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Chris Kirkland

Liverpool FC, West Bromwich Albion FC, Wigan Athletic FC
 
1 cap, 0 goals against, one clean sheet

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 4: A 0
*(actual F 0: A 0)
100% successful

2003-08

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
45

Profile

Full name Christopher Edmund Kirkland (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 2 May 1981 in Barwell, Leicestershire [registered in Leicester Central, June 1981]
Attended Heathfield School
Married to Leona Denham [registered after 2006], one daughter, Lucy
Height/Weight 6' 2", 11st.7lbs [2003].

Source

Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2003] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) After training with Coventry City FC and Leicester City FC. Kirkland had an unsuccessful trial with Blackburn Rovers FC and so signed as a Coventry City FC trainee, before signing professionally on 2 July 1998. After 24 league appearances, he signed for Liverpool FC, 31 August 2001 for �6 million, a record fee at that time for a goalkeeper. Injuries and a loss of form saw him being loaned to West Bromwich Albion FC on 27 June 2005 for the 2005-06 season, returning on 8 May 2006 after 10 league appearances. Having been fourth-choice keeper at Liverpool and only 25 league appearances, Kirkland went out on another season-long loan, this time to Wigan Athletic FC on 11 July 2006, but signed a permanent deal after nine league matches, on 27 October 2006. Despite a return to form early in his latics' career, Kirkland suffered heavy defeats and a dislocated finger, he lost his place and was sent out on loan on 25 November 2010 to Leicester City FC, he made only three league appearances. On 12 October 2011, he went to Doncaster Rovers FC on loan, but returned after a single league match after suffering yet another injury.  Throughout his loan spells, Kirkland had achieved another 122 league apparances since signing permanently with Wigan. On 23 May 2012, Kirkland joined Sheffield Wednesday FC.
Club honours FA Community Shield winner 2002; UEFA European Champions League winner 2004-05;
Individual honours Coventry City FC Young Player of the Year 2000-01; Wigan Athletic FC Players' Player of the Year and Media Player of the Year 2007�08;
Distinctions None

Source

Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2003]

England Career

Player number 1144th player to appear for England. 103rd goalkeeper to appear.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Only match No. 843, 16 August 2006, England 4 Greece 0, a friendly match at Old Trafford, Manchester, substitute (ht), aged 25 years 107 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours England U21 (eight appearances)
Distinctions First Wigan Athletic FC player to be capped by England, albeit on loan from Liverpool FC.

Notes

  In April 2008 Kirkland teamed up with fellow professionals Kevin Davies and Brett Emerton to help launch the Get Started programme, a national scheme which aims to tackle re-offending. He visited Hindley Youth Offenders' Institution in support of the scheme, which is delivered by the Prince's Trust in partnership with the Premier League, the PFA and the Football Foundation

 

Chris Kirkland - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub
off
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
19 1 0 0 1 0 45 0 0 min 0 1 100% None None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Chris Kirkland - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - Yellow - Friendly 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 0 1 4.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 0 1 4.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Chris Kirkland - Match History
 Club: Liverpool F.C. - 0 full caps

Coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson - 0 full capsx

Age 22
- 805 20 August 2003 - England 3 Croatia 1, Portman Road, Ipswich Fr HW unused sub 22
- 810 18 February 2004 - Portugal 1 England 1, Estádio Algarve, Parque des Cidades Fr AD unused sub 22
- 818 18 August 2004 - England 3 Ukraine 0, St James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Fr HW unused sub 22
Age 23
- 823 17 November 2004 - Spain 1 England 0, El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid Fr AW unused sub 22
Age 24
 Club: Liverpool F.C. on loan to West Bromwich Albion F.C. - 0 full caps  
- 830 3 September 2005 - Wales 0 England 1, The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff WCP AW unused sub 13
- 831 7 September 2005 - Northern Ireland 1 England 0, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast  AL
- 832 8 October 2005 - England 1 Austria 0, Old Trafford, Manchester HW unused sub 13
- 833 12 October 2005 - England 2 Poland 1, Old Trafford, Manchester HW
Age 25
 Club: Liverpool F.C. on loan to Wigan Athletic F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: Steve McClaren - 1 full capx

1 843 16 August 2006 - England 4 Greece 0, Old Trafford, Manchester Fr HW sub ht 13
4-0 when substituting
- 844 2 September 2006 - England 5 Andorra 0, Old Trafford, Manchester ECP HD unused sub 13
- 845 6 September 2006 - FYR Macedonia 0 England 1, Gradski Stadion, Skopje HD withdrawn squad member
- 846 7 October 2006 - England 0 FYR Macedonia 0, Old Trafford, Manchester HD unused sub 13
- 847 11 October 2006 - Croatia 2 England 0, Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb AL
 Club: Wigan Athletic F.C. - 0 full caps  
- 848 15 November 2006 - Netherlands 1 England 1, Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam Fr AD withdrawn squad member
- 849 7 February 2007 - England 0 Spain 1, Old Trafford, Manchester Fr HL injured squad member
Age 26
 

Coach: Fabio Capello - 0 full capsx

- 861 6 February 2008 - England 2 Switzerland 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW unused sub 23
- 862 26 March 2008 - France 1 England 0, Stade de France, Saint-Denis Fr AL injured squad member
Age 27
- 863 28 May 2008 - England 2 USA 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW withdrawn squad member
- 864 1 June 2008 - Trinidad & Tobago 0 England 3, Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain Fr AW

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