Kevin Kyle

Date of birth07 June 1981
Place of birthStranraer
NationalityScottish
Weight86 kg
Height1.91 m
PositionForward

Some impressive form in Sunderland's reserve and youth teams earned Kevin his first Under-21 cap for Scotland against Latvia in September 2000 and he subsequently spent much of the remainder of the campaign out on loan as he gained valuable first-team experience to prepare him for Premiership football.

He firstly joined Huddersfield Town where he made his Football League debut as a substitute against Bolton Wanderers.

Then it was on to Darlington at the beginning of November where he scored twice and showed neat footwork as well as tremendous aerial strength.

He returned to Wearside after suffering an injury in the FA Cup replay at Luton Town but then went out again to Rochdale in January where he made his debut in the televised game against Leyton Orient.

He made a big impression on his first start against Cardiff City, but returned to the Stadium of Light after a month and went on make a handful of appearances from the subs' bench in the closing weeks of the season.

A tall and skilful striker, his physical style and aerial power suggested he was a potential long-term successor to Niall Quinn.

He won a total of two caps for Scotland at Under-21 level in 2000-01.

Kevin joined Coventry City in August 2006 with a three-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Ayr Boswell 01 Jul 1997 25 Sep 1998
Sunderland 25 Sep 1998 25 Aug 2006
Huddersfield Town 08 Sep 2000 07 Oct 2000 L
Darlington 01 Nov 2000 31 Dec 2000 L
Rochdale 26 Jan 2001 27 Feb 2001 L
Coventry City 25 Aug 2006 29 Jan 2009
Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 Jan 2008 31 May 2008 L
Hartlepool United 01 Oct 2008 31 Dec 2008 L
Kilmarnock 29 Jan 2009 31 May 2010
Heart of Midlothian 03 Jun 2010

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Darlington FA Cup 3
1
1
2000-01 Darlington League Division 3 5
1
2000-01 Huddersfield Town League Division 1
4
1
2000-01 Rochdale League Division 3 3
3
1
2000-01 Sunderland Premier League
3
2001-02 Sunderland FA Cup
1
2001-02 Sunderland League Cup
1
2001-02 Sunderland Premier League
6
1
2002-03 Sunderland FA Cup 2
1
2002-03 Sunderland League Cup 2
1
2002-03 Sunderland Premier League 9
8
2
2003-04 Sunderland FA Cup 5
1
2003-04 Sunderland League Cup 1
1
3
2003-04 Sunderland League Division 1 36
8
10
6
1
2003-04 Sunderland League Division 1 Play-Offs 2
2
2
2004-05 Sunderland League Championship 5
1
2
2004-05 Sunderland League Cup 1
1
2005-06 Sunderland FA Cup 1
2005-06 Sunderland Premier League 9
4
1
5
2006-07 Coventry City FA Cup 2
1
2006-07 Coventry City League Championship 18
13
3
11
2006-07 Sunderland League Championship
2
2007-08 Coventry City League Championship 7
6
2
2
2
2007-08 Coventry City League Cup
1
2007-08 Wolverhampton Wanderers FA Cup 1
2007-08 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Championship 3
9
1
2008-09 Hartlepool United League One 15
5
4


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 Nov 2000 Hull City v Darlington L 2-0 League Division 3
11 Nov 2000 Darlington v Halifax Town L 0-1 League Division 3
18 Nov 2000 Darlington v AFC Sudbury W 6-1 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
25 Nov 2000 Blackpool v Darlington L 2-1 League Division 3
02 Dec 2000 Darlington v Mansfield Town W 2-1 League Division 3
09 Dec 2000 Darlington v Luton Town D 0-0 FA Cup 2nd round
16 Dec 2000 Leyton Orient v Darlington L 1-0 League Division 3
19 Dec 2000 Luton Town v Darlington L 2-0 FA Cup 2nd round replay


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
2000-01 Scotland UEFA Under-21
2
1
2000-01 Scotland Under-21
1
2001-02 Scotland International Friendly
1
2001-02 Scotland Reunification Cup 2
1
2002-03 Scotland B International 1
1
2002-03 Scotland International Friendly 2
2
2002-03 Scotland Semi-Pro 1
1
2002-03 Scotland UEFA European Championship 1
2002-03 Scotland UEFA Under-21 4
2
1
2002-03 Scotland Under-21 1
2003-04 Scotland International Friendly 1
2003-04 Scotland UEFA Under-21 2
1
2003-04 Scotland Under-21 3
2009-10 Scotland 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
01 Sep 2000 Latvia v Scotland W 1-3 UEFA U21 Group 6
10 Oct 2000 Croatia v Scotland L 3-1 UEFA U21 Group 6
24 Apr 2001 Poland v Scotland L 1-0 U21
16 May 2002 Korea Republic v Scotland L 4-1 International Friendly
20 May 2002 South Africa v Scotland L 2-0 REUNIFICATION CUP
23 May 2002 Hong Kong v Scotland W 0-4 REUNIFICATION CUP
21 Aug 2002 Scotland v Denmark L 0-1 International Friendly
07 Sep 2002 Faroe Islands v Scotland D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 5
11 Oct 2002 Iceland v Scotland W 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 5
15 Oct 2002 Scotland v Canada W 3-1 International Friendly
20 Nov 2002 Portugal v Scotland L 2-0 International Friendly
17 Dec 2002 Germany v Scotland D 3-3 B INTER
11 Feb 2003 Scotland v Republic of Ireland W 2-0 U21
28 Mar 2003 Scotland v Iceland W 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 5
01 Apr 2003 Lithuania v Scotland L 2-1 UEFA U21 Group 5
20 May 2003 Scotland v Northern Ireland W 2-1 SEMI PRO
27 May 2003 Scotland v New Zealand D 1-1 International Friendly
06 Jun 2003 Scotland v Germany D 2-2 UEFA U21 Group 5
19 Aug 2003 Norway v Scotland L 3-1 U21
09 Sep 2003 Germany v Scotland W 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 5
13 Nov 2003 Croatia v Scotland L 2-0 U21
16 Nov 2003 Croatia v Scotland L 2-0 U21 Play-off 2nd leg
18 Nov 2003 Scotland v Croatia W 1-0 UEFA U21 Play-off 2nd leg
28 Apr 2004 Denmark v Scotland L 1-0 International Friendly
14 Nov 2009 Wales v Scotland L 3-0 International Friendly


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