Death: Ray Kennedy former English footballer, Arsenal & Liverpool dies at 70

By | November 30, 2021

Ray Kennedy Death: Ray Kennedy, 70-year-old, an English former footballer who won every domestic honor in the game with Arsenal and Liverpool in the 1970s and early 1980s. passed away. On Tuesday, November 30, 2021, Irish Liverpool Reds announces his passing on their official Facebook page. The post stated that “Former Liverpool Ray Kennedy who was a fine distinguished player who won 5 league titles and 3 European cups in Liverpool has passed away.

He was born Raymond Kennedy on birth 28 July 28, 1951, at Seaton Delaval, England. He played as a forward for Arsenal and then played as a left-sided midfielder for Liverpool. He scored 148 goals in 581 league and cup appearances in a 15-year career in the English Football League and also won 17 caps for England between 1976 and 1980, scoring three international goals. He turned professional for Arsenal in November 1968. After winning Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1970, First Division, and FA Cup Double in 1970–71. He was then sold to Liverpool for a club record £200,000 fee in July 1974. He was a strong player with an excellent first touch, intelligence, and all-around ability. He was later diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in November 1984.

He also joined Swansea City for a £160,000 fee in January 1982 and added a Welsh Cup winners medal to his collection. However the effects of Parkinson’s disease began to reduce his effectiveness on the pitch, and he dropped into the Fourth Division with Hartlepool United in November 1983. During the 1984–85 season, he spent a brief time as player-manager of Cyprus club Pezoporikos and later played for Northern League club Ashington. His life after football was difficult, as he had to deal with the effects of Parkinson’s, the loss of his business, and the breakdown of his 15-year marriage. He remained reliant on charity to fund his medical expenses and was forced to sell his medal collection and caps in 1993.

Ray Kennedy’s obituary will be organized by the family