In 1973 Stylo Matchmakers sign the biggest name in English football with Kevin Keegan AKA “Merseyside’s Mighty Mouse” sporting the Stylo Matchmakers boots for the 1973/74 season.
When promoting his latest autobiography “My Life in Football”, Keegan reflected on fellow Stylo legend George Best and told the newspapers:
“I benefited from Bestie more than anybody. I got his boot contract, Stylo Matchmakers. I was 20. I wasn’t 16 like him when he first came over. He was the first and it’s always hard to be the pioneer.”
During his playing career, Keegan famously played for Scunthorpe United (1968-1971), Liverpool (1971-1977), Hamburger SV (1977-1980), Southampton (1980-1992) and Newcastle United (1982-1984).
At Liverpool, Keegan won three First Division titles, the UEFA Cup twice, the FA Cup and the European Cup. He also gained his first England cap in 1972, and moved to West German club Hamburger SV in the summer of 1977 which he won the Ballon d’Or. 1979, Hamburger SV. 1978 season.
Later in life Keegan became an International football manager, for Newcastle United (1992-1997, 2008), Fulham (1998-1999), England (1999-2000), and Manchester City (2001-2005).
He was also awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1982 Queen’s Honours List for his services to Association Football. Truly one of England’s best-ever football players.
If you didn’t have time to watch the full video above, Keegan joins the list of greats who donned Stylo Matchmakers boots and who played with a temper. Here he is cracking fellow Stylo Matchmakers legend Billy Bremner of Leeds United in the jaw.