Kevin Campbell Interview

I interviewed one of Everton Football Club’s greatest No.9’s, Kevin Campbell, for the Everton Former Players’ Foundation.

Before Everton’s home fixture against West Brom, we met up at the famous St Luke’s Church, situated between the Gwladys Street End and Goodison Road stands of Goodison Park, to talk about ‘Super Kev’s’ Blues memories.

In this interview, Campbell discusses ‘his love for Everton’, his winning goal in the Merseyside Derby at Anfield in 1999 and what he has been up to since retiring from football.

In desperate need of experience and firepower in attack to keep Everton away from the bottom of the Premiership table, then manager Walter Smith signed Campbell on loan from Turkish side Trabzonspor in March 1999.

The former Arsenal striker’s impact was devastating and he scored nine goals in eight games to help Everton avoid relegation.

‘Super Kev’, as he was nicknamed by Evertonians, quickly became a fans’ favourite and the Club’s leading goalscorer over the course of the next couple of years.

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