Fred Davies, former City goalkeeper

In Memory: Fred Davies

Club News

We were deeply saddened to hear of the recent passing of former Cardiff City goalkeeper Fred Davies, aged 81.

Jimmy Scoular splashed out £10,000 to bring no-nonsense Davies to South Wales. Liverpool-born, Fred made more than 100 first team appearances for Cardiff City and played a key role in three Welsh Cup triumphs.

The 6-ft tall ‘keeper played prominent roles in cup final aggregate wins against Hereford United (6-1, 1968), Swansea City (5-1, 1969) and Chester City (5-0, 1970). Almost 13,000 spectators attended Ninian Park for the second leg against Swansea City when manager Scoular steered his team to a 2-0 victory on the night. Davies made his Football League debut for City in a 3-0 Second Division win against Portsmouth at home in 1968, while he left the club in 1970 and signed for AFC Bournemouth where he made 134 league appearances.

Fred passed away on Wednesday, September 2nd, surrounded by partner Allison and his family. Our thoughts are with Fred’s friends and family at this difficult time.

Fred Davies, former City goalkeeper