Steven Davis receives honorary doctorate from Belfast University

The 37-year-old was honoured for his services to sport in Northern Ireland.

Rangers star Steven Davis receives honorary doctorate from Queen’s University Belfast SNS Group

Rangers player Steven Davis has received an honorary doctorate from a university in Northern Ireland.

Queen’s University Belfast honoured the 37-year-old for his services to sport in the country on Monday.

Davis captains the Northern Ireland national side and has won 140 caps since making his debut in 2005, making him the most capped player from any of the home nations.

The university honoured leaders in the fields of medicine, sport, business and public service for their significant contribution to society in Northern Ireland and further afield.

As well Davis, Northern Ireland women’s team player Julie Nelson was also awarded the title as was Northern Ireland chief medical officer Professor Michael McBride.

The midfielder says he was “honoured” to attend.

He said: “I am honoured to receive this honorary degree. I’m in esteemed company and it’s great to see football being recognised in such quarters as The Queen’s University of Belfast.”