Mark Davies a fromer Swansea defender dies after collapsing during match

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Mark Davies a fromer Swansea defender dies after collapsing during match

Mark Davies, who used to represent Swansea City as a defender, competed in a veterans’ football match on Sunday. During the match, for Llanelli Town AFC’s Veterans side he collapsed mid game.

Emergency services were called and he received medical attention but was declared dead at the scene. Following the incident, tributes have poured in from all over the footballing world.

Mark Davies tributes

Llanelli Town AFC issued a statement: “It devastates us to announce the untimely death of our Veterans, reserve team player and friend Mr Mark Davies. Our heartfelt condolences and thoughts go to Marks’ family at this sad time.

“Sadly, Mark passed away playing the game that he loved and graced for many years in this area. Mark also played for many years for Dafen AFC and our thoughts also go to his friends there. He will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him. Mark was a truly lovely guy, a gentleman on and off the field. RIP Mark”.

Swansea City through a spokesperson: “Swansea City is saddened to learn of the passing of Mark Davies. Our thoughts and condolences are with Mark’s family and friends at this sad time.”

Football Association of Wales chief executive Noel Mooney said: “We are devastated to hear this – Mark was a football person and a Cymru supporter. May he Rest In Peace – from all at the FAW”.

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