Lyn Davies

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Lyn Davies
Personal information
Full name David Lyn Davies[1]
Date of birth (1947-09-29) 29 September 1947 (age 69)
Place of birth Neath, Wales
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1968 Cardiff City 16 (0)
1968–1969 Hereford United 49 (0)
1969–1972 Llanelli
1972–1973 Swansea City 3 (0)
National team
1966 Wales U23 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

David Lyn Davies (born 29 September 1947) is a Welsh former professional footballer and Wales under-23 international. During his career he made 19 appearances in the Football League.[2]


Born in Neath, Davies began his career at Cardiff City, signing a professional deal in October 1965. After making eleven appearances during the 1965–66 season, he was brought back into the first team in September 1966 but conceded 24 goals in a five-game spell, including 7–1 defeats to Wolverhampton Wanderers and Plymouth Argyle.[3] During this spell he also made his debut for the Wales under-23 side and suffered another heavy defeat in an 8–0 loss to England under-23s at Molineux Stadium.[4]

With his confidence shattered, Davies left the club, moving into non-league football with spells at Hereford United and Llanelli, where he helped the club win the Welsh League during the 1970–71 season, before returning to The Football League with Swansea City. Signed by Roy Bentley in July 1972, he spent one season at Vetch Field as understudy to Tony Millington, making three league appearances before joining BP Llandarcy.[5]

After retirement[edit]

Davies later worked as a rigger before becoming a police officer.[5]


  1. ^ "Lyn Davies". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 16 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Lyn Davies". Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 16 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Cardiff City 1966-67 results". Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  4. ^ Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 46. ISBN 1-85983-462-0. 
  5. ^ a b "Past players". Swansea City A.F.C. Archived from the original on 10 July 2010. Retrieved 1 April 2010.