Mark Kinsella

Date of birth12 August 1972
Place of birthDublin
NationalityIrish
Weight74 kg
Height1.75 m
PositionMidfielder

Following Roy Keane's dramatic departure from their Far East training camp, Mark partnered Matt Holland in Ireland's midfield in Japan and South Korea at the 2002 World Cup finals.

After serving his apprenticeship at the lower levels, he has more than adequately served Charlton Athletic since they became an established Premiership force following his £150,000 arrival in 1996.

More accurately, he is the Addicks' immensely influential captain.

Although he may lack the natural flair of his international peers, he redresses the balance with his workrate, tackling and accurate distribution.

Mark came to England from Home Farm in 1989 and became a great favourite at Colchester United.

He surprisngly left Charlton in the summer of 2002 and joined Aston Villa as a replacement for the departed George Boateng.

Mark joined West Bromwich Albion in January 2004 with a contract to the end of the 2003-04 season.

He moved on to Walsall in July 2004 in a two-year deal.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Home Farm 01 Jul 1988 18 Aug 1989
Colchester United 18 Aug 1989 23 Sep 1996
Charlton Athletic 23 Sep 1996 23 Aug 2002
Aston Villa 23 Aug 2002 15 Jan 2004
West Bromwich Albion 15 Jan 2004 30 Jun 2004
Leeds United 19 Jul 2004 24 Jul 2004 T
Walsall 27 Jul 2004 06 Dec 2006

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1994-95 Colchester United FA Cup 1
1996-97 Charlton Athletic FA Cup 1
1
1996-97 Colchester United League Cup 2
1
1998-99 Charlton Athletic FA Cup 1
1998-99 Charlton Athletic League Cup 1
1998-99 Charlton Athletic Premier League 38
3
3
1999-00 Charlton Athletic FA Cup 1
2000-01 Charlton Athletic Premier League 27
5
2
4
2001-02 Charlton Athletic League Cup 1
2001-02 Charlton Athletic Premier League 14
3
2
2002-03 Aston Villa FA Cup 1
2002-03 Aston Villa League Cup 2
2
2002-03 Aston Villa Premier League 15
4
1
2003-04 Aston Villa Premier League 2
2003-04 West Bromwich Albion League Division 1 15
3
1
2
2004-05 Walsall LDV Vans Trophy 1
2004-05 Walsall League One 21
1
2
2005-06 Walsall FA Cup 1
1
2005-06 Walsall LDV Vans Trophy 1
2005-06 Walsall League One 6
4
1
2006-07 Walsall Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
1
2006-07 Walsall League Two 8
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
07 Jan 1995 Wimbledon v Colchester United L 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
20 Aug 1996 Colchester United v West Bromwich Albion L 2-3 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
03 Sep 1996 West Bromwich Albion v Colchester United W 1-3
Agg: 4-5
League Cup 1st round 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
1991-92 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 1
1
1992-93 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 6
1993-94 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 1
1997-98 Republic of Ireland B International 2
1997-98 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2
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 5
2000-01 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 7
2
1
2000-01 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
2001-02 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 5
2001-02 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2
1
1
2002-03 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 3
2002-03 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 5
1
1
2003-04 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 3
1
2003-04 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship
1
1
2003-04 Republic of Ireland Unity Cup 2


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
25 May 1992 Republic of Ireland v Albania W 3-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
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
26 May 1993 Albania v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 3
12 Oct 1993 Republic of Ireland v Spain L 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 3
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
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
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
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
02 Sep 2000 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
07 Oct 2000 Portugal v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
11 Oct 2000 Republic of Ireland v Estonia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
15 Nov 2000 Republic of Ireland v Finland W 3-0 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 Cyprus v Republic of Ireland W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
25 Apr 2001 Republic of Ireland v Andorra W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
02 Jun 2001 Republic of Ireland v Portugal D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
06 Jun 2001 Estonia v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
15 Nov 2001 Iran v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe v Asia play-off
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
01 Jun 2002 Republic of Ireland v Cameroon D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
05 Jun 2002 Germany v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
11 Jun 2002 Saudi Arabia v Republic of Ireland W 0-3 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
12 Feb 2003 Scotland v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 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
30 Apr 2003 Republic of Ireland v Norway W 1-0 International Friendly
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
09 Sep 2003 Republic of Ireland v Turkey D 2-2 International Friendly
11 Oct 2003 Switzerland v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 10
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
29 May 2004 Nigeria v Republic of Ireland L 3-0 Unity Cup
02 Jun 2004 Jamaica v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 UNITY CUP


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