Steelmen Forever: Davie Main


In part three of our feature on former players who have joined the Well Society, we put the spotlight on Davie Main.

Davie was a boyhood Motherwell fan who lived the dream by playing for the club in the early 1970s.

Motherwell beat a number of English and Scottish clubs to his signature after Davie won a number of schoolboy and amateur honours, including Scotland schoolboy caps.davie main Davie joined the club from Wishaw High School in 1970.

After scoring twice for the club, the versatile player joined Albion Rovers in 1974 and went on to have a long and distinguished career at Cliftonhill.

His heart remained at Fir Park and he has been a regular supporter and a member of the Former Players’ Club.

Davie said: “When I was here I was part-time so we were all a wee bit of a disadvantage in trying to make the first team. To get in and play and be part of the the first-team squad was great.

“I played in the Texaco Cup semi-final against Hearts. That was the biggest game for me. I was only 19. There was 25,000 at Fir Park that night and an incredible atmosphere. The team beat Stoke in the first round and then Spurs.

“I come from Wishaw, so to be playing for the club at Fir Park on that sort of stage was tremendous, a great, great experience.

“I come down now and meet up with the other former players.

“I meet up with guys I have played with and other guys who have been heroes of mine. When I was a kid we went and watched the Ancell Babes, Willie McSeveney and the likes.”

Davie was one of 10 members of the Former Players’ Club who joined as a group and helped achieve fan ownership of Motherwell.

You can follow in their footsteps by joining here

All money raised in 2017 will effectively be doubled thanks to Les Hutchison’s generous offer to reduce the size of his loan to the club by the same sum raised by the Well Society.