Millwall Football Club is saddened to hear of the passing of Reg Davies.
Reginald Walter Davies was born in Tipton, West Midlands, on 10th October 1933. A very muscular and agile goalkeeper, Davies soon became a favourite with supporters at The 'old' Den.
As goalkeepers go, Reg wasn't that tall, but as a last line of defence, his lack of inches was never a concern. His daring displays earned him the sobriquet 'The Cat' from the admiring Cold Blow Lane crowd.
He began his career with West Bromwich Albion and Walsall, and it was from The Saddlers where Reg joined Millwall in May 1958. Over the course of the next five seasons, he would make the number one position his own with a high level of consistency - so much so, he was rarely challenged for the role.
His playing career as a Lion saw him appear in 218 games in all competitions. He won a Fourth Division Championship medal in 1962, along with another gong after beating Charlton Athletic 3-0 in the Kent FA Challenge Cup Final later that year.
After leaving Millwall, he joined Leyton Orient for the first time in July 1963, then Port Vale a year later. Reg was in The Valiants' goal when The Lions put four past him in a FA Cup tie in December 1964. The following March, he rejoined The O's for a season before leaving the game.
He later found employment at Jersey Airport and completed his national service with Royal Artillery.
The thoughts of everyone at Millwall Football Club are with Reg's family and friends at this difficult time.