Remembering Dai Davies

It is with great sadness that we have learned today that a former Ammanford Town legend – William David Davies aged 72 has sadly passed away.

The Club as a whole would like to offer their deepest condolences to all his family and friends and to the many who knew him as part of the footballing fraternity.

Better known to us all as ‘Dai Davies’ a Welsh footballing legend.

Dai was brought up in the village of Glanamman just outside the town of Ammanford.

Dai was spotted at a very early age as being a very talented young goalkeeper and established himself as Ammanford Town’s number one goalkeeper.

Later Dai moved on from Ammanford Town to have an extensive footballing career that spanned over a period of 17 years. However the Davies tradition carried on in Ammanford when his nephew Brian Davies also played in the famous black and white striped kit of Ammanford Town.

Dai had an illustrious career which included playing for Swansea, Everton , Tranmere and Wrexham.

Dai was signed by then Swans manager John Toshack back in 1981 for the club’s inaugural season in Division 1 having previously played at the Vetch Field club in 1969 and back on loan in 1974.

Dai played 52 games for his beloved country and his record appearances in goal was only surpassed by another Welsh goalkeeping legend Neville Southall.

Ammanford AFC have kept in touch with Dai’s family during the latter stages of his illness and expressed the well being wishes of everyone at the Club.

R.I.P. Dai.

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