Rangers midfielder Steven Davis is now officially the most capped outfield player in Northern Ireland football history after pulling on his country’s jersey for the 113th time.
The 34-year-old was as composed, creative and driven as ever as Northern Ireland put in a spirited display against European heavyweights Germany.
The Ulstermen eventually lost the tie 2-0, but it’s the first dropped points of their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.
Victory might’ve gone to Germany on the night, but it didn’t stop fans from across football lavishing praise on the Rangers’ midfielder’s achievements.
— John Smyth (@jsmyth91) September 9, 2019
Congratulations Steven Davis. Who tonight will become Northern Ireland’s most capped outfield player ever against Germany, where he will receive his 113th cap.
A truly remarkable Rangers and N.I. legend. 🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/DPSmtcxRBp
— Blu Stu (@blustugers) September 9, 2019
How good is Steven Davis though??? Love the guy! Always puts a shift in! 💚💚
— Robyn (@robz26) September 9, 2019
— Coutinhojr30 (@coutinhojr30) September 9, 2019
Con la presenza di ieri contro la Germania, la numero 113, Steven Davis dei Rangers diventa il giocatore dell'Irlanda del Nord con più presenze in nazionale. 👏 pic.twitter.com/TApJZXe6ip
— Il Calcio Scozzese (@calcioscozzese) September 10, 2019
Well played lads everyone was superb, Steven Davis with an outstanding performance and some bright young players coming through, great atmosphere as always 💚
— Jack (@Jack_21101) September 9, 2019
Well done Steven Davis on becoming the most capped player outfield for NI.
— CWH® (@CWH1707) September 9, 2019
You are my davis my steven davis 💙
— LauraTorrance. (@LauraTorrancex) September 9, 2019
steven davis,what a player 💚 https://t.co/TuNUZJT4Ds
— dean_lad (@deanlad2) September 9, 2019
Davis is now only six caps off levelling Northern Ireland goalkeeping legend Pat Jennings, who is sitting on 119.
Still fit as ever and looking just as capable at both Ibrox and Windsor Park, don’t bet against him beating it.
The midfielder has been a consistent presence in the heart of the Northern Ireland midfield over the last 14 years – Davis’ first cap came in the 1-0 against Canada in February 2005.
Now, he continues to be that driving force of a side who are making a real fist of Euro 2020 qualification in a group which has both Germany and the Netherlands.
Davis’ many fans aren’t the only ones who’ve been congratulating the player either.