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Kelvin Davis

  • Kelvin Davis
  • Age39
  • Apps300
  • Contract2016/06/30
  • Height6ft 1in (1.85m)
  • PositionGoalkeeper

Kelvin Davis joined Southampton in July 2006 from Sunderland for a fee reported to be around £2 million.

Davis was first choice goalkeeper for most of the 2006–07 season until a three-match ban relegated him to the bench where he remained after the return of Bartosz Białkowski.

His form for Saints in the first half of the 2008–09 season was impressive, despite the club’s poor form. Southampton fans voted Davis player of the month three times in the first five months of the season on the club’s official website.

The Liebherr era

On 9 July 2009, Davis turned down the opportunity to sign for then Premier League side West Ham United, instead signing a new three-year contract with Southampton which meant that he would remain at Southampton until May 2012.

He was voted in the League one PFA team of year in 2009–10 season after a string of outstanding performances. He was again named in the League One Team of the Year for the 2010–11 season.

On 28 July 2011, Davis signed a new deal with Saints to keep him at the club until 2014.

That Leeds game

On 3 March 2012, Davis put in a superb performance between the sticks against a rampant Leeds United to help secure a clean sheet, and one-nil win, for Southampton against the Yorkshire club at Elland Road. The performance earned the 35-year-old a place in the Championship Team of the Week.

Davis was named in the Championship Team of the Year for the 2011–12 season, meaning he had been named in a team of the year for three consecutive years.

On 7 March 2013, Davis signed a new contract with Southampton, keeping him at the club until 2016.

300 appearances

Having become the oldest goalkeeper to play for Saints in the Premier League, Davis racked up his 300th appearance for the club on the final day of the 2015-16 season.

Testimonial

A testimonial match took place on 17 May 2016 in recognition of his 10 years service to Southampton.

The match featured the current Saints side vs a Southampton promotion eleven who played alongside Davis between 2010 and 2012.


Further reading: Wikipedia