Nicola "Nicky" Davies (born 28 December 1985) is a Welsh female international football goalkeeper. In 2013 she joined FA WSL club Doncaster Rovers Belles, after a long association with Liverpool Ladies and a short spell at Chelsea Ladies. Davies has represented Wales at senior level.


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Club career[edit]Edit

Davies began playing for Menai Bridge Tigers' under–11 boy's team.[2] She joined Bangor City in 2000 and was the recognised first choice goalkeeper until she moved to Liverpool in September 2003.[3] While with Liverpool, Davies won the Northern Premier Division in 2003–04 and 2006–07.[2]

In 2009–10 Davies spent a period away from Liverpool while completing Royal Air Force training. She played for Rochdale in the 2011–12 FA Women's Premier League Northern Division to gain match fitness.[4]

After playing for Liverpool in 2012, Davies was named FA WSL goalkeeper of the year. She also won 2012 RAF Sportswoman of the Year.[5] She started the opening two games of the following season for Chelsea in outstanding form, but was then posted to Oman with the RAF, curtailing her campaign.

On the final day of the 2013 women's football transfer window, Davies signed for Doncaster Rovers Belles.[6]

International career[edit]Edit

Davies represented Wales at U-14 and U-16 level.[2] She also won eight caps at the U-19 level.[1] Her debut for the senior side came against Canada in LagoaPortugalin March 2002.[1][7]

In August 2010, Davies played for Wales in 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification games against Azerbaijan and Sweden. Her club was listed as RAF.[8] Prior to this, her last game for Wales had been in March 2009 against Poland.[9]

In November 2010, Davies was called up for a friendly against Bulgaria as a Liverpool player again.

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