Kevin Lock

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Kevin Lock
Personal information
Full name Kevin Joseph Lock[1]
Date of birth (1953-12-27) 27 December 1953 (age 64)
Place of birth Plaistow, England
Playing position Central defender, midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1978 West Ham United 132 (2)
1978–1985 Fulham 210 (27)
1985–1986 Southend United 10 (0)
National team
England Youth
1973–1976 England U23 4 (0)
Teams managed
1997 Brentford (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kevin Lock (born 27 December 1953 in Plaistow, Essex) is an English former professional footballer who played as a central defender in the Football League, most notably for Fulham and West Ham United.

Club career[edit]

Lock began his career with First Division club West Ham United as a ground staff boy in 1969.[2] He made his debut against Sheffield United on 29 February 1972.[3] After the departure of Bobby Moore in 1974, he broke into the team and was given Moore's number 6 shirt.[4] Lock was a part of the team which emerged victorious in the 1975 FA Cup Final and had made 165 appearances and scored two goals by the time he departed Upton Park in May 1978.[1][3] He dropped down to the Second Division to join Fulham for a £60,000 fee and made 233 appearances and scored 27 goals in seven seasons at Craven Cottage.[2][5] Lock ended his career with Fourth Division club Southend United,[1] after being signed by manager Bobby Moore on a free transfer. He made 11 appearances for the club,[6] alongside another former Hammer, Frank Lampard.[4]

International career[edit]

Lock was capped by England at Youth and U23 level.[2][7] He was named in the squad for a Euro 1976 qualifying match versus Portugal on 19 November 1975, but remained an unused substitute during the 1–1 draw.[2][8]

Coaching career[edit]

Lock began his coaching career in the Southend United youth system and remained with the club after the appointment of David Webb as manager in 1986.[9] He followed Webb to Chelsea as first team coach in 1993 and then to Brentford later that year.[9] Lock served the Bees as caretaker manager during the 1997–98 pre-season and after the appointment of Eddie May as manager shortly before the beginning of the regular season, he moved to the role of Football Coordinator and departed Griffin Park in May 1998.[10] It was his final job in football.[11]

Personal life[edit]

After leaving football in 1998, Lock entered the pub trade.[2]

Honours[edit]

West Ham United

Fulham

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
West Ham United 1971–72[3] First Division 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1972–73[3] 18 1 1 0 0 0 19 1
1973–74[3] 11 0 0 0 2 0 1[a] 0 14 0
1974–75[3] 42 0 8 0 3 0 53 0
1975–76[3] 26 0 1 0 5 0 4[b] 0 3[c] 0 39 0
1976–77[3] 26 0 2 0 2 0 30 0
1977–78[3] 6 1 2 0 2 0 10 1
Total 132 2 12 0 13 0 4 0 4 0 165 2
Fulham 1978–79[5] Second Division 39 3 3 0 2 0 44 3
1979–80[5] 38 5 0 0 2 0 40 5
1980–81[5] Third Division 29 5 6 0 1 0 36 5
1981–82[5] 25 5 0 0 0 0 25 5
1982–83[5] Second Division 34 2 0 0 3 0 37 2
1983–84[5] 15 2 0 0 3 0 18 2
1984–85[5] 30 5 1 0 2 0 33 5
Total 210 27 10 0 13 0 233 27
Southend United 1985–86[6] Fourth Division 10 0 0 0 0 0 1[d] 0 11 0
Career total 352 29 22 0 26 0 4 0 5 0 409 29
  1. ^ Appearance in Watney Cup.
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.
  3. ^ 2 appearances in Anglo-Italian Cup, 1 appearance in FA Charity Shield.
  4. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Kevin Lock". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e Sharratt, Ben; Blows, Kirk (7 December 2012). Claret and Blue Blood: Pumping Life into West Ham United. Random House. ISBN 9781780577647.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Kevin Lock". www.westhamstats.info. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  4. ^ a b Hogg, Tony (2005). Who's Who of West Ham United. Profile Sports Media. p. 128. ISBN 1-903135-50-8.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Kevin Joseph Lock". Fulhamweb. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  6. ^ a b "SUFCdb | Player Profile". www.sufcdb.co.uk. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  7. ^ "England – U-23 International Results- Details". RSSSF. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  8. ^ "England Match No. 496 – Portugal – 19 November 1975 – Match Summary and Report". www.englandfootballonline.com. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Where are they now ? November 2002". 30 September 2012. Archived from the original on 30 September 2012. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  10. ^ Croxford, Mark; Lane, David; Waterman, Greville (2013). The Big Brentford Book Of The Nineties. Sunbury, Middlesex: Legends Publishing. pp. 258–259. ISBN 9781906796723.
  11. ^ "Memory Lane | Fulham Football Club". www.fulhamfc.com. Retrieved 21 May 2017.