By now, I'm sure you will have seen Youtube footage of his goals and assists, most at the highest level of UK and European football over several seasons. If you were lucky enough to be a Derby County fan at that time, you could be excused for thinking that football was a very easy game to play. The likes of Hector, McFarland, Nish, Todd and George [and many others] oozed class. They made passing and controlling the ball appear to be the easiest thing in the world. Little did we know what was to follow, with the occasional exception.
These players were international class. Playing for Derby held them [and others] back. We were grateful for their loyalty. They were a joy to watch for most of the time.
You will have favourite players at present. We have some good young lads coming through. If any of them get to the level of some of those mentioned, they are unlikely to be at Derby for long unfortunately as they will be among the best players in the Premier League.
So, in a nutshell and to answer your question, Kevin Hector was the first part of the jigsaw that would eventually make us the best team in England. He revolutionised Derby County on his own at first, along with Alan Durban's assistance. Saturday afternoons would never be the same.
Yes, he was that good😀