Former Bolton Wanderers Owner Eddie Davies Dies

  • September 11, 2018 | By Chris Mann
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Former Bolton Wanderers owner Eddie Davies has passed away at the age of 72, his family have confirmed.

Born in Little Lever on June 18, 1946, Davies attended Farnworth Grammar School before going on to graduate as a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Durham University.

Davies, who made his fortune whilst serving as Chairman of the Strix Group between 1984 and 2006, was appointed to the Wanderers board in 1999 and became majority shareholder of the club in 2003.

During his tenure, Bolton achieved promotion to the Premier League and qualified for European football on two separate occasions, before ultimately dropping out of the top-flight amid financial struggles in 2012.

Despite this, Davies retained control of the Trotters until sanctioning a sale to co-owners Ken Anderson and Dean Holdsworth in March 2016.

A statement from the Davies family, released by The Bolton News, read: "It is with great sadness that Sue Davies and family announce the death of Eddie Davies CBE today, 11th September.

"Eddie passed away during the night whilst on holiday in Portugal. The family would be grateful if their privacy could be respected at this time."

Everybody at Burnden Aces and the extended Bolton Wanderers family would like to send their condolences to Eddie's family at this difficult time.

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