Kevin Keegan

Kevin Keegan is a former English footballer who had a remarkable playing career, playing for several clubs and representing his country at international level. He was a versatile player who could play in multiple positions, but was mostly known for his attacking skills, speed, and work rate on the pitch.

Keegan was born in Armthorpe, England, in 1951, and began his professional career at Scunthorpe United in 1968. He quickly made an impression with his energetic performances and was soon signed by Liverpool FC in 1971.

At Liverpool, Keegan formed a formidable partnership with striker John Toshack and helped the club win three league titles, two UEFA Cups, and the FA Cup during his five-year spell at Anfield. He was named the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year in 1976 and also finished second in the European Footballer of the Year award in the same year.

In 1977, Keegan made a surprise move to German club Hamburg SV, where he continued to excel with his attacking skills and work rate. He helped the team win the Bundesliga title in 1979 and also reached the final of the European Cup with the team in the same year. Keegan was named the European Footballer of the Year in 1978 and 1979, becoming the first British player to win the award twice.

After four seasons in Germany, Keegan returned to England to sign for Southampton FC in 1980. He spent two seasons at the club, helping them finish runners-up in the First Division in 1984. In 1982, Keegan also returned to the international stage, captaining England at the World Cup in Spain.

Keegan's final club as a player was Newcastle United, where he signed in 1982. He helped the club win promotion to the First Division in 1984 and also reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup in 1985. Keegan retired from professional football in 1984, having made over 500 appearances for his clubs and scored over 200 goals.

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