Kevin Hunt (footballer)
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|Full name||Kevin Hunt|
|Date of birth||4 July 1975|
|Place of birth||Chatham, England|
|1993-1994||Queens Park Rangers||0||(0)|
|1996-1998||Hong Kong Rangers||?||(5)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 17, 2008.
In December 1998, Hunt made his debut for Bohemians at Turners Cross against Cork City. Hunt quickly established himself as a dominant force in the League of Ireland, helping to steer a struggling Bohemians side away from relegation.
The following season, 2000–01, Hunt became club captain and led Bohemians through the greatest season in its history. In the early season Bohemians progressed in the UEFA Cup, with impressive results including victories in Scotland against Aberdeen and in Germany against Kaiserslautern, before guiding the club to its first league title since 1978. One week later, Hunt led the team out in Tolka Park for the FAI Cup Final, which Bohemian won, capping a historic Double for the club.
While the 2001–02 season was disappointing for the champions, Hunt earned a runners up medal in the FAI Cup.
Hunt won his second league winners medal as Bohemians, leading the league from start to finish. He was also voted the League's Player of the Year for 2003 at the FAI's annual awards ceremony.
Kevin made 282 league appearances for Bohemian and scoring 21 goals.
He still occasionally appears in content on Bohemians.ie and also attends matches.
Hunt retired from football on the July 17, 2008 due to family circumstances, having made a total of 364 appearances for Bohemians, scoring 22 goals in the process. A testimonial match was held for him at Dalymount Park on Sunday October 12, featuring a Bohemians XI and an Ireland XI. The game ended in a 4 - 3 victory for the Bohemians XI, who were captained one last time by Kevin Hunt.
After retiring from Bohemians he joined Manchester City, working as a scout. In 2013 he was part of a mass exodus of scouts and left Manchester City FC to take up a European Scouting role for Liverpool FC.
- League of Ireland Player of the Year (1): 2003
Kevin and his wife Faye have three children together, Holly, Sienna Marie and Miller. Kevin & Faye were widely regarded as the "Posh & Becks" of Irish football.