Every club will always have a captain that they will respect no matter what, and for Southampton fans in the modern era, that man is Steven Davis.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) September 16, 2019
The Northen Ireland international spent seven seasons at the club in the Premier League, making well over 200 appearances for the Saints as numbers from Transfermarkt show and scoring 14 goals, and Southampton marked his time on the south coast with his strike against Crystal Palace in 2017.
Many Southampton fans were happy to see their former captain deserve the recognition he deserves, and some took to social media to praise Davis for his time at the club.
Here is what some Saints fans had to say on Twitter…
He was a great servant to the club and an equally good leader!
— Brennan Doherty (@Brennan_Doherty) September 16, 2019
— Myles Bowman (@myles_cb) September 16, 2019
— FootballCoinRU (@FootballCoinRU) September 16, 2019
You always gave 100% to our Midfield and managed a good few goals, your inspiration will never be forgotten. Maybe one day we'll see you back working for the Saints.
— Steve Jarvis (@SteveJarvisSFC7) September 16, 2019
Davo you are still a saint!
— Coutinhojr30 (@coutinhojr30) September 16, 2019
— Jordan Geddes (@JGeddes10) September 16, 2019