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Top facts about Steven Davis, Irish Frank Lampard

Mon 12 July 2021 | 19:29

The Northern Irish professional footballer, Steven Davis, is regarded as one of the best and greatest footballers of Northern Ireland. Read on to find out more facts about Steven Davis.

Steven Davis

was born on 1 January 1985, meaning that

Steven Davis' age

is 36. He has spent most of his club career in England's Premier League.

In 2021, Rangers' Steven Davis became the most capped UK male footballer of all time. The midfielder has helped the Scottish club to a first title success in 10 years in his second spell at Ibrox and recently signed a new one-year deal.

"It would be a dream if I was able to stay at this level and finish my career at the club on a high," said Davis.

"I don't know what's going to happen but that would be the ideal scenario personally if that was the case."

The followings are some facts about Steven Davis:

Davis agreed his contract extension in March, with

Rangers

manager Steven Gerrard predicting a key role for the 36-year-old "beyond" next season.

Steven Davis early life

Steven Davis, born 1 January 1985, is a Northern Irish professional footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for Scottish Premiership club Rangers and is the captain of the Northern Ireland national team.

He has played for

Aston Villa

, Fullham, Southampton and Rangers during his long club career.

The fact about Steven Davis' childhood is that he was born in Ballymena, County Antrim, where is the eighth largest town in Northern Ireland.

About

Steven Davis' parents

it should be mentioned that his father is David Davis but there is no information about his mother therefore her name is unknown.

As most professional football players, Steven was interested in football from his early childhood and he supported Scottish club Rangers; he started his career at St Andrews Boys Club

Steven Davis personal life

The fact about

Steven Davis' personal life

is that he tied the knot with sweetheart Tracey Moore in Edinburgh in 2010.

Stunning bride Tracey and her five bridesmaids arrived in a Rolls-Royce and a Bentley at St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral at 1.30pm on the wedding day.

Tracey, from Kilrea, in Northern Ireland, looked stunning in an elegant white strapless dress and carried yellow roses. The couple's little girl Chloe was the flower girl and wore a dazzling white dress to match her mum.

The Light Blues star reached for the red card after realizing the WAG pile in his reception marquee was in the color of Old Firm rivals

Celtic

.

He then splashed out around £3,000 to have the emerald flooring replaced with a new cream carpet - only hours before he walked down the aisle with childhood sweetheart Tracey Moore.

About

Steven Davis' children

, it should be mentioned that he has three children; his daughters are Chloe 13 and Kaia 9 and his son Cobi is three years old.

Steven Davis professional career

Steven Davis currently plays as a midfielder and is the captain of both Premier League club

Southampton

and the Northern Ireland national team. Davis made his full international debut in 2005 and has since been capped over 90 times at senior level, scoring eight goals.

Davis captained his nation at UEFA Euro 2016. He began his career with Premier League side Aston Villa and made his first appearance for the club in 2004 against Norwich City.

Davis was named "Young Player of the Year", "The Fans Player of the Year" and "Player of the Year" for the 2005–06 season after making 42 appearances during the season.

Steven Davis club career

The first

fact about Steven Davis

' club career is that he joined to youth side of Aston Villa in 2002 at age 17.

Aston Villa

Davis and his side managed to win the 2002 FA Youth Cup; they defeated

Everton

4-2 in the final match.

He made his senior debut on 18 September 2004 when he replaced Nolberto Solano in the 57th-minute of the match against

Norwich City

in the Premier League and the match ended in a 0-0 draw.

During the 2004-05 season, Davis managed to collect 28 Premier League appearances; he scored his one and only goal of the season on 16 April 2005 against Southampton. He scored the winning goal in that match and they won 3-2.

In the following season, Steven Davis became a key player in the team and he was always first choice of manager in central midfield role.

He scored his first goal of the season in Villa's first match in Premier League against

Bolton Wanderers

to secure a 2-2 draw.

Davis scored a brace during the third round of the Football League Cup on 20 September, as Aston Villa won 8–3 at Wycombe Wanderers.

That season was Davis' best in Aston Villa as he was named club's "Young Player of the Year", "The Fans Player of the Year" and "Player of the Year" for the 2005–06 season.

His great performance during that season provoked the Northern Ireland manager Lawrie Sanchez, to state that Davis could be "another Frank Lampard".

During the 2005-06 season, Davis managed to score eight goals at all competitions which made him one of the best goal-scorer midfielders in Europe and he became very popular among Villa fans.

Davis couldn't continue his great form and 2006-07 season was a big failure for him and Aston Villa, he didn't score goal in any competitions and the club placed 11th in Premier League table.

During three seasons playing for Aston Villa, Steven Davis played in 102 appearances and managed to score 9 times.

Fulham

On 5 July 2007, Steven Davis and his teammate and compatriot Aaron Hughes moved to another Premier League club, Fulham, for a fee of around £4 million.

Davis played his first match for Fulham on 12 August 2007 against

Arsenal

where they lost the match 2-1.

In six months playing for Fulham, Steven Davis made 25 appearances for the club before joining to Rangers.

Rangers

Steven Davis joined to one of the greatest Scottish clubs, Rangers, on 31 January 2008; Steven was a fan of Rangers club since he was a boy.

He was signed on a six-month loan and his contract was until the end of 2007-08 season.

His debut for Rangers was made on 13 February 2008 against Panathinaikos in the UEFA Cup competitions.

Davis' first goal for Rangers was scored also in the UEFA Cup competitions on 13 March 2008 against German club

Werder Bremen

.

Rangers placed second in the Scottish Premier League table behind their archenemy Celtic only with three points difference.

Davis helped his side to reach the UEFA Cup final but they lost it against Russian club Zenit 2-0.

Steven Davis won Scottish Cup and League Cup with Rangers club during the 2007-08 season.

On 21 August 2008 Steven Davis made his move from

Fulham

permanent with signing a four-year contract for a fee of £3 million.

The day after he permanently signed, he played his first match of the season for Rangers against Aberdeen which ended in a 1–1 draw.

Steven Davis scored his first goal in the Scottish Premier League on 21 September 2008 against Motherwell and they won the match 2-1.

Davis scored one of the most important goals of Rangers during that season in the Old Firm derby against Celtic club on 9 May 2009; they won the match by that goal and reached to the top of the Scottish Premier League table.

The 2008-09 season was really great for the Northern Irish midfielder as he scored six goals and made ten assists in 34 appearances that he played in SPL.

Davis and his side won the Scottish Premier League title and the Scottish Cup title during the 2008-09 season.

Steven Davis played his first match in the UEFA Champions League during the 2009-10 season, he and his side faced VfB Stuttgart on 16 September 2009 in the first match of group stage and that match ended in a 1-1 draw.

Davis' first goal during the 2009-10 season was scored against St. Mirren on 27 January 2010. Three days later Davis managed to play a key role in 3-0 victory against Falkirk with scoring one goal and making two assists for his teammates.

In that season Steven Davis and won the SPL and Scottish League Cup each for the second time and on 2 May 2010, he was named PFA Scotland Players' Player of the Year.

Steven Davis scored his first goal of the following season on 16 October 2010 against

Motherwell

. His second goal during that season was scored on 18 January 2011 against Inverness.

Davis managed to score another crucial goal against rivals Celtic in the final match of the 2011 Scottish League Cup and Rangers won the match 2-1 after extra rime, this was the third Scottish League Cup title for Davis.

He helped his side in the 2011 title run with scoring in back-to-back games against Motherwell and then Hearts. Rangers won the 2010-11 season SPL title and it was their 3rd consecutive championship.

Steven Davis signed a new five-year contract with Rangers on 19 July 2011; he was made the club's temporary captain for the first part of the 2011–12 season.

On 28 August 2011, Davis scored his first goal of the 2011-12 season in a 2-0 home victory against

Aberdeen

.

Steven Davis showed great performance in the first Old Firm match of the season, he provided two assists in the match and his side managed to win 4-2.

Davis managed to provide two assists in the following match against Dunfermline and they won the match 4-0, Rangers manager Ally McCoist acclaimed Davis' show by saying "It was a captain's performance from the best player on the park."

Steven Davis handled his rights under TUPE regulations to terminate his contract and become a free agent due to insolvency of Rangers in 2012.

The fact about Steven Davis' career at Rangers is that he won eight titles during five seasons and he was a member of PFA Scotland Team of the Year for three times.

Southampton

On 6 July 2012 Davis returned to England after spending five successful years with Rangers, he joined to Premier League club Southampton on a three-year contract.

The contract was afterwards expanded to 2016 as part of the deal with Rangers to close the transfer without the necessity for the international transfer clearance to be approved by FIFA, with the two clubs agreeing a fee.

After leaving Rangers club, Steven Davis pleaded the fans to agree with his resolve to relinquish the club but approved that a minority of fans would take a different look and made his statement he left Rangers in order to resurrect his football career.

Davis played his first match for Southampton on 19 August 2012 and managed to score only three minutes after coming on as a substitute to put his side ahead against title holders 

Manchester City

, but Southampton finally lost 3–2.

Davis' only other goal of the season in the Premier League came against Man City on 13 February 2013 in a 3-1 home win.

Davis managed to score twice and also made two assists during 32 Premier League appearances that he played for Southampton, they finished 14th in the table.

In the following season, Davis scored his first brace for Southampton in the League Cup second round on 27 August 2013, in a 5-1 victory against

Barnsley

.

Steven Davis scored four goals and made ten assists in 40 matches that he played at all competitions for Southampton during 2013-14 season.

Steven Davis signed a new contract with Southampton on 17 October 2014 which kept him at the club until 2018.

Davis managed to score his first league brace for Southampton on 8 May 2016 in a 2–1 win over 

Tottenham Hotspur

 at White Hart Lane.

Seven days later Davis scored another goal against Crystal Palace on the final day of the season and they won the match 4-1.

On 18 June 2016, Steven Davis signed a new three-year contract with Southampton, extending his stay with the club until 2019.

Steven Davis played his final appearance for Southampton on 5 December 2018 against Tottenham Hotspur, he provided an assist in that match but they lost 3-1.

The

fact about Steven Davis

' career at Southampton is that during seven seasons he played in 226 matches at all competitions which 193 of them were in the Premier League.

With playing 193 Premier League matches for Southampton, Davis is the 10th player with most league appearances in the history of the club.

Davis won 67 Premier League appearances with Southampton which makes him the ninth player with most league wins in the history of the club.

Return to Rangers

Steven Davis returned to Rangers on 6 January 2019 on a six-month loan. On 23 January he played his first Scottish Premiership match after his return against Kilmarnock FC, he made an assist in that match but they were beaten 2-1.

Davis accepted to join Rangers permanently once the loan deal had finished on 2 May 2019, signing a 12-month contract with the club.

In the following season, Steven Davis scored his first and only goal in EUROPA League competition on 7 November 2019 against Porto and they won the match 2-0.

Rangers reached to final match of Scottish League Cup but they lost it against rivals Celtic, Davis missed the final match due to injury.

In the 2020-21 season Davis helped his side to win their first Scottish league championship since 2011 and he won the SFWA Footballer of the Year award.

Rangers sealed an undefeated league season and became the first club since Celtic in 2016–17 to reach the 100 point milestone.

The fact about Steven Davis' career at Rangers is that, he has won nine titles with the club. Four league titles, two Cup titles and three League Cup championships from 2007 to 2021.

Steven Davis international career

Steven Davis played at all age levels of

Northern Ireland national team

from U-16 to U-23. The fact about Steven Davis' senior international career is that he made his international debut on 9 February 2005 in a 1-0 loss to Canada.

On 7 September 2005, Davis managed to provide assist to David Healy in Northern Ireland's famous 1–0 victory over England in a 2006 World Cup qualification match.

Davis managed to score his first international goal on 8 October, in a 3-2 home loss against

Wales

in another qualifier.

On 6 September 2006, Northern Ireland managed to defeat Spain 3-2 during European qualifiers and Davis played 90 minutes in that match.

Steven Davis became Northern Ireland's youngest modern day captain on 21 May 2006 at age 21, in a 1-0 loss against Uruguay.

Steven Davis helped Northern Ireland to qualify for the final tournament of Euro 2016; he scored a brace in a 3-1 victory against Greece on 8 October 2015 and led his country to its first ever European Championship tournament.

Davis captained Northern Ireland during Euro 2016 and they managed to reach the round of 16 by placing third in a group with Germany, Poland and Ukraine.

On 16 June 2016, Davis and his side managed to defeat

Ukraine

2-0 to achieve Northern Ireland's first ever victory in a Euro tournament.

They were eventually knocked out of the tournament with a 1-0 loss against Wales in round of 16.

Steven Davis won his 116th cap against the Netherlands on 16 November 2019; he passed David Beckham's record and became the most capped British midfielder.

Davis became the most-capped player in the history of Northern Ireland with playing his 120th match for his country on 8 October 2020, in a match against Bosnia and Herzegovina in the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying play-offs.

On 31 March 2021, Davis won his 126th cap against Bulgaria to become the most-capped British player in history, a record previously held by former England goalkeeper, Peter Shilton, with 125 caps.

From 2005 to this date, Steven Davis has managed to score 12 goals for his country during 126 appearances that he has played at all competitions.

Steven Davis stats

Steven Davis began his senior club career with Premier League club Aston Villa, during three seasons playing for Villa, Davis played in 103 appearances at all competitions.

Davis played in 91 Premier League matches for Villa and managed to score five times during these appearances.

He scored twice in the 2005-06 FA Cup, Davis also scored two times in the 2005-06 League Cup competitions.

In 2007 he joined another Premier League club Fulham, Davis played in 22 league matches during his six months stay at the club and never found the net.

Davis joined to Scottish club Rangers in 2008, at first it was going to be a six month stay but it turned to a five year stay with the club which was the best seasons of Davis' career.

During his first spell with Rangers, Davis played in 200 appearances at all competitions. He scored 21 goals and made 61 assists at all tournaments.

In 2012 Davis returned to England to play for Southampton, he spent seven seasons with the club.

He played in 226 matches at all competitions which 193 of them were Premier League appearances, Davis scored 12 times in the league competitions.

He also managed to provide 27 assists for his teammates at all competitions; most of them were made in the Premier League competitions.

In 2018 Steven Davis returned to Rangers, the club which he plays until this date. He has played in 110 appearances at all competitions and has managed to score only three times, he has also provided nine assists.

The fact about Steven Davis' stats is that he has played in 306 Premier League matches from 2004 to 2018 and he has participated in 216 Premiership matches from 2007 to 2021.

Some quick facts about Steven Davis

About Steven Davis' age, it should be mentioned that he was born on 1 January 1985, this means that he's 36 years old.

The fact about Steven Davis' play-style is that he's a hard-working player and he is regarded as a great captain and leader for his side.

He mostly played as a wide midfielder role at the beginning of his play but then he became a central midfielder who sits and breaks up play, as well as launches the attacks.

As a central midfielder Davis has the ability to close off passing lanes and ensure opponents struggle to break down the defensive line due to his good positional sense.

He's also capable of providing assists for teammates after winning back possession, due to his vision and passing range.

The

fact about Steven Davis

' championship winnings is that he has won all of his senior career titles with Scottish club, Rangers, and without a doubt his spell with this club is the top of his game.

With playing an important role in Northern Ireland's qualifying for Euro 2016 and playing 126 caps, Steven Davis is a hero in his country and he was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to football.

As mentioned before his favorite club in his childhood was Rangers and he always dreamed about playing for ''The Teddy Bears'' which eventually happened for him.

Steven Davis social media

About

Steven Davis social media

, it should be mentioned that he has an Instagram page (

@s_davis_8

) and has 143k followers on Instagram. He mostly posts pictures of himself and his family and also his teammates.

Steven Davis body measurements

About

Steven Davis body measurements

, it should be mentioned that there is no exact information on his body measurements but he stands 1.72 m tall.

Steven Davis net worth

Speaking about

Steven Davis net worth

, it should be mentioned that his net worth estimates to be around $10 million in 2021.

The 36 year old midfielder is a professional footballer for 17 years, his highest market value was €8 million in 2010 when he was 25 and was the best player of the Scottish Premiership.

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