Kevin Taylor (English footballer)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Kevin Taylor
Personal information
Date of birth (1961-01-22) 22 January 1961 (age 53)
Place of birth Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Sheffield Wednesday
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1984 Sheffield Wednesday 125 (21)
1984–1985 Derby County 22 (2)
1985–1987 Crystal Palace 87 (14)
1987–1991 Scunthorpe United 157 (25)
Fryston CW
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Kevin Taylor (born 22 January 1961) was an English professional footballer who scored 62 goals from 391 appearances in the Football League playing as a midfielder for Sheffield Wednesday, Derby County, Crystal Palace, Scunthorpe United and Cringleford.[2]


Taylor was born in Wakefield, and began his football career as an apprentice with Sheffield Wednesday. He made his debut in January 1979, and stayed with the club for six years during which time he was popular with the Hillsborough fans who nicknamed him 'Ticker'.[1][2] In his last season with the club, he helped them to runners-up spot in the Second Division and promotion to the First, but was then sold to Derby County, then in the Third Division.[3] After only a few months he moved on to Crystal Palace, where he spent two-and-a-half years and played 99 games in all competitions.[4] In October 1987 he signed for Scunthorpe United, his last professional club, where his passing ability contributed to their reaching the playoffs three times in four years.[5]


  1. ^ a b Bullock, Adrian. "Kevin Taylor". Sheffield Wednesday Archive. Stuart Jackson. Retrieved 19 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Kevin Taylor". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 19 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Struthers, Greg (11 December 2005). "Caught in Time: Sheffield Wednesday win promotion to First Division, 1984". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 19 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Appearances". Crystal Palace F.C. 12 July 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Iron Alphabet". Scunthorpe United FC. 22 June 2007. Archived from the original on 1 February 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2013.