Walter Kidd

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Walter Kidd
Personal information
Full name Walter Kidd
Date of birth (1958-03-10) 10 March 1958 (age 59)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Livingston (youth team coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1991 Heart of Midlothian 365 (6)
1991–1993 Airdrieonians 63 (0)
1994–1995 Heart of Midlothian 1 (0)
1996–1997 Falkirk 1 (0)
Total 430 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Walter Kidd (born 10 March 1958) is a former Scottish professional football player, who played most of his career as right-back for Heart of Midlothian In total, he represented Hearts as a player for 15 years and was a firm favourite with the Hearts support.

Famed for his tough tackling and his 'no nonsense' approach, he was affectionately nicknamed 'Zico' after the Brazilian footballing genius of that name. After leaving the club in 1991 to continue his playing career with Airdrieonians, he returned to Hearts as reserve team coach in 1993, remaining at the club until 1996 when he became assistant manager at Falkirk. He returned to Airdrie in 1999, where he worked until 2001. Since then he has worked as the youth team coach at Livingston.

In May 2014 Walter Kidd was inducted into the Airdrieonians Hall Of Fame at the club's annual Player Of The Year Dinner.

External links[edit]

  • Walter Kidd career at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database