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Brian Kidd

Brian Kidd

Clubs played for: Manchester United, Arsenal, Manchester City, Everton, Bolton Wanderers. (1967-1981).

Born: 1949

Birthplace: Collyhurst, Manchester

Position: Forward

Biography: Kidd went to the same school in Collyhurst as Nobby Stiles and exploded onto the scene at a very young age. He played in the 1967 FA Charity Shield against Tottenham Hotspur and made his League debut the following week against Everton. He won a European Cup Winner's medal on his 19th birthday, scoring in the 4-1 win over Benfica at Wembley, and was selected for England in his early twenties. Appearing to be on the threshold of a brilliant career, Brian suffered an inexplicable loss of form which coincided with United's relegation from the First Division, and he was sold to Arsenal for £110,000. Later played for Manchester City, Everton and Bolton Wanderers. Then managed Barrow, Preston and Blackburn, has been assistant manager at Manchester United, Leeds and England among others, and is now assistant manager at Man City, after running the youth team.

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