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Born: 20 December 1933
Came from: Sheffield Wednesday Went to: Southampton
First game: 16 January 1960 Last game: 15 September 1962
Appearances: 104 (104/0) Goals: 39
Kirby was a powerful and brave centre-forward who, despite failing to make the grade at Everton, was destined to be a success at Home Park. He was the perfect partner for the smaller Wilf Carter, who would use his pace around the box while Kirby used his physical presence to unsettle defenders. Kirby spent three years at Home Park before moving to Southampton in 1962. He also played for Sheffield Wednesday, Walsall, Swansea City, Coventry City, New York Generals and Brentford. After retiring as a player, he became manager of Halifax Town and Watford, and also enjoyed a spell as boss of IA Akranes in Iceland.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.