Josh Kennet

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Josh Kennet
Personal information
Full name Joshua Simon Kennet
Date of birth (1987-09-27) 27 September 1987 (age 31)
Place of birth Camden, England[1]
Playing position Midfielder / Right back
Club information
Current team
London Lions
Youth career
Millwall
–2004 Tottenham Hotspur
2004–2006 Oxford United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Oxford United 1 (0)
2007Didcot Town (loan)
2007–2010 Maccabi Herzliya 37 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 04:46, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

Joshua Simon Kennet (born 27 September 1987) is an English-Israeli[2] footballer currently with London Lions.

Early and personal life[edit]

Kennet is Jewish, and was born to a Jewish family in Camden, England.[3][4] His father Eilon was born in Israel, and manages London Maccabi Lions A.[2][5] Josh grew up in North London, and attended Jewish Free School (JFS) in Kingsbury. He showed early signs of ability in most sports particularly in football. He represented London schools in football and athletics.[6] Kennet's brother, Ricky, plays for London Lions and represented the United Kingdom at the 2007 European Maccabiah Games in Rome, Italy.

Kennet has also become an Israeli citizen.[2]

Playing career[edit]

After spells at Millwall and Tottenham Hotspur from the age of 14 to 16, Kennet signed a 2-year YTS contract with Oxford United. From the age of 16 Kennet was a regular in the reserve side for the following 2 years. Throughout this period Kennet captained the youth side and then was given his first professional contract at the age of 18 by manager Darren Patterson.[7] On 1 January 2007 Kennet made his league debut for Oxford against Exeter City. However, his first over enthusiastic tackle earned him a yellow card but minutes later Kennet redeemed himself by slotting a ball through for an assist for Carl Pettefer. After the arrival of Jim Smith, opportunities in the first team were few and far between and Kennet spent most of his time on the bench and playing regularly for the reserves. When an opportunity for a loan spell at neighbouring Didcot Town arose, Kennet took the opportunity and finished the season as Didcot Town star player.[6]

In 2007, Kennet signed a 3-year contract for Israeli premier league club Maccabi Herzliya after impressing during a two-week trial.[8][9]

On 3 October 2008 Kennet was named to a preliminary list of 23 players to represent the United Kingdom at the 2009 Maccabiah Games.[10] He played for the United Kingdom in Israel at the 2013 Maccabiah Games, and at the 2017 Maccabiah Games, winning a silver medal.[11][12][13]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 29 December 2015
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Oxford United 2006–07 Conference 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Maccabi Herzliya 2007–08 Premier League 12 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
2008–09 Liga Leumit 17 1 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 25 1
2009–10 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Wingate & Finchley 2014–15 Isthmian League
London Lions 2015–16 Herts County League
Total - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career total - - - - - - - - - - - -

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Josh Kennet at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
  2. ^ a b c "PressReader.com - Connecting People Through News". www.pressreader.com.
  3. ^ https://www.thejc.com/mgbsfl/news/msfl-prev-26-1-1.431334
  4. ^ "PressReader.com - Connecting People Through News". www.pressreader.com.
  5. ^ https://www.thejc.com/sport/sport-news/kennet-joins-hapoel-bnei-lod-on-loan-1.14110
  6. ^ a b Hess, Sa'ar; Tomer Ganour (11 February 2007). מלונדון למכבי הרצליה: ג'וש קנט הגשים חלום. Yedioth Ahronoth (in Hebrew). Retrieved 14 October 2008.
  7. ^ Sherwood, Alexander (10 August 2006). "Kennet Looking To Shine At Oxford". TotallyJewish.com. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2008.
  8. ^ "Kennet relishes top-flight chance". BBC Sport. 12 March 2008. Retrieved 14 October 2008.
  9. ^ Glass, Adam (18 October 2007). מכבי הרצליה תחתים את ג'וש קנט (in Hebrew). One.co.il. Retrieved 15 October 2008.
  10. ^ Caro, Danny (3 October 2008). "Kestenbaum calls up the big guns". The Jewish Chronicle. Retrieved 14 October 2008.
  11. ^ "Sunday's Maccabiah round-up".
  12. ^ ""Athletes - 20th Maccabiah 2017"".
  13. ^ "Lions boys claim Maccabiah silver in Israel - Maccabi London Lions FC". 20 July 2017.

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