Brian Kerr (footballer)
|Full name||Brian Kerr|
|Date of birth||12 October 1981|
|Place of birth||Bellshill, Scotland|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Current club||Out of Contract|
|2002||→ Coventry City (loan)||3||(0)|
|2003||→ Livingston (loan)||13||(0)|
|2004||→ Coventry City (loan)||9||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:21, 23 Feb 2012 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Brian Kerr (born 12 October 1981) is a Scottish footballer who last played as a midfielder for Scottish League One club Arbroath. His previous clubs include Newcastle United, Coventry City, Livingston, Motherwell, Hibernian, Inverness CT and Dundee. Kerr has represented Scotland at senior international level, earning three caps during Berti Vogts' reign as national team manager.
Kerr started his career with Newcastle United, but failed to hold down a regular first team place. Despite this, he won three caps for Scotland under the management of Berti Vogts. When Kerr was released by Newcastle in 2004, he signed for his home town club Motherwell, despite having attracted interest from Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund.
His career then suffered a major setback when he damaged an anterior cruciate ligament in a pre-season friendly, causing him to be out of football for almost nine months. After recovering from his injury, Kerr re-established his place in Motherwell's first-team squad, and he scored his first goal for the club with a spectacular strike in a 4–4 draw with Celtic in 2005.
In 2007, Kerr left Motherwell and signed a two-year contract with Hibernian. Kerr scored (what proved to be the winner in a 1-0 victory) on his debut for Hibernian against Edinburgh derby rivals Hearts on 6 August 2007. He played regularly under John Collins, but found it harder to hold down a first team place under Mixu Paatelainen and was released on 1 September 2008.
It was reported by BBC Sport on 12 September 2008 that Kerr was in signing talks with Major League Soccer club Toronto FC. Kerr failed to agree terms with Toronto and then had unsuccessful trial periods with Brighton & Hove Albion and Oldham Athletic. Kerr told the Daily Record during January 2009 that he may have to end his playing career due to his failure to find a new club since leaving Hibs. Soon afterwards, however, new Inverness CT manager Terry Butcher invited Kerr on trial and he was signed on 2 February.
He made his debut for Inverness against former side Hibernian in a 2–0 win and scored his first goal against Hamilton. It was a vital goal as it gave Inverness a point from a 1–1 draw, but Inverness were relegated on the last day of the season. Kerr was subsequently released by the club.
- Brian Kerr profile, Motherwell official site.
- "Collins welcomes capture of Kerr". BBC Sport. 2007-05-03.
- "Hearts 0–1 Hibernian". BBC Sport. 2007-08-06. Retrieved 2007-08-06.
- "Hibs sign Bamba from Dunfermline". BBC Sport. 1 September 2008.
- "Kerr considering move to Toronto". BBC Sport (BBC). 12 September 2008. Retrieved 12 September 2008.
- Freed Hibs misfit Brian Kerr set to join Hamilton Accies, Hibernian Mad, 26 October 2008.
- Duncan, Colin (23 January 2009). "Exclusive: I may have to quit football after being dumped by Hibs, admits Brian Kerr". Daily Record (Trinity Mirror).
- Caley complete Kerr capture, Setanta Sports, 2 February 2009.
- "Midfielder Kerr signs for Dundee". BBC Sport. 29 June 2009.
- "Dundee 2-2 Inverness CT". BBC. 6 March 2010. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
- Spence, Jim (15 October 2010). "Dundee given 50-50 survival chance by administrator". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 October 2010.
- Stewart, Craig (4 July 2011). "Alloa bring in experienced Brian Kerr". The Scotsman. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
- Brian Kerr career stats at Soccerbase
- Brian Kerr statistics with Inverness - wrongly merged with Guy Kerr career stats at Soccerbase
- Brian Kerr at scottishfa.co.uk
- Brian Kerr at National-Football-Teams.com
- WTFC.net profile
- London Hearts profile