AFE’s Stars of the 2019/20 season: Les Davies (Bangor 1876)

PICTURE by Bangor 1876.

IT’S not often you get the opportunity to watch a former Welsh Premier on the fields of tier 4 football clubs – but Davies was one of many of those playing at 1876 in 2019/20.

A legend of the top-flight with Bangor City in particular, the now 36-year-old attacker was voted ‘Sgorio’s Player of the Decade’ not so long ago and is regarded as one of the greatest WPL players of all time for his overall contribution to the division – from his great finishing abilities, to his raw power and height up top, he quickly became a notable figure among supporters of all clubs.

A former Beaumaris Town and Glantraeth player, Davies also went onto make more than 400 starts across six clubs (Caernarfon, Bangor, Porthmadog, Connah’s Quay, Llandudno and Bala Town), scoring 128 goals at the highest level of Welsh football (and a few more in the cups too!).

Last season, he returned to Bangor with ‘phoenix club’ Bangor 1876 who won the Gwynedd League title at the first attempt. The fan-owned side dominated the division by not dropping points and Davies was a standout, picking up 27 goals in all competitions despite taking a deeper-lying role in a squad full of talented young players.

After departing for top-flight side Flint briefly earlier this season , he’s has now returned to 1876 once more.

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