Ray Kennedy
Ray Kennedy

Ray Kennedy

Striker Ray Kennedy was a pivotal member of the 1970/71 Double-winning side.

A former sweet factory worker, Kennedy famously headed home the title-clinching goal at White Hart Lane in 1971.

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Name Ray Kennedy
Arsenal Career 1968 - 1974
Position:
Appearances 212 (206 starts, 6 as a sub)
Goals 71

He joined as an apprentice from New Hartley Juniors in May 1968 before turning professional six months later.

The striker made his senior debut as a substitute in the Fairs Cup against Glentoran in September 1969 - the competition in which he would later have a significant impact.

Arsenal reached the two-legged final that season and, trailing 3-0 in the first leg to Anderlecht, Kennedy headed a late goal which would prove crucial. The Gunners won the trophy on aggregate with a 3-0 victory at Highbury six days later.

Kennedy had scarcely played that season but was a huge part of the 1970/71 campaign in which Arsenal claimed league and FA Cup honours.

He finished as Arsenal's top scorer the following campaign with 19 goals but could not help the Gunners avoid defeat to Leeds in the 1972 FA Cup final.

Kennedy moved to Liverpool in 1974 and changed position from striker to midfielder. He won 10 major honours in six years on Merseyside.