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Name: Leon McKenzie  
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Date of Birth: 17th May 1978
Place of Birth: Croydon
Profession: Footballer
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Leon McKenzie (born May 17, 1978 in Croydon), nephew of flyweight boxing champion Duke McKenzie, is a professional footballer who currently plays for Norwich City F.C.

McKenzie began his career with his local club making his debut for Crystal Palace during 1995-96. He scored 7 goals in 85 appearances for Palace. He later moved on to Peterborough United.

He joined Norwich from Peterborough United in December 2003, and instantly won over the Canaries faithful by scoring twice on his debut to help beat local rival Ipswich Town at Portman Road. His goals kept on flowing in for Norwich and helped Norwich get promoted to the Premier League as First Division champions.

Within a year, he had turned from a Second Division player to a Premiership player. McKenzie took time to find his feet in the Premiership but he established a strike partnership with Dean Ashton which would become one of the most potent in the division during the closing stages of the 2004-05 season. His goals helped Norwich to haul themselves into contention to avoid the drop, although they were relegated on the last day of the season.

He was voted third place in the Norwich Player of The Season vote by supporters for the season 2004-05, beaten by Darren Huckerby and Damian Francis.

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