Born in Consett, County Durham in 1926 Kevin McCurley began his career with non-league Worthing. He moved to Brighton & Hove Albion and scored 9 goals in 21 league appearances between 1948 and 1951. Kevin was then recruited by Liverpool. He made no league appearances for Liverpool and was sold to Colchester United for £750.
He made 224 league appearances in eight years with Colchester scoring 92 goals. He was released in 1960 and made one appearance for Oldham Athletic. He then returned to non-league football.