Antony Kay

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For the footballer of the 1960s, see Tony Kay.
Antony Kay
Antony Kay playing for Tranmere.jpg
Personal information
Full name Antony Roland Kay[1]
Date of birth (1982-10-21) 21 October 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Barnsley, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Milton Keynes Dons
Number 6
Youth career
Barnsley
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2007 Barnsley 174 (12)
2007–2009 Tranmere Rovers 82 (17)
2009–2012 Huddersfield Town 97 (10)
2012– Milton Keynes Dons 76 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:20, 4 November 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Antony Roland Kay (born 21 October 1982) is an English professional footballer. He currently plays for Milton Keynes Dons in Football League One, as a defender and a midfielder.

Career[edit]

Barnsley[edit]

Born in Barnsley, Kay began his career at Barnsley; from his school years, he rose through the ranks to make his first team debut for the club on 12 August 2000 at Oakwell against Norwich City.

In the 2005–06 season he scored the fourth and final Barnsley penalty in the play-off final penalty shootout against Swansea City, in which Barnsley gained promotion to the Championship. At the time of his departure, he was vice-captain of the side, and was the club's longest serving player.

Tranmere Rovers[edit]

He was released at the end of the 2006–07 season, and subsequently signed a two-year deal with League One side Tranmere Rovers. He scored 7 goals in his first season at the club, including the fans goal of the season on Boxing Day against Carlisle United. He made 30 league appearances in his first season at Prenton Park, playing mainly in his natural position of centre back.[2]

He opened his account for the 2008–09 season with a spectacular volley from outside the box in the 4–1 win over Northampton Town. He became a lethal midfielder during that season, which saw Tranmere miss out on the play-offs on the final day of the season.

Huddersfield Town[edit]

After his contract at Prenton Park ran out, he was signed by fellow League One side Huddersfield Town on 29 May 2009 on a two-year deal, taking up the number 8 shirt vacated by Jon Worthington. He made his debut in the 2–2 draw against Southend United at Roots Hall on 8 August 2009. He scored his first goal for the club in the 3–1 win over Southampton at the Galpharm Stadium on 15 August. Kay went on to make 40 league appearances, scoring six times as they made the League One Play-Offs before exiting after a 2–0 defeat in the second leg away at Millwall. On 18 May, he scored the winning penalty in a shootout against Bournemouth in the Play-Off semi final second leg at the Galpharm Stadium that sent Huddersfield Town to Old Trafford. Kay signed a new two-year deal on 5 July 2011.[3]

Milton Keynes Dons[edit]

Kay signed for Milton Keynes Dons on 10 August 2012, on a two-year-deal. Assigned the number 24 shirt, Kay made his début for The Dons, just two days after penning his contract, in a 1–1 draw against Cheltenham Town in the League Cup. The tie went to a penalty shootout and Kay converted the Dons' fourth penalty as his side went on to win 5–3 in the shootout. However, he was sent off in injury time of the Dons' opening league game, a 2–0 home win over Oldham Athletic.

Honours[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 4 February 2013.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barnsley 2000–01[4] Division One 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2001–02[5] Division One 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2002–03[6] Division Two 16 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 17 0
2003–04[7] Division Two 43 3 5 1 1 0 2[a] 0 51 4
2004–05[8]
League One 39 6 1 0 2 0 1[a] 0 43 6
2005–06[9]
League One 36 1 3 0 2 0 4[b] 0 45 1
2006–07[10]
Championship 32 1 0 0 1 0 33 1
Total 174 11 9 1 6 0 8 0 197 12
Tranmere Rovers
2007–08[11]
League One 38 6 4 1 0 0 1[a] 0 43 7
2008–09[12]
League One 44 11 4 1 1 0 4[a] 0 53 12
Total 82 17 8 2 1 0 5 0 96 19
Huddersfield Town 2009–10[13] League One 40 6 3 0 2 0 3[c] 0 48 6
2010–11[14] League One 27 3 4 1 1 0 8[d] 1 40 5
2011–12[15] League One 28 1 1 0 0 0 2[a] 0 31 1
Total 95 10 8 1 3 0 13 1 119 12
Milton Keynes Dons 2012–13[16] League One 22 1 6 0 2 0 1[a] 0 31 1
Career totals 373 39 31 4 12 0 27 1 443 44
  1. ^ a b c d e f g Appearances in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ 1 appearance in Football League Trophy, 3 appearances in Football League One play-offs
  3. ^ 1 appearance in Football League Trophy, 2 appearances in Football League One play-offs
  4. ^ 5 appearances in Football League Trophy, 3 appearances and 1 goal in Football League One play-offs

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946–2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 339. ISBN 1-85291-665-6. 
  2. ^ Tranmere net ex-Barnsley man Kay
  3. ^ "Cadamarteri and Kay agree new contracts to stay at Huddersfield". Yorkshire Post. 5 July 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Barnsley 2000/2001 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2012-02-03. 
  5. ^ "Barnsley 2001/2002 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  6. ^ "Barnsley 2002/2003 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  7. ^ "Barnsley 2003/2004 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  8. ^ "Barnsley 2004/2005 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  9. ^ "Barnsley 2005/2006 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  10. ^ "Barnsley 2006/2007 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  11. ^ "Tranmere 2007/2008 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  12. ^ "Barnsley 2008/2009 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  13. ^ "Huddersfield 2009/2010 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  14. ^ "Huddersfield 2010/2011 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  15. ^ "Huddersfield 2011/2012 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  16. ^ "MK Dons 2012/2013 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 

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