Kenny Cunningham

Date of birth28 June 1971
Place of birthDublin
NationalityIrish
Weight74 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionDefender

One of Ireland's unsung heroes, although Kenny has a relatively modest record at club level, Mick McCarthy was well aware of his reliable capabilities having been his manager at Millwall for two years.

He joined the Lions from Tolka Rovers in 1989, making over 150 appearances before making his £1.3million move across London to Wimbledon in November 1994.

The Dons captain became a regular at right back, but was later more often seen at centre back.

Named Wimbledon's Player of the Year for the second time in three seasons despite missing much of the 2001-02 term with a groin injury, he provided cover for such as Gary Breen and Steve Staunton in the 2002 World Cup finals.

Kenny joined Sunderland in July 2006 with a one-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Tolka Rovers 01 Jul 1988 18 Sep 1989
Millwall 18 Sep 1989 09 Nov 1994
Wimbledon 09 Nov 1994 18 Jul 2002
Birmingham City 18 Jul 2002 30 Jun 2006
Sunderland 19 Jul 2006 30 Jun 2007

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1992-93 Millwall League Cup 2
1993-94 Millwall League Division 1 Play-Offs 2
1994-95 Wimbledon FA Cup 4
1994-95 Wimbledon Premier League 28
1
1995-96 Wimbledon FA Cup 8
1995-96 Wimbledon League Cup 2
1995-96 Wimbledon Premier League 32
1
6
1996-97 Wimbledon FA Cup 7
1996-97 Wimbledon League Cup 2
1996-97 Wimbledon Premier League 36
6
1997-98 Wimbledon FA Cup 3
1997-98 Wimbledon League Cup 3
1997-98 Wimbledon Premier League 32
2
1998-99 Wimbledon FA Cup 2
1998-99 Wimbledon League Cup 6
1
1
1998-99 Wimbledon Premier League 35
3
1999-00 Wimbledon FA Cup 2
1999-00 Wimbledon League Cup 4
1999-00 Wimbledon Premier League 37
1
2000-01 Wimbledon FA Cup 4
1
1
2000-01 Wimbledon League Division 1 15
2001-02 Wimbledon FA Cup 2
2001-02 Wimbledon League Division 1 34
4
2002-03 Birmingham City League Cup 1
2002-03 Birmingham City Premier League 31
1
2003-04 Birmingham City FA Cup 4
1
2003-04 Birmingham City League Cup 1
2003-04 Birmingham City Premier League 36
2
1
2004-05 Birmingham City FA Cup 1
2004-05 Birmingham City League Cup 1
2004-05 Birmingham City Premier League 36
3
2005-06 Birmingham City FA Cup 2
2005-06 Birmingham City Premier League 31
5
1
2006-07 Sunderland League Championship 11
2006-07 Sunderland League Cup 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
22 Sep 1992 Arsenal v Millwall D 1-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
07 Oct 1992 Millwall v Arsenal D 1-1
Agg: 2-2 (1-3)
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
15 May 1994 Derby County v Millwall L 2-0 League Division 1 Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
18 May 1994 Millwall v Derby County L 1-3
Agg: 1-5
League Division 1 Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg


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-21 3
1991-92 Republic of Ireland B International 1
1991-92 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21
1
1994-95 Republic of Ireland B International 1
1995-96 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 3
1
1995-96 Republic of Ireland US Cup 1
1996-97 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 2
1
1996-97 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1997-98 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 5
1997-98 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1998-99 Republic of Ireland Charity Omagh Fund 1
1998-99 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2
1998-99 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 4
1999-00 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2
1999-00 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 6
2000-01 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 2
2001-02 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup
3
2001-02 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 3
1
2002-03 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2
2002-03 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 6
1
2003-04 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 7
2003-04 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 1
1
2003-04 Republic of Ireland Unity Cup 1
2004-05 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 7
1
2004-05 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 3
1
2005-06 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 3
2005-06 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
16 Oct 1990 Republic of Ireland v Turkey W 3-2 UEFA U21 Group
13 Nov 1990 Republic of Ireland v England L 0-3 UEFA Under-21 Group
26 Mar 1991 England v Republic of Ireland L 3-0 UEFA Under-21 Group
15 Oct 1991 Poland v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 UEFA U21 Group
12 Feb 1992 Republic of Ireland v Denmark W 2-0 B INTER
13 Dec 1994 England v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 B INTER
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
15 Jun 1996 Republic of Ireland v Bolivia W 3-0 US CUP
10 Nov 1996 Republic of Ireland v Iceland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
11 Feb 1997 Wales v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
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
10 Sep 1997 Lithuania v Republic of Ireland W 1-2 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
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
18 Nov 1998 Yugoslavia v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
10 Feb 1999 Republic of Ireland v Paraguay W 2-0 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
09 Jun 1999 Republic of Ireland v FYR Macedonia W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
01 Sep 1999 Republic of Ireland v Yugoslavia W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
04 Sep 1999 Croatia v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
08 Sep 1999 Malta v Republic of Ireland W 2-3 UEFA European Championship Group 8
09 Oct 1999 FYR Macedonia v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
13 Nov 1999 Republic of Ireland v Turkey D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st leg
17 Nov 1999 Turkey v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Play-off 2nd leg
23 Feb 2000 Republic of Ireland v Czech Republic W 3-2 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 Republic of Ireland v Greece L 0-1 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 Cyprus v Republic of Ireland W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
28 Mar 2001 Andorra v Republic of Ireland W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
10 Nov 2001 Republic of Ireland v Iran W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe v Asia play-off
13 Feb 2002 Republic of Ireland v Russia W 2-0 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Republic of Ireland v Denmark W 3-0 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Republic of Ireland v USA W 2-1 International Friendly
16 May 2002 Republic of Ireland v Nigeria L 1-2 International Friendly
05 Jun 2002 Germany v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
16 Jun 2002 Spain v Republic of Ireland L 1-1 (2-3) FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
21 Aug 2002 Finland v Republic of Ireland W 0-3 International Friendly
07 Sep 2002 Russia v Republic of Ireland L 4-2 UEFA European Championship Group 10
16 Oct 2002 Republic of Ireland v Switzerland L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 10
20 Nov 2002 Greece v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 2003 Georgia v Republic of Ireland W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 10
02 Apr 2003 Albania v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 10
07 Jun 2003 Republic of Ireland v Albania W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 10
11 Jun 2003 Republic of Ireland v Georgia W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 10
19 Aug 2003 Republic of Ireland v Australia W 2-1 International Friendly
06 Sep 2003 Republic of Ireland v Russia D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 10
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
31 Mar 2004 Republic of Ireland v Czech Republic W 2-1 International Friendly
28 Apr 2004 Poland v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
27 May 2004 Republic of Ireland v Romania W 1-0 International Friendly
29 May 2004 Nigeria v Republic of Ireland L 3-0 Unity Cup
05 Jun 2004 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 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
09 Oct 2004 France v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
13 Oct 2004 Republic of Ireland v Faroe Islands W 2-0 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
26 Mar 2005 Israel v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
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 Jun 2005 Faroe Islands v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
17 Aug 2005 Republic of Ireland v Italy L 1-2 International Friendly
07 Sep 2005 Republic of Ireland v France L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
08 Oct 2005 Cyprus v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
12 Oct 2005 Republic of Ireland v Switzerland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4


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