Brilliant years of Liverpool,
The 1970s were in English football the brilliant years of Liverpool, thanks in large part to Kevin Keegan’s magnificent play. Already in 1973, the twenty-two-year-old football player for the first time became the champion of England. In the same year, Liverpool won the UEFA Cup, and became the first English club to win the national championship and the European Cup in one season.
In the finals, “Liverpool” was opposed by the German “Borussia” from Mönchengladbach. At that time, the players of the German national team Günther Netzer, Rainer Bonhof, Berti Vogts, who became European champions a year ago, shone in it. But Keegan after discounts Toshack scored two goals, and the total score of the first match was 3-0. And although Liverpool lost the return match in Monchengladbach – 0: 2, the English got the UEFA Cup.
Successes “Liverpool” continued. In 1976, he again won the UEFA Cup, this time defeating the Belgian Brugge. In the two final games, Keegan scored two goals. The following year, followed by a victory in the European Cup: in the final match with the score 3: 1 was defeated all the same “Borussia” from Mönchengladbach. And in 1976, and in 1977, “Liverpool” became the champion of the country. In 1976, Kevin Keegan was recognized as the best footballer in England.
KevinKigan3 But both of their “Golden Balls” of the best footballer in Europe, as he was declared in 1978 and 1979, Kevin Keegan already received as a footballer of the German “Hamburg”. At first, the game here he didn’t take shape very well — the German championship is noticeably different from the English in its rigidity and faster actions on the field. But Keegan quickly managed to reorganize – in Hamburg he was, rather, no longer a brilliant performer, but an organizing player. But here, too, he soon became the recognized leader of the team, defining its entire game. In 1979, he led the “Hamburg” to victory in the Bundesliga, and besides the club won the German Federal Cup. Keegan himself, in addition to his second Golden Ball, the best player in Europe, was named the best player of the FRG. When he turned thirty, he returned to England, but not to any of the famous clubs, but to the modest Southampton. However, here in 1982, Keegan was declared the best footballer in England for the second time in his career.
He completed his performances at home in Newcastle, which was then in the second division. Here Kevin Keegan spent two seasons, and they stood out from him just brilliant. To the delight of Newcastle fans, the great striker seemed to have a second wind. For two seasons, he scored 48 goals, and in October 1982, for the first time in his career, he made poker, scoring 4 goals against Rotherham. After the 1983–1984 season, Newcastle won the right to compete in the first division again, and this was Keegan’s latest achievement in English football.
He spent some time in Malaysia, speaking for the Tigers Capital Club. After completing performances, he collaborated with television for some time, and in 1992 he returned to football as a coach. Newcastle was Kiegan’s first club. In the 1995–1996 season, the club was close to winning the Premier League, ahead of Manchester United’s closest competitor by 10 points, and yet finally lost the advantage, taking only second place. Then, for some time, Keegan headed Fulham. In 1999–2000, a great football player led the England team.