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Derek Kevan

Derek Kevan

Clubs played for: Bradford Park Avenue, West Bromwich Albion, Chelsea, Manchester City, Crystal Palace, Peterborough, Luton Town, Stockport County. (1952-1967).

Born: 1935

Birthplace: Ripon

Position: Centre-forward

Biography: An England international nicknamed the 'Tank' was bought to London by Tommy Docherty for £50,000 in March 1963. His only goal for the club was in the 7-0 rout over Portsmouth which clinched promotion. The strict discipline and demanding training methods of the manager led to a fall out between the pair and he was sold to Man City for £35,000. Is now retired living in Castle Vale, Birmingham after working in a pub, as a delivery driver and for a Sign Company.

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