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Brian Kidd  (*  May 29th  1949  in  Collyhurst ,  Manchester ) is a retired English  Soccer player  and more current  Coach . With  Manchester United  he won as a player in 1968 exactly on his 19th  Birthday the  European Champions Cup  and was later successful as an assistant coach for the same club in the 1990s  Alex Ferguson  employed.

Born in Collyhurst, Kidd came into contact with Manchester United at an early age. The family consisted of supporters of this club and so it was not surprising that he laced his football boots with the "Red Devils" when he was 14 years old. Around eight months later, Manchester United officially accepted him into the youth division in August 1964, and before he came of age, Kidd joined the professional division in 1966.

He played his first competitive game on 12.  August 1967 in the  Charity Shield meeting against  Tottenham Hotspur , which ended 3-3. In the championship, Kidd made his debut against the a week later  Everton FC  and was subject to  Goodison Park  with 1: 3. He scored the first goal on his fifth appearance at  West Ham United  (3: 1) and as a rising talent, the boy surprised  striker  with his already 50 competitive games in the 1967/68 debut season. He scored 17 goals and although the English championship as the reigning title holder was narrowly missed in second place, an early climax should wait for Brian Kidd in the final of the European Cup of the national champions. On his 19th  On his birthday he was with his team  Wembley Stadium  the Portuguese champion  Benfica Lisbon  opposite to. The game ended after 90 minutes with 1: 1 goals and went into the  Extension . There he increased with a header after the 2-1  George Best  to the interim 3: 1 before  Bobby Charlton  marked the 4-1 final score and brought the most prestigious European club title to Manchester.

After the successful season, Manchester United got into a sporting crisis and Kidd was only able to contribute four goals to eleventh place in the final table. In the  Season 1969/70  Although he found back to his marksmanship, the break-up of the successful United generation continued in sporting mediocrity. At the end of the season, Kidd graduated on Jan.  April 1970 against  Northern Ireland  his first international match for  England  and was in the preliminary 27-man roster for the  World Cup 1970  in  Mexico . Although he was in a direct preparation game against  Ecuador  in  Quito  (2-0) scored his first goal, Kidd should be in the naming of the 22-man squad from  Alf Ramsey  remain unconsidered and take the flight home. [1]

Kidd never returned as a player in the national team and Ramsey henceforth preferred strikers like  Geoff Hurst ,  Francis Lee ,  Jeff Astle ,  Peter Osgood ,  Allan Clarke ,  Martin Chivers ,  Mick Channon  and  Kevin Keegan . The downward spiral continues at Manchester United. Succeeded the club in the  1972/73 season  Relegation was still close to relegation  one year later  can no longer be averted. The formerly promising talent came only once in the last 13 games and after 52 goals in 203 league games Kidd left Manchester United in August 1974 for 110,000 British pounds in the direction of the  Arsenal FC

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