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Big Bill Davies passes away at 87

We were saddened to hear the news that Bill Davies passed away peacefully aged 87 at his home in Woodley. Bill Davies was born in Middlesbrough and, after unsuccessful periods at Hull City and Leeds United, joined Reading in 1953.

Throughout his eight years at the club, Bill was one of the club's most consistent performers. A dependable centre-half, Bill earned several representative honours as well as making 226 appearances for Reading.

After retiring in 1961, Manager Charlie Hurley persuaded him to return to the club to take a coaching role with the reserves side in 1971. Our sincerest condolences go to his Wife Jackie and his family and friends.

02 November 2017

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