Player profile

Kevin Sheedy

Birthdate: 21 October 1959
Birthplace: Builth Wells, Wales
Other clubs: Hereford United (1976-78), Everton (1982-92), Newcastle United (1992-93), Blackpool (1993-94)
Bought from: Hereford United
Signed for LFC: £80,000, 13.07.1978
International debut: 12.10.1983 vs. Holland
International caps: Ireland 46/9 - 1993
Liverpool debut: 14.02.1981
Last appearance: 06.03.1982
Debut goal: 28.10.1981
Last goal: 10.11.1981
Contract expiry: May 1982
Win ratio: 40% W: 2 D: 2 L: 1
Games/goals ratio: 2.5
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 22 / 2
LFC league games/goals: 3 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 5 / 2

Player profile

Sheedy was born in Wales but also qualified to play for the Republic of Ireland, which he did with distinction from 1983-1993. The 18-year-old established himself in the Hereford side which was relegated from the Third Division in the 1977/78 season. Sheedy signed for Liverpool in July 1978 but had to wait two and a half years for his first-team debut which came eventually on 14 February 1981 in a 2-2 home League draw with Birmingham City. His only other two appearances in the First Division for the club were both as a substitute in the following season. Sheedy also played in two League Cup ties for Liverpool in 1981/82 and scored in both of them, against Exeter and Middlesbrough. With his opportunities at Anfield limited particularly to Ronnie Whelan's emergence, Sheedy decided to make the short trip across Stanley Park to join Everton and became a regular in their side for several seasons, scoring regularly from his midfield position and winning championship and cup medals along the way. He's considered the best left-footer in Everton's history, playing 368 games and scoring 97 goals for the club from 1982-1992. Sheedy has been a coach at Everton's Academy since 2006.

Appearances per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals302005
1978-1979 000000
1979-1980 000000
1980-1981 100001
1981-1982 202004

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

TotalOpponent
1Middlesbrough
1Swansea City
1Brighton & Hove Albion
1Birmingham City
1Exeter City
Total Started/substitutions
3 Started
6 On the bench
2 Substitute
Substituted
TotalCompetition
3League
2League Cup

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals002002
1978-1979 000000
1979-1980 000000
1980-1981 000000
1981-1982 002002

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalStarted/substitutions
2Started
0Substitute
TotalCompetition
2League Cup
TotalGoal minute period
01-15
116-30 minutes
031-45
146-60 minutes
061-75
076-90
091-120
TotalOpen play/Penalty
2Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
No records to display.

Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
114.02.1981Birmingham CityAnfieldLeague

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
15328.10.1981Exeter CitySt James' ParkLeague Cup

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Related Quotes

"I nutmegged Souness once in training. He just laughed, but then the a few years later I did the same thing against him in a match and he elbowed me in the face."

Kevin Sheedy on his former team-mate at Liverpool and later adversary.

The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1978-1979 * Midfielder
1979-1980 * Midfielder
1980-1981 * Midfielder
1981-1982 * Midfielder
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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