Michael Kightly

Date of birth24 January 1986
Place of birthBasildon
NationalityEnglish
Weight63 kg
Height1.75 m
PositionMidfielder/Forward

Michael Kightly, who played for Tottenham Hotspur during his youth career, signed his first pro contract with Southend United in December 2003. It ran up to June 2005.

After a loan spell, Michael joined Wolverhampton Wanderers in January 2007 with a contract to June 2009 that was extended to June 2011 in June 2008 and to June 2013 in July 2011.

After a loan spell, he joined Burnley in June 2014 with a three-year contract.

Michael re-joined Southend United in July 2017 with a three-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Southend United 16 Dec 2003 30 Jun 2005
Farnborough Town 22 Oct 2004 22 Jan 2005 L
Grays Athletic 23 Jul 2005 01 Jan 2007
Wolverhampton Wanderers 17 Nov 2006 31 Dec 2006 L
Wolverhampton Wanderers 01 Jan 2007 08 Aug 2012
Watford 11 Oct 2011 07 Jan 2012 L
Stoke City 08 Aug 2012 27 Jun 2014
Burnley 02 Sep 2013 31 May 2014 L
Burnley 27 Jun 2014 30 Jun 2017
Burton Albion 31 Jan 2017 31 May 2017 L
Southend United 07 Jul 2017

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2002-03 Southend United League Division 3
1
2003-04 Southend United FA Cup 1
2
2003-04 Southend United LDV Vans Trophy 2
1
1
2003-04 Southend United League Division 3 2
9
1
2004-05 Southend United League Two
1
2005-06 Grays Athletic FA Cup 2
2006-07 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Championship 24
8
4
2006-07 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Championship Play-Offs 2
2007-08 Wolverhampton Wanderers FA Cup
2
1
2007-08 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Championship 20
1
4
1
2007-08 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Cup 1
1
2008-09 Wolverhampton Wanderers FA Cup 1
1
2008-09 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Championship 37
1
8
7
2008-09 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Cup 1
2009-10 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Cup 1
2009-10 Wolverhampton Wanderers Premier League 3
6
3
2010-11 Wolverhampton Wanderers Premier League 1
3
1
2011-12 Watford League Championship 11
1
3
1
2011-12 Wolverhampton Wanderers FA Cup 1
2011-12 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Cup 1
1
2011-12 Wolverhampton Wanderers Premier League 14
4
3
3
2012-13 Stoke City FA Cup 3
2012-13 Stoke City League Cup 1
2012-13 Stoke City Premier League 14
8
3
2
2013-14 Burnley League Championship 32
4
5
1
2013-14 Burnley League Cup
2
2014-15 Burnley FA Cup 2
2014-15 Burnley League Cup 1
2014-15 Burnley Premier League 10
7
1
3
2015-16 Burnley FA Cup 1
1
2015-16 Burnley League Championship 12
6
2
2015-16 Burnley League Cup 1
2016-17 Burnley FA Cup 1
2
2016-17 Burnley League Cup 1
2016-17 Burnley Premier League 1
4
2016-17 Burton Albion League Championship 10
2
4
1
2017-18 Southend United FA Cup 1
1
2017-18 Southend United League One 26
3
6
2


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
03 May 2003 Exeter City v Southend United L 1-0 League Division 3
26 Aug 2003 York City v Southend United L 2-0 League Division 3
14 Oct 2003 Southend United v Bristol Rovers W 2-1 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - southern section
18 Oct 2003 Southend United v Leyton Orient L 1-2 League Division 3
21 Oct 2003 Southend United v Boston United L 0-2 League Division 3
29 Nov 2003 Torquay United v Southend United L 3-0 League Division 3
06 Dec 2003 Southend United v Lincoln City W 3-0 FA Cup 2nd round
09 Dec 2003 Southend United v Luton Town W 3-0 LDV Vans Trophy Quarter-final - southern section
13 Dec 2003 Swansea City v Southend United W 2-3 League Division 3
20 Dec 2003 Southend United v Bristol Rovers L 0-1 League Division 3
28 Dec 2003 Southend United v Oxford United L 0-1 League Division 3
03 Jan 2004 Southend United v Scarborough D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
09 Jan 2004 Cheltenham Town v Southend United D 1-1 League Division 3
14 Jan 2004 Scarborough v Southend United L 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round replay
17 Jan 2004 Southend United v Doncaster Rovers L 0-2 League Division 3
20 Jan 2004 Southend United v Queens Park Rangers W 4-0 LDV Vans Trophy Semi-final - southern section
24 Jan 2004 Mansfield Town v Southend United L 1-0 League Division 3
27 Jan 2004 Southend United v York City D 0-0 League Division 3
16 Oct 2004 Southend United v Swansea City W 4-2 League Two
05 Aug 2017 Southend United v Blackburn Rovers W 2-1 League One
12 Aug 2017 Rotherham United v Southend United L 5-0 League One
19 Aug 2017 Southend United v Plymouth Argyle D 1-1 League One
26 Aug 2017 Gillingham v Southend United D 3-3 League One
02 Sep 2017 Southend United v Rochdale D 0-0 League One
09 Sep 2017 Charlton Athletic v Southend United L 2-1 League One
21 Oct 2017 Southend United v Bury W 1-0 League One
28 Oct 2017 Walsall v Southend United W 0-1 League One
04 Nov 2017 Yeovil Town v Southend United L 1-0 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
18 Nov 2017 Portsmouth v Southend United L 1-0 League One
21 Nov 2017 Milton Keynes Dons v Southend United D 1-1 League One
25 Nov 2017 Southend United v Oxford United D 1-1 League One
02 Dec 2017 Southend United v Oldham Athletic W 2-0 League One
01 Jan 2018 AFC Wimbledon v Southend United L 2-0 League One
06 Jan 2018 Northampton Town v Southend United L 3-1 League One
13 Jan 2018 Southend United v Fleetwood Town L 1-2 League One
27 Jan 2018 Southend United v Scunthorpe United W 3-2 League One
03 Feb 2018 Peterborough United v Southend United W 0-1 League One
10 Feb 2018 Southend United v Wigan Athletic W 3-1 League One
13 Feb 2018 Bury v Southend United D 0-0 League One
03 Mar 2018 Southend United v Walsall L 0-3 League One
10 Mar 2018 Southend United v Doncaster Rovers D 0-0 League One
13 Mar 2018 Rochdale v Southend United D 0-0 League One
30 Mar 2018 Plymouth Argyle v Southend United L 4-0 League One
02 Apr 2018 Southend United v Gillingham W 4-0 League One
07 Apr 2018 Blackburn Rovers v Southend United L 1-0 League One
14 Apr 2018 Oxford United v Southend United L 2-0 League One
21 Apr 2018 Southend United v Milton Keynes Dons W 4-0 League One
28 Apr 2018 Bradford City v Southend United W 0-2 League One
05 May 2018 Southend United v Bristol Rovers D 0-0 League One


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
2007-08 England UEFA Under-21
2
2007-08 England Under-21 1
2008-09 England UEFA Under-21
1
2008-09 England Under-21 2
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
21 Aug 2007 England v Romania D 1-1 Under-21
11 Sep 2007 Bulgaria v England W 0-2 UEFA Under-21 Qualifying group 3
12 Oct 2007 England v Montenegro W 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Qualifying group 3
19 Aug 2008 England v Slovenia W 2-1 Under-21
05 Sep 2008 England v Portugal W 2-0 UEFA Under-21 Qualifying group 3
18 Nov 2008 England v Czech Republic W 2-0 Under-21
10 Feb 2009 Ecuador v England L 3-2 Under-21


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