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Kenny Sansom

Crystal Palace FC, Arsenal FC

86 appearances, 1 goal

P 86 W 44 D 20 L 22 F 151: A 60
*(actual F x: A x)
63% successful

1979-88

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
7663

Profile

Full name Kenneth Graham Sansom (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 26 September 1958 at 55 Jardin Street, Camberwell, south London [registered in Camberwell, September 1958].
Height/Weight 5' 6", 11st. 8lbs [1983].

Source

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

Biographies To Cap it All: My Story - Kenny Sansom (John Blake Publishing, May 2008)
 

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

Club Career

Club(s) x
Club honours x
Individual honours PFA Division Three Team of the Year 1976-77; PFA Division Two Team of the Year 1977-78, 1978-79, PFA Division One Team of the Year 1979-80, 1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87;
Distinctions x

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 937th players (937) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-back
First match No. 529, 23 May 1979, England 0 Wales 0, a British Championship match at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 20 years 239 days.
Last match No. 638, 18 June 1988, England 1 USSR 3, a European Championship Finals group match at Waldstadion, Sachsenhausen, Frankfurt am Main, aged 29 years 266 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1982, 1986; European Championship Finals 1980, 1988; British Championships 1978-79, 1979-80, 1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84; Rous Cup 1985, 1986, 1988;
Team honours British Championship winners 1978-79, 1981-82, 1982-83; Rous Cup runners-up 1985, winners 1986, 1988;
Individual honours England B (two appearances, 1978-79)
Distinctions x

Beyond England

x.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

 

Kenny Sansom - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- 86 59 85 1 3 7660 1 7663 min 1 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.

 

Kenny Sansom - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 34 18 10 6 66 18 +48 10 20 1.941 0.529 67.6 +12
Away 37 20 7 10 63 28 +35 10 20 1.703 0.757 63.5 +10
Neutral 15 6 3 6 22 14 +8 4 7 1.467 0.933 50.0 =0
All 86 44 20 22 151 60 +91 24 47 1.756 0.698 62.8 +22

 

Kenny Sansom - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 71 37 16 18 124 49 +75 18 40 1.746 0.69 63.4 +19
Red 15 7 4 4 27 11 +16 6 7 1.80 0.733 60.0 +3
All 86 44 20 22 151 60 +91 24 47 1.756 0.698 62.8 +22

 

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

WCP

13 6 5 2 29 7 +22 3 8 2.231 0.538 65.4 +4
WCF 9 4 3 2 12 4 +8 4 6 1.333 0.444 61.1 +2
World Cup 22 10 8 4 41 11 +30 7 14 1.864 0.50 63.6 +6

ECP

16 12 3 1 46 4 +42 3 13 2.875 0.25 84.4 +11
ECF 5 0 1 4 3 9 -6 2 0 0.60 1.80 10.0 -4
European Championship 21 12 4 5 49 13 +36 5 13 2.333 0.619 66.7 +7
British Championship 12 5 5 2 13 7 +6 4 8 1.083 0.583 62.5 +3
Rous Cup 4 2 1 1 4 3 +1 1 1 1.00 0.75 62.5 +1
Minor Tournament 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 1 1 1.333 1.00 33.3 -1
Friendly 24 14 2 8 40 23 +17 6 10 1.667 0.958 62.5 +6
All 86 44 20 22 151 60 +91 24 47 1.756 0.698 62.8 +22

 

Kenny Sansom - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1980-82 5 2 1 2 8 5 +3 1 2 1.60 1.00 50.0 =0
WCP 1984-86 8 4 4 0 21 2 +19 2 6 2.625 0.25 75.0 +4
WCP All 13 6 5 2 29 7 +22 3 8 2.231 0.538 65.4 +4
World Cup Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1982 4 2 2 0 5 1 +4 2 3 1.25 0.25 75.0 +2
WCF 1986 5 2 1 2 7 3 +4 2 3 1.40 0.60 50.0 =0
WCF All 9 4 3 2 12 4 +8 4 6 1.333 0.444 61.1 +2
World Cup
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1980-82 9 4 3 2 13 6 +7 3 5 1.444 0.667 61.1 +2
WC 1984-86 13 6 5 2 28 5 +23 4 9 2.154 0.385 65.4 +4
WC All 22 10 8 4 41 11 +30 7 14 1.864 0.50 63.6 +6
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1978-80 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 0 2 2.00 0.00 100.0 +2
ECP 1982-84 8 5 2 1 23 3 +20 2 6 2.875 0.375 75.0 +4
ECP 1986-88 6 5 1 0 19 1 +18 1 5 3.167 0.167 91.2 +5
ECP All 16 12 3 1 46 4 +42 3 13 2.875 0.25 84.4 +11
European Championship Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECF 1980 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1 0 0.50 1.00 25.0 -1
ECF 1988 3 0 0 3 2 7 -5 1 0 0.667 2.333 00.0 -3
ECF All 5 0 1 4 3 9 -6 2 0 0.60 1.80 10.0 -4
European Championship
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 1978-80 4 2 1 1 5 2 +3 1 2 1.25 0.50 62.5 +1
EC 1982-84 8 5 2 1 23 3 +20 2 6 2.875 0.375 75.0 +4
EC 1986-88 9 5 1 3 21 8 +13 2 5 2.333 0.889 61.1 +2
EC All 21 12 4 5 49 13 +36 5 13 2.333 0.619 66.7 +7
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1978-79 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
BC 1979-80 3 1 1 1 4 5 -1 0 1 1.333 1.667 50.0 =0
BC 1980-81 2 0 1 1 0 1 -1 2 1 0.00 0.50 25.0 -1
BC 1981-82 3 3 0 0 6 0 +6 0 3 2.00 0.00 100.0 +3
BC 1982-83 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 1 2 1.00 0.00 75.0 +1
BC 1983-84 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC All 12 5 5 2 13 7 +6 4 8 1.083 0.583 62.5 +3
Rous Cup Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
RC 1985 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
RC 1986 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
RC 1988 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 0 1 1.00 0.50 75.0 +1
RC All 4 2 1 1 4 3 +1 1 1 1.00 0.75 62.5 +1
Minor Tournament and Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Copa Ciudad de Mexico 1985 2 0 0 2 1 3 -2 1 0 0.50 1.50 0.00 -2
Azteca 2000 1985 2 1 0 1 3 1 +2 1 1 1.50 0.50 50.0 =0

Note that the second Copa Ciuded de Mexico and the First Azteca 2000 match are duplicated, and one set is therefore deducted from the grand total.

TC All 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 1 1 1.333 1.00 33.3 -1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 22 10 8 4 41 11 +30 7 14 1.864 0.50 63.6 +6
EC 21 12 4 5 49 13 +36 5 13 2.333 0.619 66.7 +7
BC 12 5 5 2 13 7 +6 4 8 1.083 0.583 62.5 +3
RC 4 2 1 1 4 3 +1 1 1 1.00 0.75 62.5 +1
TC 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 1 1 1.333 1.00 33.3 -1
All 62 30 18 14 111 37 +74 18 37 1.79 0.597 62.9 +16

 

Kenny Sansom - Match History
 Club: Crystal Palace F.C. - 9 full caps

Coach: Ron Greenwood - 27 full capsx

Age 20
1 b 28 November 1978 - Czechoslovakia 0 England 1, Praha Fr AW Start 3
- 528 19 May 1979 - Northern Ireland 0 England 2, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW unused sub ?
1 529 23 May 1979 - England 0 Wales 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HD Start 3
- 530 23 May 1979 - England 3 Scotland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HW unused sub ?
2 b 12 June 1979 - Austria 0 England 1, Klagenfurt - abandoned after 60 mins Fr AabW Start 3
Age 21
- 535 17 October 1979 - Northern Ireland 1 England 5, Windsor Park, Belfast ECP AW unused sub 14
2 536 22 November 1979 - England 2 Bulgaria 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Start 3
3 537 6 February 1980 - England 2 Republic of Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Start 3
4 539 13 May 1980 - England 3 Argentina 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 3
5 540 17 May 1980 - Wales 4 England 1, Racecourse Ground, Wrexham BC AL sub 20 ?
6 541 20 May 1980 - England 1 Northern Ireland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HD Start 3
7 542 24 May 1980 - Scotland 0 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow AW Start 3
8 544 12 June 1980 - Belgium 1 England 1, Stadio Comunale di Torino, Torino ECF ND Start 3
9 545 15 June 1980 - England 0 Italy 1, Stadio Comunale di Torino, Torino AL Start
- 546 18 June 1980 - Spain 1 England 2, Stadio San Paolo, Napoli NW squad/
unused
 Club: Arsenal F.C. - 77 full caps  
10 547 10 September 1980 - England 4 Norway 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 3
Age 22
11 548 15 October 1980 - Romania 2 England 1, Stadionul 23 August, Bucureşti WCP AL Start 3
12 549 19 November 1980 - England 2 Switzerland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 3
13 550 25 March 1981 - England 1 Spain 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HL Start 3
14 551 29 April 1981 - England 0 Romania 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HD Start 3
15 552 12 May 1981 - England 0 Brazil 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HL Start 3
16 553 20 May 1981 - England 0 Wales 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley BC HD Start 3
17 554 23 May 1981 - England 0 Scotland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HL Start 3
18 555 30 May 1981 - Switzerland 2 England 1, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel WCP AL Start 3
- 556 6 June 1981 - Hungary 1 England 3, Népstadion, Budapest AW squad/unused
Age 23
19 559 23 February 1982 - England 4 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley BC HW Start 3
20 560 27 April 1982 - Wales 0 England 1, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AW Start 3
21 561 25 May 1982 - England 2 Netherlands 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 3
22 562 29 May 1982 - Scotland 0 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AW Start 3
23 564 3 June 1982 - Finland 1 England 4, Olympiastadion, Helsinki Fr AW Start 3
24 565 16 June 1982 - England 3 France 1, Estadio San Mamés, Bilbao WCF NW Start off 90 17
25 566 20 June 1982 - England 2 Czechoslovakia 0, Estadio San Mamés, Bilbao NW Start
- 567 25 June 1982 - England 1 Kuwait 0, Estadio San Mamés, Bilbao NW squad
26 568 29 June 1982 - West Germany 0 England 0, Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid ND Start
27 569 5 July 1982 - Spain 0 England 0, Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid AD Start
 

Coach: Bobby Robson - 59 full capsx

28 570 22 September 1982 - Denmark 2 England 2, Idrætsparken, København ECP AD Start 3
Age 24
29 571 13 October 1982 - England 1 West Germany 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HL Start 3
30 572 17 November 1982 - Greece 0 England 3, Kaftatzoglio Stadio, Thessalonica ECP AW Start 3
31 573 15 December 1982 - England 9 Luxembourg 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Start 3
32 575 30 March 1983 - England 0 Greece 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HD Start 3
33 576 27 April 1983 - England 2 Hungary 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Start 3
34 577 28 May 1983 - Northern Ireland 0 England 0, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AD Start 3
35 578 1 June 1983 - England 2 Scotland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HW Start 3
36 582 21 September 1983 - England 0 Denmark 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HL Start 3
Age 25
37 583 12 October 1983 - Hungary 0 England 3, Népstadion, Budapest ECP AW Start 3
38 584 16 November 1983 - Luxembourg 0 England 4, Stade Municipal, Stad Létzebuerg ECP AW Start 3
39 585 29 February 1984 - France 2 England 0, Parc des Princes, Paris Fr AL Start 3
40 588 26 May 1984 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AD Start 3
41 589 2 June 1984 - England 0 USSR 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HL Start 3
42 590 10 June 1984 - Brazil 0 England 2, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Rio tour AW Start 3
43 591 13 June 1984 - Uruguay 2 England 0, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo AL Start 3
44 592 17 June 1984 - Chile 0 England 0, Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago AD Start 3
45 593 12 September 1984 - England 1 GDR 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 3
Age 26
46 594 17 October 1984 - England 5 Finland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 3
47 595 14 November 1984 - Turkey 0 England 8, Inönü Stadyumu, Ístanbul WCP AW Start 3
48 596 27 February 1985 - Northern Ireland 0 England 1, Windsor Park, Belfast WCP AW Start 3
49 597 26 March 1985 - England 2 Republic of Ireland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 3
50 598 1 May 1985 - Romania 0 England 0, Stadionul 23 August, Bucureşti WCP AD Start 3
51 599 22 May 1985 - Finland 1 England 1, Olympiastadion, Helsinki WCP AD Start 3
52 600 25 May 1985 - Scotland 1 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow RC AL Start 3
53 601 6 June 1985 - Italy 2 England 1, Estadio Azteca, ciudad de México TC NL Start 3
54 602 9 June 1985 - Mexico 1 England 0, Estadio Azteca, ciudad de México AL Start 3
55 603 12 June 1985 - England 3 West Germany 0, Estadio Azteca, ciudad de México NW Start 3
56 604 16 June 1985 - USA 0 England 5, LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles Fr AW Start off 55 3
57 605 11 September 1985 - England 1 Romania 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HD Start 3
Age 27
58 606 16 October 1985 - England 5 Turkey 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 3
59 607 13 November 1985 - England 0 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HD Start 3
60 608 29 January 1986 - Egypt 0 England 4, Nasser Stadium, Cairo Fr AW Start 3
61 609 26 February 1986 - Israel 1 England 2, The National Stadium, Tel Aviv Fr AW Start 3
62 610 26 March 1986 - USSR 0 England 1, Dinamo Stadion, Tbilisi Fr AW Start 3
63 611 23 April 1986 - England 2 Scotland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley RC HW Start 3
64 612 17 May 1986 - Mexico 0 England 3, LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles Fr NW Start 3
65 613 24 May 1986 - Canada 0 England 1, Swangard Stadium, Burnaby Fr AW Start 3
66 614 3 June 1986 - Portugal 1 England 0, Estadio Tecnológico, Monterrey WCF NL Start 3
67 615 6 June 1986 - England 0 Morocco 0, Estadio Tecnológico, Monterrey ND Start
68 616 11 June 1986 - England 3 Poland 0, Estadio Universitário de Nuevo León, Monterrey NW Start
69 617 18 June 1986 - England 3 Paraguay 0, Estadio Azteca, ciudad de México NW Start
70 618 22 June 1986 - Argentina 2 England 1, Estadio Azteca, ciudad de México NL Start
71 619 10 September 1986 - Sweden 1 England 0, Söderstadion, Stockholm Fr AL Start 3
Age 28
72 620 15 October 1986 - England 3 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Start 3
73 621 12 November 1986 - England 2 Yugoslavia 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Start 3
74 622 18 February 1987 - Spain 2 England 4, El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid Fr AW Start 3
75 623 1 April 1987 - Northern Ireland 0 England 2, Windsor Park, Belfast ECP AW Start 3
76 624 29 April 1987 - Turkey 0 England 0, Atatürk Stadyumu, İzmir ECP AD Start 3
77 627 9 September 1987 - West Germany 3 England 1, Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf Fr AL Start off 68 3
Age 29
78 628 14 October 1987 - England 8 Turkey 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Start 3
79 629 11 November 1987 - Yugoslavia 1 England 4, Stadion Crvena zvezda, Beograd ECP AW Start 3
80 631 23 March 1988 - England 2 Netherlands 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start 3
81 633 21 May 1988 - England 1 Scotland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley RC HW Start 3
82 634 24 May 1988 - England 1 Colombia 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HD Start 3
83 635 28 May 1988 - Switzerland 0 England 1, Stade Olympique de la Pontaise, Lausanne Fr AD Start 3
84 636 12 June 1988 - England 0 Republic of Ireland 1, Neckarstadion, Stuttgart ECF NL Start 3
85 637 15 June 1988 - England 1 Netherlands 3, Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf NL Start
86 638 18 June 1988 - England 1 USSR 3, Waldstadion, Frankfurt NL Start

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