Terry Kennedy Sheffield United: Watch the moment former Blades defender's life is transformed by £1MILLION lottery win

This is the moment former Sheffield United defender Terry Kennedy’s life changed forever – with a phone call confirming he had won £1MILLION on the lottery.

Wednesday, 17th November 2021, 2:28 pm

Footage of the moment was uploaded to social media, showing former Blade Kennedy – whose football career was ended prematurely by a spate of injuries – checking his win with what appears to be a member of lottery staff.

Anxiously clutching his ticket, the staff member then confirms he has won £1million – while Kennedy’s jubilant co-workers celebrate around him.

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It was some birthday present for the Barnsley man, who turned 28 on Sunday and came through the United academy as a young player.

He partnered England international Harry Maguire in central defence for the Blades’ youth side, and was highly-rated by former United manager Nigel Clough.

But bad luck with injuries led to him leaving United before he had spells at a number of semi-pro clubs.

Terry Kennedy in action during his Sheffield United days. Pic : Martyn Harrison