Steve Penney (footballer)

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Steve Penney
Personal information
Full name Steven Alexander Penney
Date of birth (1964-01-06) 6 January 1964 (age 50)
Place of birth Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
Linfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1983 Ballymena United
1983–1991 Brighton & Hove Albion 138 (14)
1991–1992 Heart of Midlothian 9 (0)
1992–1994 Burnley 11 (3)
National team
1984–1988 Northern Ireland 17 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Steven Alexander "Steve" Penney, named "Kid", (born 6 January 1964 in Ballymena) is a former Northern Ireland international footballer who played as a right winger.

Kid Penney started his career with hometown Ballymena United, before moving to England with Brighton & Hove Albion in 1983. Penney spent 8 seasons playing for Brighton in the second and third tier of English football before a single season cameo with Heart of Midlothian in 1991–92. After a similarly short spell with Burnley, a serious knee injury forced him into early retirement.

Kid was capped 17 times by Northern Ireland, earning selection for the 1986 World Cup squad in Mexico.

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