38 Facts About Kevin Keegan

1. Kevin Keegan is known for his charity appearances for the Lord's Taverners.

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2. Kevin Keegan narrated the 90-minute documentary Keegan on Keegan, released via Castle Vision on VHS cassette in 1992.

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3. Kevin Keegan released a single in 1972 titled "It Ain't Easy".

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4. Kevin Keegan was part of ESPN's live coverage of the 2011, 2012 and 2013 FA Cup finals with pitch-side build-up and post-match commentary.

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5. In June 2013, Kevin Keegan stated he would only consider a return should owner Mike Ashley leave the club.

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6. In September 2009, it was reported that Kevin Keegan had met with Ashley and the Newcastle board—including former members—in a Premier League arbitration hearing for a claim of £10 million in compensation for his shock resignation.

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7. Kevin Keegan had a disappointing first eight games back at Newcastle, not winning a single match.

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8. Kevin Keegan awarded the club captaincy to Michael Owen, stating, "Kevin Keegan's not scared to give his opinion when he's right, and he's not scared to say what he feels.

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9. Kevin Keegan managed his first game at the club since 1997 against Bolton Wanderers on 19 January 2008.

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10. Kevin Keegan was the first manager in the Premier League era to win the Division One title with two clubs.

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11. Kevin Keegan signed experienced international players such as Stuart Pearce, Eyal Berkovic and Ali Benarbia.

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12. Kevin Keegan went on, "I wasn't allowed to bring in the people I wanted and that was wrong.

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13. On 8 January 1997, Kevin Keegan announced his resignation as manager.

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14. Kevin Keegan recovered sufficiently to appear as a substitute for the last 26 minutes of England's final Second Round game against hosts Spain.

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15. Kevin Keegan finally reached a World Cup in 1982 when England got to the finals in Spain.

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16. Kevin Keegan managed only one World Cup appearance though, after England failed to qualify for both the 1974 and 1978 tournaments.

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17. Kevin Keegan went on to captain England 31 times, retaining the captain's armband until his international retirement after the 1982 World Cup.

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18. Kevin Keegan was given the captaincy by manager Don Revie in 1976 after Gerry Francis fell from favour.

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19. Kevin Keegan scored his first international goal in his third appearance, against Wales, on 11 May 1974.

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20. Kevin Keegan appeared in only the two matches against Wales during this campaign as England failed to qualify for the 1974 FIFA World Cup.

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21. Kevin Keegan moved with his family to Spain stating that he would never enter football management, although he did carry out occasional work as a football pundit for British television.

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22. Kevin Keegan joined Newcastle United and spent two seasons there, during which time he was extremely popular with the supporters.

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23. Kevin Keegan had fallen out with McMenemy over the manager's failure to strengthen Southampton's defence while the team was at the top of the table.

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24. Kevin Keegan had a clause inserted into his contract when he joined Hamburg in 1977, giving Liverpool the option to buy him back.

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25. Kevin Keegan scored in pre-season friendlies against Barcelona and former club Liverpool, but the club suffered defeat in the European Super Cup against the Merseysiders, and Keegan was sent off in a mid-season friendly against VfB Lubeck after knocking out an opposition player with a punch.

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26. On his arrival in Germany, Kevin Keegan was the highest paid player in the country, and was built up by the press and club as the "saviour" of Hamburg.

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27. Kevin Keegan scored in both legs of the UEFA Cup final against FC Bruges, although he had only scored once previously during Liverpool's run in the competition.

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28. On 14 August 1971, Kevin Keegan made his Liverpool debut against Nottingham Forest at Anfield, scoring after 12 minutes.

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29. Kevin Keegan was thus transferred to Liverpool for £35,000 in 1971, at the age of 20.

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30. Kevin Keegan made his debut against Peterborough United at the age of 17, making 29 league starts in his first season.

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31. At the age of 16, Kevin Keegan was spotted playing at amateur level for Pegler, his employer at the time, and signed by fourth division Scunthorpe United—one of just two professional sides in the division.

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32. Kevin Keegan had a trial with Doncaster Rovers, who felt he was too small.

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33. Kevin Keegan was born at his auntie Nellie's house at 32 Elm place, Armthorpe.

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34. Kevin Keegan moved into management at Newcastle in 1992, winning promotion as First Division champions.

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35. Kevin Keegan moved to Southampton that summer, and spent two seasons at the club before a transfer to Newcastle United in the English second division in 1982.

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36. Kevin Keegan gained his first England cap in 1972, and moved to West German club Hamburger SV in the summer of 1977.

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37. Kevin Keegan began his playing career at Scunthorpe United in 1968, before moving to Liverpool in 1971.

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38. Kevin Keegan went on to manage Newcastle United, Fulham and Manchester City, winning promotion as champions in his first full season at all three clubs, and the England national team.

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