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Duncan McKenzie

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Duncan McKenzie (32.6K)  Duncan McKenzie (18.7K)

Position Striker
Born 10 Jun 1950, Grimsby (England)
Height 172 cm
Weight 71 kg
International Caps none

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Nottingham Forest 01 Jul 1968 01 Aug 1974 111 41 £240000
Mansfield Town 01 Mar 1970   10 3 on loan
Mansfield Town 01 Feb 1973   6 7 on loan
Leeds United 01 Aug 1974 01 Jun 1976 81 30 £200000
Anderlecht 01 Jun 1976 01 Dec 1976 30 16 £200000
Everton 01 Dec 1976 01 Sep 1978 48 14 £165000
Chelsea 01 Sep 1978 01 Mar 1979 15 4 £80000
Blackburn Rovers 01 Mar 1979 01 Jun 1981 74 16  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1974 - 1975 26(1) 11 4(3) 2 3   1   0  
1975 - 1976 38(1) 16 2   2 1 0   0  
Total 64(2) 27 6(3) 2 5 1 1   0  

Jabba's Comments

One of the few Good Things to come of Brian Clough's short and unlamented reign at Elland Road. He had a storming two years at Leeds, becoming a firm favorite with the fans, and not just for his party piece of jumping over a Mini. He had great control and pulled off some cracking goals wherever he played. Playing in a Leeds side on a real downer after the 1975 European Cup Final, McKenzie finished the 1975-76 season as top scorer, and it was a major shock to hear that he had been sold to Anderlecht. After a season in Belgium, he returned to England, hopping between Everton, Chelsea and Blackburn before finishing his playing career with a spell in the NASL and Hong Kong.

Despite his undoubted skill, he was never capped by England - the nearest he came was when Don Revie requested his services for a Don Revie XI - essentially an England trial squad - for Johnny Giles' testimonial game in Dublin.

Jill Wilson says: I was wondering where in Grimsby, Duncan lived, and what were the names of his parents? I'm trying to trace a relative named McKenzie who lived in Grimsby until the '50s.

John Hunter says: I played in the same team as him when I was 15 and he was 17. Precocious talented and a greedy bastard. I played a 1-2 with him and I'm still waiting for the 2

Alan says: I named my son after him he was a great leeds player the best goal he scored was at home to leicester.The kop used to chant ide walk a million miles for one of your goals oh duncan.Even got his autobiography.

Ian Cluroe says: Duncan lived down the road from my grandma in Borrowash, Derbyshire, back when he played for Leeds. When we went there on Sundays, I'd usually see him in the front garden or through the kitchen window. My first brush with greatness.

Ben Saxton says: hi i am related to duncan he is my granmas sisters son if that any help i live in grimsby were he was born and just finding info on the star!

Dave Allen says: Appearing at St.James Ground Wed 12.11.03 for after dinner speech

Paul says: He is appearing at Yeading Football Club in Middlesex on Thursday 27th November 2003. Ticket information at

Gearld Arstall says: I thought that Duncan played once for England during his career - one of the Home Internationals. I think the "powers that be" regarded him as too individualistic, (like Rodney Marsh ) rather than as a team player. He was brimming in confidence had wonderful balance and was able to skip over tackles. He is an intelligent man and an amusing after-dinner speaker, his words interspersed with clever mimicry. Until a year ago, I was a member of the same Leisure Club and often relaxed in the jacuzzi with him, reminiscing about the good old days. For his privacy, I shall not say where he lives.

Mark says: I've just had christmas dinner with him

Nick Hill says: Saw him play many times. A dull game against Everton was brightened up when a defender hoofed the ball as high as the stand roof and Duncan trapped it with his behind when it came down. Great balance and skill, a fan's favourite.

Geert says: I am fan of Anderlecht since 30 years and I remember Duncan very well. He played only 1 year in Belgium but he was one of the most famous goalgetters Anderlecht ever had. I think he was the last English player Anderlecht had.I wish him all the best and I hope he did not forget Anderlecht

Martin Carolan says: Duncan was my hero at forest; he coould do unbelievable things with a ball. He used to get a player to take a throw-in at his retreating back, then flip it over his head -and the defender!

Marty says: I lived in Harrogate from 1974 to 1977 and was privileged to attend many games when Duncan played. Actually, I was quite smitten with him and got all giggly (like my girlfriends did when they heard Elvis) every time I saw him. Once at a Leedsgame, as he was coming through the tunnel to play, I leaned over the side cement wall and shook his hand. It was electrifying. When we moved back to the United States, he played once in Washington, DC and I once again leaned over the fence and went all "gaga". Sure wish I knew more about what he's doing now (family, etc.) other than just speaking at dinners. Hope he has more McKenzies and is enjoying life. Thanks for some really great memories.

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