Kevin Cairns Player Profile

Player Details

  • 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 History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1961-62 1 0 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
1960-61 22 0 0 0 31.8% 22.7% 45.5%
Totals: 23 (0) 0


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 25/11/61 Division One vs. Rangers (H) 2 - 3
 01/04/61 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H) 3 - 3
 25/03/61 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 1 - 1
 18/03/61 Division One vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 1
 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)
 25/11/61 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  2 - 3
 01/04/61 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  3 - 3
 25/03/61 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 1
 18/03/61 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 1
 07/03/61 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  3 - 4
 04/03/61 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  1 - 3
 18/02/61 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (H)  4 - 1
 11/02/61 2nd Round vs. St Mirren (H)  0 - 1
 04/02/61 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  4 - 4
 21/01/61 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  3 - 0
 14/01/61 Division One vs. Partick Th (H)  3 - 0
 07/01/61 Division One vs. Dundee (A)  0 - 3
 02/01/61 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 2
 31/12/60 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 2
 24/12/60 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 3
 05/11/60 Division One vs. Third Lanark (A)  1 - 6
 29/10/60 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  2 - 1
 22/10/60 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  0 - 1
 15/10/60 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (A)  2 - 0
 01/10/60 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1
 24/09/60 Division One vs. Partick Th (A)  0 - 1
 17/09/60 Division One vs. Dundee (H)  3 - 1
 10/09/60 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  2 - 0


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)





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.