Kevin Campbell

Where is Kevin Campbell now?

Former Arsenal and Everton striker Kevin Campbell retired from playing professional football in 2007 after a season playing in the Championship with Cardiff City.

A striker who was respected by the fans of every club he played for because of his knack of scoring vital goals at the right time, Campbell won most of his trophies whilst at Arsenal where he was a member of the side which won the league title in 1991, the FA Cup and the League Cup in 1993 and the UEFA Cup Winners Cup in 1994.
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In November 2015 it was revealed that Campbell and a number of other former Premier League footballers were ‘mis-sold’ film investment schemes which had been recommended by two men who were highly respected figures within the industry.

Unfortunately the schemes went sour and it was reported that Campbell lost £7 million from his investments and was facing bankruptcy.

Since retiring from playing Campbell has been a regular contributor in the media as a match analyst and pundit.

Predominantly working on Sky Sports, Campbell has also worked as a commentator with Asia-based TEN Sports for their Premier League and Champions League coverage as well as featuring on ITV for their coverage of Everton’s European games.

His son Tyrese Campbell is a young professional at Stoke City and made his Premier League debut for the club in February 2018.

Considered a huge talent, he represented England Under 17’s when he was only 15-years-old in 2015.

Away from football Campbell works as an ambassador for the BringHope Foundation which has a primary objective of humanitarian aid to save lives, alleviate suffering, and maintain human dignity, as well as to give the most vulnerable group (refugee children) hope for the future.

He is also makes regular appearances on the after-dinner speaking circuit.

Follow on Twitter @1kevincampbell

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Kevin Campbell was a guest on Sky Sports programme The Fantasy Football Club in March 2016 where he picked the eleven best players he had ever played with in their One2Eleven section of the show.

Kevin CampbellGK – David Seaman – fantastic goal stopper and fantastic character. A good organiser who probably has the deepest voice around.

RB & LB – Lee Dixon & Nigel Winterburn – came into their own when they joined Arsenal and were fantastic both defensively and offensively. Chipped in with a few goals too.

CB – Steve Bould –  an unsung hero who came in from Stoke. We didn’t know much about him when he came in, but he made the spot next to Tony Adams his own and was his perfect partner.

CB – Tony Adams – the key part of the record-breaking back five we had at Arsenal.

RM – Anders Limpar – the Super Swede. He was one of my favourites, he had such quick. A special player who could pick a pass.

CM – David Rocastle – a special guy who was a revelation. A fantastic dribbler who could dribble like a Brazilian.

CM – Paul Gascoigne – at the back-end of his career at Everton but what a special player Gazza was. The best player I have played with.

LM – Paul Merson – incredible ability who could pick a pass and score a goal.

Striker – Ian Wright – he was so determined and he just wanted to score goals. He would score a goal in training and would celebrate as if he had scored the winning goal in an FA Cup Final. The best finisher I have played with.

Striker – Alan Smith – I was a youngster when he came and used to watch him play – he taught me so much. He used to get his fair share of goals and was fantastic at holding the ball up too.

Kevin Campbell: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forArsenal, Nottingham Forest, Everton, West Bromwich Albion

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