Kevin Twaddle

Kevin TwaddleBorn in Edinburgh in October 1971, Kevin Twaddle was a tall winger/forward who was signed by Billy Davies at the start of the 1999/00 season. Unfortunately Kevin was struck down almost immediately with glandular fever and the £150,000 signing had to wait until mid October to make his full debut which came against Hibernian. A few weeks later he scored the only goal in a 1-0 win when the ten men of Motherwell (Shaun Teale being sent off in the first half) upset Celtic at Parkhead, he repeated this feat against St Johnstone the following weekend. On the last day of the season Kevin scored a goal when the ‘Well defeated Rangers at Fir Park as the side were chasing a UEFA cup spot, the game finished 2-0 with John Spencer grabbing the other.

During his Motherwell career he was very injury prone, he broke his arm at the start of the 2000/2001 season while on a pre-season tour of the Netherlands, he broke it again later in the season. It was no secret that he was an avid Hearts supporter but he chose Motherwell over his boyhood heroes and signed a new three year deal with Motherwell during the pre-season of 2001. Despite being a popular player at the club with fans and teamates alike he was frozen out when Eric Black arrived as manager. Alongside Andy Dow, both players were made to train with the reserves and youth players, Kevin would have a brief loan with Ayr United.

He was eventually released when the club went into administration at the end of the 2001/02 season with many employees and players losing their jobs.

Kevin eventually signed for Hearts but his move to Tynecastle was hampered by a back injury which limited his appearances, after a brief spell with St Mirren in 2003 he retired from senior football.

In 2012, Kevin released a book called ‘Life on the Line’, which details his fight against his gambling addiction and the turmoil this caused to his life.

Kevin Twaddle
6′ 3″
12st 2lbs
Date of Birth:
31st October 1971
Place of Birth:

Football Career:

St Johnstone 1994 1996
Raith Rovers 1996 1998
Greenock Morton 1998 1999
Motherwell 1999 2002
Ayr United (Loan) 2002
Hearts 2002 2003
St Mirren 2003

Well Career:

Apps Goals
45 (17) 7
Scottish Cup:
3 (2) 0
League Cup:
1 0
0 0
49 (19) 0