Kelvin Davis

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Personal Details Last updated 03 Aug 2021
First Team Assistant Coach
Joined Saints
July 2006
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Kelvin Davis Biography

Last updated 03 Aug 2021

Former clubs: Luton, Torquay, Hartlepool, Wimbledon, Ipswich, Sunderland

Kelvin Davis established himself as a legend at Southampton after a glittering ten-year playing career with the club, in which he helped the team rise from League One to the Premier League and European football.

The goalkeeper arrived at St Mary's in the summer of 2006, after previous spells with Luton, Torquay, Hartlepool, Wimbledon, Ipswich and Sunderland.

He was one of few bright spots during a difficult 2008/09 campaign, in which the club dropped out of the Championship, winning the club's Player of the Season award after a series of exceptional displays.

Davis would then be named in the League One Team of the Year twice and the Championship Team of the Year, across three successive seasons, as he helped the club complete a remarkable rise back into the top flight of English football.

A long-time club and team captain, Davis would go on to make 301 first-team appearances with Saints, ahead of his retirement in 2016, following an emotional testimonial at St Mary's.

Despite hanging up his gloves, he was retained by the club as Football Development Executive, offering support to players across all levels and working closely with the Under-23 and Under-18 coaching staff.

Following the departure of Eric Black in December 2017, Davis was appointed First Team Assistant Coach.

He is also the link to the senior academy players, ensuring those players are prepared and ready for the first team.