Jordan Davies was one of the players who shot to prominence during the first season of hit TV show Welcome to Wrexham.
The Welsh-born midfielder will go down in club folklore for playing his part in the team’s long-awaited return to the EFL – and there were emotional moments for him along the way as the cameras followed the squad.
Davies was in his second spell with Wrexham at the time and scored three goals in the promotion campaign from the National League.
Where is Davies now? Who does he play for and how has he fared since that memorable season? The Sporting News gives an update on the former Wales youth international.
Welcome to Wrexham: Where is Jordan Davies now?
Known as the ‘Coedy Assassin’ because of his Welsh birth village of Coedpoeth, youth team product Davies rejoined Wrexham in July 2020 after a promising spell in Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion’s development set-up.
Davies still plays for the club but has not been a regular starter since October 2022. He played in their first two games in League Two in 2022/23 but did not take part in any of their next five, featuring for a total of 30 minutes.
All but one of those minutes came in Wrexham’s season opener at home to MK Dons – but he still managed to score in his brief spell on the pitch, although it was not enough to prevent a 5-3 defeat.
Jordan Davies injury
Davies signed a three-and-a-half-year contract extension in January 2022 but had to overcome a serious knee injury that November.
Medial ligament damage ruled him out for almost three months and he played 10 more times that season after his return in February – when he enjoyed his comeback at Wrexham’s Racecourse Ground home.
“To get 10,000 local people singing my name is special every time,” he told the Leader at the time. “It does give you goosebumps every time.”
Jordan Davies baby: What happened on Welcome to Wrexham?
One moving episode of the show documented how Davies and partner Kelsey Edwards received the news that there was a problem with their expected baby son, Arthur.
Edwards suffered a stillborn birth in December 2021, and the couple launched a fund to raise money for Sands, a charity helping parents in their situation.
“We never got to spend our lives with you but you have placed a huge mark on our hearts, forever,” Davies said on social media. “Heaven has gained a perfect little angel.”
Wrexham co-owners Rob McElhenney and Rob Reynolds donated £10,000 ($12,500) to the fund, smashing the initial target of £1,500 ($1,900).
In May 2023, Davies announced the birth of his daughter, Harlow Navy Davies. “Kelsey Edwards absolutely smashed it and is going to be the best mummy in the world,” he said, while Wrexham offered their congratulations.
Welcome to the world Harlow Navy Davies???? born 2nd of May at 3:06am weighing 6 pound 9 lbs. @KelseyEdwards_ absolutely smashed it and is going to be the best mummy in the world ???? pic.twitter.com/AjBvse0Cjl
— Jordan (@jordandavies98) May 3, 2023
Jordan Davies salary
Davies’ wages as a lower-division footballer are not in the same league as Hollywood stars McElhenney and Reynolds’ lavish wealth, but his extended contract at the club rewards him handsomely.
Wrexham pay Davies around £2,100 ($2,630) a week, according to Salary Sport, which says that he earns in the region of £109,200 ($136,800) a year.
Jordan Davies age, Wrexham stats
Davies was born on August 18, 1998 and turned 25 shortly after the start of the 2022-23 season.
As of September 9, 2023, he had made 116 senior appearances in total, as well as 39 in Premier League two for former club Brighton & Hove Albion and 14 for Welsh top-flight side Bangor City.
Here are Davies’ appearances and goals by season for Wrexham.
* After nine games of League Two and EFL Cup season.