Kevin Maher

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Kevin Maher
Personal information
Full name Kevin Andrew Maher[1]
Date of birth (1976-10-17) 17 October 1976 (age 38)[1]
Place of birth Ilford, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
000?–1995 Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1998 Tottenham Hotspur 0 (0)
1998–2008 Southend United 383 (22)
2008 Gillingham (loan) 8 (0)
2008–2009 Oldham Athletic 31 (1)
2009–2011 Gillingham 62 (0)
2011–2013 Dagenham & Redbridge 16 (0)
2013 Bray Wanderers 6 (0)
2013–2014 Whitehawk 11 (0)
National team
1993 Republic of Ireland U17 1 (0)
1997 Republic of Ireland U21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Kevin Andrew Maher (born 17 October 1976) is an English-born Republic of Ireland footballer. He predominantly plays as a central midfielder.

Career[edit]

Southend United[edit]

After beginning his career with Tottenham Hotspur,[2] Maher moved to Southend United on a free transfer on 23 January 1998. He quickly broke into the first team, making 18 appearances for the first-team that season. During the 1998–99 season, Maher scored his first career goal in a 1–1 draw with Rochdale.[3]

Over the next ten years Maher was a virtual ever-present for Southend, rising to be team captain and subsequently club captain. During this time he made more than 400 appearances for the club, and captained Southend to promotion twice, from League Two to the Championship, in successive seasons.

When, during the 2007–08 season it became clear that Maher was no longer an automatic first choice he chose to look for opportunities elsewhere. He left Southend just before he would have become entitled to a testimonial, to join fellow League One side, Gillingham, on loan for the remainder of the season. In his two months with the Kent club, he made seven total appearances but did not score a goal.

Oldham Athletic[edit]

In the summer of 2008, Maher joined Oldham Athletic after he was released by Southend,[2] despite the confidence from Gillingham that he would sign with their club.[4] He immediately signed a one-year contract with the club.[2] On 9 August, he made his debut for Oldham in a 4–3 comeback victory versus Millwall.[5] He later scored his first goal for Oldham on 14 March 2009 versus Milton Keynes Dons. In the 4th minute, he scored from a free kick to give Oldham a 1–0 lead, though the team lost the game 6–2.[6] On 13 May, under new manager Dave Penney, Maher's contract was not renewed, resulting in his release from the club.[7]

Gillingham[edit]

In June 2009, he joined Gillingham on a two-year deal.[8]

Dagenham & Redbridge[edit]

In August 2011 Maher signed for Dagenham & Redbridge.[9] On 7 May 2013, he was released by the Daggers due to the expiry of his contract.[10]

International career[edit]

Although born in England, Maher is eligible to play for the Republic of Ireland national football team, and made four appearances for the Republic of Ireland under-21 team.

Honours[edit]

Southend United

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 8 March 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Southend United 1997–98[11] Second Division 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 1
1998–99[12] Third Division 34 4 1 0 4 0 1[a] 1 40 5
1999–2000[13] Third Division 24 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 25 0
2000–01[14] Third Division 41 2 4 0 2 0 6[a] 0 53 2
2001–02[15] Third Division 36 5 4 0 1 0 1[a] 0 42 5
2002–03[16] Third Division 42 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 47 2
2003–04[17] Third Division 42 1 5 0 1 1 7[a] 0 55 2
2004–05[18] League Two 42 1 1 0 1 0 10[b] 0 54 1
2005–06[19] League One 44 1 2 0 1 0 1[a] 0 48 1
2006–07[20] Championship 41 5 3 1 5 0 49 6
2007–08[21] League One 19 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 23 0
Total 383 22 27 1 18 1 26 1 454 25
Gillingham (loan) 2007–08[22] League One 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Oldham Athletic 2008–09[23] League One 28 1 2 0 1 0 1[a] 0 32 1
Gillingham 2009–10[24] League One 26 0 2 0 2 0 1[a] 0 31 0
2010–11[25] League Two 36 0 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 38 0
Total 62 0 2 0 3 0 2 1 69 0
Dagenham & Redbridge 2011–12[26] League Two 8 0 1 0 0 0 1[a] 0 10 0
2012–13[27] League Two 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Total 16 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 18 0
Bray Wanderers 2013[28] LOI Premier Division 6 0 0 0 2[c] 0 8 0
Whitehawk 2013–14[29] Conference South 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Career totals 513 23 32 1 22 1 32 1 599 26
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ 7 appearances in Football League Trophy, 3 appearances in Football League Two play-offs
  3. ^ Appearances in League of Ireland Premier Division play-offs

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  2. ^ a b c "Oldham swoop for midfielder Maher". BBC Sport. 24 July 2008. Retrieved 11 May 2009. 
  3. ^ "Football: Southend 1 Rochdale 1". Sunday Mirror. 4 October 1998. Retrieved 11 May 2009. 
  4. ^ "Gills disappointed by Maher snub". BBC Sport. 24 July 2008. Retrieved 11 May 2009. 
  5. ^ "Oldham 4–3 Millwall". BBC Sport. 9 August 2008. Retrieved 11 May 2009. 
  6. ^ "MK Dons 6–2 Oldham". BBC Sport. 14 March 2009. Retrieved 11 May 2009. 
  7. ^ "Axe falls as Penney prunes squad". Oldham Athletic AFC. 13 May 2009. Retrieved 13 May 2009. 
  8. ^ "Maher signs two-year deal". Gillingham F.C. 24 June 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2009. 
  9. ^ "Dagenham & Redbridge sign unattached quartet". BBC Sport. 1 August 2011. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Daggers Announce Released Players List". Dagenham & Redbridge F.C. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  11. ^ "Southend 1997/1998 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  12. ^ "Southend 1998/1999 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  13. ^ "Southend 1999/2000 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  14. ^ "Southend 2000/2001 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  15. ^ "Southend 2001/2002 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  16. ^ "Southend 2002/2003 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  17. ^ "Brentford 2003/2004 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  18. ^ "Southend 2004/2005 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  19. ^ "Southend 2005/2006 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  20. ^ "Southend 2006/2007 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  21. ^ "Southend 2007/2008 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  22. ^ "Gillingham 2007/2008 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  23. ^ "Oldham 2008/2009 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  24. ^ "Gillingham 2009/2010 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  25. ^ "Gillingham 2010/2011 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  26. ^ "Dag & Red 2011/2012 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  27. ^ "Dag & Red 2012/2013 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  28. ^ "Bray Wanderers 2013 player appearances". Bray Wanderers F.C. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  29. ^ "Whitehawk 2013/2014 player appearances". Whitehawk F.C. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 

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