Mark Kilty

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Mark Kilty
Personal information
Date of birth (1981-06-24) 24 June 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Sunderland, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2003 Darlington 23 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mark Kilty (born 24 June 1981) is an English former professional football defender who played 23 league games scoring 1 time in 7 years for Darlington between the years of 1997–2004.

Kilty's professional football career was cruelly cut short by injury aged only 23 after suffering 2 ruptured anterior cruciate knee ligaments in his right knee and also a tear to his left patella tendon. In his injury ravaged career Kilty Was operated on a remarkable 8 times. After 3 years of physiotherapy and rehabilitation Kilty was finally forced to retire in 2004 on medical grounds.[citation needed]

With Help From The PFA He graduated from the University of Salford in 2009 with a degree in Physiotherapy [1]

Kilty is a Health Care Consultant, an Author, & founder of PhysioBlu Ltd based in Team Valley in Mark's native North East England. Kilty has appeared on BBC, ITV, Sky Sports, Sky Sports News, and has been seen in the Journal, The Chronicle & The Northern Echo.[citation needed]


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  1. ^ My Graduation - July 2009 booklet published by University of Salford, July 2009.

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