Kevin Fallon

Football, Football player

1948 –


Who is Kevin Fallon?

Kevin Fallon is an English born football coach residing in New Zealand.

He started his career with Sligo Rovers in 1967. He played in 102 matches for Sligo in the League of Ireland Championship, the FAI Cup, the Shield, the City Cup and the Blaxnit All-Ireland Cup.

He made his debut for Sligo in an away match with St. Patrick's Athletic in the Shield on 20 August 1967. And after a successful three seasons with Sligo, he emigrated to New Zealand and embarked upon a coaching/management career of substance.

In 1976, as player-coach, he led Nelson United to the Central League championship for the first time in the club's history, a title that also brought with it promotion to New Zealand's highest level of club competition, the National League. The club also progressed to the quarter-finals of the Chatham Cup before losing unluckily 1-0 at home to New Brighton, a National League club.

The following year, 1977, Fallon coached a very youthful squad, including future New Zealand World Cup stars Keith Mackay, Kenny Cresswell and Peter Simonsen, to seventh place in the National League, thereby safely staying in the league for the following season. The club also became one of the rare few clubs from outside the four main centers to win the Chatham Cup, when they defeated Auckland powerhouse Mount Wellington 1-0 at Newmarket Park, thanks to a successful penalty converted by John Enoka.

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Dec 3, 1948
  • England

on July 23, 2013


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