Steve Kindon

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Steve Kindon
Personal information
Full name Stephen Michael Kindon
Date of birth (1950-12-17) 17 December 1950 (age 67)
Place of birth Warrington, England
Playing position Midfielder/Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1972 Burnley 109 (28)
1972–1977 Wolverhampton Wanderers 138 (28)
1977–1979 Burnley 76 (18)
1979–1982 Huddersfield Town 73 (35)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Stephen Michael Kindon (born 17 December 1950) is a former professional footballer who played mainly on the left wing but also at centre forward.

Kindon was born in Warrington and began his career at Burnley where he played over 100 games and scored 28 goals. "The Tank" moved to Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1972, where his bustling style made him a crowd favourite.[citation needed] He scored 31 goals in over 150 league and cup appearances for Wolves.

In 1977, he returned to Burnley before moving to Huddersfield Town where he was part of a minor piece of football history, being one of three goalkeepers used in an FA Cup Tie v Shrewsbury Town in 1981. Regular goalkeeper Andy Rankin was injured and Steve took his place, only to be injured himself, his place in turn being taken by Mark Lillis. Each of them conceded a goal, and this remains an English record for the number of keepers used in one game. Injury then ended his career in 1982. Steve was an England Youth, Under-23 and "B" international. He is now an after-dinner speaker.[1]


  1. ^ Shaw, Phil (20 December 2009). "Kindon proves it is a funny old game". The Independent.
  • Hugman, Barry (2005). The PFA Premier and Football League Players' Records 1946-2005. Queen Anne Press.