Kevin Keegan OBE
Kevin Keegan (OBE) is an inspirational speaker and former England, Liverpool and Newcastle footballer as well as former Manager of England, Newcastle, Fulham and Man City.
A playing career that included time at Liverpool, Hamburg, Southampton and Newcastle as well as the national side, Kevin captained England for six years until his international retirement after the 1982 World Cup.
Keegan began his football career in 1968 at Scunthorpe United, making his debut as a young seventeen-year-old before moving to Liverpool in 1971 where he went on to win three First Division titles, two UEFA Cups, the FA Cup, and the European Cup during his six years at the club.
From Liverpool, Kevin joined Hamburger SV and secured further honours, winning the Bundesliga title and reaching the European Cup final.
Voted European Footballer of the Year in both 1978 and 1979, his return to UK football came at Southampton where he spent two seasons before joining Newcastle United in the Second Division, helping them gain promotion and finally retiring as a player in 1984.
He was capped 63 times for England, scoring 21 international goals.
After a break from the game, Kevin Keegan embarked on his managerial career, first in 1992 at Newcastle securing promotion to the top-flight and narrowly missing out on the Premiership title finishing second in the 1995-1996 season.
Fulham appointed him manager in 1997 before he accepted the England Manager’s job in 1999.
Joining Manchester City in May 2001 he led the team to promotion as First Division Champions and subsequently qualification for the UEFA Cup.
After a brief return to management with Newcastle, he now devotes his time to his business interests and media work.