Kevin Kerr (Scottish footballer)

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Kevin Kerr
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Kerr (left) with Riverhounds, 2015
Personal information
Full name Kevin Kerr
Date of birth (1989-01-12) 12 January 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth Münster, West Germany
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Pittsburgh Riverhounds
Number 10
Youth career
0000–2003 VfL Theesen
2003–2008 Arminia Bielefeld
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Arminia Bielefeld II 42 (8)
2009–2011 Arminia Bielefeld 15 (0)
2012 AGOVV 15 (3)
2012 SC Wiedenbrück 19 (4)
2013– Pittsburgh Riverhounds 56 (9)
National team
2009 Scotland U21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 May 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

Kevin Kerr (born 12 January 1989 in Münster) is a Scottish footballer currently playing for Pittsburgh Riverhounds in the USL.

Biography[edit]

Kerr is the son of a Scottish serviceman of the British forces in Germany and an English mother. For the most part he grew up in Bielefeld where he started his football career.[1]

Club career[edit]

Having played for the amateur club VfL Theesen in Bielefeld, he switched to the Arminia Bielefeld youth team in summer 2003. On 7 January 2009, he signed a professional contract with Arminia Bielefeld until 2011. He also still played for the second team.

On 20 March 2010, Kerr made his debut in the 2. Fußball-Bundesliga during the Ostwestfalen derby. He signed for AGOVV Apeldoorn of Netherlands' Eerste Divisie in January 2012 after his contract in Bielefeld had expired the previous summer.

After AGOVV Apeldoorn declared bankruptcy and all its players became free agents, Kerr returned to Germany and played 19 matches and scored 4 goals for SC Wiedenbrück of the Fußball-Regionalliga West.

On 2 April 2013, after leaving SC Wiedenbrück, Kerr signed with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the USL Pro, the third tier of the United States soccer league system.[2] He made his Riverhounds debut on April 13, 2013 in a 1–2 defeat to the Harrisburg City Islanders, the first match ever held at Highmark Stadium.[3] On the next matchday, Kerr scored his first goal for the Riverhounds in a 1–2 defeat to the Dayton Dutch Lions.[4]

Following his first two seasons with the club, in which he made 47 appearances and registered five goals and two assists, Kerr signed a new contract to remain at the club for the 2015 USL Pro season.[5] During the first game of the season, Kerr recorded his first hattrick for the club in a 5-2 victory over in-state rivals the Harrisburg City Islanders.[6]

International career[edit]

In early 2009, Kerr was called into training camp for the Scotland national under-21 football team by Billy Stark for the first time after stating his desire to represent Scotland.[7] Kerr spurned opportunities to join German youth national team camps in order to represent Scotland. When he was 16, a letter inviting Kerr to join up with the Scottish team was sent to him but the club team to which it was sent said that it never received the letter.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rübes legitimer Nachfolger" (in German). nw-news.de. 13 July 2009. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Esposito, Chris. "PLAYER NEWS AND NOTES: MIDFIELD MAESTROS!". Steel Army. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Harrisburg City Islanders at Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2:1". USL Pro. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Pittsburgh Riverhounds at Dayton Dutch Lions 1:2". USL Pro. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Kevin Kerr Returns to Riverhounds". Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Pittsburgh vs. Harrisburg". USL. Retrieved 29 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "German-born Kerr called up to Under-21 squad". scotsman.com. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  8. ^ Swan, Craig. "Exclusive: Bundesliga star Kevin Kerr ready to snub Germany call-up to play for Scotland". The Daily Record. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 

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