Kenny Swain

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Kenny Swain
Personal information
Date of birth (1952-01-28) 28 January 1952 (age 62)
Place of birth Birkenhead, England
Playing position Full-back, midfielder, striker
Club information
Current team
England Under 16
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973 Wycombe Wanderers 6 (1)
1973–1978 Chelsea 119 (26)
1978–1983 Aston Villa 148 (4)
1983–1985 Nottingham Forest 112 (2)
1985–1988 Portsmouth 113 (0)
1987–1988 West Brom (loan) 7 (1)
1988–1992 Crewe Alexandra 126 (1)
Teams managed
1993–1994 Wigan Athletic
1996–1997 Grimsby Town (Caretaker)
2004– England U-16
2012–2013 England U-17
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Kenny Swain (born 28 January 1952 in Birkenhead) is a retired English footballer who played in numerous positions, including striker, midfielder and full back.

Football career[edit]

Swain began his professional career with Londoners Chelsea, signing from Wycombe Wanderers in the summer of 1973. As he had been a non-contract player with Wycombe, having joined them from college football, his signing-on fee was just £500. He made his League debut for Chelsea in 1974. His most successful season with the club came in 1976-77, when his strike partnership with Steve Finnieston helped Eddie McCreadie's young side win promotion back to the First Division. He remained with Chelsea until 1979, when they were relegated, and then signed for Aston Villa for £100,000.

With Villa, Swain was switched to full-back and won the league championship and European Cup in consecutive seasons. He left Villa in 1983 and had spells with Nottingham Forest, Portsmouth and Crewe Alexandra. He later moved into management, enjoying stints with Grimsby Town and Wigan Athletic, and currently the England under-16s, as well as an assistant coach for England national under-17 football team

Between 2002 and 2004, Swain was Director of Football at Thomas Telford School.

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 21 April 2014[1]
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Wigan Athletic 28 May 1993 2 September 1994 53 14 12 27 26.42
Grimsby Town(caretaker) 15 November 1996 21 May 1997 30 8 9 13 26.67
England U16 7 April 2004 Present 94 58 21 15 61.70
England U17 2 February 2012 10 August 2013 11 6 4 1 54.55
Total 188 86 46 56 45.74

Honours[edit]

with Crewe Alexandra
with Aston Villa

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kenny Swain". Soccerbase. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 

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