Kevin Cairns Player Profile


  • Full Name: Kevin William Cairns
  • Born: June 29th, 1937 (Poole, England)
  • Died: September 11th, 2017 (Lostock Hall, Lancashire, England)
  • Height: 5' 7
  • Position: Left Back
  • Signed: September 1st, 1960
  • First Manager: Jerry Kerr
  • Career Totals: 23 appearances
  • Also Played For: Blackburn Rovers, Southport, Wigan Athletic


Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1961-62 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 - -
1960-61 22 22 0 0 0 21 0 1 0
Totals: 23 (0) 0 22 (0) 0 1 (0) 0

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
Nov 25th, 1961 25/11/61 Division One vs. Rangers (H) 2 - 3
Apr 1st, 1961 01/04/61 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H) 3 - 3
Mar 25th, 1961 25/03/61 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 1 - 1
Mar 18th, 1961 18/03/61 Division One vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 1
Mar 7th, 1961 07/03/61 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 3 - 4

 Recent First Team Goals
 None

 List of Goals Scored
None

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Nov 25th, 1961 25/11/61 Division One vs. Rangers (H) 2 - 3
Apr 1st, 1961 01/04/61 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H) 3 - 3
Mar 25th, 1961 25/03/61 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 1 - 1
Mar 18th, 1961 18/03/61 Division One vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 1
Mar 7th, 1961 07/03/61 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 3 - 4
Mar 4th, 1961 04/03/61 Division One vs. Clyde (A) 1 - 3
Feb 18th, 1961 18/02/61 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (H) 4 - 1
Feb 11th, 1961 11/02/61 2nd Round vs. St Mirren (H) 0 - 1
Feb 4th, 1961 04/02/61 Division One vs. Airdrie (A) 4 - 4
Jan 21st, 1961 21/01/61 Division One vs. Hearts (H) 3 - 0
Jan 14th, 1961 14/01/61 Division One vs. Partick Th (H) 3 - 0
Jan 7th, 1961 07/01/61 Division One vs. Dundee (A) 0 - 3
Jan 2nd, 1961 02/01/61 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H) 0 - 2
Dec 31st, 1960 31/12/60 Division One vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 2
Dec 24th, 1960 24/12/60 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 3
Nov 5th, 1960 05/11/60 Division One vs. Third Lanark (A) 1 - 6
Oct 29th, 1960 29/10/60 Division One vs. Clyde (H) 2 - 1
Oct 22nd, 1960 22/10/60 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 0 - 1
Oct 15th, 1960 15/10/60 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (A) 2 - 0
Oct 1st, 1960 01/10/60 Division One vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1
Sep 24th, 1960 24/09/60 Division One vs. Partick Th (A) 0 - 1
Sep 17th, 1960 17/09/60 Division One vs. Dundee (H) 3 - 1
Sep 10th, 1960 10/09/60 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A) 2 - 0


Competition History


Comp
LGE 22 0 0 0
SC 1 0 0 0
Totals: 23 (0) 0

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals


Biography


Kevin had been at Blackburn Rovers before playing as a forward for English amateur sides Weymouth and Carshalton Athletic. During his National Service he switched to full back, and he played in an Army match alongside United's Ron Yeats who recommended him to the club before he was signed in September 1960.

He featured regularly for United during the 1960-61 season but the arrival of new players forced him out of the line up for almost all of the following season. He was released at the end of the campaign and then signed for Southport.

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. (credit: Southport FPA)

Last updated on Thursday, February 25th, 2021 by B Orr.





Debut

September 10th, 1960
St Johnstone 0 - 2 Dundee United

League (Division One)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Kevin was born on this date in Poole, England.


  • Signed For Dundee United


    During his National Service, Kevin played in an Army match alongside United's Ron Yeats, who recommended him to the club before he was signed in September 1960.


  • First Team Debut

    St Johnstone 0 - 2 Dundee United
    League (Division One)


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee United 2 - 3 Rangers
    League (Division One)


  • Left the Club


    Kevin was released in April 1962 and went on to sign for Southport.


  • Date of Death


    Kevin died on this date in Lostock Hall, Lancashire, England.