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Kevin Keegan OBE
After Dinner Speaker | Guest Speaker | Motivational Speaker
Kevin Keegan was quite simply the footballing superstar of the Seventies.
With his famous 'bubble' perm, the Yorkshire-born striker was an icon both for Liverpool and England.
The attention which came his way wasn't without merit, for Keegan was a dynamic attacking force who can take much of the credit for the trophies which arrived at Anfield between 1971 and 1977.
The 1975-76 campaign was to be his finest as a Liverpool player, with his all round play and crucial goals – notably away to Wolves and Bruges - proving instrumental in yet another league and UEFA Cup double.
Keegan's efforts were rewarded with the Footballer of the Year accolade, and he still found time to fall off his bike on TV show Superstars and splash Brut 'all over' with boxing legend Sir Henry Cooper.
Keegan may have gone on to be crowned European Footballer of the Year twice during his spell in Germany but it was at Anfield where he enjoyed his greatest success.
He returned to the UK to play for Southampton and Newcastle United, helping the latter to promotion in his second season.
After an eight year break Kevin returned to Newcastle as manager, and once again steered the club into the top tier of the domestic game. Admired for his attacking tactics, he took them to second place in the Premier League. Then, after a spell at Fulham, he took charge of the national side - a hugely popular choice with press and public. However, his time in charge ended harshly with a media backlash after the team’s loss to Germany in a World Cup qualifier.
After a spell at Manchester City and a final return to Newcastle, Kevin retired from management - but continues to be involved in the game with academies, and as a pundit. He speaks about his eventful career, the lessons he’s learned, and the value of looking forward instead of reflecting on past glories.