Graham Kavanagh

Date of birth02 December 1973
Place of birthDublin
NationalityIrish
Weight81 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionMidfielder

Kavanagh was once again a key figure for Stoke City in 2000-01 and his performances made a great contribution towards the club's campaign to reach the Play-Offs.

He continued to be employed in a central-midfield role although he played in a more defensive capacity hence his reduced goal output.

A very talented midfielder, he was selected for the PFA's Second Division team in April.

Kavanagh joined Wigan Athletic in March 2005 with a contract to June 2007.

He joined Sunderland in August 2006 with a three-year contract.

After a loan spell, Kavanagh joined Carlisle United in January 2009 with a contract to June 2010.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Home Farm 01 Jul 1990 16 Aug 1991
Middlesbrough 16 Aug 1991 13 Sep 1996
Darlington 25 Feb 1994 26 Mar 1994 L
Stoke City 13 Sep 1996 29 Jun 2001
Cardiff City 29 Jun 2001 04 Mar 2005
Wigan Athletic 04 Mar 2005 31 Aug 2006
Sunderland 31 Aug 2006 09 Jan 2009
Sheffield Wednesday 20 Sep 2007 28 Oct 2007 L
Sheffield Wednesday 31 Jan 2008 31 May 2008 L
Carlisle United 10 Oct 2008 08 Jan 2009 L
Carlisle United 09 Jan 2009 30 Jun 2012

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1992-93 Middlesbrough FA Cup 1
1
1992-93 Middlesbrough Premier League 6
4
1
1993-94 Middlesbrough FA Cup 1
1
1993-94 Middlesbrough League Cup 1
1993-94 Middlesbrough League Division 1 5
6
2
1994-95 Middlesbrough FA Cup
1
1994-95 Middlesbrough League Division 1 5
2
1995-96 Middlesbrough Premier League 6
1
1
1
1996-97 Stoke City League Cup 2
1997-98 Stoke City League Cup 4
1
5
1998-99 Stoke City League Cup 2
1
1999-00 Stoke City League Cup 4
1
2000-01 Stoke City FA Cup 2
2000-01 Stoke City LDV Vans Trophy 2
2000-01 Stoke City League Cup 4
1
1
2000-01 Stoke City League Division 2 42
1
8
6
2000-01 Stoke City League Division 2 Play-Offs 2
1
2001-02 Cardiff City FA Cup 4
2
1
2001-02 Cardiff City League Cup 1
2001-02 Cardiff City League Division 2 43
13
12
2001-02 Cardiff City League Division 2 Play-Offs 2
1
2002-03 Cardiff City FA Cup 4
1
1
2002-03 Cardiff City League Cup 2
2002-03 Cardiff City League Division 2 42
2
5
8
2002-03 Cardiff City League Division 2 Play-Offs 3
2
2003-04 Cardiff City FA Cup 1
2003-04 Cardiff City League Cup 1
2003-04 Cardiff City League Division 1 27
7
8
2004-05 Cardiff City FA Cup 2
2004-05 Cardiff City League Championship 28
3
5
2
2004-05 Cardiff City League Cup 2
1
1
2004-05 Wigan Athletic League Championship 11
3
2005-06 Wigan Athletic FA Cup 1
1
2005-06 Wigan Athletic League Cup 4
1
2
2005-06 Wigan Athletic Premier League 32
3
7
2006-07 Sunderland League Championship 10
4
1
3
2006-07 Wigan Athletic Premier League
2
2007-08 Sheffield Wednesday League Championship 21
2
2
4
2007-08 Sheffield Wednesday League Cup 1
2007-08 Sunderland FA Cup 1
2008-09 Carlisle United FA Cup 3
1
1
2008-09 Carlisle United League One 34
5
9
2009-10 Carlisle United FA Cup 4
1
2009-10 Carlisle United Johnstones Paint Trophy 5
3
1
2009-10 Carlisle United League Cup 1
1
1
2009-10 Carlisle United League One 28
1
2
6
2010-11 Carlisle United League One
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
21 Oct 1992 Nottingham Forest v Middlesbrough L 1-0 Premier League
24 Oct 1992 Middlesbrough v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 Premier League
21 Nov 1992 Middlesbrough v Wimbledon W 2-0 Premier League
28 Nov 1992 Oldham Athletic v Middlesbrough L 4-1 Premier League
11 Dec 1992 Middlesbrough v Chelsea D 0-0 Premier League
13 Jan 1993 Middlesbrough v Chelsea W 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round
17 Jan 1993 Aston Villa v Middlesbrough L 5-1 Premier League
03 Feb 1993 Middlesbrough v Nottingham Forest L 0-3 FA Cup 4th round replay
20 Feb 1993 Middlesbrough v Nottingham Forest L 1-2 Premier League
06 Apr 1993 Middlesbrough v Arsenal W 1-0 Premier League
10 Apr 1993 Middlesbrough v Everton L 1-2 Premier League
12 Apr 1993 Crystal Palace v Middlesbrough L 4-1 Premier League
18 Sep 1993 Middlesbrough v Luton Town D 0-0 League Division 1
25 Sep 1993 West Bromwich Albion v Middlesbrough D 1-1 League Division 1
02 Oct 1993 Middlesbrough v Birmingham City D 2-2 League Division 1
24 Oct 1993 Millwall v Middlesbrough D 1-1 League Division 1
02 Nov 1993 Portsmouth v Middlesbrough L 2-0 League Division 1
06 Nov 1993 Middlesbrough v Bristol City L 0-1 League Division 1
10 Nov 1993 Sheffield Wednesday v Middlesbrough L 2-1 League Cup 3rd round replay
21 Nov 1993 Middlesbrough v Bolton Wanderers L 0-1 League Division 1
18 Dec 1993 Middlesbrough v Notts County W 3-0 League Division 1
19 Jan 1994 Middlesbrough v Cardiff City L 1-2 FA Cup 3rd round replay
22 Jan 1994 Middlesbrough v Watford D 1-1 League Division 1
12 Feb 1994 Peterborough United v Middlesbrough L 1-0 League Division 1
08 May 1994 Charlton Athletic v Middlesbrough W 2-5 League Division 1
15 Oct 1994 Luton Town v Middlesbrough L 5-1 League Division 1
26 Dec 1994 Sheffield United v Middlesbrough D 1-1 League Division 1
15 Jan 1995 Swindon Town v Middlesbrough L 2-1 League Division 1
17 Jan 1995 Middlesbrough v Swansea City L 1-2 FA Cup 3rd round replay
08 Apr 1995 Middlesbrough v Stoke City W 2-1 League Division 1
15 Apr 1995 Notts County v Middlesbrough D 1-1 League Division 1
17 Apr 1995 Middlesbrough v Sheffield United D 1-1 League Division 1
22 Apr 1995 Barnsley v Middlesbrough D 1-1 League Division 1
24 Feb 1996 Coventry City v Middlesbrough D 0-0 Premier League
02 Mar 1996 Middlesbrough v Everton L 0-2 Premier League
09 Mar 1996 West Ham United v Middlesbrough L 2-0 Premier League
19 Mar 1996 Aston Villa v Middlesbrough D 0-0 Premier League
30 Mar 1996 Leeds United v Middlesbrough W 0-1 Premier League
05 Apr 1996 Middlesbrough v Sheffield Wednesday W 3-1 Premier League
13 Apr 1996 Middlesbrough v Wimbledon L 1-2 Premier League


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 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-18 1
1
1
1991-92 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-18 1
1992-93 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 4
1
1994-95 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 3
2
1995-96 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 1
1
1997-98 Republic of Ireland B International 2
1997-98 Republic of Ireland International Friendly
1
1998-99 Republic of Ireland Charity Omagh Fund
1
1998-99 Republic of Ireland International Friendly
1
1
2003-04 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2
1
2004-05 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
2
2004-05 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2
2
2005-06 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
1
1
2005-06 Republic of Ireland International Friendly
2
2006-07 Republic of Ireland 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
09 Oct 1990 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 UEFA U18 Group 6
19 Mar 1991 Scotland v Republic of Ireland W 1-3 UEFA U18 Group 6
26 Sep 1991 Republic of Ireland v Poland L 0-3 UEFA U18 Group 6
13 Oct 1992 Denmark v Republic of Ireland L 3-2 UEFA Under-21 Group 3
17 Nov 1992 Spain v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 3
09 Mar 1993 Republic of Ireland v Germany L 0-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 3
23 Mar 1993 Germany v Republic of Ireland L 8-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
27 Apr 1993 Republic of Ireland v Denmark L 0-2 UEFA Under-21 Group 3
06 Sep 1994 Latvia v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 6
15 Nov 1994 England v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 6
25 Apr 1995 Republic of Ireland v Portugal D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 6
05 Sep 1995 Austria v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 6
11 Feb 1998 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland L 0-1 B INTER
11 Mar 1998 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland L 0-1 B INTER
25 Mar 1998 Czech Republic v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 International Friendly
28 Apr 1999 Republic of Ireland v Sweden W 2-0 International Friendly
29 May 1999 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland L 0-1 CHARITY OMAGH FUND
18 Nov 2003 Republic of Ireland v Canada W 3-0 International Friendly
18 Feb 2004 Republic of Ireland v Brazil D 0-0 International Friendly
18 Aug 2004 Republic of Ireland v Bulgaria D 1-1 International Friendly
04 Sep 2004 Republic of Ireland v Cyprus W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
08 Sep 2004 Switzerland v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
16 Nov 2004 Republic of Ireland v Croatia W 1-0 International Friendly
10 Feb 2005 Republic of Ireland v Portugal W 1-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 2005 Republic of Ireland v China PR W 1-0 International Friendly
04 Jun 2005 Republic of Ireland v Israel D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
08 Oct 2005 Cyprus v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
01 Mar 2006 Republic of Ireland v Sweden W 3-0 International Friendly
24 May 2006 Republic of Ireland v Chile L 0-1 International Friendly
16 Aug 2006 Republic of Ireland v Netherlands L 0-4 International Friendly


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