Kevin Campbell: Former Arsenal and Everton striker dies aged 54

Kevin Campbell: Former Arsenal and Everton striker dies aged 54

15 June 2024 Off By Total Football News

After coming through Arsenal’s youth set-up, Campbell made his senior debut for the club in 1988, following loan spells with Leyton Orient and Leicester.

He scored nine goals in 22 appearances for Arsenal during their title-winning 1990-91 campaign.

Campbell then helped the Gunners win the FA Cup and League Cup double in 1993, and the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1994.

Nottingham Forest signed Campbell in the summer of 1995 and he spent three seasons at the City Ground, scoring 22 goals in 39 games during his final term to help the club win promotion to the Premier League.

Following a short stint in Turkey with Trabzonspor, Campbell made the move to Everton on loan in March 1999, scoring nine times in their final eight Premier League games to help the Toffees avoid relegation.

He was rewarded with a permanent deal that summer, and stayed for more than five seasons.

Campbell’s playing career came to an end with spells at West Brom and Cardiff, and after retiring in 2007 he moved into punditry.

His former Arsenal team-mate Ian Wright posted a number of crying emojis on X and images of the pair together during their playing days

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