Kenny Sansom net worth and biography
Kenny Sansom net worth: Kenneth Graham Sansom is a former England footballer. Sansom throughout his career played as a defender for clubs such as Crystal Palace, Arsenal, Newcastle United, Coventry City, Queens Park Rangers, Everton, and Watford. Kenny Sansom net worth is currently $1 million.
Kenneth Graham Sansom was born in Camberwell, London on 26 September 1958; the second youngest of five children.
His father, George, was an itinerant who left the family home shortly after the birth of his youngest child.
His mother, Rose, was a cleaner and moved the family to Tulse Hill in 1960. He considered himself a goalkeeper in his early years, but while playing for a youth team called Spring Park Wolves he replaced an injured teammate at left-back and remained a full-back for the rest of his career.
He attended Beaufoy Secondary school and was capped by England schoolboys.
Sansom was scouted by Arsenal, Queens Park Rangers, and Tottenham Hotspur, but went on to join the youth team at Crystal Palace.
Quick, calm, strong in the tackle and an excellent crosser of the ball, Sansom missed just one league game in a consecutive run of 156 games, starting in 1976, when Palace were in the Third Division.
Arsenal put in a bid of £1million for Sansom in the summer of 1980, with striker Clive Allen going in exchange.
Sansom made his Arsenal debut against West Bromwich Albion on 16 August 1980 and was an ever-present for that season and the next, and a near-constant figure at left-back for Arsenal. He was bestowed with the honour of Arsenal’s Player of the Year award in 1981.
Sansom left Arsenal in December 1988, having not played a first team game at all for the first four months of 1988–89.
Sansom continued to play for several years afterward. He initially joined Newcastle United, then featured for Queens Park Rangers, Coventry City, Everton, Brentford and Watford, as well as having three short spells in the non-league game with Croydon, Chertsey Town and Slough Town.
Kenny Sansom Net Worth
Kenny Sansom net worth is estimated at $1 million. After playing, Sansom fell on hard financial times with business problems, gambling problems and alcoholism.
In May 2020 he was reportedly in hospital with an undisclosed illness. It was revealed 6 months later that he was diagnosed with Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, a type of dementia.