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Raymond Kennedy

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Who was Raymond Kennedy ?

Raymond Kennedy was an English footballer who won every domestic honour in the game with Arsenal and Liverpool in the 1970s and early 1980s. Kennedy played as a forward for Arsenal, and then played as a left-sided midfielder for Liverpool. Wikipedia

Born: 

July 28, 1951 (age 70 years), Seaton Delaval, United Kingdom

Height: 

5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)

Position(s):

Midfielder, centre-forward
Ray Kennedy switch was one of Liverpool's greatest masterstrokes

 

Early Life

Raymond Kennedy (July 28, 1951 – November 30, 2021) was an English footballer who won all national honors in the game with Arsenal and Liverpool in the 1970s and early 1980s. Kennedy played as a striker for Arsenal and then as a left midfielder for Liverpool. He scored 148 goals in 581 League and Cup appearances during a 15-year career in the English Football League and also won 17 caps for England between 1976 and 1980, scoring three international goals.

Arsenal

Kennedy turned pro for Arsenal in November 1968. He made his first-team debut ten months later, and won the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1970, the First Division and the FA Cup Doubles in 1970-1971, then played on the losing side in the 1972 FA Cup final.

His form subsequently declined and he was sold to Liverpool for a record £ 200,000 in July 1974, at the same time as Bill Shankly resigned his post to manage. He initially struggled at the club, but after manager Bob Paisley converted him to a left midfielder he helped Liverpool become the dominant club in English football from 1975 to 1982. During his time at the club ,

Liverpool won the first division. five times (1975-1976, 1976-1977, 1978-1979, 1979-1980 and 1981-1982), the FA Charity Shield four times (1976, 1977, 1979 and 1980), the European Cup three times ( 1977, 1978 and 1981), and the UEFA Cup (1976), the UEFA Super Cup (1977) and the League Cup (1981). He also won finalist medals in the FA Cup (1977), the UEFA Super Cup (1978), the League Cup (1978) and the Club World Championship (1981) and won the game -of-the-day goal of the season in 1978. –79.

Cruel double blow for one of North East's finest fighting his own health  battles - John Gibson - Chronicle Live

He was a strong player with a great first touch, intelligence and overall ability. This allowed him to go from striker to midfielder during his time at Liverpool. Despite his successes with Arsenal and Liverpool, having won six caps for the England Under-23 team,

he was unable to translate his club form into a good international career and was used as a replacement for Trevor Brooking before to withdraw from the international market. football in frustration in March 1981. His only appearance in an international tournament was at Euro 1980. Bob Paisley described him as “one of Liverpool’s greatest players and possibly the most underrated”.

May his Soul Rest in Peace

Liverpool are mourning the death of club legend Ray Kennedy, who passed away at the age of 70.

Kennedy, who passed away after suffering from Parkinson’s disease for 35 years, was a key figure on the Reds team that dominated both English and European soccer in the 1970s.

Ray Kennedy Height, Weight, Net Worth, Age, Birthday, Wikipedia, Who,  Nationality, Biography | TG Time

He made 393 appearances and scored 72 goals while winning five league championships, three European Cups, a League Cup, a UEFA Cup and a European Super Cup during a seven and a half year stint at Liverpool.

His arrival at the club from Arsenal in July 1974 was overshadowed by the news that Bill Shankly, the manager who had signed him, announced his departure from Anfield that same day.

Although initially joining as a forward, Kennedy was transformed into a midfielder by Shankly’s successor, Bob Paisley, and his advancement earned him 20 appearances for England at Liverpool.

Two of Kennedy’s most famous goals for the club came in the European Cup: They scored the second in the memorable 3-1 quarter-final victory over St Etienne in 1977 and scored for Bayern Munich to win the semi-final of 1981 with goals away.

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