Kevin Sheedy

Kevin Sheedy
Position:
MF
D.o.B: 21/10/1959
Birthplace: Bluith Wells
Appearances: 356 (12)
Goals: 97
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For Kevin Sheedy, opportunities proved limited at rivals Liverpool and after just a handful of appearances, he joined Everton for a fee of £100,000 in 1982. In making the transfer he became the first player to swap a red shirt for a blue one since Johnny Morrissey 20 years earlier.

It was to prove a switch that would prove hugely successful for both Sheedy and the Blues - with the wide player proving on countless occasions why the Reds were hasty to let him go.

During his decade at Goodison Park, Sheedy played 369 times for Everton, scoring 97 times and winning three major domestic honors - the Division One Championship in 1984/85 and 1986/87, and the FA Cup in 1984. He assisted in the European Cup Winners’ Cup success in 1985 and netted in the 3-1 triumph over Rapid Vienna in Rotterdam.

Outstanding performances during a trophy-laden period for Everton, deservedly saw Sheedy named in the PFA Team of the Year, both in 1984/85 and 1986/87.

Despite being born in Wales, Sheedy was capped 46 times for the Republic of Ireland. He netted nine international goals and became the first player to score for his country at a World Cup finals when he put the ball past Peter Shilton in a 1-1 draw with England at Italia’ 90.

Sheedy left Everton in 1992, going on to play for both Newcastle and Blackpool before working in the backroom setup at Tranmere Rovers and Hartlepool. After a 14 year absence, Sheedy returned to Goodison in 2006, taking up a role in the Club's Academy.  

Career Stats - Kevin Sheedy (First team)

League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Season App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls.
1982 1983 40 11 5 2 3 0 0 0 48 13
1983 1984 28 4 6 2 10 4 0 0 44 10
1984 1985 29 11 6 4 2 0 0 0 42 17
1985 1986 31 5 3 0 4 2 0 0 43 9
1986 1987 28 13 1 0 4 1 0 0 37 16
1987 1988 14 (3) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 18 (3) 1
1988 1989 24 (2) 8 8 4 1 (1) 0 0 0 37 (3) 12
1989 1990 33 (4) 9 6 2 4 2 0 0 43 (4) 13
1990 1991 20 (2) 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 25 (2) 5
1991 1992 16 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 19 1
Total 263 (11) 67 38 15 31 (1) 9 0 0 356 (12) 97
Please note, not all competitions are listed on this page. In some cases, this may result in a discrepancy between the displayed totals for appearances and goals.

Club From To App. Gls.
Everton 28/08/1982 21/12/1991 356 (12) 97

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