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Mark Davies dead aged 49: Tributes pour in after former Swansea defender passes away after collapsing during match

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FORMER Swansea defender Mark Davies has tragically passed away at the age of 49 after collapsing during a match on Sunday.

The 45-year-old was declared dead at the scene after he collapsed when playing for Llanelli Town in their over-45s Cup Final against Penybont.

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Mark Davies has tragically died after collapsing during a football match over the weekend[/caption]

Emergency services were swiftly called, but they were unable to revive the ex-Swans ace after he received medical attention.

Davies featured three times for the Welsh outfit during the 1991-92 season.

Two of those outings came in the European Cup Winners’ Cup against Arsene Wenger‘s Monaco, where he was tasked with marking George Weah.

Paying tribute to Davies, a Swansea statement read: “Swansea City is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the club’s former player Mark Davies at the age of 49.

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“Everyone at Swansea City sends their sincerest condolences to Mark’s friends and family at this sad time.”

Taking to social media to announce the news, Llanelli said: “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 will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him. Mark was a truly lovely guy, a gentleman on and off the field. RIP Mark.”

Llanelli’s opponets Penybont said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Llanelli Town Veterans player, Mark Davies, who sadly passed away following the Wales Vets Cup Final. Rest in peace Mark.”

Noel Mooney, FA Wales’ chief executive, remarked: “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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