Sir Tom Finney award for Chesterfield FC legend

Former Chesterfield front man Kevin Davies picked up the Sir Tom Finney Award at Sunday's Football League Awards in Manchester.

Tuesday, 19th April 2016, 3:52 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th April 2016, 5:54 pm
Kevin Davies at the Proact (Pic: Tina Jenner)

The 39-year-old retired in September last year after a 22-year career, and was rewarded for an ‘outstanding’ contribution to the Football League.

Since making his Chesterfield debut as a young teenager, Davies has gone on to make over 800 career appearances with the likes of Southampton and Bolton.

He said: “It is a huge honour to accept the Sir Tom Finney Award.

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“I would like to thank the Football League for the accolade and also all the clubs that I had the pleasure of playing for.

“After making my debut for Chesterfield at the age of 16 I would never have believed that I would go on playing for the next 22 years.

“To win the Sir Tom Finney Award is particularly special for me. He was a true legend and fantastic ambassador of the game. To be associated to such a special player gives me an enormous sense of pride particularly as my last professional game was for Preston North End gaining promotion at Wembley.”c