Kenny Cresswell

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Kenny Cresswell
Personal information
Full name Kenneth Grant Cresswell
Date of birth (1958-06-04) 4 June 1958 (age 59)
Place of birth Invercargill, New Zealand
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Nelson United
Gisborne City
National team
1978–1987 New Zealand 33 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Kenneth "Kenny" Grant Cresswell (born 4 June 1958 in New Zealand) is an association football player who represented New Zealand internationally, appearing in all 3 matches of New Zealand's first FIFA World Cup finals appearance.[1]


Cresswell made his full All Whites debut in a 2-0 win over Singapore on 1 October 1978.[2] He played in all 3 matches at the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain,[3] where they lost to Scotland, USSR and Brazil.[1] Cresswell ended his international playing career having played 64 times for New Zealand, of which 33 were official full internationals[4] in which he scored 2 goals.[5] His final cap was a substitute appearance in a 12-0 win over Western Samoa on 11 November 1987.[2]


  1. ^ a b NZ 1982 World Cup Archived 2008-07-23 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b "A-International Lineups". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 12 February 2009. 
  3. ^ 1982 FIFA World Cup Spain - New Zealand squad Archived 2009-11-18 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "A-International Appearances - Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Archived from the original on 7 October 2008. Retrieved 12 February 2009. 
  5. ^ "A-International Scorers - Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Archived from the original on 15 June 2009. Retrieved 12 February 2009. 

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