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Kevin Dillon

Kevin Dillon

Clubs played for: Birmingham City, Portsmouth, Newcastle United, Reading, Stevenage Borough, Yeovil Town, Fareham Town (1977-1997)

Born: 1959

Birthplace: Sunderland


Position: Midfielder

Biography: Hailed from the north-east but made his League debut as a Birmingham City player, having been given the chance by non other than Sir Alf Ramsey. A 140,000 transfer saw him arrive at Fratton Park in March 1983 where he instantly became a first team regular and the club's penalty taker. Over six years he scored more than his fair share of goals, many coming from the spot. Dillon was reunited with his former Birmingham boss Jim Smith at Newcastle United in 1989 and ended his career in Berkshire with Reading. He became coach and then assistant manager at Elm Park but left the club when Steve Coppell resigned in May 2009. Was appointed manager of Aldershot Town in November 2009.

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