Player profile

Kevin Sheedy

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

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 3 0 2 0 0 5
1978-1979 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979-1980 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980-1981 1 0 0 0 0 1
1981-1982 2 0 2 0 0 4

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

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

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 0 0 2 0 0 2
1978-1979 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979-1980 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980-1981 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981-1982 0 0 2 0 0 2

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Opponent
1 Middlesbrough
1 Exeter City
Total Started/substitutions
2 Started
0 Substitute
Total Competition
2 League Cup
Total Goal minute period
1 16-30 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
2 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 14.02.1981 Birmingham City Anfield League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 53 28.10.1981 Exeter City St James' Park League Cup

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.

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Hereford 1975-1976 England Third Division 1 0 1 0
Hereford 1976-1977 England Second Division 16 1 16 1
Hereford 1977-1978 England Third Division 34 3 39 4
Everton 1982-1983 England First Division 40 11 48 13
Everton 1983-1984 England First Division 28 4 44 10
Everton 1984-1985 England First Division 29 11 42 17
Everton 1985-1986 England First Division 31 5 43 9
Everton 1986-1987 England First Division 28 13 37 16
Everton 1987-1988 England First Division 17 1 21 1
Everton 1988-1989 England First Division 26 8 41 12
Everton 1989-1990 England First Division 37 9 47 13
Everton 1990-1991 England First Division 22 4 27 5
Everton 1991-1992 England First Division 16 1 19 1
Newcastle United 1991-1992 England Second Division 13 1 13 1
Newcastle United 1992-1993 England First Division 24 3 32 4
Blackpool 1993-1994 England Second Division 26 1 29 1
Total 388 76 499 108
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