Alan Kennedy

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Alan Kennedy
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Personal information
Date of birth (1954-08-31) 31 August 1954 (age 62)
Place of birth Sunderland, England
Playing position Left back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1978 Newcastle United 158 (9)
1978–1986 Liverpool 251 (15)
1986–1987 Sunderland 54 (2)
1987 Wigan Athletic 22 (0)
1987 Hartlepool United 5 (0)
1987 B 1903
1988 Beerschot
1988–1989 Northwich Victoria
1989–1990 Wrexham 16 (0)
1990 Colne Dynamoes
1990–1991 Morecambe
1991–1992 Netherfield
1992–1993 Radcliffe Borough
1993–1994 Barrow
Total 506 (26)
National team
1984 England 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Alan Kennedy (born 31 August 1954) is an English former footballer who played as a left back. Active as a professional in England, Denmark, Belgium and Wales, Kennedy made over 500 appearances in a career that lasted for 22 years. He also represented England at senior international level.

He is the uncle of current professional footballer Tom Kennedy.[1]


Born in Sunderland, Kennedy played club football in England, Denmark, Belgium and Wales for Newcastle United, Liverpool, Sunderland, Wigan Athletic, Hartlepool United, B 1903, Beerschot, Northwich Victoria, Wrexham, Colne Dynamoes, Morecambe, Netherfield, Radcliffe Borough and Barrow.[2][3]

Kennedy became the first player to score winning goals in two European Cup finals with goals in the 1981 and 1984 finals.[4]

He also earned two caps for the England national team in 1984.[3]


Newcastle United


  1. ^ "Alan Kennedy nephew Tom Kennedy backed to be big hit". This Is Leicestershire. 15 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. 
  3. ^ a b Alan Kennedy at
  4. ^ Video on YouTube