RANGERS Football Club is today extremely saddened to learn of the death of club legend Harold Davis.
A member of the Ibrox Hall of Fame, and fondly remembered by supporters of his time, Davis has sadly passed away at the age of 85.
Signed from East Fife by Scot Symon, the right-half was an outstanding defender, playing alongside the likes of Bobby Shearer and John Greig from 1956 until 1964.
In that time, a terrific Rangers side won four League Championships, two League Cups and a Scottish Cup, while they were also the first British side to reach a European final – the 1961 Cup Winners’ Cup final with Fiorentina.
Davis story is a quite unique one. While serving for the Black Watch in the Korean War, he came under heavy machine gun fire and spent almost two years in hospital recovering from his injuries.
That he was even able to lead anything resembling a normal life following that was remarkable, but to go on and have the footballing career he did was truly extraordinary, and speaks volumes for the sort of man Davis was.
Born in Cupar, Fife, Davis had a spell with Partick Thistle after his time at Ibrox, but returned to Govan as a coach under manager David White in the late 1960s, and later would manage Queen of the South and be assistant manager at Dundee.
Everyone at Rangers passes on their sincere condolences to Harold’s family at this difficult time.