Football: Keegan: from Armthorpe to Lancaster Gate

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1951: Born Armthorpe, Yorkshire, 14 February.

1967: Joined Scunthorpe United as apprentice.

1968: Signed professional in December.

1971: Transferred to Liverpool for pounds 35,000 in May.

1972: England debut v Wales in Cardiff.

1977: Transferred to German Bundesliga club SV Hamburg for pounds 500,000.

1980: Transferred to Southampton for pounds 420,000.

1982: Last England game as substitute v Spain in Madrid during World Cup finals. Won 63 caps, scored 21 goals, captained England 31 times.

1982: Transferred to Newcastle for pounds 100,000.

1984: Retired from playing after helping Newcastle win promotion back to old First Division after six-year absence.

1992: After eight years out of the game and living in Spain, returned to football in February as manager of Newcastle.

1993: Newcastle promoted to Premier League as First Division champions.

1994: Keegan appointed Director of Football and agrees new deal to tie him to St James' Park club for next 10 years.

1996: Despite leading the table by 12 points at one stage, Newcastle collapse to finish runners-up to Manchester United in Premier League. In the summer, breaks world transfer record by paying Blackburn Rovers pounds 15m for England striker Alan Shearer.

1997: Resigns as manager of Newcastle on 8 January, following dispute with club over financial plans after Stock Exchange flotation. On 25 September joins Fulham as "Chief Operating Officer", with former England colleague Ray Wilkins taking charge of team affairs.

1998: Takes over team control on 7 May after Wilkins is sacked. Fulham reach Second Division play-offs, but fail to win promotion.

1999: Appointed England coach on 17 February - but only for four games.

HONOURS

Liverpool: Football League championship medals 1972-73, 75-76, 76-77. FA Cup winners 1974. FA Cup runners-up 1977. European Cup winners 1977. Uefa Cup winners 1973, 76. Footballer of the Year 1975-76.

Hamburg: Bundesliga Player of the Year 1978. Bundesliga champions 1979. European Cup runners-up 1980. European Footballer of the Year 1977-78, 78-79

Southampton: PFA Player of the Year 1981-82.

Newcastle United (as manager): First Division champions 1992-93. First Division manager of the season 1992-93. Premier League runners-up 1995- 96.

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