Forever Saint Award: Ron Davies

By SFC Media time Sat 26 Feb Club
Photo by c/o Duncan Holley | Ron Davies

Southampton Football Club proudly honoured the late Ron Davies with its latest Forever Saint award.

The legendary striker, who scored an astonishing 153 goals in only 281 appearances for the club, was recognised for his contribution during half-time of the Premier League match against Norwich City, at St Mary's.

Club historian Duncan Holley collected the award in his honour.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 25: Duncan Holley photographed with the Forever Saints award who received it on behalf of Ron Davies during the Premier League match between Southampton and Norwich City at St Mary's Stadium on February 25, 2022 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Isabelle Field/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Club historian Duncan Holley with the award for Ron Davies

Davies, who played at Saints from 1966 to 1973, was one of the most prolific forwards in the English leagues during much of that time, and perhaps his most famous moment was when he scored all four goals in a 4-1 win away at Manchester United in August 1969.

To this day, the Welsh international remains one of the finest forwards ever to have played for the club.

Davies passed away in May 2013, while living in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but his memory lives on at the club and he now joins the list of recipients of the Forever Saint award, which celebrates incredible contributions made both at Saints and in the community by ex-players, club servants and community champions.


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