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Alan Kennedy

Liverpool FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 1: A 1
50% successful

1984

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name Alan Philip Kennedy
Born 31 August 1954 in Sunderland, county Durham [registered in Sunderland, December 1954].
Attended Shiny Row Primary School and Usworth Comprehensive School, Washington
Married to Melanie J. Garrett [registered in St Helens, Lancashire, July 1985]
Height/Weight 5' 9", 10st. 7lbs [1980].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played juinor football in Sunderland before signing apprentice forms with rivals Newcastle United FC in July 1971, turning professional in September 1972. After 158 league appearances at left-back, scoring nine times, he was bought by Liverpool FC to solve their left-back problem following the departure of Alec Lindsay. The Reds paid �330,000 for Kennedy in August 1978, and he would go on to play 251 times in the league, scoring 15 times.  Sold on to his hometown club in September 1985 when Sunderland AFC paid �100,000 for his services. He played in 54 league matches, scoring twice. After two seasons at Sunderland, Kennedy moved to Hartlepool United FC (five league appearances) before heading to Europe to have spells at Husqvarna, K. Beerschot V.A.C. and Club 1903. He returned to England where he turned out for non-league Northwich Victoria FC (one league appearance) and Grantham FC (three league appearances) . He had a spell with Wigan Athletic FC (22 league appearances), then to Colne Dynamoes FC (16 league appearances), and Wrexham AFC. Kennedy then rounded off his career at amateur level playing for Morecambe FC, Netherfield FC, Radcliffe Borough FC and finally Barrow AFC, finally retiring at age 40.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1973-74, Football League runners-up 1975-76, winners 1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84; Football League Champions 1978-79, 1979-80, 1981-82, 1983-84; FA Charity Shield winners 1979, 1980, 1982; European Cup winners 1980-81, 1983-84, runners-up 1984-85;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number 976th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-back
First match No. 586, 4 April 1984, England 1 Northern Ireland 0, a British Championship match at Wembley Stadium, London, aged 29 years 216 days.
Last match No. 587, 2 May 1984, Wales 1 England 0, a British Championship match at The Racecourse Ground, Wrexham, aged 29 years 244 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1983-84
Team honours England B (seven appearances, two goals), England U23 (six appearances)
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

He has been seen frequently in recent years adding his opinions on the game as a pundit for Sky Sports, amongst other media organisations. He is also a columnist for the official Liverpool website and has represented Liverpool in the veterans' side in both the Sky Sports Masters series, which Liverpool have dominated, and special appearances abroad. Alan is also an after dinner speaker. Additionally, he runs a youth coaching school and hosts the radio talk show The Legends on century fm.

 

Alan Kennedy - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
10+ 2 2 2 0 0 180 0 0 min 0 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.

 

Alan Kennedy - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Away 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
All 2 1 0 1 1 1 =0 1 1 0.50 0.50 50.0 =0

 

Alan Kennedy - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White - British Championship 2 1 0 1 1 1 =0 1 1 0.50 0.50 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 1 1 =0 1 1 0.50 0.50 50.0 =0

 

Alan Kennedy - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1983-84 2 1 0 1 1 1 =0 1 1 0.50 0.50 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 1 1 =0 1 1 0.50 0.50 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 1 0 1 1 1 =0 1 1 0.50 0.50 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 1 1 =0 1 1 0.50 0.50 50.0 =0

 

Alan Kennedy - Match History
 Club: Newcastle United F.C. - 0 full caps

Coach: Don Revie - 0 full capsx

Age 20
- 488 12 March 1975 - England 2 West Germany 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW squad member
1 b 21 February 1978 - West Germany B 1 England B 2, Augsburg Fr AW Start 3
 Club: Liverpool F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: Bobby Robson - 2 full capsx

Age 29
- 582 21 September 1983 - England 0 Denmark 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HL squad member
- 583 12 October 1983 - Hungary 0 England 3, Népstadion, Budapest AW squad member
- 584 16 November 1983 - Luxembourg 0 England 4, Stade Municipal, Stad Lëtzebuerg AW squad member
- 585 29 February 1984 - France 2 England 0, Parc des Princes, Paris Fr AL squad member
1 586 4 April 1984 - England 1 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London BC HW Start 3
2 587 2 May 1984 - Wales 1 England 0, Racecourse Ground, Mold Road, Wrexham AL Start 3
Age 30
- 593 12 September 1984 - England 1 GDR 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW squad member
- 594 17 October 1984 - England 5 Finland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW squad member
- 595 14 November 1984 - Turkey 0 England 8, Stade Municipal, Stad Lëtzebuerg AW squad member ?
- 596 27 February 1985 - Northern Ireland 0 England 4, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast AW squad member ?
- 597 26 March 1985 - England 2 Republic of Ireland, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr AW squad member

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