Young right back John Kay helped Arsenal win the Football Combination title in 1983/84.
Signing professional at Highbury in July 1981, he made his League debut in Arsenal's 0-0 draw at West Brom in February 1983 and played 14 First Division games prior to joining Wimbledon for £25,000 in July 1984.
He featured in their 1985/86 promotion campaign and moved to Sunderland in July 1987, starring in their rise to the top flight. Also helping them reach the 1992 FA Cup final, he joined Preston in August 1996, then played for Scarborough and Workington.
He has since coached youth football in the North-East