Ray Kennedy Death – Cause of Death: Ray Kennedy won every domestic honour in the game with Arsenal and Liverpool in the 1970s and early 1980s.
The Liverpool legend passed away on Tuesday following battle with Parkinson’s disease in recent years. He wa 70 years old.
“Terribly sad news today with the passing of Ray Kennedy, a bona fide Liverpool legend, at the age of 70,” Liverpool FC correspondent for Goal, Neil Jones shared.
Kennedy made 393 appearances for Liverpool between 1974 and 1981, scoring 72 goals. He won five First Division titles, three European Cups, the UEFA Cup, the League Cup and the UEFA Super Cup during his successful Anfield career.
Kennedy played as a forward for Arsenal, and then played as a left-sided midfielder for Liverpool. He scored 148 goals in 581 league and cup appearances in a 15-year career in the English Football League and also won 17 caps for England between 1976 and 1980, scoring three international goals.
Kennedy made his first team debut for Arsenal in 1969, and went on to win the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1970, the First Division and FA Cup Double in 1970–71, and then play on the losing side in the 1972 FA Cup Final.
His form then declined, and he was sold to Liverpool for a club record £200,000 fee in July 1974, at the same time that Bill Shankly resigned as manager. He initially struggled at the club, but after manager Bob Paisley converted him to a left-sided midfielder he went on to help Liverpool to become the dominant club of English football from 1975 to 1982.
In January 1982, Kennedy was signed by Swansea City on a four-year contract for a £160,000 fee to play under former teammate John Toshack.
“A legend from Arsenal’s 1971 double team (scored the winner the night Arsenal won the league at White Hart Lane), who went on to achieve incredible things for Liverpool FC,” Charles Watts shared.