12 Facts About Kevin Gallacher


Kevin William Gallacher was born on 23 November 1966 and is a Scottish former professional footballer and football pundit and co-commentator.


Kevin Gallacher played in the top flight for Coventry City and Newcastle United as well as in the Scottish Premier League for Dundee United and in the Football League for Preston North End, Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield Town.


Kevin Gallacher made 53 appearances for Scotland, scoring 9 goals and was part of their Euro 92, Euro 96 and World Cup 98 squads.


Kevin Gallacher made his first team debut in December 1985 aged 19 years old in a UEFA Cup tie against Neuchatel Xamax and three days later played against Rangers at Ibrox.


Kevin Gallacher soon established himself in the side with his fast and penetrating wing play.


Kevin Gallacher helped United reach the 1987 UEFA Cup Final, scoring against Barcelona in the quarter-finals en route.


Kevin Gallacher then moved to Newcastle United, becoming Bobby Robson's first signing as Newcastle manager.

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Kevin Gallacher was mostly used as a right winger, a role he adapted to well, and despite a lack of goals, was fairly popular with the Newcastle fans for his work rate.


Kevin Gallacher won 53 caps for Scotland, and was in the squads for the Euro 92, Euro 96, and 1998 FIFA World Cup tournaments.


Kevin Gallacher scored nine goals for his country, six of them in 1998 World Cup qualification, a significant contribution to the successful campaign which included perhaps his most famous international goals, a double against Austria at Celtic Park in 1997.


Kevin Gallacher has worked as a co-commentator and studio analyst for BBC Radio Lancashire, BBC Radio 5 Live, Sky Sports, Setanta Sports, BBC Scotland and Channel 5.


Kevin Gallacher is the grandson of the late Celtic forward Patsy Gallacher, who died before he was born.