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Ray Kennedy

Liverpool FC

17 appearances, 3 goals

P 17 W 8 D 4 L 5 F x: A x
*(actual F x: A x)
59% successful

1976-80

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
1304

Profile

Full name Raymond Kennedy (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 28 July 1951 at 24 Milbourne Terrace, Seaton Delaval, Northumberland [registered in Northumberland South, September 1951]. To Martin Kennedy and Florence Veronica (née Armstrong).
notes At the age of three, lived at 55 Foremans Row and later Tillmouth Avenue five years later. He attended Seaton Delaval Primary School and Astley Community School.
Married to Jennifer J. Lochey [registered in Northumberland South, December 1971].
Height/Weight 5' 11", 13st. 4lbs [1978].

Source

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

Biographies Ray of Hope: The Ray Kennedy Story - Ray Kennedy and Dr Andrew Lees (Penguin Books, 1994)
 

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football with his school team and South Northumberland Boys. After being scouted by Bill Emery, Ray signed schoolboy forms with Port Vale FC in the summer of 1966, but was released by the manager, Sir Stanley Matthews, in March 1967, allegedly for being too slow, but in reality, the Valiants could not afford the �500 signing-on fee they would have to pay to sign a schoolboy, Ray was one of ten schoolboys allowed to leave. He returned to Seeaton Delaval and joined New Hartley Juniors FC, it was while playing in another final for the Juniors that he was spotted by the Arsenal FC scouts, the Emerson brothers, after successful trials, Ray signed apprentice forms on 6 May 1968, he signed professional forms on 11 November 1968 and embarked on a successful Arsenal revival under Bertie Mee and coach Don Howe, Arsenal then paid New Hartley Juniors ten guineas. It would not be until September 1969 that Ray made his first-team debut, in the Fairs Cup. Tragically, at the age of 35, and on 4 November 1984, Ray was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.
Youth honours With Astley Comprehensive School, in his final year, 1965-66, they were Blake Cup winners, Kennedy was the captain in the two-legged final.  They also won the school league. In his only season with New Hartley Juinors FC, 1967-68, Ray was a part of the most successful season the team had experienced. Ray had scored 56 goals, his strike partner, England schoolboy international Ian Watts, had scored 86. Winners of the Northumberland FA Junior Cup, the East Northumberland Junior League Cup, the North-East Youth Challenge Cup, the East Northumberland Junior League Charlton Trophy, the Tynemouth Junior League Challenge Cup, the Magpie Trophy and the East Northumberland Junior League.  His first experience with the Arsenal FC youth team was in a tournament in Switzerland, of which Arsenal lost the Final.
Club honours UEFA Fairs Cup winners 1969-70;
Individual honours BBC Match of the Day Goal of the Season 1978-79, Liverpool FC vs. Derby County FC, Football League Division One, 24 February 1979.
Distinctions x

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Ray of Hope.

England Career

Player number One of six who became the 910th players (915) to appear for England.
Position(s) Midfielder
First match No. x, aged 24 years 240 days.
Last match No. x, aged 28 years 292 days.
Major tournaments European Championship Finals 1980;
Team honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions Ray's grandmother's cousins were the talented Stephenson brother's, George and Clem.

Beyond England

After his release from Port Vale FC in 1967, Kennedy secured his first paying job at JW Welch's, Whitley Bay, as a trainee sugar boiler. At the time of his diagnosis, Ray and his wife were running the Melton Constable public house in Seaton Sluice, Northumberland.

 

Ray Kennedy - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- 17 11 14 3 1 1304 3 435 min 2 None None
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.

 

Ray Kennedy - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Ray Kennedy - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Blue - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

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

WCP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
WCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
World Cup - - - - - - - - - - - - -

ECP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
ECF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
European Championship - - - - - - - - - - - - -
British Championship - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Friendly - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Ray Kennedy - Match Record - Tournament Matches
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
x - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Ray Kennedy - Match History
 Club: Liverpool F.C. - 17 full caps

Coach: x - x full capsx

Age x
1 - x - x, x x x x x

Notes

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