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Real Name: Kevin William Cairns
Normal Position: Full Back
Height: 5' 9
Weight: 12 St. 0 lbs
Born: 29/06/1937 (Hoole, Near Preston)
Died: 11/09/2017 (Lostock Hall)

He was recommended to Dundee United by Ron Yeats who was stationed with him in the Army. He moved to full back from the forward Line while in the Army, and made 22 Scottish First Division appearances.

He joined Southport after a trial and after missing the opening 2 League games established himself as a regular member of the team. An ever-present in 1964-65, he lost his place early the following season after 70 consecutive first team appearances. During the promotion season in 1966-67, Kevin had 39 League games.

He could play at right or left back and was invariably sound and tackled well. His solitary goal was scored in a 2-2 draw at Crewe in December 1962.

Prior to his death in 2017, he lived in the Croston area, near Preston, having been in business as a market gardener for a number of years and after working at both Kirkham and Wymott prisons.



Season Date From To Value
1962/1963 01/08/1962 DUNDEE Southport
1967/1968 16/04/1968 Southport WIGAN ATHLETIC



Statistics include the following competitions
FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, League, PLAY OFFS , Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1962/1963 4701
1963/1964 4300
1964/1965 5100
1965/1966 2710
1966/1967 4100
1967/1968 1400
Total 223 1 1


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
12/02/1968 Northern Floodlit Challenge CupA STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 0
01/01/1968 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H LIVERPOOL 1 - 2
25/11/1967 LeagueA READING 1 - 1
18/11/1967 LeagueH SWINDON TOWN 1 - 1
13/11/1967 LeagueH GILLINGHAM 4 - 1
11/11/1967 LeagueA SHREWSBURY TOWN 2 - 3
04/11/1967 LeagueH BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 1 - 0
30/10/1967 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 3 - 4
23/10/1967 LeagueH BOURNEMOUTH 1 - 1
20/10/1967 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 0
14/10/1967 LeagueA ORIENT 0 - 3
07/10/1967 LeagueH NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1 - 3
04/10/1967 LeagueA BOURNEMOUTH 1 - 4
29/09/1967 LeagueH BARROW 1 - 0
25/09/1967 LeagueA COLCHESTER UNITED 1 - 1
23/09/1967 LeagueA BRISTOL ROVERS 3 - 1
06/05/1967 LeagueH SOUTHEND UNITED 1 - 0
28/04/1967 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 1
24/04/1967 LeagueH ROCHDALE 1 - 2
22/04/1967 LeagueH BRENTFORD 2 - 0
15/04/1967 LeagueA EXETER CITY 0 - 0
10/04/1967 LeagueA ROCHDALE 1 - 1
08/04/1967 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 3 - 1
03/04/1967 LeagueA WREXHAM 1 - 1
11/03/1967 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 4 - 3
08/03/1967 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 3 - 3
04/03/1967 LeagueH BARNSLEY 3 - 0
25/02/1967 LeagueA LUTON TOWN 0 - 0
18/02/1967 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 1 - 2
11/02/1967 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 4 - 0
04/02/1967 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 1 - 2
21/01/1967 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 2 - 1
14/01/1967 LeagueA YORK CITY 0 - 2
31/12/1966 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 1
26/12/1966 LeagueH WREXHAM 1 - 0
17/12/1966 LeagueH PORT VALE 0 - 0
10/12/1966 LeagueA SOUTHEND UNITED 1 - 0
03/12/1966 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
29/11/1966 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1 RH LIVERPOOL 3 - 2
26/11/1966 FA Cup / 1A BARNSLEY 1 - 2
19/11/1966 LeagueH EXETER CITY 1 - 1
12/11/1966 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 1 - 1
05/11/1966 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 2 - 0
29/10/1966 LeagueA BRENTFORD 1 - 2
24/10/1966 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H LIVERPOOL 1 - 1
22/10/1966 LeagueH NEWPORT COUNTY 1 - 0
19/10/1966 LeagueA NOTTS COUNTY 1 - 0
15/10/1966 LeagueA BARNSLEY 0 - 0
10/10/1966 LeagueH BARROW 4 - 1
08/10/1966 LeagueH LUTON TOWN 4 - 1
30/09/1966 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 1
24/09/1966 LeagueH CHESTERFIELD 1 - 2
19/09/1966 LeagueH NOTTS COUNTY 2 - 1
17/09/1966 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 4 - 0
10/09/1966 LeagueH YORK CITY 2 - 0
05/09/1966 LeagueH ALDERSHOT 1 - 0
03/09/1966 LeagueA BARROW 2 - 2
26/08/1966 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 4 - 1
24/08/1966 Football League Cup / 1H WORKINGTON 0 - 1
02/05/1966 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 2 - 3
29/04/1966 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 2 - 1
25/03/1966 LeagueA NEWPORT COUNTY 1 - 1
21/03/1966 LeagueH CHESTERFIELD 1 - 0
18/03/1966 LeagueH ALDERSHOT 0 - 2
12/03/1966 LeagueA BRADFORD PA 1 - 2
05/03/1966 FA Cup / 5A HULL CITY 0 - 2
28/02/1966 LeagueH WREXHAM 2 - 2
08/01/1966 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 4 - 0
01/01/1966 LeagueA DARLINGTON 0 - 2
28/12/1965 LeagueA LUTON TOWN 0 - 2
27/12/1965 LeagueH LUTON TOWN 3 - 2
17/12/1965 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 0
13/12/1965 FA Cup / 2RA STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 0
11/12/1965 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 0 - 1
04/12/1965 FA Cup / 2H STOCKPORT COUNTY 3 - 3
27/11/1965 LeagueA PORT VALE 1 - 4
22/11/1965 LeagueH ROCHDALE 4 - 0
30/10/1965 LeagueA COLCHESTER UNITED 0 - 0
23/10/1965 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 1
15/10/1965 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 2
13/09/1965 LeagueA BARROW 3 - 3
11/09/1965 LeagueA WREXHAM 1 - 3
04/09/1965 LeagueA NOTTS COUNTY 2 - 1
01/09/1965 Football League Cup / 1A CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 2
28/08/1965 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 2 - 1
23/08/1965 LeagueH BARROW 1 - 1
21/08/1965 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 1 - 3
24/04/1965 LeagueA ROCHDALE 0 - 2
19/04/1965 LeagueH WREXHAM 0 - 2
17/04/1965 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 1 - 1
16/04/1965 LeagueA WREXHAM 1 - 1
12/04/1965 Lancashire Senior Cup / FinalA BURNLEY 0 - 2
10/04/1965 LeagueA BARROW 1 - 1
05/04/1965 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 1 - 2
03/04/1965 LeagueH OXFORD UNITED 0 - 3
30/03/1965 Lancashire Senior Cup / SFH LIVERPOOL 3 - 0
26/03/1965 LeagueA BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 1 - 3
20/03/1965 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 4 - 4
13/03/1965 Liverpool Senior CupH LIVERPOOL 1 - 2
12/03/1965 LeagueA YORK CITY 2 - 3
06/03/1965 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 1
27/02/1965 LeagueA TORQUAY UNITED 0 - 2
21/02/1965 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2H BLACKPOOL 2 - 0
20/02/1965 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 2 - 2
12/02/1965 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 3
06/02/1965 LeagueH DARLINGTON 3 - 3
30/01/1965 LeagueH BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 1 - 2
23/01/1965 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 4
16/01/1965 LeagueH NEWPORT COUNTY 5 - 3
09/01/1965 FA Cup / 3A LEEDS UNITED 0 - 3
02/01/1965 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 2
28/12/1964 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 0 - 4
26/12/1964 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 1 - 2
19/12/1964 LeagueH NOTTS COUNTY 0 - 0
12/12/1964 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 2 - 1
05/12/1964 FA Cup / 2A WREXHAM 3 - 2
28/11/1964 LeagueH BARROW 0 - 4
21/11/1964 LeagueA OXFORD UNITED 1 - 1
14/11/1964 FA Cup / 1H ANNFIELD PLAIN 6 - 1
07/11/1964 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 0 - 3
03/11/1964 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H BARROW 3 - 1
31/10/1964 LeagueH YORK CITY 0 - 1
26/10/1964 LeagueH ROCHDALE 1 - 0
23/10/1964 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 2
19/10/1964 LeagueH BRADFORD PA 1 - 1
17/10/1964 LeagueH TORQUAY UNITED 0 - 1
13/10/1964 LeagueA BRADFORD PA 0 - 0
10/10/1964 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 1 - 3
05/10/1964 LeagueH MILLWALL 0 - 0
03/10/1964 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 2
29/09/1964 LeagueA MILLWALL 0 - 0
26/09/1964 LeagueA DARLINGTON 2 - 3
21/09/1964 LeagueH ALDERSHOT 3 - 1
18/09/1964 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 3
14/09/1964 Football League Cup / 1RA CARLISLE UNITED 0 - 1
12/09/1964 LeagueA NEWPORT COUNTY 0 - 5
09/09/1964 LeagueA ALDERSHOT 3 - 0
05/09/1964 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 5 - 2
02/09/1964 Football League Cup / 1H CARLISLE UNITED 0 - 0
31/08/1964 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 3 - 5
29/08/1964 LeagueA NOTTS COUNTY 0 - 0
25/08/1964 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 2 - 1
22/08/1964 LeagueH CHESTERFIELD 1 - 0
14/08/1964 FriendlyH BURY 2 - 1
04/05/1964 Liverpool Senior Cup / FinalH LIVERPOOL 2 - 2
27/04/1964 Liverpool Senior CupH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
25/04/1964 LeagueA OXFORD UNITED 0 - 0
21/04/1964 LeagueH BRADFORD PA 0 - 1
18/04/1964 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 0
13/04/1964 LeagueH OXFORD UNITED 1 - 1
11/04/1964 LeagueA NEWPORT COUNTY 0 - 3
04/04/1964 LeagueH WORKINGTON 0 - 3
30/03/1964 LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 3 - 0
22/02/1964 LeagueH BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 3 - 3
14/02/1964 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 2
08/02/1964 LeagueH DARLINGTON 3 - 1
01/02/1964 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 3 - 2
29/01/1964 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2 RH BLACKBURN ROVERS 1 - 4
25/01/1964 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 4 - 1
18/01/1964 LeagueH EXETER CITY 1 - 1
15/01/1964 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2H BLACKBURN ROVERS 2 - 2
11/01/1964 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 0 - 1
28/12/1963 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 0 - 3
26/12/1963 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 3 - 0
21/12/1963 LeagueA GILLINGHAM 1 - 5
14/12/1963 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 1 - 0
07/12/1963 FA Cup / 2A LINCOLN CITY 0 - 2
30/11/1963 LeagueH NEWPORT COUNTY 4 - 2
25/11/1963 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1 RH BLACKPOOL 5 - 3
23/11/1963 LeagueA WORKINGTON 1 - 2
16/11/1963 FA Cup / 1H WALSALL 2 - 1
09/11/1963 LeagueA ROCHDALE 0 - 4
06/11/1963 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1A BLACKPOOL 2 - 2
02/11/1963 LeagueH BARROW 3 - 3
28/10/1963 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 4
25/10/1963 LeagueA YORK CITY 1 - 4
22/10/1963 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 3 - 1
19/10/1963 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 0 - 2
12/10/1963 LeagueA BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 0 - 1
07/10/1963 LeagueH TORQUAY UNITED 1 - 0
05/10/1963 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 0
02/10/1963 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 0 - 2
28/09/1963 LeagueA DARLINGTON 2 - 2
25/09/1963 Football League Cup / 2A WORKINGTON 0 - 3
21/09/1963 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 2 - 1
17/09/1963 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 3 - 3
14/09/1963 LeagueA EXETER CITY 1 - 1
11/09/1963 LeagueA ALDERSHOT 1 - 3
07/09/1963 LeagueH CHESTERFIELD 0 - 1
04/09/1963 Football League Cup / 1H BARROW 2 - 1
31/08/1963 LeagueH GILLINGHAM 1 - 1
27/08/1963 LeagueH ALDERSHOT 4 - 1
24/08/1963 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 0 - 2
20/05/1963 LeagueA YORK CITY 1 - 1
18/05/1963 LeagueH OXFORD UNITED 4 - 2
07/05/1963 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 0
04/05/1963 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 0 - 0
29/04/1963 LeagueH EXETER CITY 1 - 3
27/04/1963 LeagueH GILLINGHAM 0 - 0
22/04/1963 LeagueH ALDERSHOT 1 - 1
20/04/1963 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 0
15/04/1963 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 2 - 0
13/04/1963 LeagueH WORKINGTON 6 - 3
12/04/1963 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 0 - 0
06/04/1963 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 1 - 6
02/04/1963 LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 2 - 1
30/03/1963 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 2 - 1
27/03/1963 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 2 - 0
23/03/1963 LeagueA EXETER CITY 1 - 2
19/03/1963 Liverpool Senior CupH TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 1
16/03/1963 LeagueH CHESTERFIELD 0 - 2
11/03/1963 LeagueA NEWPORT COUNTY 0 - 1
09/03/1963 LeagueA ROCHDALE 0 - 1
04/03/1963 LeagueH DARLINGTON 4 - 2
02/03/1963 LeagueH BRENTFORD 1 - 0
16/02/1963 LeagueA TORQUAY UNITED 1 - 5
26/12/1962 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 11
15/12/1962 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 2
08/12/1962 LeagueA GILLINGHAM 1 - 3
01/12/1962 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 0
24/11/1962 LeagueA DARLINGTON 3 - 1
19/11/1962 Liverpool Senior CupA TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 2
17/11/1962 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 3 - 2
10/11/1962 LeagueA WORKINGTON 0 - 2
07/11/1962 FA Cup / 1RA WREXHAM 2 - 3
03/11/1962 FA Cup / 1H WREXHAM 1 - 1
27/10/1962 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 0 - 6
24/10/1962 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H LIVERPOOL 1 - 3
20/10/1962 LeagueH ROCHDALE 1 - 1
13/10/1962 LeagueA BRENTFORD 3 - 3
08/10/1962 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 4 - 1
06/10/1962 LeagueH YORK CITY 2 - 1
03/10/1962 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 1 - 6
28/09/1962 LeagueH TORQUAY UNITED 4 - 4
24/09/1962 Football League Cup / 2H LUTON TOWN 1 - 3
15/09/1962 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 3 - 3
10/09/1962 LeagueA BARROW 2 - 6
08/09/1962 LeagueA OXFORD UNITED 0 - 0
05/09/1962 Football League Cup / 1H ROCHDALE 0 - 0
03/09/1962 LeagueH BARROW 3 - 3
01/09/1962 LeagueH NEWPORT COUNTY 2 - 1
27/08/1962 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 0 - 4
25/08/1962 LeagueA ALDERSHOT 2 - 4

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
14/08/1964FriendlyH BURY 2 - 1
25/11/1963Lancashire Senior Cup / 1 RH BLACKPOOL 5 - 3
15/12/1962LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 2
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