Jason Kavanagh

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Jason Kavanagh
Personal information
Full name Jason Kavanagh[1]
Date of birth (1971-11-23) 23 November 1971 (age 46)[1]
Place of birth Birmingham, England[1]
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1996 Derby County 96 (1)
1996 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 4 (0)
1996–1999 Wycombe Wanderers 89 (1)
1999 Stoke City 8 (0)
1999–2000 Cambridge United 19 (0)
2000–2003 Burton Albion 89 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jason Kavanagh (born 23 November 1971) is an English former football defender.[1]

Career[edit]

He began his playing career in 1988, signing for Derby County on leaving school in the summer of 1988 and turning professional soon afterwards and playing for them during their relegation from the Football League First Division in 1991 and still being there when they returned to the top flight (now the FA Premier League) with promotion in 1996. However, he lost his place at right-back to Jacob Laursen around this time, and in the autumn of 1996 he was sold to Wycombe Wanderers for £25,000 after a loan spell. He had played 96 league games for the Rams, scoring once.

At Adams Park, he helped keep Wycombe in Division Two and remained with them for three seasons, playing 89 league games and scoring once.

A brief spell at Stoke City followed in 1999 where he made just nine appearances, before he signed for newly promoted Division Two side Cambridge United and made 19 appearances as they achieved survival at this level in the 1999-2000 season.[1] However, this was the end of his career as a professional player when still only aged 28, as he transferred to Northern Premier League side Burton Albion that summer. He would remain at the Brewers for three seasons, helping them win the Northern Premier title in 2002, before finally retiring in 2003 after 89 games and seven goals for them.

Career statistics[edit]

Source:[2]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Derby County 1990–91 11 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 14 0
1991–92 25 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 29 0
1992–93 10 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 19 0
1993–94 19 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 22 0
1994–95 25 1 1 0 2 0 4 0 32 1
1995–96 9 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 11 0
Total 99 1 7 0 7 0 14 0 127 1
Wycombe Wanderers 1996–97 27 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 27 1
1997–98 45 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 50 1
1998–99 18 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 23 0
Total 90 1 2 0 6 0 3 0 101 1
Stoke City 1998–99 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1999–2000 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
Cambridge United 1999–2000 19 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
Total 19 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
Burton Albion 2000–01
2001–02
2002–03
Total 89 7 1 0 0 0 2 1 92 8
Career Total 305 9 13 0 14 0 19 1 351 10
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Full Members Cup, Football League play-offs, and Football League Trophy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Lowe, Simon (2000). Stoke City The Modern Era - A Complete Record. Desert Island Books. ISBN 1-874287-39-2. 
  2. ^ Jason Kavanagh profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)

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