Kieran Agard

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Kieran Agard
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Personal information
Full name Kieran Ricardo Agard[1]
Date of birth (1989-10-10) 10 October 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Newham, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward / Winger
Club information
Current team
Bristol City
Number 19
Youth career
1999–2005 Arsenal
2005–2008 Everton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Everton 1 (0)
2011 Peterborough United (loan) 0 (0)
2011 Kilmarnock (loan) 8 (1)
2011–2012 Yeovil Town 29 (6)
2012–2014 Rotherham United 78 (27)
2014– Bristol City 12 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:56, 4 November 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Kieran Ricardo Agard (born 10 October 1989) is an English footballer who plays for Bristol City as a forward or a winger.

Career[edit]

Born in London, of Jamaican,[2] Vincentian and Dominican[3] descent, Agard started in the Arsenal Academy before moving to Everton in the 2005–06 season.[4] He played for the club's under-18 team, before moving into the reserve team, becoming the reserve team player of the year in 2008–09.[4]

Everton[edit]

His first team debut came in a 4–0 away win at Hull City in a League Cup match in September 2009.[5] He made his Premier League debut against Chelsea, coming on as a substitute for Louis Saha in stoppage time.[6] At the end of the 2010–11 season, he was released by Everton along with goalkeeper Iain Turner and Hope Akpan after their contracts with the club expired.[7]

Peterborough United[edit]

On 6 January 2011, he joined Peterborough United on loan until the end of the 2010–11 season,[8] but after playing just once, in the FA Cup,[9] a change of management left Agard surplus to requirements and the loan was cut short.

Kilmarnock[edit]

On 31 January 2011 Agard joined Scottish Premier League club Kilmarnock, also on loan.[10] and made his debut in the Scottish Premier League as Kilmarnock lose to Hibernian 2–1 on 12 February 2011[11] before scoring his first goal in Scotland against Hearts in a 2–2 draw on 30 April 2011.[12]

Yeovil Town[edit]

Agard, following his release from Everton, signed a one-year deal with Yeovil Town on 22 June 2011.[13] The club's management was first alerted to Agard's availability after asking fans to suggest signings on Twitter, to which Agard became known as football's first 'twansfer'.[14]

He scored his first two goals for the Glovers in a 3–2 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday on 17 September 2011.[15] He then went on to score against Bury and Leyton Orient, also winning two penalties for his team. He also scored a winner against Wycombe Wanderers, but was sent off against Colchester United a week later.[16] His next goal was in the 3 – 2 win over Chesterfield at Huish Park.[17] He finished the season with 29 appearances in the league, and 6 goals. On 8 May 2012, Agard was released from Yeovil Town after just one year at the club.[18]

Rotherham United[edit]

2012–13 season[edit]

After being released by Yeovil Town, it was revealed that Rotherham were interested in Agard. They were initially unable to agree terms with the player, but he eventually featured in a pre-season match against Doncaster Rovers as part of a trial. On 27 July an agreement was reached for Agard to sign for Rotherham.[19]

Agard scored his first goal for the club on 27 October, in a 1–0 win against Plymouth Argyle.[20] In December, he scored in successive games against AFC Wimbledon and Port Vale.[21][22]

In April 2013, Agard scored in three successive wins against Fleetwood Town, Bradford City and Plymouth Argyle,[23][24][25] contributing greatly to the clubs' automatic promotion to League One later that month.[26]

2013–14 season[edit]

He scored his first goal of the 2013–14 season on 17 August, in a 2–1 win against Crawley Town,[27] before scoring in successive wins against Notts County and Sheffield United.[28][29]

Agard scored his first ever cup goal on 8 October, in a 3–0 victory away to York City in the Football League Trophy.[30] On 18 April, he scored a hat-trick against Wolverhampton Wanderers in a 6–4 defeat.[31] During May 2014, Agard won the League 1 player of the month award for April, after a run of scoring 5 goals in 6 games.[32]

During the 2013/14 season, Agard scored 26 goals in all competitions, with Agard finishing the 3rd top scorer in League 1 behind Sam Baldock and Britt Assombalonga with 21 of his 26 goals coming in League 1, his goals helped Rotherham reach the League 1 playoff final. Agard played in the final, and after a 2–2 draw, Rotherham earned promotion after beating Leyton Orient 4–3 on penalties (with Agard scoring Rotherham's first penalty) to earn a second successive promotion.[33]

At the end of the 2013/14 season, Agard was out of contract, however on 9 July 2014, Rotherham exercised an option in Agard's contract to extend it for another year. Agard turned down Rotherham's offer to extend his contract beyond the year option that was exercised by the club.[34]

2014–15 season[edit]

On 9 August 2014, Agard started for Rotherham in their opening fixture of The Championship season in a 1–0 defeat against Derby County.[35] On 15 August, Leeds United had a bid accepted for Agard, however, after holding talks with Leeds and unable to agree personal terms, the move fell through.[36]

Bristol City[edit]

On 21 August 2014, Agard signed for League One side Bristol City for an undisclosed fee, thought to be in the region of £750,000.[37]

International Career[edit]

Born in England, Agard is also eligible to play for Jamaica,[38] Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Dominica[39] due to his heritage.

Honours[edit]

Club

Rotherham United
  • League One Playoff Final Winners: 2013–14 (Promoted)
  • League Two: promotion 2012–13 (Runners Up)

Individual

  • League One Player Of The Month: April 2014
  • League One 3rd Top Goalscorer 2013/14 season (21 goals)

Career statistics[edit]

As of 14 October 2014.[40]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Everton 2009–10 Premier League 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 6 0
Peterborough United (loan) 2010–11 League One 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Kilmarnock (loan) 2010–11 Scottish Premier League 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
Yeovil Town 2011–12 League One 29 6 3 0 1 0 1 0 34 6
Rotherham United 2012–13 League Two 30 6 1 0 1 0 1 0 33 6
2013–14 League One 46 21 2 2 2 0 4 3 54 26
2014–15 Championship 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Total 78 27 3 2 4 0 5 3 90 32
Bristol City 2014–15 League One 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 5
Career total 124 39 8 2 6 0 9 3 147 44

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 70. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "One to watch: Kieran Agard". Stoke City Mad. 
  3. ^ "Everton FC young gun Kieran Agard wanted by Hearts". Liverpool Echo. 31 December 2009. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Kieran Agard". Everton F.C. Retrieved 2 October 2009. 
  5. ^ "Hull v Everton". Everton F.C. 23 September 2009. Retrieved 2 October 2009. 
  6. ^ Chelsea 3–3 Everton
  7. ^ "Everton release trio". Sky Sports. 1 June 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "Peterborough United sign Everton youngster Kieran Agard". BBC Sport. 6 January 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Games played by Kieran Agard in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 February 2011. 
  10. ^ "Kilmarnock sign midfielder Scott Evans and Kieran Agard". BBC Sport. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2011. 
  11. ^ "Hibernian 2 – 1 Kilmarnock". Kilmarnockfc.co. 12 February 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  12. ^ "Kilmarnock 2 – 2 Hearts". Kilmarnockfc.co. 30 April 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  13. ^ "Kieran joins the Glovers". Yeovil Town FC. 22 June 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  14. ^ "Yeovil Town boss Terry Skiverton hails first 'twansfer'". BBC Sport. 24 June 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  15. ^ "Yeovil 2 – 3 Sheffield Wednesday". Yeovil Town FC. 17 September 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  16. ^ "Yeovil 3 – 2 Colchester United". Yeovil Town FC. 18 February 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  17. ^ "Yeovil Town 3–2 Chesterfield". BBC Sport. 28 April 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  18. ^ "KIERAN LEAVES HUISH PARK". Yeovil Town Website. 8 May 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  19. ^ "Young Agard Becomes A Miller". Rotherham United Official Website. 27 July 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  20. ^ "Rotherham 1–0 Plymouth". BBC. 27 October 2012. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  21. ^ "AFC Wimbledon 0–1 Rotherham". BBC. 15 December 2012. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  22. ^ "Rotherham 1–2 Port Vale". BBC. 26 December 2012. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  23. ^ "Rotherham 2–1 Fleetwood". BBC. 13 April 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  24. ^ "Bradford 0–2 Rotherham". BBC. 16 April 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  25. ^ "Plymouth 0–1 Rotherham". BBC. 20 April 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  26. ^ "Rotherham 2–0 Aldershot". BBC. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  27. ^ "Crawley Town 1–2 Rotherham". BBC. 17 August 2014. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  28. ^ "Notts County 0–1 Rotherham". BBC. 31 August 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  29. ^ "Rotherham 3–1 Sheffield Utd". BBC. 7 September 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  30. ^ "York 0–3 Rotherham". BBC. 8 October 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  31. ^ "Wolves 6–4 Rotherham". BBC. 18 April 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  32. ^ "Rotherham United's Kieran Agard scoops League One Player of the Month award". Sports Mole. 2 May 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  33. ^ "Leyton Orient 2–2 Rotherham". BBC. 25 May 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  34. ^ "Rotherham star Kieran Agard turns down offer of a contract extension". Sky Sports. 9 July 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  35. ^ "Championship: Derby County beat Rotherham United 1–0 at the iPro Stadium". Sky Sports. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  36. ^ "Leeds United: Agard move collapses". Yorkshire Evening Post. 15 August 2014. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  37. ^ "City secure striker Agard". Bristol City F.C. 21 August 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  38. ^ "One to watch: Kieran Agard". Stoke City Mad. 
  39. ^ "Everton FC young gun Kieran Agard wanted by Hearts". Liverpool Echo. 31 December 2009. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  40. ^ Kieran Agard career stats at Soccerbase

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