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Kevin Langley
Personal information
Full name Kevin James Langley
Date of birth 24 May 1964(1964-05-24)
Place of birth    St Helens, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Wigan Athletic
Manchester City
Chester City (loan)
Birmingham City
Wigan Athletic
Halifax Town
Bangor City
Flint Town United
Witton Albion
Congleton Town
Kidsgrove Athletic
160 (6)
016 (2)
009 (0)
009 (0)
076 (2)
157 (6)   
Teams managed

Bangor City
Congleton Town
Kidsgrove Athletic
Witton Albion

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Kevin James Langley (born 24 May 1964) is a former English professional footballer who played as a midfielder. He made 427 appearances in the Football League,[2] including a club record 317 for Wigan Athletic.

Born in St Helens, Lancashire, Langley was working as a painter and decorator when he wrote to Wigan Athletic asking for a trial which resulted in him being offered an apprenticeship. He made his first-team debut aged 17 in September 1981, and over the next five years he played 160 league games for the club. Before the 1986–87 season, Howard Kendall's Everton paid £120,000 for his services. Although Langley played 16 league matches, contributing to the club winning the First Division championship,[3] he left the club in March 1987 for Manchester City. His stay at City was almost as brief, and included a spell on loan at Chester City before joining Birmingham City in March 1988. After two-and-a-half years at the club, by which time they were in their second season in the Third Division,[4] he returned to Wigan Athletic, where he went on to play another 157 league games, making a club record 317 in total.[5]

Released at the end of the 1993–94 season, he joined League of Wales side Bangor City, contributing to them winning the league championship and representing them in the UEFA Cup.[6][7] Appointed player-manager in November 1996, he left the club at the end of the 1996–97 season.[8] He moved on to a variety of non-league clubs, as player, player-manager or manager,[9][10][11] and has been employed by Wigan Atletic as a coach at their Centre of Excellence.[12]


  • Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9.  
  1. ^ Rollin, Jack, ed (1990). Rothmans Football Yearbook 1990–91 (21st ed.). Queen Anne Press. p. 84. ISBN 0-356-17911-7.  
  2. ^ "Kevin Langley". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 2008-04-09.  
  3. ^ "A Championship for the entire team in 1986-87". Toffeeweb. Retrieved 2008-04-09.  
  4. ^ Matthews, p. 225–26.
  5. ^ "Latics Club Records". Wigan Athletic F.C.. 2007-08-07.,,10429,00.html. Retrieved 2008-04-09.  
  6. ^ "The nineteen nineties". The independent Bangor City Football Club historical website. Retrieved 2008-04-16.  
  7. ^ "UEFA Cup 1995". The independent Bangor City Football Club historical website. Retrieved 2008-04-16.  
  8. ^ "Club Guides: Bangor City". Welsh Premier League. Retrieved 2008-04-16.  
  9. ^ "GREEK Premier Division outfit Aris Salonica will become Witton Albion's first international opponent". Guardian Series. 1998-07-22. Retrieved 2008-04-09.  
  10. ^ "Langley's quest". Guardian Series. 2000-08-23. Retrieved 2008-04-09.  
  11. ^ "Kevin states case for Clitheroe job". Lancashire Evening Telegraph. 2004-12-03. Retrieved 2008-04-09.  
  12. ^ Ransdale, Bernard. "The Complete Latics A to Z K-L". Ye Olde Tree and Crown. Retrieved 2008-04-16.  


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