Date: 21st April 2016 at 6:17pm
Written by:

Name: Kelvin Davis
Position: Goalkeeper
At the club since: 2006

Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Southampton goalkeeper Davis will be 40 this September – Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

For a man who is nearing 40-years-old later this year; still being Southampton’s current longest-serving player is something Kelvin Davis will savour whilst his playing career continues to tick down.

The veteran shot stopper joined Southampton back in July 2006 from fellow English top-flight side Sunderland in a deal worth a reported £2m.

Davis; who began his career at League Two club Luton Town, has since made 296 first-team appearances for the Saints, keeping 95 clean sheets and conceding 360 goals in the process.

The 39-year-old, who was a former England Under-21 international back in 1996, has made just one appearance in all competitions under current manager Ronald Koeman so far this season – featuring for the full 90 minutes in Southampton’s 2-2 draw against Premier League leaders Leicester City on October 17, 2015.

Despite being behind Fraser Forster and Maarten Stekelenburg in the goalkeeping ranks at St Mary’s Stadium this term, Davis will still be relishing his special testimonial match on May 17, 2016, in recognition of his 10 years’ service to the Saints.

 
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