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Kevin Kilbane
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D.O.B. :01/02/1977
Place of Birth :Preston, England




Kilbane, affectionately know as KilBAM by his fans, made his professional debut at his hometown club, Preston North End, after making his way through the youth system at Deepdale.

West Brom
It wasn't long before his performances began to attract attention from other clubs, and he was sold to West Bromwich Albion for a fee of 1m in 1997.

This heralded in a bright new era for Kilbane, as he quickly became a fan favourite at The Hawthorns and at the same time broke into the Irish international setup.

Sunderland
In December 1999, Peter Reid's Sunderland paid 2.5 million for the left winger, making him the third most expensive club signing at the time. His impact was quite literally immediate; coming off the bench on his debut against Southampton, Kilbane crossed for Kevin Phillips to score the match winner. However, this was to be Sunderland's last win until March 2000, a loss in form which came to be known as "The Curse of Kilbane".

In spite of his best efforts on the pitch, he soon became a target for the Black Cats fans to vent their frustrations, as the team's drop in form under Peter Reid continued and the team were relegated from the Premiership. The constant booing eventually proved too much for Kilbane in the summer of 2003 and after he gave the travelling Sunderland fans a two-fingered salute on a pre-season tour of France, his days at the Stadium of Light seemed numbered.

Everton
On the last day of the transfer window at the start of the 2003-04 season, Kilbane moved to Everton for just under 1m, where he was reunited with his old boss, David Moyes. The Goodison Park fans would appreciate his commitment and re-invigorate Kilbane as a player. In return, he displayed great versatility which resulted in him being deployed right across the midfield, at left back or even as a support striker, as well has his preferred left-wing position. On August 26, 2006, during his last game for Everton, he was sent off by referee Mark Halsey for two bookable offences.

Wigan Ath
On August 31, 2006, Kilbane signed a three-year deal with Wigan Athletic for an estimated fee of 2 million.

On April 15, 2007 Kilbane scored his first goal for Wigan Athletic with a powerful header in the 3-3 draw against Tottenham Hotspur. This was his first goal at club level since October 2004.

Hull City
With limited first-team opportunities at Wigan due to the emergence of Maynor Figueroa and with his contract set to expire in the summer, Kilbane transferred to Hull City on 15 January 2009 for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of 500,000,signing a two-and-a-half-year deal with the Yorkshire club

International career
Having made his international debut against Iceland on September 6, 1997, Kilbane has become a stalwart for the Republic Of Ireland winning more than 80 caps for his country.

He was chosen as part of Mick McCarthy's Ireland squad for the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan. The team did relatively well at the tournament, progressing to the last 16 where they were unlucky to lose out to Spain in a penalty shootout. One of the Irish penalties was missed by Kilbane.

He is however, jokingly known by the Irish supporters as "Zinedine Kilbane" as a mockery rhyme to the famous Zinedine Zidane. There were at one point t-shirts with this printed on it for sale outside Lansdowne Road after international matches.

Kilbane scored his first international goal in nearly four years with a magnificent strike against the Czech Republic on October 11, 2006.

His appearance against Montenegro was his 50th consecutive competitive game for his country.
Debut:
6 Sept 1997 v Iceland

Clubs:
P.N.E., West Brom, Sunderland, Everton, Wigan Ath, Hull City


Irish Senior International

Kevin Kilbane In Action

  


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Kevin Kilbane's playing record
Season Openin. Subst. Goals Yellows Reds
1997 1 0 0 0 0
1998 1 1 0 0 0
1999 4 3 0 1 0
2000 8 2 1 0 0
2001 9 1 2 0 0
2002 9 1 0 0 0
2003 9 2 1 0 0
2004 8 0 0 0 0
2005 9 0 1 1 0
2006 6 1 1 1 0
2007 10 1 1 0 0
2008 6 0 0 0 0
2009 10 0 0 1 0
2010 6 0 1 0 0
2011 2 0 0 0 0
Total 98 12 8 4 0
By season | In opening squad | Substituted in | Goals | Yellow cards | Red cards



Kevin Kilbane's full debut
06.09.1997 at 00:00 World Cup Qualifier A Iceland 4 - 2


Last 10 games where Kevin Kilbane started | Show All
04.06.2011 at 15:00 European Cup Qualifier A FYR Macedonia  
26.03.2011 at 19:45 European Cup Qualifier H FYR Macedonia 2 - 1
12.10.2010 at 20:30 European Cup Qualifier A Slovakia 1 - 1
08.10.2010 at 19:45 European Cup Qualifier H Russia 2 - 3
07.09.2010 at 19:45 European Cup Qualifier H Andorra 3 - 1
03.09.2010 at 16:00 European Cup Qualifier A Armenia  
11.08.2010 at 19:30 Friendly H Argentina  
02.03.2010 at 20:00 Friendly H Brazil  
18.11.2009 at 21:00 World Cup Play Off A France 1 - 1
14.11.2009 at 20:00 World Cup Play Off H France  


Last 10 games in which Kevin Kilbane scored.
07.09.2010 at 19:45 European Cup Qualifier H Andorra 3 - 1
07.02.2007 at 19:45 World Cup Qualifier A San Marino 2 - 1
11.10.2006 at 19:45 European Cup Qualifier H Czechoslovakia 1 - 1
08.06.2005 at 19:30 World Cup Qualifier A Faroe Islands  
12.02.2003 at 20:00 Friendly A Scotland  
25.04.2001 at 00:00 World Cup Qualifier H Andorra 3 - 1
28.03.2001 at 00:00 World Cup Qualifier N Andorra  
15.11.2000 at 00:00 Friendly H Finland  


Games in which Kevin Kilbane was a Substitute.
22.08.2007 Friendly A Denmark  
01.03.2006 Friendly H Sweden  
18.11.2003 Friendly H Canada  
19.08.2003 Friendly H Australia 2 - 1
21.08.2002 Friendly A Finland  
15.08.2001 Friendly H Croatia 2 - 2
11.06.2000 US Nike Cup N South Africa 2 - 1
04.06.2000 US Nike Cup N Mexico 2 - 2
04.09.1999 European Cup Qualifier A Croatia  
09.06.1999 European Cup Qualifier H FYR Macedonia  
28.04.1999 Friendly H Sweden  
25.03.1998 Friendly A Czech Rep 1 - 2
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