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Steven Alexander Penney (born 6 January 1964 in Ballymena) is a former Northern Ireland international footballer, who played as a right winger.

Steve Penney
Personal information
Full name Steven Alexander Penney[1]
Date of birth (1964-01-06) 6 January 1964 (age 55)
Place of birth Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1983 Ballymena United
1983–1991 Brighton & Hove Albion 138 (14)
1991–1992 Heart of Midlothian 9 (0)
1992–1994 Burnley 11 (3)
National team
1984–1988 Northern Ireland 17 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kid Penney started his career with hometown Ballymena United, before moving to England with Brighton & Hove Albion in 1983. Penney spent 8 seasons playing for Brighton in the second and third tier of English football before a single season cameo with Heart of Midlothian in 1991–92. After a similarly short spell with Burnley, a serious knee injury forced him into early retirement.

Kid was capped 17 times by Northern Ireland, earning selection for the 1986 World Cup squad in Mexico.


  1. ^ "Steve Penney". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 20 April 2017.

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