Kevin Wilson (footballer, born 1961)

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Kevin Wilson
Personal information
Full name Kevin James Wilson
Date of birth (1961-04-19) 19 April 1961 (age 55)
Place of birth Banbury, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Banbury United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1985 Derby County 124 (30)
1985–1987 Ipswich Town 98 (34)
1987–1992 Chelsea 152 (42)
1992–1994 Notts County 69 (3)
1994 Bradford City (loan) 5 (0)
1994–1997 Walsall 125 (38)
1997–2001 Northampton Town 31 (2)
Total 604 (149)
National team
1987–1995 Northern Ireland 42 (6)
Teams managed
1999–2001 Northampton Town
2002–2003 Bedford Town
2003 Aylesbury United
2003–2005 Kettering Town
2005–2006 Kettering Town
2006–2007 Hucknall Town
2007–2008 Corby Town
2009–2010 Ilkeston Town
2010–2015 Ilkeston
2015–2016 Nuneaton Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Kevin James Wilson (born 19 April 1961) is a Northern Irish former professional footballer who played as a striker. His last job was at Nuneaton Town, where he worked as manager.[1]


Born in Banbury, Wilson started his career at Southern League club Banbury United, before signing for Derby County in 1979 for £20,000, which remains the record transfer fee received by Banbury.[2] After Derby he played for Ipswich, Chelsea, Notts County, Bradford City, Walsall, and Northampton Town. At international level, Wilson played for Northern Ireland 42 times, scoring six goals.[3] He is a former manager of Northampton Town, Bedford Town, Kettering Town and Hucknall Town. He was the manager of Corby Town until January 2008.

On 1 June 2009 he was appointed manager of Conference North side Ilkeston Town.

In May 2015 Wilson left Ilkeston to become manager of Nuneaton Town, following their relegation from the Conference Premier. In 2014–15 he had led Ilkeston to the Northern Premier League play-off final, where they lost to Curzon Ashton.[4]




  1. ^ Manager change at Boro;‚, November 2016
  2. ^ Mike Williams & Tony Williams (2012) Non-League Club Directory 2013, p446 ISBN 978-1-869833-77-0
  3. ^ Kevin Wilson at
  4. ^ "Kevin Wilson: Ex-Chelsea striker appointed as Nuneaton manager". BBC. 5 May 2015. Retrieved 12 August 2016. 

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