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
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.