Gareth Davies (footballer, born 1973)
|Full name||Gareth Melville Davies|
|Date of birth||11 December 1973|
|Place of birth||Hereford, England|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|1997||→ Cardiff City (loan)||6||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Gareth Melville Davies (born 11 December 1973) is a Welsh former professional footballer who played as a central defender. He made over 100 appearances in the Football League during his career before being forced to retire after a long-term knee injury.
Davies joined his local club Hereford United as a YTS trainee at the age of 15, making his debut for the first team in 1992. He was sold to Crystal Palace in 1995 for a £120,000 fee, and was later transferred for £175,000 to Reading. He made one Premier League appearance for Crystal Palace in a game against Leicester City.
He first suffered an injury to his knee while playing for Swindon Town, which severely restricted his appearances for the club. In 2002, after undergoing three operations on his knee, Davies decided to retire from professional football. He later played for non-league side Chippenham Town, before retiring from football altogether in 2003 to work in the recruitment industry.