Danny Kedwell

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Danny Kedwell
Personal information
Full name Daniel Trevor Kedwell[1]
Date of birth (1983-08-03) 3 August 1983 (age 34)[1]
Place of birth Gillingham, England
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)[2]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Ebbsfleet United
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Chatham Town
2002 Tonbridge Angels
2002–2003 Fisher Athletic
2003 Lordswood
2003–2004 Maidstone United
2004–2005 Herne Bay
2005–2007 Welling United 70 (38)
2007–2008 Grays Athletic 50 (13)
2008–2011 AFC Wimbledon[a] 118 (58)
2011–2015 Gillingham 119 (40)
2015– Ebbsfleet United 105 (33)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:08, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

Daniel Trevor Kedwell (born 3 August 1983) is an English footballer who plays as a forward for National League club Ebbsfleet United. He has spent most of his career playing non-League football, but played in League One and Two during a four-year spell with Gillingham, his hometown club.

Career[edit]

Non-League[edit]

Born in Gillingham, Kent,[1] Kedwell came through the youth system of Kent-based Chatham Town and played one season for the club before joining Tonbridge Angels in the summer of 2002. His spell at the Longmead Stadium was short-lived when in October 2002 he signed for Fisher Athletic and stayed with the side until January 2003. He had a short spell at Lordswood before joining Maidstone United in the summer of 2003, staying until the end of the following season. Kedwell then signed for Kent League side Herne Bay where he was the top scorer that season finishing with 28 goals in all competitions.[3] This attracted the attention of Conference South side Welling United, who signed the striker in the summer. Kedwell enjoyed two seasons at Welling, scoring 38 league goals, and made a further step up in 2007 when he signed for Conference side Grays Athletic for £12,000, a club record.[4] He spent one full season at the Essex club scoring 13 league goals, and at the end of the season he dropped down a division when he signed for AFC Wimbledon for £10,000. Whilst at the south-west London club, Kedwell found some of the best scoring form of his career, and scored 67 goals in three seasons.[5]

League[edit]

Kedwell scored the winning penalty in the 2011 Conference Premier play-off Final penalty shoot-out against Luton Town to send AFC Wimbledon into the Football League. On 1 July 2011, he signed for League Two side Gillingham, his hometown club, for a fee of £60,000.[6] He made his league debut for Gillingham on 6 August in a 1–0 win over Cheltenham Town at Priestfield Stadium.[7] He finished his first season with the Gills as the club's top scorer with a total of 14 goals, 12 of which came in the league.

Kedwell was made captain of Gillingham for their first competitive game of the 2012–13 season in the League Cup against Bristol City.[8] He began the league campaign in with eight goals in the Gills' first ten league matches. Kedwell also managed to score the goal that secured promotion in a 1–0 home victory over Torquay United. He finished the season once again as the club's top goal scorer, scoring 16 goals in all competitions, 14 of which helped the Gills to win the League Two championship.[9] On 12 May 2014, Kedwell signed a new two-year deal with the Gills.[10]

Return to Non-League[edit]

On 6 January 2015, Kedwell signed an 18-month contract with Conference South side Ebbsfleet United.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 11 November 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Welling United 2005–06[12] Conference South 31 19 1 0 32 19
2006–07[13] Conference South 39 19 6[b] 3 45 22
Total 70 38 1 0 6 3 77 41
Grays Athletic 2007–08[14] Conference Premier 42 13 2 0 5[c] 2 49 15
2008–09[14] Conference Premier 8 0 8 0
Total 50 13 2 0 5 2 57 15
AFC Wimbledon 2008–09[15] Conference South 34 14 6 2 1[b] 0 41 16
2009–10[15] Conference Premier 39 21 3 1 3[b] 2 45 24
2010–11[15] Conference Premier 45 23 4 0 5[d] 3 54 26
Total 118 58 13 3 9 5 140 66
Gillingham 2011–12[16] League Two 40 12 4 2 1 0 1[e] 0 46 14
2012–13[17] League Two 38 14 2 1 2 1 0 0 42 16
2013–14[18] League One 27 10 1 0 1 0 1[e] 0 30 10
2014–15[19] League One 14 4 1 1 2 0 1[e] 0 18 5
Total 119 40 8 4 6 1 3 0 136 45
Ebbsfleet United 2014–15[20] Conference South 13 3 4[b] 2 17 5
2015–16[20] National League South 40 11 2 0 5[f] 4 47 15
2016–17[20] National League South 34 12 3 1 6[g] 0 43 13
2017–18[20] National League 18 7 3 1 0 0 21 8
Total 105 33 8 2 15 6 128 41
Career total 462 182 32 9 6 1 38 16 538 208
  1. ^ Wimbledon Heritage includes the appearance against Chester City on 31 October 2009 which was later expunged
  2. ^ a b c d Appearances in FA Trophy
  3. ^ Three appearances and two goals in FA Trophy, two in Conference League Cup
  4. ^ Three appearances and one goal in Conference Premier play-offs, two appearances and two goals in FA Trophy
  5. ^ a b c Appearance in Football League Trophy
  6. ^ Three appearances and three goals in National League South play-offs, two appearances and one goal in FA Trophy
  7. ^ Three appearances in National League South play-offs, three in FA Trophy

Honours[edit]

AFC Wimbledon

Gillingham

Ebbsfleet United

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Brown, Tony; Joyce, Michael; Longbottom, David, eds. (2013). English National Football Archive Yearbook 2013. Tony Brown. p. 136. ISBN 978-1-905891-62-7. 
  2. ^ "Danny Kedwell". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 20 October 2017. 
  3. ^ "NonLeagueDaily Profile". 6 August 2011. Archived from the original on 4 October 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Kedwell joins Grays". 7 May 2007. Archived from the original on 4 October 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "AFC Wimbledon profile". 6 August 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2011. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Dillon, Andrew (1 October 2011). "Danny Kedwell is upwardly mobile". The Sun. London. Retrieved 17 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Gillingham 1–0 Cheltenham". 6 August 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "Bristol City 1 Gillingham 2". 14 August 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  9. ^ http://www.soccerbase.com/players/player.sd?player_id=42533
  10. ^ "Danny Kedwell Gillingham FC Contract". Gillingham FC. 12 May 2014. 
  11. ^ http://www.ebbsfleetunited.co.uk/home/oh-danny-boy-fleet-capture-kedwell/
  12. ^ "D. Kedwell - 05/06". SoccerFactsUK. Retrieved 14 November 2017. 
  13. ^ "D. Kedwell - 05/06". SoccerFactsUK. Retrieved 14 November 2017. 
  14. ^ a b "D. Kedwell - Grays". Grays Athletic Online. Retrieved 14 November 2017. 
  15. ^ a b c "D. Kedwell - AFC Wimbledon". AFC Wimbledon. Retrieved 14 November 2017. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Danny Kedwell in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 November 2017. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Danny Kedwell in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 November 2017. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Danny Kedwell in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 November 2017. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Danny Kedwell in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 November 2017. 
  20. ^ a b c d "D. Kedwell". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 14 November 2017. 

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