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Brian Kidd

Manchester United FC

2 caps, 1 goal

P 2 W 2 D 0 L 0 F 5: A 1
*(actual F 4: A 1)
100% successful

1970

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
c.110

Profile

Full name Brian Kidd (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 29 May 1949 in Collyhurst, Manchester, Lancashire [registered in Manchester, July 1949].
Height/Weight 5' 10", 11st. 6lbs [1970].

Source

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

Biographies x
 

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

Club Career

Club(s)

Kidd started playing for schools in the Manchester area before signing apprentice forms with Manchester United FC in August 1964, turning professional in June 1966. 52 goals in 203 league appearances followed, but after United's relegation, he transferred to Arsenal FC for �110,000 in July 1974, he scored another thirty goals in 77 league appearances. Manchester City FC signed him in July 1976 for �100,000 (98 league appearances, 44 goals). Everton FC were next to gain his services for �150,000 in March 1979, and they got a return of twelve goals in 40 league appearances before being sold to Bolton Wanderers FC in May 1980 for �110,000 (43 league appearances, 13 goals), he was loaned to the NASL side Atlanta Chiefs in 1981. (29 appearances, 23 goals). Kidd left Bolton in January 1982 to return to the NASL and Fort Lauderdale Strikers (51 appearances, 34 goals) and Minnesota Strikers in 1984 (13 appearances, 8 goals). He finally retired as a player in 1984.

Club honours European Cup winner 1967-68;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions None

Source

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

Managerial Career

Club(s)

Kidd began management at Barrow AFC and then as assistant manager with Swindon Town FC in April 1985 and the same position at Preston North End FC later in 1985, he soon became the club's caretaker manager in November 1985, before accepting the role full-time in January 1986, it lasted until March 1986, after which he was involved in coaching young players before becoming Manchester United FC's youth team coach in 1988, Kidd was promoted to the role of assistant manager in 1991. He left to take charge at Blackburn Rovers FC in December 1998 and dismissed on 3 November 1999 with Rovers. Kidd moved to Leeds United AFC in May 2000 as youth coach and as Head Coach in March 2001. Meanwhile, Kidd was named as assistant to England manager Sven-Göran Eriksson on 22 January 2003. He left Leeds in May 2003 and the England set-up in May 2004 to battle illness.  After recovery, in September 2006, he accepted an offer to work as assistant to, firstly, Neil Warnock, and then Bryan Robson, at Sheffield United FC. He left in February 2008. On 11 February 2009, Kidd was appointed as the assistant manager at Portsmouth FC. He remained until August. Kidd then became Technical Development Manager at Manchester City FC in September 2009, before becoming assistant manager on 19 December 2009.

Club honours None as manager, but plenty as assistant
Individual honours FA Premier League manager of the month January 1999

England Career

Player number 865th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
First match No. 441, 21 April 1970, England 3 Northern Ireland 0, a British Championship match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, aged 20 years 327 days.
Last match No. 444, 24 May 1970, Ecuador 0 England 1, a pre-World Cup Finals warm-up match at Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, substitute (c.70), aged 20 years 360 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours England U23 (ten appearances, five goals), England Youth.
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After hanging up his boots, Brian settled into various management roles, being more comfortable being the assistant than he was making the decisions. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.150.

 

Brian Kidd - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
5 2 1 1 1 0 110 1 110 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.

 

Brian Kidd - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - British Championship 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
Away - Friendly 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All - White 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 0 1 2.50 0.50 100.0 +2

 

Brian Kidd - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1969-70 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1

 

Brian Kidd - Match History
 Club: Manchester United F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: Alf Ramsey - 2 full capsx

Age 18
1 u23 1 November 1967 - Wales U23 1 England U23 2, Vetch Field, Swansea Fr AW Start ?
2 u23 20 December 1967 - England U23 1 Italy U23 0, City Ground, Pavilion Road, Nottingham Fr HW Start ?
3 u23 7 February 1968 - Scotland U23 1 England U23 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow Fr AW Start ?
Age 19
4 u23 22 May 1969 - Netherlands U23 2 England U23 1, Adelaarshorst, Deventer Fr AL Start ?
5 u23 25 May 1969 - Belgium B 0 England U23 1, Albertparkstadion, Oostende Fr AW sub 67 ?
Age 20
6 u23 1 October 1969 - England U23 2 Wales U23 0, Ashton Gate Stadium, Bedminster, Bristol Fr HW Start ?
7 u23 22 October 1969 - England U23 2 Russia U23 0, Old Trafford, Manchester Fr HW Start ?
8 u23 4 March 1970 - England U23 3 Scotland U23 1, Roker Park, Roker, Sunderland Fr HW
ab62
Start ?
- 440 18 April 1970 - Wales 1 England 1, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff BC AD squad/sub ?
1 441 21 April 1970 - England 3 Northern Ireland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HW Start 8
- 442 25 April 1970 - Scotland 0 England 0, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AD squad/sub ?
- 443 20 May 1970 - Colombia 0 England 4, Estadio Nemesio Camacho, Olímpico tour AW squad/sub ?
2 444 24 May 1970 - Ecuador 0 England 2, Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito AW sub c.70
76
?
0-1 when substituting
On 25 March 1970, Sir Alf Ramsey announced a 28-man provisional squad to take to Mexico.  On 24 May, a week before the World Cup Finals kicked off, the final 22 man squad was confirmed, and six returned home including Brian Kidd.
Age 21
9 u23 14 October 1970 - England U23 3 West Germany U23 1, Filbert Street, Leicester Fr HW Start 70 ?
10 u23 11 November 1970 - England U23 2 Sweden U23 0, Boothferry Park, Hull Fr HW Start 9, 24 ?

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