Focus On; Howard Kendall

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Originally a defender, Kendall was wanted by Bill Shankly at Liverpool but with Liverpool failing to provide the funds, he ended up joining Everton for £85,000 in March 1967, where he was moved into midfield with Alan Ball and Colin Harvey, the trio gaining the nickname “The Holy Trinity”.

They were a major component of the Everton team that reached the 1968 FA Cup Final, with Kendall again ending up on the losing side, and they went on to win the First Division title in the 1969–70 season. In the next three seasons, Kendall captained Everton as the side struggled to build on winning the league with a 17th-place finish in 1972–73.

He was sold to Birmingham City in February 1974 and he spent four seasons at St Andrew’s helping Birmingham survive in the First Division and reach the FA Cup semi-final in 1975.[6][4]


  • Full Name: Howard Kendall
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of Birth: 22.05.1946
  • Birthplace: Ryton
  • Nation: England
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  • Major League Career
    • 1963-67, Preston North End (104/13)
    • 1967-74, Everton (229/21)
    • 1974-77, Birmingham City (115/16)
    • 1977-79, Stoke City (82/9)
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