Kenny Lunt

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Kenny Lunt
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Lunt playing for Sheffield Wednesday in 2006
Personal information
Full name Kenneth Vincent Lunt
Date of birth (1979-11-20) 20 November 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Runcorn, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Bala Town
Number 20
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2006 Crewe Alexandra 373 (35)
2006–2009 Sheffield Wednesday 41 (0)
2008 Crewe Alexandra (loan) 14 (0)
2008 Crewe Alexandra (loan) 3 (0)
2009–2012 Hereford United 109 (1)
2012– Bala Town 38 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:23, 12 May 2012 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Kenneth Vincent "Kenny" Lunt (born 20 November 1979) is an English professional footballer, who plays in the Welsh Premier League for Bala Town. Lunt has previous played for Crewe Alexandra, Sheffield Wednesday and Hereford United.

Career[edit]

Crewe Alexandra[edit]

Lunt is one of many players to emerge from the Crewe Alexandra Academy – alongside Dean Ashton, Rob Hulse and Danny Murphy – nurtured by then manager, Dario Gradi and Crewe Alexandra "Centre of Excellence" manager Bill Prendergast.[1] Having attended the National School at Lilleshall, in the same group of players as Michael Owen, Wes Brown and Michael Ball,[2][3] Lunt made his Crewe debut on the first day of the 1997–98 season against Swindon Town.[4] He went on to score on his home debut, hitting a 6th-minute volley against Bury in the Coca-Cola Cup.[5]

Lunt completed more than seven years of first team football at Gresty Road, and was previously club captain at Crewe (replacing David Brammer, sold to Stoke City on a free transfer) – a role he shared with Steve Foster.

During Crewe's 2002–03 season in the Football League Second Division Lunt headed the rankings of goal assists. During his time at Crewe, Lunt made over 400 appearances for the club.

Sheffield Wednesday[edit]

In May 2006, Sheffield Wednesday beat competition from several other Championship clubs to sign Lunt on a free transfer, offering him a three-year deal.[6] Lunt made his debut for the Owls in their 1–0 defeat to Luton Town. In February 2008 Lunt rejoined Crewe Alexandra on loan until the end of the season.[7]

By the beginning of the 2008–09 season manager Brian Laws stated that Lunt had no first team future at Sheffield Wednesday.[8] Lunt refused to depart,[9] but on 8 May 2009 Lunt and the club reached a mutual agreement to terminate his playing contract with immediate effect.[10]

Hereford United[edit]

On 23 June 2009 Lunt signed a one-year contract with Football League Two club Hereford United and was named as captain. He was stripped of the captaincy of the club following a half-time argument with management during a League Cup match at Portsmouth. In May 2011 he signed a new one-year contract with the club.[11]

Bala Town[edit]

In August 2012 Kenny Lunt signed for Welsh Premier League side Bala Town following his release from Hereford United.

Club statistics[edit]

All-Time Club Performance
Club Season Domestic
League
FA Cup League Cup Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Hereford United 11–12 25 0 0 0 2 0 28 0
10–11 42 0 4 0 1 0 48 0
09-10 42 1 2 0 2 0 50 1
Total 09-present 109 1 6 0 5 0 126 1
Sheffield Wednesday 07-08 4 0 1 0 3 0 8 0
06-07 37 0 2 0 1 0 40 0
Total 06-09 41 0 3 0 4 0 48 0
Crewe Alexandra 08-09 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
07-08 14 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
05-06 43 4 1 0 1 0 45 4
04-05 46 5 1 0 3 0 50 5
03-04 45 7 1 0 2 0 49 7
02-03 46 7 4 0 2 0 52 7
01-02 46 5 4 0 3 0 53 5
00-01 46 1 3 0 4 0 53 1
99-00 43 3 1 0 5 0 49 3
98–99 18 1 1 0 3 0 22 1
97–98 40 2 0 0 2 1 42 3
Total 07-09
97-06
390 35 17 0 25 1 432 36
Career Totals 97-Present 540 36 26 0 34 1 606 38
As of 8 May 2012.

Honours[edit]

with Crewe Alexandra

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richmonds signs Bill to coach kids Manchester Evening News, 5 August 2008, retrieved 23 June 2009.
  2. ^ Kenny notches 100 starts at age 20 Crewe & Nantwich Guardian, 5 January 2001, retrieved 23 June 2009.
  3. ^ Gerrard, Steven (2006). Gerrard: My Autobiography. Bantam Press. pp. 41, 45. ISBN 0-593-05475-X. 
  4. ^ The heat is on! Crewe & Nantwich Guardian, 14 August 1997, retrieved 23 June 2009.
  5. ^ Crewe buried by Bury Crewe & Nantwich Guardian, 14 August 1997, retrieved 23 June 2009.
  6. ^ http://www.swfc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/News/News/0,,10304~834750,00.html
  7. ^ Lunt Will Cause 'Topic Of Debate'
  8. ^ "No future for Lunt at Wednesday". BBC News. 2 September 2008. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ Small and Lunt depart Hillsborough
  11. ^ "Hereford United midfielder Kenny Lunt signs a new deal". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 5 May 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Steve Foster
Crewe Alexandra Captain
2004–2006
Succeeded by
Neil Cox