Kit Symons

Date of birth08 March 1971
Place of birthBasingstoke
NationalityWelsh
Weight86 kg
Height1.88 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

Wales International

Kit was the unlucky central defender to miss out when Fulham's new manager Jean Tigana opted to switch to a back four instead of a formation of three central defenders and two wing backs. Nevertheless, he helped a very young side through four rounds of the Worthington Cup and when Chris Coleman was badly injured in a car crash, he stepped into the breach to do a superb job for the rest of the 2000-01 season. A regular member of the Wales international squad, Kit won back his place in the team for the World Cup qualifiers late in the season.

After Steve Kember was dismissed as manager of Crystal Palace in November 2003, Kit became caretaker manager until Iain Dowie's appointment.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Portsmouth 30 Dec 1988 17 Aug 1995
Manchester City 17 Aug 1995 30 Jul 1998
Fulham 30 Jul 1998 07 Dec 2001
Crystal Palace 07 Dec 2001 30 Jun 2005

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1992-93 Portsmouth League Division 1 Play-Offs 2
1993-94 Portsmouth FA Cup 1
1995-96 Manchester City League Cup 3
1995-96 Manchester City Premier League 38
2
3
1996-97 Manchester City FA Cup 1
1996-97 Manchester City League Cup 2
1997-98 Manchester City FA Cup 1
1997-98 Manchester City League Cup 1
1998-99 Fulham FA Cup 4
2
1998-99 Fulham League Cup 5
1999-00 Fulham FA Cup 1
1999-00 Fulham League Cup 5
1
2000-01 Fulham FA Cup 1
2000-01 Fulham League Cup 5
1
2000-01 Fulham League Division 1 22
3
3
2001-02 Crystal Palace FA Cup 1
2001-02 Crystal Palace League Division 1 9
1
2001-02 Fulham Premier League 2
2
1
2002-03 Crystal Palace FA Cup 4
2002-03 Crystal Palace League Cup 2
2002-03 Crystal Palace League Division 1 21
3
2003-04 Crystal Palace FA Cup 1
2003-04 Crystal Palace League Cup 3
2003-04 Crystal Palace League Division 1 12
3
1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
16 May 1993 Leicester City v Portsmouth L 1-0 League Division 1 Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
19 May 1993 Portsmouth v Leicester City D 2-2
Agg: 2-3
League Division 1 Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
08 Jan 1994 Blackburn Rovers v Portsmouth D 3-3 FA Cup 3rd round


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1990-91 Wales Under-21 2
1991-92 Wales International Friendly 2
1991-92 Wales Kirin Japan Cup 2
1992-93 Wales FIFA World Cup 5
1992-93 Wales International Friendly 1
1993-94 Wales FIFA World Cup 3
1994-95 Wales UEFA European Championship 4
1
1995-96 Wales International Friendly 2
1995-96 Wales UEFA European Championship 2
1996-97 Wales FIFA World Cup 3
1996-97 Wales International Friendly 2
1998-99 Wales UEFA European Championship 4
1
1999-00 Wales International Friendly 1
2000-01 Wales FIFA World Cup 1
2001-02 Wales FIFA World Cup 3
2003-04 Wales International Friendly
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
05 Dec 1990 England v Wales D 0-0 Under-21
29 May 1991 Poland v Wales W 1-2 U21
19 Feb 1992 Republic of Ireland v Wales W 0-1 International Friendly
30 May 1992 Netherlands v Wales L 4-0 International Friendly
03 Jun 1992 Argentina v Wales L 1-0 KIRIN JAPAN CUP
07 Jun 1992 Japan v Wales W 0-1 KIRIN JAPAN CUP
09 Sep 1992 Wales v Faroe Islands W 6-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
14 Oct 1992 Cyprus v Wales W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 4
18 Nov 1992 Belgium v Wales L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
17 Feb 1993 Republic of Ireland v Wales L 2-1 International Friendly
28 Apr 1993 Czechoslovakia (RCS) v Wales D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 4
06 Jun 1993 Faroe Islands v Wales W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Group 4
08 Sep 1993 Wales v Czechoslovakia (rcs) D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Group 4
13 Oct 1993 Wales v Cyprus W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
17 Nov 1993 Wales v Romania L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 4
12 Oct 1994 Moldova v Wales L 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
16 Nov 1994 Georgia v Wales L 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
29 Mar 1995 Bulgaria v Wales L 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
26 Apr 1995 Germany v Wales D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
07 Jun 1995 Wales v Georgia L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
06 Sep 1995 Wales v Moldova W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
11 Oct 1995 Wales v Germany L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
24 Jan 1996 Italy v Wales L 3-0 International Friendly
24 Apr 1996 Switzerland v Wales L 2-0 International Friendly
05 Oct 1996 Wales v Netherlands L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 7
09 Nov 1996 Netherlands v Wales L 7-1 FIFA World Cup Group 7
11 Feb 1997 Wales v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 1997 Wales v Belgium L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 7
27 May 1997 Scotland v Wales W 0-1 International Friendly
05 Sep 1998 Wales v Italy L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
10 Oct 1998 Denmark v Wales W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
14 Oct 1998 Wales v Belarus W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
31 Mar 1999 Switzerland v Wales L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
23 Feb 2000 Qatar v Wales W 0-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2001 Wales v Poland L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
01 Sep 2001 Wales v Armenia D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
05 Sep 2001 Norway v Wales L 3-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
06 Oct 2001 Wales v Belarus W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
18 Feb 2004 Wales v Scotland W 4-0 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.