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Friday 02 Apr 2021
Irish FA President makes special presentation to record-breaker Davis

Irish FA President David Martin has made a special presentation to Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis to mark his record-breaking achievements over the past couple of weeks.

The President presented the veteran midfielder with a specially-commissioned crystal football following the home World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria on Wednesday. 

Last Thursday, in Northern Ireland’s opening World Cup 2022 European Qualifying Group C qualifier against Italy in Parma, Davis equalled former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton’s British record of 125 caps – a record which had stood since 1990.

His appearance against Bulgaria at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park this week saw him earn his 126th cap for his country – a new caps record for a male player in the UK.

Apart from being his country’s most capped player he is also Northern Ireland’s most capped skipper. He has worn the armband 72 times.

The Irish FA President said: “Earning 125 international caps was a magnificent achievement by Steven. The association, like it did at his 100-cap milestone, decided to mark it with a special memento.

“Steven has demonstrated remarkable consistency over his long international career and, significantly, he started almost every one of the games in which he played. 

“He now holds the British men’s international caps record and we look forward to him adding to his total in the coming months.”