Leon McKenzie

Where is Leon McKenzie now?

Former Norwich City striker Leon McKenzie retired from playing in 2013 after a short spell playing for Conference North side Corby Town.

Although he only played for one full season in the Premier League with The Canaries, McKenzie still scored seven goals and established a potent partnership with Dean Ashton.

Starting his playing career with Crystal Palace in 1995 he ended up making over 400 appearances and scoring over 100 goals.

In 2009 whilst playing for Charlton Athletic, McKenzie tried to take his own life by downing sleeping pills and anti-inflammatories with a bottle of Jack Daniels.

After receiving professional counselling, he started working with the PFA, offering guidance and one-on-one talks with players about the problems facing footballers.

Upon his retirement from football McKenzie started a new career as a middleweight boxer, following in the footsteps of his father and also his uncle who were both boxing champions.

He went onto to compete in 11 professional bouts winning eight of them and losing just two before retiring in September 2017.

Now training to be a counsellor, McKenzie has set up a mental health organisation called Mind Reposition and he speaks all over the UK sharing his story and explaining how to get back up to fight life when it knocks you down.

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Leon McKenzie: Premier League Statistics

NationalityEngland
PositionStriker
Appearances40
Goals Scored7
Yellow Cards5
Red Cards0
Premier League Teams Played forCrystal Palace, Norwich City

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com