- Autobiography of the Year 2019 – Shortlisted
Kevin Keegan, OBE, born in 1951, is a former football player and manager for teams such as Liverpool and Hamburger SV. As a player, he is best known for a legendary 1970s spell at Liverpool under Bill Shankly then Bob Paisley. In six seasons Keegan played a pivotal role in Liverpool winning three First Division titles, two Uefa Cups, a European Cup and an FA Cup. He left an indelible mark on the club and their fans by winning the Bundesliga and European Cup in his three years there. He also won the highly coveted Ballon D’Or, twice, while in Germany.
His ten-year England career, in which he captained his country thirty-one times, brought sixty-three caps and twenty-one goals, but only one, brief World Cup finals appearance. His book, My Life in Football, written with the Guardian and Observer’s chief football writer Daniel Taylor, examines his illustrious football career.
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