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Kevin Keegan

Liverpool FC, SV Hamburger, Southampton FC

63 appearances, 21 goals, 1 penalty

P 63 W 34 D 17 L 12 F 111: A 50
*(actual F 111: A 48)
67% successful

1972-82

disciplined: 1
captaincies:
31
minutes played:
5560

Profile

Full name Joseph Kevin Keegan OBE (*Actual for and against are the goals scored while the player was on the field.)
Born 14 February 1951 at 32 Elm Place, Armthorpe, South Yorkshire [registered in Don Valley, Yorkshire, March 1951]
Married to Jean Woodhouse on 23 September 1974, at St Peters in Chains Church, Doncaster [registered in Doncaster, September 1974]. Two daughters, Laura Jane & Sarah Marie.
Height/Weight 5' 8", 10st. 10lbs [1976].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Biographies Kevin Keegan - My Autobiography (Warner Books, London 1997)
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Following a trial at Coventry City FC and a subsequent rejection, Keegan played his football with the local Doncaster sides, including Peglar's Brass Works Reserves, Elmfield House Youth Club and Lonsdale Hotel FC. It was from the latter that Scunthorpe United FC became interested and signed him in 1968. A dream move followed to Liverpool FC for £33,000 on 10 May 1971, although if Preston North End FC could have afforded as little as £500 more, history may have been a little different.  After 230 league games and 68 league goals, Keegan went across to West Germany to join SV Hamburger for £500,000 on 3 June 1977, a Bundesliga record fee (90 league apps, 32 league goals). In February 1980, a press conference was called that would shock a soccer nation when Lawrie McMenemy announced that Southampton FC had clinched the signing of Keegan, with effect from 1 July 1980 for £400,000 (68 league apps, 37 goals). Keegan dropped a division and signed with Newcastle United FC on 19 August 1982 for £100,000 (78 league apps, 48 league goals)Kevin announced his retirement on 14 February 1984, to take affect at the end of that season.
Club honours Football League Champions 1972-73, 1975-76, 1976-77, runners-up 1973-74, 1974-75; UEFA Cup winners 1972-73, 1975-76; FA Cup winners 1973-74, runners-up 1976-77; FA Charity Shield winners 1974, 1976; European Cup winners 1976-77, runners-up 1979-80; European Super Cup runners-up 1977; Bundesliga Champions 1978-79, runners-up 1979-80;
Individual honours FWA Footballer of the Year 1976; Ballon d'Or runner-up 1977, winner 1978, 1979; PFA Player of the Year 1982;
Distinctions Appeared on ITV's This Is Your Life 14 February 1979; Had it not been for Kevin's wife, Jean, Keegan would surely have joined Juventus FC in Italy, in 1981, following his decision to leave Hamburg.  Instead, he joined Southampton FC.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Management Career

Club(s)



Appointed manager of Newcastle United FC on 5 February 1992, when United where floundering at the bottom of the second division of the Football League.  Nevertheless, he resigned after 38 days, only re-appointed after crisis talks with United chairman, Sir John Hall. He was appointed temporary manager of the England U21 side on two occasions as cover for Dave Sexton in October and November 1994. After guiding Newcastle into the top tier, he shocked the footballing world by announcing his resignation again on 7 January 1997.  Keegan returned to football with Fulham FC on 25 September 1997, as Chief Operating Officer, taking over the manager's role in May 1998.  He took over as the England national coach on 17 February 1999 on a part-time basis, becoming full-time when he left Fulham FC in that May of 1999.  He resigned as England coach on 7 October 2000.  Once more, Keegan returned to football sometime later, on 24 May 2001, as manager of newly-relegated Manchester City FC, where he remained until announcing his retirement from football on 10 March 2005.  Regardless of intentions, Keegan returned to St. James' Park on 16 January 2008 as a manager, by name only, which only added to another resignation on 2 September 2008.
Club honours Football League winners 1992-93; Premier League runners-up 1995-96, 1996-97; FA Charity Shield runners-up 1996; Football League Second Division winners 1998-99;
Individual honours Awarded Order of the British Empire 1982; Premier League Manager of the Month November 1993, August 1994, February 1995, August 1995, September 1995;

England Career

Player number 887th player to appear for England
Position(s) Outside-right/Forward
First match No. 465, 15 November 1972, Wales 0 England 1, a World Cup qualification match at Ninian Park, Cardiff, aged 21 years 276 days.
Last match No. 569, 5 July 1982, Spain 0 England 0, a World Cup Finals second-phase match at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid, substitute (63), aged 31 years 141 days;
Major tournaments British Championship 1973-74, 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1978-79, 1981-82; European Championship Finals 1980; World Cup Finals 1982;
Team honours British Championship winners 1973-74 (shared), 1974-75, 1978-79, 1981-82;
Individual honours England U23 (five appearances, sent off once)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Following his football career and self-golfing-exile in Spain, Keegan entered into management, but after various resignations, he is now a television pundit, most recently on ESPN.

 

Kevin Keegan - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
81+ 63 40 62 1 6 5560 21 265 min 16 31 1
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Kevin Keegan - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 27 18 6 3 58 15 +43 4 15 2.148 0.556 77.8 +15
Away 33 15 10 8 50 32 +18 7 13 1.515 0.97 60.6 +7
Neutral 3 1 1 1 3 3 =0 1 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All 63 34 17 12 111 50 +61 12 28 1.762 0.794 67.5 +22

 

Kevin Keegan - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 50 29 11 10 90 39 +51 9 22 1.80 0.78 69.0 +19
Red 13 5 6 2 21 11 +10 3 6 1.615 0.846 61.5 +3
All 63 34 17 12 111 50 +61 12 28 1.762 0.794 67.5 +22

 

Kevin Keegan - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

11 7 1 3 21 10 +11 1 4 1.909 0.909 68.2 +4
WCF 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
World Cup 12 7 2 3 21 10 +11 2 5 1.75 0.833 66.7 +4

ECP

12 8 3 1 31 8 +23 0 7 2.583 0.667 79.2 +7
ECF 3 1 1 1 3 3 =0 1 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
European Championship 15 9 4 2 34 11 +23 1 7 2.267 0.733 73.3 +7
British Championship 12 8 2 2 22 5 +17 3 8 1.833 0.417 75.0 +6
Minor Tournament 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
Friendly 23 10 9 4 34 23 +11 5 10 1.478 1.00 63.0 +6
All 63 34 17 12 111 50 +61 12 28 1.762 0.794 67.5 +22

 

Kevin Keegan - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1972-74 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 0 1 1.00 0.50 75.0 +1
WCP 1976-78 5 4 0 1 13 4 +9 1 2 2.60 0.80 80.0 +3
WCP 1980-82 4 2 0 2 6 5 +1 0 1 1.50 1.25 50.0 =0
All 11 7 1 3 21 10 +11 1 4 1.909 0.909 68.2 +4
World Cup Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1982 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
World Cup Preliminary and Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1972-74 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 0 1 1.00 0.50 75.0 +1
WC 1976-78 5 4 0 1 13 4 +9 1 2 2.60 0.80 80.0 +3
WC 1980-82 5 2 1 2 6 5 +1 1 2 1.20 1.00 50.0 =0
All 12 7 2 3 21 10 +11 2 5 1.75 0.833 66.7 +4
European Championship Preliminary Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1974-76 5 2 2 1 11 3 +8 0 3 2.20 0.60 60.0 +1
ECP 1978-80 7 6 1 0 20 5 +15 0 4 2.857 0.714 92.9 +6
All 12 8 3 1 31 8 +23 0 7 2.583 0.667 79.2 +7
European Championship Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECF 1980 3 1 1 1 3 3 =0 1 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All 3 1 1 1 3 3 =0 1 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
European Championship Preliminary and Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 1974-76 5 2 2 1 11 3 +8 0 3 2.20 0.60 60.0 +1
EC 1978-80 10 7 2 1 23 8 +15 1 4 2.30 0.80 80.0 +6
All 15 9 4 2 34 11 +23 1 7 2.267 0.733 73.3 +7
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1973-74 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3 0 2 1.50 0.00 100.0 +2
BC 1974-75 2 1 1 0 5 1 +4 1 1 2.50 0.50 75.0 +1
BC 1975-76 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4 0 2 2.00 0.667 66.7 +1
BC 1976-77 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
BC 1978-79 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 1 1 1.50 0.50 75.0 +1
BC 1981-82 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 0 2 2.50 0.00 100.0 +2
All 12 8 2 2 22 5 +17 3 8 1.833 0.417 75.0 +6
Minor Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Bicentennial 1976 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
All 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 12 7 2 3 21 10 +11 2 5 1.75 0.833 66.7 +4
EC 15 9 4 2 34 11 +23 1 7 2.267 0.733 73.3 +7
BC 12 8 2 2 22 5 +17 3 8 1.833 0.417 75.0 +6
Minor Tournament 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
All 40 24 8 8 77 27 +50 7 20 2.567 0.675 70.0 +16

 

Kevin Keegan - Match History
 Club: Liverpool F.C. - 29 full caps

Coach: Alf Ramsey - 2 full capsx

Age 21
1 u23 16 February 1972 - England U23 2 Scotland U23 2, Baseball Ground, Shaftesbury Crescent, Derby Fr HD Start 7
2 u23 22 March 1972 - England U23 0 GDR U23 1, Ashton Gate, Ashton Vale, Bedminster, Bristol Fr HL Start 11
3 u23 1 June 1972 - GDR U23 2 England U23 2, Ernst-Grube Stadion, Magdeburg Fr AD Start 21
57
11
4 u23 4 June 1972 - Poland U23 0 England U23 3, Stadion Dziesięciolecia, Warszawa Fr AW Start 7
5 u23 7 June 1972 - USSR U23 0 England U23 0, Kiev Central Stadium, Kyiv, Ukraine Fr AD Start 7
1 465 15 November 1972 - Wales 0 England 1, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff WCP AW Start
2 466 21 January 1973 - England 1 Wales 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HD Start 7
- 472 6 June 1973 - Poland 2 England 0, Stadion Śląski, Katowicka, Chorzów WCP AL squad/sub ?
- 473 10 June 1973 - USSR 1 England 2, Central V.I. Lenin Stadium, Moskva Fr AW squad/sub ?
- 474 14 June 1973 - Italy 2 England 0, Stadio Comunale di Torino, Torino Fr AL unused sub ?
- 475 26 September 1973 - England 7 Austria 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW unused sub ?
- 476 17 October 1973 - England 1 Poland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HD unused sub ?
 

Coach: Joe Mercer - 6 full capsx

Age 23
3 479 11 May 1974 - Wales 0 England 2, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff BC AW Start 56 7
4 480 15 May 1974 - England 1 Northern Ireland 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HW Start 7
- 481 18 May 1974 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AL squad/sub ?
5 482 22 May 1974 - England 2 Argentina 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD Start 7
6 483 29 May 1974 - GDR 1 England 1, Zentralstadion, Leipzig Tour AD Start 7
7 484 1 June 1974 - Bulgaria 0 England 1, Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sredets, Sofija AW Start 7
8 485 5 June 1974 - Yugoslavia 2 England 2, Stadion Crvena zvezda, Beograd AD Start 75 7
 

Coach: Don Revie - 24 full capsx

9 486 30 October 1974 - England 3 Czechoslovakia 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HW Start 10
- 487 20 November 1974 - England 0 Portugal 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HD withdrawn squad member
Age 24
10 488 12 March 1975 - England 2 West Germany 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 11
11 489 16 April 1975 - England 5 Cyprus 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HW Start 11
12 490 11 May 1975 - Cyprus 0 England 1, Tsirion Athletic Centre, Limassol AW Start 6 off 73 10
0-1 when substituted
13 491 17 May 1975 - Northern Ireland 0 England 0, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast BC AD Start 10
- 492 21 May 1975 - England 2 Wales 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HD squad/sub ?
14 493 24 May 1975 - England 5 Scotland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HW Start off 85 11
5-1 when substituted
15 494 3 September 1975 - Switzerland 1 England 2, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel Fr AW Start 8 12 15
16 495 30 October 1975 - Czechoslovakia 2 England 1, Štadión Tehelné pole, Bratislava ECP AL Start 7
17 496 19 November 1975 - Portugal 1 England 1, Estádio José Alvalade, Lisboa AD Start 7
Age 25
18 497 24 March 1976 - Wales 1 England 2, Racecourse Ground, Mold Road, Wrexham Fr AW Captain 7
19 498 8 May 1976 - Wales 0 England 1, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff BC AW Start 7
20 499 11 May 1976 - England 4 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HW Start off 83 7
4-0 when substituted
21 500 15 May 1976 - Scotland 2 England 1, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AL Start 7
22 501 23 May 1976 - Brazil 1 England 0, LA Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park, Los Angeles T/C NL Start 7
- 502 28 May 1976 - England 3 Italy 2, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York City NW squad/sub ?
- u/o 31 May 1976 - Team America 1 England 3, John F. Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania AW Start
  off
nk
7
23 503 13 June 1976 - Finland 1 England 4, Olympiastadion, Helsinki WCP AW Start 30, 60 7
24 504 8 September 1976 - England 1 Republic of Ireland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD Captain 7
25 505 13 October 1976 - England 2 Finland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW Captain 7
26 506 17 November 1976 - Italy 2 England 0, Stadio Olimpico, Roma AL Captain 7
27 507 9 February 1977 - England 0 Netherlands 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HL Captain 7
Age 26
28 508 30 March 1977 - England 5 Luxembourg 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW Capt 10 7
- 509 28 May 1977 - Northern Ireland 1 England 2, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast BC AW squad member
29 510 31 May 1977 - England 0 Wales 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HL Captain 7
 Club: S.V. Hamburger - 25 full caps  
- 511 4 June 1977 - England 1 Scotland 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London BC HL squad/sub ?
30 512 8 June 1977 - Brazil 0 England 0, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro Tour AD Captain 7
31 513 12 June 1977 - Argentina 1 England 1, Estadio Camilo Cichero, La Boca, Buenos Aires AD Captain 7
32 514 15 June 1977 - Uruguay 0 England 0, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo AD Captain 7
 

Coach: Ron Greenwood - 31 full capsx

33 515 7 September 1977 - England 0 Switzerland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD Start 7
34 517 16 November 1977 - England 2 Italy 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW Start 11 off 84 7
2-0 when substituted
Age 27
35 518 22 February 1978 - West Germany 2 England 1, Olympiastadion, München Fr AL Start off 78 7
0-1 when substituted
36 519 19 April 1978 - England 1 Brazil 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD Capt 70 7
37 523 24 May 1978 - England 4 Hungary 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 7
38 524 20 September 1978 - Denmark 3 England 4, Idrætsparken, København ECP AW Start 17, 22 7
39 525 25 October 1978 - Republic of Ireland 1 England 1, Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin AD Start 7
40 526 29 November 1978 - England 1 Czechoslovakia 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Captain 7
41 527 7 February 1979 - England 4 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HW Start 25 7
Age 28
- 528 19 May 1979 - Northern Ireland 0 England 2, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast BC AW squad/sub ?
42 529 23 May 1979 - England 0 Wales 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HD Start 7
43 530 26 May 1979 - England 3 Scotland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HW Capt. 69 7
44 531 6 June 1979 - Bulgaria 0 England 3, Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sredets, Sofija ECP AW Capt. 32 7
45 532 10 June 1979 - Sweden 0 England 0, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna kommun, Stockholms län Fr AD Start 7
46 533 13 June 1979 - Austria 4 England 3, Praterstadion, Prater, Wien Fr AL Capt. 27 7
47 534 12 September 1979 - England 1 Denmark 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HW Capt. 17 7
48 535 17 October 1979 - Northern Ireland 1 England 5, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast AW Captain 7
- 536 22 November 1979 - England 2 Bulgaria 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HW unavailable
49 537 6 February 1980 - England 2 Republic of Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HW Capt. 34, 74 7
Age 29
50 538 26 March 1980 - Spain 0 England 2, Nou Estadi del Futbol Club Barcelona, Barcelona Fr AW Captain 7
51 539 13 May 1980 - England 3 Argentina 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Capt. 69 7
52 544 12 June 1980 - Belgium 1 England 1, Stadio Comunale di Torino, Torino ECF ND Captain 7
53 545 15 June 1980 - England 0 Italy 1, Stadio Comunale di Torino, Torino AL
54 546 18 June 1980 - Spain 1 England 2, Stadio San Paolo, Napoli NW
 Club: Southampton - 9 full caps  
Age 30
55 550 25 March 1981 - England 1 Spain 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HL Captain 7
56 555 30 May 1981 - Switzerland 2 England 1, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel WCP AL Captain 7
57 556 6 June 1981 - Hungary 1 England 3, Népstadion, Budapest AW Capt. 73 7
58 557 9 September 1981 - Norway 2 England 1, Ullevål Stadion, Ullevål, Oslo AL Captain 7
59 558 18 November 1981 - England 1 Hungary 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HW Captain 7
Age 31
60 559 23 February 1982 - England 4 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London BC HW Capt. 47 7
- 561 25 May 1982 - England 2 Netherlands 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW squad/sub ?
61 562 29 May 1982 - Scotland 0 England 1, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow BC AW Captain 7
62 564 3 June 1982 - Finland 1 England 4, Olympiastadion, Helsinki Fr AW Captain 7
- 565 16 June 1982 - England 3 France 1, Estadio San Mamés, Bilbao WCF NW injured squad member 7
- 566 20 June 1982 - England 2 Czechoslovakia 0, Estadio San Mamés, Bilbao NW
- 567 25 June 1982 - England 1 Kuwait 0, Estadio San Mamés, Bilbao NW
- 568 29 June 1982 - West Germany 0 England 0, El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Chamartín, Madrid ND
63 569 5 July 1982 - Spain 0 England 0, El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Chamartín, Madrid AD sub on 63
0-0 when substituting

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