Kevin Mabbutt

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Kevin Mabbutt
Personal information
Date of birth (1958-12-05) 5 December 1958 (age 60)
Place of birth Bristol, England
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Bristol City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1981 Bristol City 129 (29)
1981–1985 Crystal Palace 75 (22)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kevin Mabbutt (born 5 December 1958 in Bristol) is an English retired football player who played for Bristol City and Crystal Palace in the Football League.[1]

He played over 100 league games for Bristol City,[1] before joining Crystal Palace in October 1981 in exchange for Terry Boyle.[2] He was their top scorer that season, with eight goals, and helped them avoid a second successive relegation.[3]

He came to national attention on 21 October 1978 when he scored 3 goals for Bristol City in a 3-1 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford. He remains one of only a handful of opposing players to have scored a hat-trick at the home of Manchester United.[4]

His father is Ray Mabbutt and his brother is Gary Mabbutt.

As of 2005 he owns a restaurant in Los Angeles.[5]


  1. ^ a b Football League Career Stats at Neil Brown
  2. ^ "Past players A – D". Swansea City A.F.C. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  3. ^ "1981/82 revisited". Crystal Palace FC Supporters. 22 June 2009. Retrieved 28 May 2011.
  4. ^ "How Bristol City's Kevin Mabbutt silenced United". 2008-10-21. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Bristol City FC :: Citystats - Unofficial archive of results, players and managers". Retrieved 11 September 2016.