Southampton's Steven Davis humbled by MBE award
Last Updated: 31/10/17 5:05pm
Southampton and Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis has spoken of his honour after receiving his MBE at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.
Davis was presented with his medal by the Duke of Cambridge, who is president of the Football Association.
The 32-year-old said: "I think to get it in any given field is huge, and obviously to still be playing as well, it's unbelievable. It's nothing I ever expected, to be honest."
Looking ahead to Northern Ireland's two-legged World Cup play-off against Switzerland next month, Davis said: "It's going to be a difficult game but there's a lot of belief within the squad, and it's two games for us to get to the World Cup so we will be giving it our all."
Davis was joined at the Palace by former Wales international and current Cardiff City Ladies chairwoman Michele Adams, who said "playing and captaining my country" had been her career highlight.
She said that it was important to get girls of all abilities interested in sport, saying: "It builds team spirit and it builds a person's ability to feel comfortable in various places, and also it's good health-wise. "
Adams was given an MBE for service to girls and women's football in Wales, while Davis was honoured for services to football.
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