Ray Kennedy

Date of birth28 July 1951
Place of birthSeaton Delaval
NationalityEnglish
PositionMidfielder

The leading scorer in Arsenal's 1970-71 double season, Ray was Bill Shankly's last signing at Liverpool and was transformed into a fine midfielder by Bob Paisley. He scored on his Liverpool debut versus Chelsea and went on to win the 1st Division Championship in 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980 and 1982, League Cup in 1981, European Cup in 1977, 1978 and 1981 and UEFA Cup in 1976.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Arsenal 01 Nov 1968 01 Jul 1974
Liverpool 01 Jul 1974 01 Jan 1982
Swansea City 01 Jan 1982 01 Nov 1983

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1969-70 Arsenal Fairs Cup
2
1
1969-70 Arsenal League Division One 2
2
1
1970-71 Arsenal FA Cup 9
2
1970-71 Arsenal Fairs Cup 8
3
1970-71 Arsenal League Cup 5
2
1970-71 Arsenal League Division One 41
19
1971-72 Arsenal European Cup 6
4
1971-72 Arsenal FA Cup 6
2
1
1971-72 Arsenal League Cup 4
2
1971-72 Arsenal League Division One 37
12
1972-73 Arsenal FA Cup 7
2
1972-73 Arsenal League Cup 1
1972-73 Arsenal League Division One 34
9
1973-74 Arsenal FA Cup 3
1
1973-74 Arsenal League Cup 1
1973-74 Arsenal League Division One 42
12
1974-75 Liverpool League Cup 4
3
1974-75 Liverpool League Division One 23
2
5
1974-75 Liverpool UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 4
2
1975-76 Liverpool FA Cup 2
1975-76 Liverpool League Cup 1
1975-76 Liverpool League Division One 29
1
6
1975-76 Liverpool UEFA Cup 10
4
1976-77 Liverpool European Cup 9
1
1976-77 Liverpool FA Charity Shield 1
1976-77 Liverpool FA Cup 8
1
1976-77 Liverpool League Cup 2
1976-77 Liverpool League Division One 41
7
1977-78 Liverpool European Cup 7
2
1977-78 Liverpool FA Charity Shield 1
1977-78 Liverpool FA Cup 1
1977-78 Liverpool League Cup 9
1
1977-78 Liverpool League Division One 41
4
1977-78 Liverpool UEFA Super Cup 2
1978-79 Liverpool European Cup 2
1978-79 Liverpool FA Cup 7
1
1978-79 Liverpool League Cup 1
1978-79 Liverpool League Division One 42
2
1978-79 Liverpool UEFA Super Cup 2
1979-80 Liverpool European Cup 1
1979-80 Liverpool FA Charity Shield 1
1979-80 Liverpool FA Cup 8
1979-80 Liverpool League Cup 6
1979-80 Liverpool League Division One 40
1980-81 Liverpool European Cup 9
2
1980-81 Liverpool FA Charity Shield 1
1980-81 Liverpool FA Cup 2
1980-81 Liverpool League Cup 9
1980-81 Liverpool League Division One 41
3
1981-82 Liverpool European Cup 4
1981-82 Liverpool Intercontinental Cup 1
1981-82 Liverpool League Cup 3
1981-82 Liverpool League Division One 15
1
1982-83 Swansea City UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 4
1983-84 Swansea City UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 2


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
29 Sep 1969 Glentoran v Arsenal L 1-0
Agg: 1-3
Fairs Cup 1st round 2nd leg
18 Oct 1969 Sunderland v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
17 Jan 1970 Arsenal v Chelsea L 0-3 League Division One
28 Feb 1970 Arsenal v Sunderland W 3-1 League Division One
22 Apr 1970 Anderlecht v Arsenal L 3-1 Fairs Cup Final 1st leg
02 May 1970 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
17 Aug 1970 West Ham United v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
22 Aug 1970 Arsenal v Manchester United W 4-0 League Division One
25 Aug 1970 Arsenal v Huddersfield Town W 1-0 League Division One
29 Aug 1970 Chelsea v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
01 Sep 1970 Arsenal v Leeds United D 0-0 League Division One
05 Sep 1970 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-0 League Division One
08 Sep 1970 Ipswich Town v Arsenal D 0-0 League Cup 2nd round
12 Sep 1970 Burnley v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
16 Sep 1970 Lazio v Arsenal D 2-2 Fairs Cup 1st round 1st leg
19 Sep 1970 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion W 6-2 League Division One
23 Sep 1970 Arsenal v Lazio W 2-0
Agg: 4-2
Fairs Cup 1st round 2nd leg
26 Sep 1970 Stoke City v Arsenal L 5-0 League Division One
28 Sep 1970 Arsenal v Ipswich Town W 4-0 League Cup 2nd round replay
03 Oct 1970 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest W 4-0 League Division One
06 Oct 1970 Luton Town v Arsenal W 0-1 League Cup 3rd round
10 Oct 1970 Newcastle United v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
17 Oct 1970 Arsenal v Everton W 4-0 League Division One
21 Oct 1970 Sturm Graz v Arsenal L 1-0 Fairs Cup 2nd round 1st leg
24 Oct 1970 Coventry City v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
28 Oct 1970 Crystal Palace v Arsenal D 0-0 League Cup 4th round
31 Oct 1970 Arsenal v Derby County W 2-0 League Division One
04 Nov 1970 Arsenal v Sturm Graz W 2-0
Agg: 2-1
Fairs Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
07 Nov 1970 Blackpool v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
09 Nov 1970 Arsenal v Crystal Palace L 0-2 League Cup 4th round replay
14 Nov 1970 Arsenal v Crystal Palace D 1-1 League Division One
21 Nov 1970 Ipswich Town v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
28 Nov 1970 Arsenal v Liverpool W 2-0 League Division One
02 Dec 1970 Arsenal v Beveren W 4-0 Fairs Cup 3rd round 1st leg
05 Dec 1970 Manchester City v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
12 Dec 1970 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 2-1 League Division One
16 Dec 1970 Beveren v Arsenal D 0-0
Agg: 0-4
Fairs Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
19 Dec 1970 Manchester United v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
26 Dec 1970 Arsenal v Southampton D 0-0 League Division One
06 Jan 1971 Yeovil Town v Arsenal W 0-3 FA Cup 3rd round
09 Jan 1971 Arsenal v West Ham United W 2-0 League Division One
16 Jan 1971 Huddersfield Town v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
23 Jan 1971 Portsmouth v Arsenal D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round
30 Jan 1971 Liverpool v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
01 Feb 1971 Arsenal v Portsmouth W 3-2 FA Cup 4th round replay
06 Feb 1971 Arsenal v Manchester City W 1-0 League Division One
17 Feb 1971 Manchester City v Arsenal W 1-2 FA Cup 5th round
20 Feb 1971 Arsenal v Ipswich Town W 3-2 League Division One
27 Feb 1971 Derby County v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
02 Mar 1971 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal W 0-3 League Division One
06 Mar 1971 Leicester City v Arsenal D 0-0 FA Cup Quarter-final
09 Mar 1971 Arsenal v 1.FC Köln W 2-1 Fairs Cup 4th round 1st leg
13 Mar 1971 Crystal Palace v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
15 Mar 1971 Arsenal v Leicester City W 1-0 FA Cup Quarter-final replay
20 Mar 1971 Arsenal v Blackpool W 1-0 League Division One
23 Mar 1971 1.FC Köln v Arsenal L 1-0
Agg: 2-2
Fairs Cup 4th round 2nd leg
27 Mar 1971 Arsenal v Stoke City D 2-2 FA Cup Semi-final
31 Mar 1971 Arsenal v Stoke City W 2-0 FA Cup Semi-final replay
03 Apr 1971 Arsenal v Chelsea W 2-0 League Division One
06 Apr 1971 Arsenal v Coventry City W 1-0 League Division One
10 Apr 1971 Southampton v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
13 Apr 1971 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal W 0-3 League Division One
17 Apr 1971 Arsenal v Newcastle United W 1-0 League Division One
20 Apr 1971 Arsenal v Burnley W 1-0 League Division One
24 Apr 1971 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
26 Apr 1971 Leeds United v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
01 May 1971 Arsenal v Stoke City W 1-0 League Division One
03 May 1971 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
08 May 1971 Arsenal v Liverpool W 2-1 FA Cup Final
14 Aug 1971 Arsenal v Chelsea W 3-0 League Division One
17 Aug 1971 Huddersfield Town v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
20 Aug 1971 Manchester United v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
24 Aug 1971 Arsenal v Sheffield United L 0-1 League Division One
28 Aug 1971 Arsenal v Stoke City L 0-1 League Division One
04 Sep 1971 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
08 Sep 1971 Arsenal v Barnsley W 1-0 League Cup 2nd round
11 Sep 1971 Arsenal v Leeds United W 2-0 League Division One
15 Sep 1971 Strømsgodset IF v Arsenal W 1-3 European Cup 1st round 1st leg
18 Sep 1971 Everton v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
25 Sep 1971 Arsenal v Leicester City W 3-0 League Division One
29 Sep 1971 Arsenal v Strømsgodset IF W 4-0
Agg: 7-1
European Cup 1st round 2nd leg
02 Oct 1971 Southampton v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
06 Oct 1971 Arsenal v Newcastle United W 4-0 League Cup 3rd round
09 Oct 1971 Arsenal v Newcastle United W 4-2 League Division One
16 Oct 1971 Chelsea v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
20 Oct 1971 Grasshoppers v Arsenal W 0-2 European Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Oct 1971 Derby County v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
26 Oct 1971 Arsenal v Sheffield United D 0-0 League Cup 4th round
30 Oct 1971 Arsenal v Ipswich Town W 2-1 League Division One
03 Nov 1971 Arsenal v Grasshoppers W 3-0
Agg: 5-0
European Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
06 Nov 1971 Liverpool v Arsenal L 3-2 League Division One
08 Nov 1971 Sheffield United v Arsenal L 2-0 League Cup 4th round replay
13 Nov 1971 Arsenal v Manchester City L 1-2 League Division One
20 Nov 1971 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal L 5-1 League Division One
24 Nov 1971 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
27 Nov 1971 Arsenal v Crystal Palace W 2-1 League Division One
04 Dec 1971 West Ham United v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
11 Dec 1971 Arsenal v Coventry City W 2-0 League Division One
18 Dec 1971 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion W 2-0 League Division One
27 Dec 1971 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
01 Jan 1972 Arsenal v Everton D 1-1 League Division One
08 Jan 1972 Stoke City v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
15 Jan 1972 Swindon Town v Arsenal W 0-2 FA Cup 3rd round
22 Jan 1972 Arsenal v Huddersfield Town W 1-0 League Division One
29 Jan 1972 Sheffield United v Arsenal W 0-5 League Division One
05 Feb 1972 Reading v Arsenal W 1-2 FA Cup 4th round
12 Feb 1972 Arsenal v Derby County W 2-0 League Division One
19 Feb 1972 Ipswich Town v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
26 Feb 1972 Derby County v Arsenal D 2-2 FA Cup 5th round
29 Feb 1972 Arsenal v Derby County D 0-0 FA Cup 5th round replay
08 Mar 1972 Ajax v Arsenal L 2-1 European Cup 3rd round 1st leg
11 Mar 1972 Newcastle United v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
13 Mar 1972 Arsenal v Derby County W 1-0 FA Cup 5th round 2nd replay
18 Mar 1972 Orient v Arsenal W 0-1 FA Cup Quarter-final
22 Mar 1972 Arsenal v Ajax L 0-1
Agg: 1-3
European Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
25 Mar 1972 Leeds United v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
28 Mar 1972 Arsenal v Southampton W 1-0 League Division One
01 Apr 1972 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest W 3-0 League Division One
08 Apr 1972 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 2-1 League Division One
15 Apr 1972 Arsenal v Stoke City D 1-1 FA Cup Semi-final
25 Apr 1972 Arsenal v Manchester United W 3-0 League Division One
06 May 1972 Arsenal v Leeds United L 0-1 FA Cup Final
08 May 1972 Arsenal v Liverpool D 0-0 League Division One
11 May 1972 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-2 League Division One
12 Aug 1972 Leicester City v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
15 Aug 1972 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 5-2 League Division One
19 Aug 1972 Arsenal v Stoke City W 2-0 League Division One
22 Aug 1972 Coventry City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
26 Aug 1972 Manchester United v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
29 Aug 1972 Arsenal v West Ham United W 1-0 League Division One
02 Sep 1972 Arsenal v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
05 Sep 1972 Arsenal v Everton W 1-0 League Cup 2nd round
09 Sep 1972 Newcastle United v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
16 Sep 1972 Arsenal v Liverpool D 0-0 League Division One
23 Sep 1972 Norwich City v Arsenal L 3-2 League Division One
26 Sep 1972 Arsenal v Birmingham City W 2-0 League Division One
30 Sep 1972 Arsenal v Southampton W 1-0 League Division One
02 Dec 1972 Arsenal v Leeds United W 2-1 League Division One
09 Dec 1972 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
16 Dec 1972 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion W 2-1 League Division One
23 Dec 1972 Birmingham City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1972 Arsenal v Norwich City W 2-0 League Division One
30 Dec 1972 Stoke City v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
06 Jan 1973 Arsenal v Manchester United W 3-1 League Division One
13 Jan 1973 Arsenal v Leicester City D 2-2 FA Cup 3rd round
17 Jan 1973 Leicester City v Arsenal W 1-2 FA Cup 3rd round replay
20 Jan 1973 Chelsea v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
27 Jan 1973 Arsenal v Newcastle United D 2-2 League Division One
03 Feb 1973 Arsenal v Bradford City W 2-0 FA Cup 4th round
10 Feb 1973 Liverpool v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
17 Feb 1973 Arsenal v Leicester City W 1-0 League Division One
24 Feb 1973 Carlisle United v Arsenal W 1-2 FA Cup 5th round
28 Feb 1973 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
03 Mar 1973 Arsenal v Sheffield United W 3-2 League Division One
10 Mar 1973 Ipswich Town v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
17 Mar 1973 Chelsea v Arsenal D 2-2 FA Cup Quarter-final
20 Mar 1973 Arsenal v Chelsea W 2-1 FA Cup Quarter-final replay
24 Mar 1973 Manchester City v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
26 Mar 1973 Arsenal v Crystal Palace W 1-0 League Division One
31 Mar 1973 Arsenal v Derby County L 0-1 League Division One
07 Apr 1973 Arsenal v Sunderland L 1-2 FA Cup Semi-final
14 Apr 1973 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 League Division One
21 Apr 1973 Everton v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
23 Apr 1973 Southampton v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
28 Apr 1973 West Ham United v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
09 May 1973 Leeds United v Arsenal L 6-1 League Division One
18 Aug 1973 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 1-3 FA Cup 3rd place play-off
25 Aug 1973 Arsenal v Manchester United W 3-0 League Division One
28 Aug 1973 Arsenal v Leeds United L 1-2 League Division One
01 Sep 1973 Newcastle United v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
04 Sep 1973 Sheffield United v Arsenal L 5-0 League Division One
08 Sep 1973 Arsenal v Leicester City L 0-2 League Division One
11 Sep 1973 Arsenal v Sheffield United W 1-0 League Division One
15 Sep 1973 Norwich City v Arsenal W 0-4 League Division One
22 Sep 1973 Arsenal v Stoke City W 2-1 League Division One
29 Sep 1973 Everton v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
02 Oct 1973 Arsenal v Tranmere Rovers L 0-1 League Cup 2nd round
06 Oct 1973 Arsenal v Birmingham City W 1-0 League Division One
13 Oct 1973 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
20 Oct 1973 Arsenal v Ipswich Town D 1-1 League Division One
27 Oct 1973 Queens Park Rangers v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
03 Nov 1973 Arsenal v Liverpool L 0-2 League Division One
10 Nov 1973 Manchester City v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
17 Nov 1973 Arsenal v Chelsea D 0-0 League Division One
24 Nov 1973 West Ham United v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
01 Dec 1973 Arsenal v Coventry City D 2-2 League Division One
04 Dec 1973 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 2-2 League Division One
08 Dec 1973 Derby County v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
15 Dec 1973 Burnley v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
22 Dec 1973 Arsenal v Everton W 1-0 League Division One
26 Dec 1973 Southampton v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
29 Dec 1973 Leicester City v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
01 Jan 1974 Arsenal v Newcastle United L 0-1 League Division One
05 Jan 1974 Norwich City v Arsenal W 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Jan 1974 Arsenal v Norwich City W 2-0 League Division One
19 Jan 1974 Manchester United v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
26 Jan 1974 Arsenal v Aston Villa D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round
30 Jan 1974 Aston Villa v Arsenal L 2-0 FA Cup 4th round replay
02 Feb 1974 Arsenal v Burnley D 1-1 League Division One
05 Feb 1974 Leeds United v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
16 Feb 1974 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-1 League Division One
23 Feb 1974 Birmingham City v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
02 Mar 1974 Arsenal v Southampton W 1-0 League Division One
16 Mar 1974 Ipswich Town v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
23 Mar 1974 Arsenal v Manchester City W 2-0 League Division One
30 Mar 1974 Stoke City v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
06 Apr 1974 Arsenal v West Ham United D 0-0 League Division One
13 Apr 1974 Chelsea v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
15 Apr 1974 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
20 Apr 1974 Arsenal v Derby County W 2-0 League Division One
24 Apr 1974 Liverpool v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
27 Apr 1974 Coventry City v Arsenal D 3-3 League Division One
30 Apr 1974 Arsenal v Queens Park Rangers D 1-1 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
1971-72 England Under-23 1
1972-73 England Under-23 2
2
1973-74 England Under-23 1
1975-76 England British Championships 3
1975-76 England Centenary Match 1
1
1976-77 England British Championships 2
1976-77 England FIFA World Cup 1
1
1976-77 England International Friendly
2
1977-78 England FIFA World Cup 1
1
1977-78 England International Friendly 1
1979-80 England British Championships 1
1979-80 England International Friendly 2
1979-80 England UEFA European Championship 2
1


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
06 Jan 1972 England v Wales W 2-0 U23
02 Jan 1973 England v Netherlands W 3-1 U23
24 May 1973 Denmark v England D 1-1 U23
29 May 1973 Netherlands v England L 1-0 U23
01 Jun 1973 Czechoslovakia v England L 3-0 U23
16 Oct 1973 England v Poland D 0-0 U23
24 Mar 1976 Wales v England W 1-2 Centenary Match
08 May 1976 Wales v England W 0-1 British Championships
11 May 1976 England v Northern Ireland W 4-0 British Championships
15 May 1976 Scotland v England L 2-1 British Championships
30 Mar 1977 England v Luxembourg W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
31 May 1977 England v Wales L 0-1 British Championships
04 Jun 1977 England v Scotland L 1-2 British Championships
08 Jun 1977 Brazil v England D 0-0 International Friendly
12 Jun 1977 Argentina v England D 1-1 International Friendly
07 Sep 1977 England v Switzerland D 0-0 International Friendly
12 Oct 1977 Luxembourg v England W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 2
22 Nov 1979 England v Bulgaria W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
26 Mar 1980 Spain v England W 0-2 International Friendly
13 May 1980 England v Argentina W 3-1 International Friendly
17 May 1980 Wales v England L 4-1 British Championships
12 Jun 1980 Belgium v England D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
15 Jun 1980 Italy v England L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B


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