Milestone reached for Raith Rovers legend Davo

Raith Rovers defender Iain Davidson made club history with his appearance against Livingston on Saturday.

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 3:21 pm
Updated Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 3:32 pm
Iain Davidson celebrates scoring against Dunfermline in 2010 (Pic: Walter Neilson)

It marked the 37-year-old's 500th game in his 14th season at his hometown club – only the third player in the Kirkcaldy team’s history to do so.

‘Davo’ joins legends Willie McNaught (658) and Andy Young (622) in reaching the historic milestone.

He signed for Rovers under Claude Anelka in 2004, joining from Scarborough, having already spent time in the youth system at Sunderland and a brief period at Brechin City.

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He made his debut on July 31, 2004 in a First Round League Challenge Cup game at Stark’s Park against Albion Rovers and would go on to establish himself in the first team in the second half of the season after Gordon Dalziel took over the manager’s hot seat.

He got his first goals for the club in the following 2005/06 season against Dumbarton and Alloa where he made 39 appearances and would make the same amount the following season.

He was a first team mainstay over the next few years until, after 291 appearances, he left for Dundee at the end of season 2011/12, but after three seasons at Dens Park, two of them playing in the Premiership, Davidson returned to Stark’s Park for the 2015-16 season under Ray McKinnon.

His 500 appearances, which includes 19 goals, is the highest ever total for a Langtonian and so it was fitting when Davidson was among the first group of legends to be inducted into the Raith Rovers Hall of Fame in November 2012.