Jeff Kenna

Date of birth27 August 1970
Place of birthDublin
NationalityIrish
Weight77 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionDefender

After bravely fighting back from two achilles operations, Jeff found his path to the Blackburn Rovers first team blocked by John Curtis and he was restricted to a handful of appearances in his less-favoured left back position.

He subsequently requested a transfer and then moved on loan to Tranmere Rovers where his experience proved invaluable in what was ultimately an unsuccessful struggle against relegation.

An experienced right back, he is capable of covering in any position in the defence.

Jeff joined Derby County in March 2004 with a contract to June 2006.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Southampton 25 Apr 1989 15 Mar 1995
Blackburn Rovers 15 Mar 1995 31 Jan 2002
Tranmere Rovers 20 Mar 2001 12 May 2001 L
Wigan Athletic 02 Nov 2001 02 Dec 2001 L
Birmingham City 24 Dec 2001 31 Jan 2002 L
Birmingham City 31 Jan 2002 10 Mar 2004
Derby County 10 Mar 2004 30 Jun 2006
Kidderminster Harriers 01 Aug 2006

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1990-91 Southampton League Division One 1
1
1991-92 Southampton FA Cup 3
1
1991-92 Southampton League Division One 14
1992-93 Southampton FA Cup 1
1992-93 Southampton Premier League 27
2
2
1993-94 Southampton FA Cup 1
1993-94 Southampton League Cup 1
1993-94 Southampton Premier League 40
1
2
4
1994-95 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 1
1994-95 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 9
1
1
1994-95 Southampton FA Cup 5
1994-95 Southampton League Cup 2
1994-95 Southampton Premier League 28
1
1995-96 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 2
1995-96 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 4
1995-96 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 32
2
1996-97 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 2
1
1996-97 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 3
1996-97 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 37
2
1997-98 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 4
1997-98 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 1
1997-98 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 37
2
1998-99 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 3
1
1
1998-99 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 3
1998-99 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 22
1
1
1998-99 Blackburn Rovers UEFA Cup 1
1999-00 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 1
1999-00 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 3
2000-01 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 2
2
2000-01 Blackburn Rovers League Division 1 5
1
2000-01 Tranmere Rovers League Division 1 11
3
2001-02 Birmingham City League Division 1 21
1
2001-02 Birmingham City League Division 1 Play-Offs 3
1
2001-02 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 1
2001-02 Wigan Athletic FA Cup 1
2001-02 Wigan Athletic League Division 2 6
1
1
2002-03 Birmingham City FA Cup 1
2002-03 Birmingham City League Cup 1
2002-03 Birmingham City Premier League 36
1
1
1
2003-04 Birmingham City FA Cup 4
2003-04 Birmingham City Premier League 14
3
2
1
2003-04 Derby County League Division 1 9
1
2004-05 Derby County FA Cup 2
2004-05 Derby County League Championship 40
4
2004-05 Derby County League Championship Play-Offs 2
2004-05 Derby County League Cup
1
2005-06 Derby County FA Cup 1
2005-06 Derby County League Championship 15
1
2005-06 Derby County League Cup 1
2006-07 Kidderminster Harriers FA Cup 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
04 May 1991 Derby County v Southampton L 6-2 League Division One
11 May 1991 Southampton v Wimbledon D 1-1 League Division One
18 Jan 1992 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton W 1-2 League Division One
27 Jan 1992 Southampton v Manchester United D 0-0 FA Cup 4th round
01 Feb 1992 Norwich City v Southampton L 2-1 League Division One
05 Feb 1992 Manchester United v Southampton W 2-2 (4-2) FA Cup 4th round replay
12 Feb 1992 Chelsea v Southampton D 1-1 League Division One
16 Feb 1992 Bolton Wanderers v Southampton D 2-2 FA Cup 5th round
22 Feb 1992 Southampton v Coventry City D 0-0 League Division One
18 Mar 1992 Norwich City v Southampton L 2-1 FA Cup Quarter-final replay
21 Mar 1992 Southampton v Luton Town W 2-1 League Division One
01 Apr 1992 Everton v Southampton W 0-1 League Division One
04 Apr 1992 Southampton v Queens Park Rangers W 2-1 League Division One
08 Apr 1992 Southampton v Nottingham Forest L 0-1 League Division One
14 Apr 1992 West Ham United v Southampton W 0-1 League Division One
16 Apr 1992 Manchester United v Southampton L 1-0 League Division One
18 Apr 1992 Southampton v Sheffield Wednesday L 0-1 League Division One
20 Apr 1992 Wimbledon v Southampton W 0-1 League Division One
25 Apr 1992 Southampton v Oldham Athletic W 1-0 League Division One
02 May 1992 Arsenal v Southampton L 5-1 League Division One
19 Aug 1992 Queens Park Rangers v Southampton L 3-1 Premier League
22 Aug 1992 Aston Villa v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
24 Aug 1992 Southampton v Manchester United L 0-1 Premier League
19 Sep 1992 Southampton v Leeds United D 1-1 Premier League
31 Oct 1992 Southampton v Oldham Athletic W 1-0 Premier League
07 Nov 1992 Ipswich Town v Southampton D 0-0 Premier League
22 Nov 1992 Southampton v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 Premier League
28 Nov 1992 Nottingham Forest v Southampton W 1-2 Premier League
05 Dec 1992 Southampton v Arsenal W 2-0 Premier League
12 Dec 1992 Southampton v Coventry City D 2-2 Premier League
19 Dec 1992 Everton v Southampton L 2-1 Premier League
26 Dec 1992 Chelsea v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
28 Dec 1992 Southampton v Sheffield Wednesday L 1-2 Premier League
03 Jan 1993 Nottingham Forest v Southampton L 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round
09 Jan 1993 Leeds United v Southampton L 2-1 Premier League
10 Feb 1993 Southampton v Norwich City W 3-0 Premier League
13 Feb 1993 Southampton v Liverpool W 2-1 Premier League
20 Feb 1993 Manchester United v Southampton L 2-1 Premier League
27 Feb 1993 Southampton v Sheffield United W 3-2 Premier League
06 Mar 1993 Wimbledon v Southampton W 1-2 Premier League
09 Mar 1993 Blackburn Rovers v Southampton D 0-0 Premier League
13 Mar 1993 Southampton v Ipswich Town W 4-3 Premier League
20 Mar 1993 Arsenal v Southampton L 4-3 Premier League
24 Mar 1993 Southampton v Nottingham Forest L 1-2 Premier League
03 Apr 1993 Coventry City v Southampton L 2-0 Premier League
10 Apr 1993 Southampton v Chelsea W 1-0 Premier League
12 Apr 1993 Sheffield Wednesday v Southampton L 5-2 Premier League
17 Apr 1993 Southampton v Everton D 0-0 Premier League
01 May 1993 Southampton v Manchester City L 0-1 Premier League
08 May 1993 Oldham Athletic v Southampton L 4-3 Premier League
14 Aug 1993 Southampton v Everton L 0-2 Premier League
17 Aug 1993 Ipswich Town v Southampton L 1-0 Premier League
21 Aug 1993 Queens Park Rangers v Southampton L 2-1 Premier League
25 Aug 1993 Southampton v Swindon Town W 5-1 Premier League
28 Aug 1993 Southampton v Manchester United L 1-3 Premier League
31 Aug 1993 Wimbledon v Southampton L 1-0 Premier League
11 Sep 1993 Southampton v Leeds United L 0-2 Premier League
18 Sep 1993 Sheffield Wednesday v Southampton L 2-0 Premier League
22 Sep 1993 Southampton v Shrewsbury Town W 1-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
25 Sep 1993 Arsenal v Southampton L 1-0 Premier League
02 Oct 1993 Southampton v Sheffield United D 3-3 Premier League
16 Oct 1993 Coventry City v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
24 Oct 1993 Southampton v Newcastle United W 2-1 Premier League
30 Oct 1993 Liverpool v Southampton L 4-2 Premier League
06 Nov 1993 Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-0 Premier League
20 Nov 1993 Blackburn Rovers v Southampton L 2-0 Premier League
24 Nov 1993 Aston Villa v Southampton W 0-2 Premier League
29 Nov 1993 Southampton v West Ham United L 0-2 Premier League
04 Dec 1993 Everton v Southampton L 1-0 Premier League
08 Dec 1993 Southampton v Ipswich Town L 0-1 Premier League
11 Dec 1993 Southampton v Queens Park Rangers L 0-1 Premier League
18 Dec 1993 Swindon Town v Southampton L 2-1 Premier League
28 Dec 1993 Manchester City v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
01 Jan 1994 Southampton v Norwich City L 0-1 Premier League
15 Jan 1994 Southampton v Coventry City W 1-0 Premier League
18 Jan 1994 Port Vale v Southampton L 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round replay
22 Jan 1994 Newcastle United v Southampton W 1-2 Premier League
05 Feb 1994 Oldham Athletic v Southampton L 2-1 Premier League
14 Feb 1994 Southampton v Liverpool W 4-2 Premier League
26 Feb 1994 Southampton v Wimbledon W 1-0 Premier League
05 Mar 1994 Leeds United v Southampton D 0-0 Premier League
12 Mar 1994 Southampton v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 Premier League
19 Mar 1994 Southampton v Arsenal L 0-4 Premier League
26 Mar 1994 Sheffield United v Southampton D 0-0 Premier League
30 Mar 1994 Southampton v Oldham Athletic L 1-3 Premier League
02 Apr 1994 Chelsea v Southampton L 2-0 Premier League
04 Apr 1994 Southampton v Manchester City L 0-1 Premier League
09 Apr 1994 Norwich City v Southampton W 4-5 Premier League
16 Apr 1994 Southampton v Blackburn Rovers W 3-1 Premier League
23 Apr 1994 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton L 3-0 Premier League
30 Apr 1994 Southampton v Aston Villa W 4-1 Premier League
04 May 1994 Manchester United v Southampton L 2-0 Premier League
07 May 1994 West Ham United v Southampton D 3-3 Premier League
20 Aug 1994 Southampton v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 Premier League
24 Aug 1994 Aston Villa v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
27 Aug 1994 Newcastle United v Southampton L 5-1 Premier League
31 Aug 1994 Southampton v Liverpool L 0-2 Premier League
12 Sep 1994 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton W 1-2 Premier League
17 Sep 1994 Southampton v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 Premier League
20 Sep 1994 Huddersfield Town v Southampton W 0-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
24 Sep 1994 Coventry City v Southampton W 1-3 Premier League
08 Oct 1994 Southampton v Everton W 2-0 Premier League
15 Oct 1994 Leicester City v Southampton L 4-3 Premier League
22 Oct 1994 West Ham United v Southampton L 2-0 Premier League
26 Oct 1994 Sheffield Wednesday v Southampton L 1-0 League Cup 3rd round
29 Oct 1994 Southampton v Leeds United L 1-3 Premier League
02 Nov 1994 Southampton v Norwich City D 1-1 Premier League
05 Nov 1994 Manchester City v Southampton D 3-3 Premier League
19 Nov 1994 Southampton v Arsenal W 1-0 Premier League
26 Nov 1994 Crystal Palace v Southampton D 0-0 Premier League
03 Dec 1994 Southampton v Chelsea L 0-1 Premier League
10 Dec 1994 Blackburn Rovers v Southampton L 3-2 Premier League
19 Dec 1994 Southampton v Aston Villa W 2-1 Premier League
26 Dec 1994 Southampton v Wimbledon L 2-3 Premier League
28 Dec 1994 Queens Park Rangers v Southampton D 2-2 Premier League
31 Dec 1994 Southampton v Manchester United D 2-2 Premier League
02 Jan 1995 Sheffield Wednesday v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
07 Jan 1995 Southampton v Southend United W 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Jan 1995 Leeds United v Southampton D 0-0 Premier League
24 Jan 1995 Arsenal v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
28 Jan 1995 Luton Town v Southampton D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round
04 Feb 1995 Southampton v Manchester City D 2-2 Premier League
08 Feb 1995 Southampton v Luton Town W 6-0 FA Cup 4th round replay
11 Feb 1995 Norwich City v Southampton D 2-2 Premier League
18 Feb 1995 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton D 1-1 FA Cup 5th round
25 Feb 1995 Ipswich Town v Southampton L 2-1 Premier League
01 Mar 1995 Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-6 FA Cup 5th round replay
04 Mar 1995 Southampton v Coventry City D 0-0 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
1988-89 Republic of Ireland Toulon Under-21 3
1989-90 Republic of Ireland Under-21 1
1990-91 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 2
1991-92 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 2
1994-95 Republic of Ireland B International 1
1994-95 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship
3
1995-96 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 4
1
1995-96 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 3
1995-96 Republic of Ireland US Cup 1
1996-97 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 4
1
1997-98 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 4
1
1997-98 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2
1998-99 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 1
1
1999-00 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship
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 Jun 1989 Senegal v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 Toulon Under-21 Group B
09 Jun 1989 England v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 Toulon Under-21 Group B
10 Jun 1989 France v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 Toulon Under-21 5th
30 May 1990 Malta v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 U21
26 Mar 1991 England v Republic of Ireland L 3-0 UEFA Under-21 Group
30 Apr 1991 Republic of Ireland v Poland L 1-2 UEFA U21 Group
15 Oct 1991 Poland v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 UEFA U21 Group
12 Nov 1991 Turkey v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 UEFA U21 Group
13 Dec 1994 England v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 B INTER
26 Apr 1995 Republic of Ireland v Portugal W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
03 Jun 1995 Liechtenstein v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
11 Jun 1995 Republic of Ireland v Austria L 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group 6
11 Oct 1995 Republic of Ireland v Latvia W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
15 Nov 1995 Portugal v Republic of Ireland L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
13 Dec 1995 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group play-off
27 Mar 1996 Republic of Ireland v Russia L 0-2 International Friendly
24 Apr 1996 Czech Republic v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 International Friendly
29 May 1996 Republic of Ireland v Portugal L 0-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 1996 Republic of Ireland v Croatia D 2-2 International Friendly
04 Jun 1996 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland L 3-1 International Friendly
09 Jun 1996 USA v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 US Cup
31 Aug 1996 Liechtenstein v Republic of Ireland W 0-5 FIFA World Cup Group 8
09 Oct 1996 Republic of Ireland v FYR Macedonia W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
10 Nov 1996 Republic of Ireland v Iceland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
30 Apr 1997 Romania v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
21 May 1997 Republic of Ireland v Liechtenstein W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
20 Aug 1997 Republic of Ireland v Lithuania D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
06 Sep 1997 Iceland v Republic of Ireland W 2-4 FIFA World Cup Group 8
11 Oct 1997 Republic of Ireland v Romania D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 8
29 Oct 1997 Republic of Ireland v Belgium D 1-1 FIFA World Cup 1st leg play-off
15 Nov 1997 Belgium v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup 2nd leg play-off
25 Mar 1998 Czech Republic v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 International Friendly
22 Apr 1998 Republic of Ireland v Argentina L 0-2 International Friendly
06 Sep 1998 Republic of Ireland v Croatia W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
14 Oct 1998 Republic of Ireland v Malta W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
17 Nov 1999 Turkey v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Play-off 2nd leg


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