Dylan Kerr is well known for his passion of painting his body with football tattoos of clubs where he has achieved success, both as a coach and player.
The former Leeds United left-back now has nine different tattoos portraying a different story to his football journey that dates back to 1984.
Kerr’s body art includes a tribute to the Scottish Cup with Kilmarnock, back-to-back Championships with Leeds United, Championship title with Reading, League Championship with Hamilton Academical (Scotland), League Cup with Hai Phong (Vietnam), back-to-back League Championship with Gor Mahia in Kenya, as well as Black Leopards and Baroka’s survival in the DStv Premiership.
A recent reunion with former mentor Stan Lapot has prompted the 55-year-old to add another tattoo to his collection in honour of Lapot and his former club, Arcadia Shepherds.
Kerr played for Arcadia in the late 80s before his move to Elland Road in 1989.
“In 36 years that’s the second time I have seen Stan Lapot,” Kerr explained to FARPost.
“His health is not the best but he is still breathing. I met him and his lovely wife Babra the day after the Sundowns match. It was absolutely amazing, even better, when I came to South Africa in 1986, his best man at the time was Sheffield Wednesday’s youth team coach who recommended me to Stan Lapot.
“Stan brought me to South Africa in 1986 and within four weeks of being in the country, we won the BP Top 8. So I decided to pay homage not just to Stan but also to the fact that it was my first trophy I won in South Africa. Especially after getting into the final of the Nedbank Cup (with TTM) so yes it is another winning tattoo,” he said.
And yes, Kerr also confirmed that there will be another football tattoo, his tenth, if Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila win the 2021 Nedbank Cup final against Chippa United on 8 May.
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By Ofhani Munyai