Les Shannon

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Soccer Coach
Date of Birth March 12, 1926
Place of Birth England
Date of Death Dec 2, 2007 (81)
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Les Shannon

Leslie Shannon was an English football player and manager. As a forward, he scored 40 goals in 274 league games in the Football League, playing for Liverpool between November 1944 and November 1949 and then for Burnley from November 1949 to August 1958 following a £6,000 transfer. He also won three caps for the England B team. He coached at Everton and Arsenal, before he embarked on an 18-year career in management in England, Greece, and Norway. He is considered by Greek fans and media to have been one of the most successful foreign managers to ever work in Greek football. His first management role was at Bury from 1966 to 1969; he took the "Shakers" to promotion out of the Third Division in 1967–68, though they were twice relegated. He took charge at Blackpool, leading the "Tangerines" to promotion out of the Second Division in 1969–70. He spent the 1970s in Greece, and found most of his success with PAOK, taking the club to two Greek Cup titles.

About Les Shannon

Soccer manager who led eight clubs from 1966 to 1984. He played center forward during his playing career, mostly spent with Burnley.

Before Fame

He debuted professionally for Liverpool in 1944.


He managed English, Greek, and Norwegian soccer teams.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Liverpool, Merseyside, England.


Along with Pele, he coordinated the soccer sequences in the film "Escape to Victory."

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