Kevin Paul William Mooney has had a varied football career since first playing for Tranmere as a 16 year-old in 1975. At 18 he moved to Bangor City and after half a season was sold to Bury for £6,500, more expensive than another arrival at Gigg Lane at that time, one Neville Southall!
After a year-and-a-half he spent a season in Sweden playing for Karskrona and after arriving back in the UK he played for Telford, Tranmere and Stafford Rangers.
Four years with the Midlands club were followed by another four, at Bangor City before Brian Kettle brought him to Haig Avenue
All told Kevin made just shy of 200 appearances for Southport, and there is no doubt that Kevin’s cool defending and marshalling of the back line played a major part in the Championship success. Kevin wore the number 4 shirt for all of Southport’s 68 competitive matches in the 1992/93 season missing just a few minutes of the complete season due to injury in the final game. A tribute to him is shown by the fact that supporters and players alike voted him as their Player of the Year.
Kevin names good on and off the field friend Derek Goulding as a big influence on his playing career and they both feature in manager Brian Kettle’s all time Southport XI.
Kevin Mooney will be inducted into the Southport FC Hall of Fame on 13th November 2021