Alan Kennedy

Date of birth31 August 1954
Place of birthSunderland
NationalityEnglish
PositionDefender/Left back

A hard-tackling defender with a powerful shot and attacking prowess. Faced with the tricky task of replacing Frank Clark, Alan became one of the St James' Park favourites of the seventies - especially when he was steaming down the left wing.

With Liverpool he won the 1st Division Championship in 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983 and 1984, League Cup in 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1984 and European Cup in 1981 and 1984.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Newcastle United 01 Aug 1972 01 Aug 1978
Liverpool 01 Aug 1978 01 Sep 1985
Sunderland 01 Sep 1985 01 Oct 1987
Hartlepool United 01 Oct 1987 01 Dec 1987
Wigan Athletic 01 Dec 1987 01 Mar 1990

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1972-73 Newcastle United League Division One 2
1973-74 Newcastle United FA Cup 6
1
1973-74 Newcastle United League Division One 15
3
1974-75 Newcastle United FA Cup 2
1974-75 Newcastle United League Cup 4
1974-75 Newcastle United League Division One 28
3
1975-76 Newcastle United FA Cup 8
1975-76 Newcastle United League Cup 8
1975-76 Newcastle United League Division One 42
1
1976-77 Newcastle United FA Cup 3
1976-77 Newcastle United League Cup 3
1976-77 Newcastle United League Division One 42
2
1977-78 Newcastle United FA Cup 2
1977-78 Newcastle United League Cup 1
1977-78 Newcastle United League Division One 26
3
1977-78 Newcastle United UEFA Cup 2
1978-79 Liverpool European Cup 2
1978-79 Liverpool FA Cup 2
1978-79 Liverpool League Cup 1
1978-79 Liverpool League Division One 37
9
1978-79 Liverpool UEFA Super Cup 1
1979-80 Liverpool European Cup 1
1979-80 Liverpool FA Charity Shield 1
1979-80 Liverpool FA Cup 5
1979-80 Liverpool League Cup 7
1979-80 Liverpool League Division One 37
10
1980-81 Liverpool European Cup 6
1
1980-81 Liverpool FA Charity Shield 1
1980-81 Liverpool FA Cup 1
1
1980-81 Liverpool League Cup 7
3
1980-81 Liverpool League Division One 19
7
1981-82 Liverpool European Cup 4
1
1981-82 Liverpool FA Cup 3
1981-82 Liverpool League Cup 6
1981-82 Liverpool League Division One 32
2
4
1982-83 Liverpool European Cup 6
2
1982-83 Liverpool FA Charity Shield 1
1982-83 Liverpool FA Cup 3
1982-83 Liverpool League Cup 8
1
1982-83 Liverpool League Division One 42
3
1983-84 Liverpool European Cup 9
1983-84 Liverpool FA Charity Shield 1
1983-84 Liverpool FA Cup 2
1983-84 Liverpool League Cup 13
1983-84 Liverpool League Division One 42
2
1984-85 Liverpool European Cup 6
1984-85 Liverpool FA Charity Shield 1
1984-85 Liverpool FA Cup 5
1984-85 Liverpool Intercontinental Cup 1
1984-85 Liverpool League Cup 3
1984-85 Liverpool League Division One 32
1
1984-85 Liverpool UEFA Super Cup 1
1985-86 Liverpool League Division One 8


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
10 Mar 1973 Newcastle United v Stoke City W 1-0 League Division One
17 Mar 1973 Manchester United v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division One
29 Aug 1973 Newcastle United v Southampton L 0-1 League Division One
15 Dec 1973 Newcastle United v Derby County L 0-2 League Division One
01 Jan 1974 Arsenal v Newcastle United W 0-1 League Division One
05 Jan 1974 Newcastle United v Hendon D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
09 Jan 1974 Hendon v Newcastle United W 0-4 FA Cup 3rd round replay
12 Jan 1974 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
19 Jan 1974 Newcastle United v West Ham United D 1-1 League Division One
26 Jan 1974 Newcastle United v Scunthorpe United D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round
23 Feb 1974 Newcastle United v Liverpool D 0-0 League Division One
02 Mar 1974 Leeds United v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
16 Mar 1974 Chelsea v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
18 Mar 1974 Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United D 0-0 FA Cup Quarter-final replay
21 Mar 1974 Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest W 1-0 FA Cup Quarter-final 2nd replay
23 Mar 1974 Newcastle United v Leicester City D 1-1 League Division One
27 Mar 1974 Manchester City v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division One
30 Mar 1974 Burnley v Newcastle United W 0-2 FA Cup Semi-final
03 Apr 1974 Stoke City v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division One
10 Apr 1974 Newcastle United v Burnley L 1-2 League Division One
13 Apr 1974 Manchester United v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
15 Apr 1974 Newcastle United v Norwich City D 0-0 League Division One
17 Apr 1974 Norwich City v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
20 Apr 1974 Newcastle United v Birmingham City D 1-1 League Division One
27 Apr 1974 Burnley v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
04 May 1974 Liverpool v Newcastle United L 3-0 FA Cup Final
11 May 1974 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-2 League Division One
17 Aug 1974 Newcastle United v Coventry City W 3-2 League Division One
21 Aug 1974 Newcastle United v Sheffield United D 2-2 League Division One
24 Aug 1974 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Newcastle United L 4-2 League Division One
27 Aug 1974 Sheffield United v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division One
05 Oct 1974 Everton v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
08 Oct 1974 Queens Park Rangers v Newcastle United W 0-4 League Cup 3rd round
12 Oct 1974 Newcastle United v Stoke City D 2-2 League Division One
16 Oct 1974 Newcastle United v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 0-0 League Division One
19 Oct 1974 Birmingham City v Newcastle United L 3-0 League Division One
26 Oct 1974 Newcastle United v Leicester City L 0-1 League Division One
02 Nov 1974 Newcastle United v Luton Town W 1-0 League Division One
09 Nov 1974 Middlesbrough v Newcastle United D 0-0 League Division One
13 Nov 1974 Newcastle United v Fulham W 3-0 League Cup 4th round
16 Nov 1974 Newcastle United v Chelsea W 5-0 League Division One
23 Nov 1974 Burnley v Newcastle United L 4-1 League Division One
30 Nov 1974 Newcastle United v Manchester City W 2-1 League Division One
04 Dec 1974 Newcastle United v Chester D 0-0 League Cup Quarter-final
07 Dec 1974 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United L 3-0 League Division One
14 Dec 1974 Coventry City v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division One
18 Dec 1974 Chester v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Cup Quarter-final replay
21 Dec 1974 Newcastle United v Leeds United W 3-0 League Division One
26 Dec 1974 Carlisle United v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division One
04 Jan 1975 Manchester City v Newcastle United W 0-2 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 1975 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-5 League Division One
18 Jan 1975 Manchester City v Newcastle United L 5-1 League Division One
25 Jan 1975 Walsall v Newcastle United L 1-0 FA Cup 4th round
01 Feb 1975 Newcastle United v Middlesbrough W 2-1 League Division One
08 Feb 1975 Luton Town v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
12 Feb 1975 Newcastle United v Liverpool W 4-1 League Division One
15 Feb 1975 Newcastle United v Burnley W 3-0 League Division One
22 Feb 1975 Chelsea v Newcastle United L 3-2 League Division One
19 Apr 1975 Stoke City v Newcastle United D 0-0 League Division One
23 Apr 1975 Newcastle United v Arsenal W 3-1 League Division One
26 Apr 1975 Newcastle United v Birmingham City L 1-2 League Division One
16 Aug 1975 Ipswich Town v Newcastle United W 0-3 League Division One
20 Aug 1975 Newcastle United v Middlesbrough D 1-1 League Division One
23 Aug 1975 Newcastle United v Leicester City W 3-0 League Division One
27 Aug 1975 Derby County v Newcastle United L 3-2 League Division One
30 Aug 1975 Manchester City v Newcastle United L 4-0 League Division One
06 Sep 1975 Newcastle United v Aston Villa W 3-0 League Division One
10 Sep 1975 Newcastle United v Southport W 6-0 League Cup 2nd round
13 Sep 1975 Everton v Newcastle United L 3-0 League Division One
20 Sep 1975 Newcastle United v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 5-1 League Division One
23 Sep 1975 Birmingham City v Newcastle United L 3-2 League Division One
27 Sep 1975 Queens Park Rangers v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
04 Oct 1975 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur D 2-2 League Division One
07 Oct 1975 Bristol Rovers v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Cup 3rd round
11 Oct 1975 West Ham United v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division One
15 Oct 1975 Newcastle United v Bristol Rovers W 2-0 League Cup 3rd round replay
18 Oct 1975 Newcastle United v Norwich City W 5-2 League Division One
25 Oct 1975 Stoke City v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
01 Nov 1975 Newcastle United v Arsenal W 2-0 League Division One
08 Nov 1975 Leeds United v Newcastle United L 3-0 League Division One
11 Nov 1975 Queens Park Rangers v Newcastle United W 1-3 League Cup 4th round
15 Nov 1975 Newcastle United v Liverpool L 1-2 League Division One
22 Nov 1975 Norwich City v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division One
29 Nov 1975 Manchester United v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
03 Dec 1975 Newcastle United v Notts County W 1-0 League Cup Quarter-final
06 Dec 1975 Newcastle United v Coventry City W 4-0 League Division One
13 Dec 1975 Leicester City v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
20 Dec 1975 Newcastle United v Ipswich Town D 1-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1975 Burnley v Newcastle United W 0-1 League Division One
27 Dec 1975 Newcastle United v Sheffield United D 1-1 League Division One
03 Jan 1976 Queens Park Rangers v Newcastle United D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
07 Jan 1976 Newcastle United v Queens Park Rangers W 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round replay
10 Jan 1976 Newcastle United v Everton W 5-0 League Division One
14 Jan 1976 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
17 Jan 1976 Aston Villa v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
21 Jan 1976 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur W 3-1
Agg: 3-2
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
24 Jan 1976 Coventry City v Newcastle United D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round
28 Jan 1976 Newcastle United v Coventry City W 5-0 FA Cup 4th round replay
31 Jan 1976 Middlesbrough v Newcastle United D 3-3 League Division One
07 Feb 1976 Newcastle United v Derby County W 4-3 League Division One
14 Feb 1976 Bolton Wanderers v Newcastle United D 3-3 FA Cup 5th round
18 Feb 1976 Newcastle United v Bolton Wanderers D 0-0 FA Cup 5th round replay
21 Feb 1976 Liverpool v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division One
23 Feb 1976 Bolton Wanderers v Newcastle United W 1-2 FA Cup 5th round 2nd replay
28 Feb 1976 Manchester City v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Cup Final
03 Mar 1976 Newcastle United v Stoke City L 0-1 League Division One
06 Mar 1976 Derby County v Newcastle United L 4-2 FA Cup Quarter-final
13 Mar 1976 Newcastle United v West Ham United W 2-1 League Division One
16 Mar 1976 Arsenal v Newcastle United D 0-0 League Division One
20 Mar 1976 Newcastle United v Manchester United L 3-4 League Division One
27 Mar 1976 Coventry City v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
31 Mar 1976 Newcastle United v Leeds United L 2-3 League Division One
03 Apr 1976 Newcastle United v Queens Park Rangers L 1-2 League Division One
07 Apr 1976 Newcastle United v Birmingham City W 4-0 League Division One
10 Apr 1976 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Newcastle United L 5-0 League Division One
14 Apr 1976 Newcastle United v Manchester City W 2-1 League Division One
17 Apr 1976 Newcastle United v Burnley L 0-1 League Division One
19 Apr 1976 Sheffield United v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
24 Apr 1976 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United W 0-3 League Division One
21 Aug 1976 Newcastle United v Derby County D 2-2 League Division One
25 Aug 1976 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United W 0-2 League Division One
28 Aug 1976 Newcastle United v Bristol City D 0-0 League Division One
01 Sep 1976 Gillingham v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Cup 2nd round
04 Sep 1976 Middlesbrough v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
11 Sep 1976 Newcastle United v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
18 Sep 1976 Leeds United v Newcastle United D 2-2 League Division One
22 Sep 1976 Newcastle United v Stoke City W 3-0 League Cup 3rd round
25 Sep 1976 Newcastle United v Liverpool W 1-0 League Division One
02 Oct 1976 Norwich City v Newcastle United L 3-2 League Division One
06 Oct 1976 Newcastle United v West Bromwich Albion W 2-0 League Division One
16 Oct 1976 Coventry City v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
23 Oct 1976 Newcastle United v Birmingham City W 3-2 League Division One
27 Oct 1976 Manchester United v Newcastle United L 7-2 League Cup 4th round
30 Oct 1976 Newcastle United v Stoke City W 1-0 League Division One
06 Nov 1976 Manchester City v Newcastle United D 0-0 League Division One
20 Nov 1976 West Ham United v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division One
24 Nov 1976 Newcastle United v Everton W 4-1 League Division One
27 Nov 1976 Newcastle United v Queens Park Rangers W 2-0 League Division One
04 Dec 1976 Arsenal v Newcastle United L 5-3 League Division One
18 Dec 1976 Aston Villa v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division One
27 Dec 1976 Newcastle United v Sunderland W 2-0 League Division One
08 Jan 1977 Sheffield United v Newcastle United D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
22 Jan 1977 Derby County v Newcastle United L 4-2 League Division One
24 Jan 1977 Newcastle United v Sheffield United W 3-1 FA Cup 3rd round replay
29 Jan 1977 Newcastle United v Manchester City L 1-3 FA Cup 4th round
05 Feb 1977 Bristol City v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
16 Feb 1977 Newcastle United v Manchester City D 2-2 League Division One
19 Feb 1977 Manchester United v Newcastle United L 3-1 League Division One
26 Feb 1977 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-0 League Division One
02 Mar 1977 Newcastle United v Leeds United W 3-0 League Division One
05 Mar 1977 Liverpool v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
09 Mar 1977 Newcastle United v Ipswich Town D 1-1 League Division One
12 Mar 1977 Newcastle United v Norwich City W 5-1 League Division One
15 Mar 1977 Stoke City v Newcastle United D 0-0 League Division One
19 Mar 1977 West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
23 Mar 1977 Newcastle United v Coventry City W 1-0 League Division One
26 Mar 1977 Newcastle United v Middlesbrough W 1-0 League Division One
02 Apr 1977 Birmingham City v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division One
08 Apr 1977 Sunderland v Newcastle United D 2-2 League Division One
09 Apr 1977 Newcastle United v Leicester City D 0-0 League Division One
16 Apr 1977 Newcastle United v West Ham United W 3-0 League Division One
23 Apr 1977 Queens Park Rangers v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division One
30 Apr 1977 Newcastle United v Arsenal L 0-2 League Division One
04 May 1977 Leicester City v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
07 May 1977 Ipswich Town v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division One
14 May 1977 Newcastle United v Aston Villa W 3-2 League Division One
24 May 1977 Everton v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division One
20 Aug 1977 Newcastle United v Leeds United W 3-2 League Division One
23 Aug 1977 Liverpool v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division One
27 Aug 1977 Middlesbrough v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division One
31 Aug 1977 Newcastle United v Millwall L 0-2 League Cup 2nd round
03 Sep 1977 Newcastle United v West Ham United L 2-3 League Division One
10 Sep 1977 Newcastle United v West Bromwich Albion L 0-3 League Division One
14 Sep 1977 Bohemians Dublin v Newcastle United D 0-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
17 Sep 1977 Birmingham City v Newcastle United L 3-0 League Division One
24 Sep 1977 Newcastle United v Coventry City L 1-2 League Division One
28 Sep 1977 Newcastle United v Bohemians Dublin W 4-0
Agg: 4-0
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
01 Oct 1977 Ipswich Town v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division One
05 Oct 1977 Norwich City v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division One
21 Jan 1978 West Ham United v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
28 Jan 1978 Newcastle United v Wrexham D 2-2 FA Cup 4th round
06 Feb 1978 Wrexham v Newcastle United L 4-1 FA Cup 4th round replay
25 Feb 1978 Newcastle United v Ipswich Town L 0-1 League Division One
04 Mar 1978 Derby County v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
11 Mar 1978 Newcastle United v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
15 Mar 1978 Newcastle United v Birmingham City D 1-1 League Division One
18 Mar 1978 Chelsea v Newcastle United D 2-2 League Division One
24 Mar 1978 Newcastle United v Everton L 0-2 League Division One
25 Mar 1978 Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division One
29 Mar 1978 Newcastle United v Manchester City D 2-2 League Division One
01 Apr 1978 Bristol City v Newcastle United L 3-1 League Division One
04 Apr 1978 Coventry City v Newcastle United D 0-0 League Division One
08 Apr 1978 Newcastle United v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
12 Apr 1978 West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division One
15 Apr 1978 Arsenal v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division One
17 Apr 1978 Aston Villa v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division One
22 Apr 1978 Newcastle United v Queens Park Rangers L 0-3 League Division One
26 Apr 1978 Newcastle United v Norwich City D 2-2 League Division One


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1974-75 England UEFA Under-23 3
1975-76 England UEFA Under-23 4
1977-78 England A v B 5
2
1977-78 England B International 1
1979-80 England B International 1
1983-84 England British Home Championship 2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
29 Oct 1974 England v Czechoslovakia W 3-1 UEFA U23 Group
19 Nov 1974 Portugal v England W 2-3 UEFA Under 23 Group
19 Nov 1974 Portugal v England W 2-3 UEFA Under 23 Group
28 Oct 1975 Czechoslovakia v England D 1-1 UEFA U23 Group
18 Nov 1975 England v Portugal W 2-0 UEFA U23 Group
10 Mar 1976 Hungary v England L 3-0 UEFA U23 Quarter-final
23 Mar 1976 England v Hungary W 3-1 UEFA U23 Quarter-final
21 Feb 1978 West Germany v England W 1-2 B INTER
30 May 1978 Malaysia v England D 1-1 A v B
07 Jun 1978 New Zealand v England W 0-4 A v B
11 Jun 1978 New Zealand v England W 1-3 A v B
14 Jun 1978 New Zealand v England W 0-4 A v B
18 Jun 1978 Singapore v England W 0-8 A v B
26 Mar 1980 England v Spain W 1-0 B INTER
04 Apr 1984 England v Northern Ireland W 1-0 British Home Championship
02 May 1984 Wales v England L 1-0 British Home Championship


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.