Ian Davies announces retirement

Ian Davies. Photo: Neil Graham / ngsportsphotography.com

SHARE

FIND US ON

Ian Davies. Photo: Neil Graham / ngsportsphotography.com

POST

Ascot United forward Ian Davies has announced his retirement from senior football after over 20 years of striking terror into the hearts of defenders across the country.

Announcing the news on Instagram, the striker said: “Finally the day has come where I announce my retirement from first team football. After 21 years of senior football I’ve had a great crack at it and enjoyed every second. I certainly have no regrets.”

Starting his senior career with Thatcham Town in the Allied Counties Youth League after playing junior football at Wokingham Town, Davies went on to feature in a fearsome and trophy-laden strike partnership with Carl Davies at Binfield as well as Woodley United, Marlow, Bracknell Town and finally Ascot.

Leave a message for Ian in the comments below.

Davies played 12 games for Ascot last season and 47 times overall* since joining the Yellamen from Binfield in 2020, scoring 24 goals.

The striker added: “A special thank you to Ascot United…I spent my last three years here and met some amazing people. You welcomed me and my family with open arms and having a photo with my twin boys in an Ascot shirt after our cup final is a photo that will stay on my wall forever.”

On Davies’ retirement, Football in Berkshire chairman Bob Bacon said: “Ian was, and always has been, my favourite player at Binfield. Both for his performances on the pitch, and for the way he conducted himself off the pitch, lovely man, lovely family.”

Listen to Football in Berkshire’s podcast with Ian from October 2020 below:

*Details for the 2020/21 season have been removed from the Combined Counties League Full Time website.

Football in Berkshire would like to wish Ian all the best in his footballing retirement and thank him ever so much for his sponsorship of our website.

Ian Davies in pictures:

Not only a feared striker in Berkshire, but an excellent proponent of facial hair and celebrations through the 2010s.

Binfield FC striker Ian Davies. Photo: Neil Graham.
Binfield FC striker Ian Davies. Photo: Neil Graham.
Woodley United's Ian Davies. Photo: Peter Toft.
Woodley United’s Ian Davies. Photo: Peter Toft.
James Knight Sanchez Commock and Ian Davies. Photo: Neil Graham.
James Knight Sanchez Commock and Ian Davies. Photo: Neil Graham.
The trademark knee-slide. Photo: Robert Mack.
Bracknell Town striker Ian Davies. Photo: Neil Graham.
Bracknell Town striker Ian Davies. Photo: Neil Graham.

Good read? Share this story:

Related Topics
Football in Berkshire is a not for profit site run by volunteers. We feel though that sometimes people need rewarding for the hard work they put in and we wanted to let you know you can support our contributors individually if you so wish. Contributors to this article are as follows:
  • Peter Toft
  • Photographer
More Stories
Comment

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

More Stories

Our Supporters

Features

Search Football in Berkshire
FIB-Badgetransparent-dud.png

Drop your email address below to subscribe to the Football in Berkshire newsletter.