Saints) who was working as a Brewery Rep after his playing days were over,Happy memories of Big Ron who is sadly no longer with us!!
30-08-20Mike Adams

Davies, Ron Ron was superb for Luton. Fantastic in the air, (he could float), great movement, a proven goal scorer! When I heard he was likely to leave LT, I wrote to him and pleaded with him to stay! I was at school then & unaware of commercial realities!

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