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KENNY CAMPBELL 1911-20

 

by Chris Wood

Date of Birth - 06/09/1892

Nationality - Scottish

Position - Goalkeeper

Games - 142

Goals - 0

Club Hons (Lpool) -

Intnl Hons - 8 Scotland Caps

Other Clubs - Clyde Vale, Rutherglen Glencairn, Cambuslang Rovers, Partick Thistle, New Brighton (amateur), Stoke, Leicester, New Brighton (twice)

Goalkeeper Kenneth Campbell became Liverpool's first line of defence when Sam Hardy moved to Villa Park in 1912. He missed only one First Division match during the 1912-13 season, but the man who replaced him*on that occasion (the young Elisha Scott) would subsequently ensure that Ken's spell at Anfield was relatively brief, Scottish international though he was.

 

Ken only missed 4 League games in 1913-14 but before the half-way point of the following season, Scott had taken over between the posts.

 

When the First World War ended and League football resumed, Ken did find himself first-choice again but in April 1920 he played the last of his 125 League games for Liverpool and returned briefly to his native Scotland.*He later*moved South again to play for three other English clubs before retiring as a player.

 

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