Shoot! Focus on Alan Kennedy

Full name: Alan Phillip Kennedy
Birthplace: Sunderland
Birthdate: 31st August, 1954
Height: 5ft 10ins
Weight: 11st 10lbs
Car: Ford Capri
Favourite player: Brother Keith
Favourite other teams: Newcastle and Bury
Most difficult opponent: Steve Heighway
Most memorable matches: 1974 FA Cup final and 1976 League Cup final (both with Newcastle)
Biggest thrill: Being selected for the full England squad vs. West Germany in 1976
Biggest disappointment: Pulling out of the above game through injury
Best country visited: New Zealand
Favourite food: I like anything
Miscellaneous likes: Golf, cars, horse-riding and winning
Miscellaneous dislikes: Smoking
Favourite TV show: Rising Damp, sports programmes, When the boat comes in
Favourite singers: Eagles, America, Bee Gees
Biggest influence on career: Coaching staff at Newcastle, Mother and father
Biggest drag in soccer: Inconsistent referees and injuries
International honours: Six under 23 caps and eight B appearances
Personal ambition: To be successful
Professional ambition: Win the European cup, the League and full England honours
If you weren’t a footballer, what would you be: Always wanted to be a footballer
Which persons in the world would you most like to meet: Pele and the editor of SHOOT – he owes me a drink.

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