Dai Davies, former Swansea City goalkeeper, dies after battle with cancer

Dai Davies, former Swansea City goalkeeper, dies after battle with cancer

- Dai Davies who was a goalkeeper for Swansea and Everton has died

- The Welshman battled against cancer before he passed away on Wednesday, February 10

- Swansea have also sent their condolences to the family of the deceased

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Swansea City who are campaigning in the second tier of the English football have announced the death of their former goalkeeper Dai Davies who died after serious battle against cancer.

The 72-year-old was diagnosed with the heartbreaking disease last year with his family members hoping that he would survive before he died on Tuesday, February 10.

Davies began his career at Swansea in 1969 and had only nine appearances for the club before he left for Everton a year later

It was at Everton that Davies actually enjoyed some active playing time as he got 82 appearances in seven years before making a return to Swansea on loan.

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He made 52 appearances for the Welsh national side between 1975 and 1982 before he hanged his gloves from football.

According to the statement made available by Swansea City, they wished the family of the deceased the fortitude to bear the loss.

"Rest in peace, Dai Davies.
"Everyone at Swansea City send their deepest condolences to the family and friends of former Swans goalkeeper, Dai Davies, who sadly passed away following his battle with cancer.''
Dai Davies
Dai Davies, former Swansea City goalkeeper, dies after battle against cancer. Photo by Bob Thomas Sports Photography
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Meanwhile, Swansea City are currently occupying third position on the Championship League table with 53 points after 27 games as they hope to get promotion back to the Premier League.

They are only two points behind leaders Norwich City who are also fighting to make a return back to the Premier League following their relegation.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Sheffield Wednesday legend and former England player Peter Swan was confirmed dead at the age of 84.

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The centre-half was pronounced dead on Thursday, January 21 at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital after battling with Alzheimer's disease since the mid-2000s.

Swan made over 300 appearances for the Owls having started his career with the Hillsborough Stadium outfit's youth team in 1952.

He also featured 19 solid times for the English national team but his career was cut short because of his involvement in a betting scandal.

Peter with two other teammates Tony Kay and David Layne placed a bet on Wednesday to lose at Ipswich in December 1962.

Source: Legit Nigeria

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