Michael Kay (footballer)

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Michael Kay
Personal information
Full name Michael Joseph Kay[1]
Date of birth (1989-09-12) 12 September 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Consett, England[2]
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1997–2007 Sunderland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 Sunderland 0 (0)
2010 Gateshead (loan) 8 (1)
2011 Tranmere Rovers (loan) 22 (1)
2011–2013 Tranmere Rovers 12 (0)
2013–2015 Chester 75 (2)
Total 117 (4)
National team
2005 England U17 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Michael Joseph Kay (born 9 December 1989 in Consett, England) is an English former footballer. He usually played in the right back position, but could also play as a central defender[3] and has been known to fill in as a left back on occasion.[4] He is a former England Under-17 international.[5] He is no relation to former Sunderland defender John Kay.

Club career[edit]

Kay joined Sunderland's academy at 7 years of age[5] and progressed through the ranks before making his professional debut on 4 February 2009 against Blackburn Rovers in a FA Cup 4th Round Replay.[6] He regularly captained Sunderland's reserve team during the 2009–10 season.[5]

On 30 September 2010 he joined Gateshead on a one-month loan deal.[3] On 2 October, Kay scored on his Gateshead debut against Mansfield Town at Gateshead International Stadium.[7] On 26 October, it was accounced that Gateshead had extended Kay's loan for a further 28 days.[8]

On 6 January 2011 he went on another loan, this time for a month at Tranmere Rovers[9] and made his club debut on 8 January against Walsall.[10] On 7 April Sunderland announced that he was amongst eight players to be released at the end of the season.[11] He scored his first goal for Tranmere Rovers on 25 April 2011 in a 4–0 win over Exeter City.[12]

At the end of the 2010–11 season he was offered a contract by Tranmere[13] and it has been reported by local media that he has accepted this deal.[14] In the summer of 2013, he joined Chester.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 23 October 2015[15][16]
Club Season League[A] FA Cup League Cup Other[B] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sunderland 2007–08 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008–09 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2009–10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Gateshead (loan) 2010–11 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
Tranmere Rovers (loan) 2010–11 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 1
Tranmere Rovers 2011–12 6 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 9 0
2012–13 6 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 9 0
Total 34 1 0 0 3 0 3 0 40 1
Chester 2013–14 30 0 1 0 2 0 33 0
2014–15 33 0 3 0 2 0 38 0
2015–16 11 2 0 0 0 0 11 2
Total 74 2 4 0 4 0 82 2
Career total 116 4 6 0 3 0 7 0 132 4
A. ^ The "League" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in The Football League and Football Conference.
B. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the FA Trophy, Football League Trophy, Cheshire Senior Cup and play-offs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League clubs submit squad lists". premierleague.com. Premier League. 1 September 2010. Archived from the original on 4 September 2010. Retrieved 30 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 545. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ a b Bowron, Jeff (30 September 2010). "Gateshead sign defender Kay on loan". Gateshead FC. Archived from the original on 11 September 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2010. 
  4. ^ Bowron, Jeff (24 October 2010). "Altrincham 0–2 Gateshead". Gateshead FC. Archived from the original on 11 July 2011. Retrieved 26 October 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c "Reserve Player Profile Michael Kay". Sunderland AFC. Retrieved 26 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Blackburn 2 Sunderland 1". Sunderland AFC. 4 February 2009. Retrieved 30 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "Gateshead 1–1 Mansfield Town". bbc.co.uk. 2 October 2010. Retrieved 2 October 2010. 
  8. ^ Bowron, Jeff (26 October 2010). "Media Watch – Ian Bogie set to take a good look at Chris Fagan". Gateshead FC. Retrieved 26 October 2010. [permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Defender Arrives at Tranmere on Loan". Tranmere Rovers. 6 January 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "Tranmere 3–3 Walsall". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 8 January 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  11. ^ "Sunderland to release eight". Sunderland AFC. 7 April 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  12. ^ "Tranmere 4–0 Exeter". BBC Sport. 25 April 2011. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  13. ^ "Rovers Offer Six New Contracts". Tranmere Rovers FC. 9 May 2011. Archived from the original on 13 May 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  14. ^ "Tranmere Rovers to consider Bayern Munich move for Dale Jennings". Liverpool Daily Post. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  15. ^ "Michael Kay Career Stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 26 October 2010. 
  16. ^ "FA Cup – fourth qualifying round results and scorers". BBC Sport. 23 October 2010. Retrieved 26 October 2010. 

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