Kenneth Edward "Kenny" Cunningham (born in Dublin, is a former footballer who has recently been released on a free transfer from Sunderland A.F.C.
He started his career at Tolka Rovers and was there between August 1, 1988 and September 18, 1989..
He signed for Millwall and in the five years following made 136 league appearances, scoring one goal.
He and team mate Jon Goodman moved to Wimbledon in November 1994, for the joint fee of £1,300,000. Cunningham played 250 league games for The Dons.
He moved to Birmingham City in 2002. In his first season as a City player he was named Blues' Player of the Year..
However after the club’s relegation at the end of the 2005-06 season, Cunningham was released along with seven other first team players. On 11 May 2006 Cunningham launched a scathing attack in the press on manager Steve Bruce and the board, blaming the club's relegation on a lack of preparation throughout the season and likening the club to a "stiff corpse" that has "no heartbeat and, more worryingly, no soul".
Cunningham signed for Sunderland on 19 July 2006, with Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn praising his leadership qualities.He made 11 appearances for the Black Cats as they won the Championship, but no more appearances after October. He was released by manager Roy Keane at the end of the 2006-07 season.
After being released by Sunderland Cunningham was unable to find a new club and retired as a player.
He has been recently working for R.T.E as a pundit on the Premership and at live matches