Ryan Kirby

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Ryan Kirby
Personal information
Date of birth (1974-09-06) 6 September 1974 (age 43)
Place of birth Chingford, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Right back, Centre half
Youth career
Brimsdown Rovers
Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1994 Arsenal 0 (0)
1994–1996 Doncaster Rovers 78 (0)
1996 Preston North End 0 (0)
1996 Crewe Alexandra 0 (0)
1996 Wigan Athletic 6 (0)
1996 Northampton Town 1 (0)
1996–2001 Stevenage Borough 61 (5)
2001 Aldershot Town (loan)
2001–2002 Aldershot Town
2002–2004 Harlow Town
2004–2006 Thurrock
2006–2008 Harlow Town
2009 AFC Hornchurch
2009–2010 Boreham Wood
2010–2012 Harlow Town
2012–2014 Grays Athletic 60 (1)
Teams managed
2006–2008 Harlow Town (player-manager)
2013–2014 Grays Athletic (player-manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:12, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Ryan Kirby (born 6 September 1974) is an English former professional footballer who was last player-manager of Grays Athletic.

Playing career[edit]

Kirby, who played as a right back and centre half, began his career with the youth team of Brimsdown Rovers alongside David Beckham,[1] and later played for Arsenal, Doncaster Rovers, Preston North End, Crewe Alexandra, Wigan Athletic, Northampton Town, Stevenage Borough, Aldershot Town and Harlow Town.[2][3]

He moved from Harlow Town to Thurrock in August 2004.[4] Kirby then returned to Harlow Town, where he was player-manager between November 2006 and December 2008.[5] During 2009 he played for AFC Hornchurch and Boreham Wood.[6] He left Harlow Town in June 2012 to join Grays Athletic.[7]

In his first season at Grays Athletic, they were crowned champions of the Isthmian League Division One North. He later became player-manager, before leaving at the end of the 2013–14 season. Kirby made a total of 74 appearances in all competitions scoring once, over two seasons.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Becks' Brimsdown boost". The Football Association. 24 September 2004. Archived from the original on 11 October 2004. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Ryan Kirby at Soccerbase
  3. ^ "Profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "THURROCK SNAP UP HODGES AND KIRBY". NonLeagueDaily.com. 8 August 2004. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "KIRBY OUT – ALZAPIEDI IN AT HARLOW". NonLeagueDaily.com. 24 December 2008. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "FORMER RIVAL BOSS JOINS WOOD". NonLeagueDaily.com. 12 February 2009. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "KIRBY LEAVES HAWKS, AS DOES ASSISTANT". NonLeagueDaily.com. 23 June 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Profile: Ryan Kirby". Grays Athletic FC Statistics Archive. Retrieved 10 August 2014.