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TRIBUTE TO FORMER STRIKER DAVIES

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16:00 29th May 2013

by Norwich City Football Club

Prolific forward Ron Davies dies aged 70

NORWICH City Football Club is deeply saddened to hear of the death of former striker Ron Davies, who passed away last Friday at the age of 70.

Davies made 126 appearances for the Canaries, scoring 66 goals between 1963 and 1966.

It was during his time at Carrow Road that he made his international debut for Wales, with whom he would go on to earn 29 caps.

The Holywell-born forward was a prolific goalscorer and was well-known for his extraordinary aerial ability.

He enjoyed hugely successful spells at Chester City, Luton Town and most notably, Southampton, scoring 275 goals across his entire club career.

Lifelong Canaries fan and former Mayor of Norwich Roy Blower paid tribute to Davies: “He was a fantastic striker and very professional. One of the finest headers of the ball I’ve seen.

“I was at Luton Town when he scored four goals for them in a 4-2 win for the Hatters and he really gave us the runaround that day, so City went on to sign him.

“He was an excellent goalscorer, he wasn’t about muscling people off the ball, he had real quality and you could tell he was one of those who was probably going to go on to bigger and better things.

"He was very popular with the fans as he was one of those players who could turn a game for you. I remember us being 2-0 down at home to Leeds United in 1964 and he scored two in about five minutes to get us a draw.

“The fans were certainly disappointed when he left us to join Southampton and of course he went on to have a tremendous career with them.”

The Club would like to pass on our condolences to Ron's family and friends at this difficult time.

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