Kevin Kilbane - Irish Soccer Legend, Television pundit, Newspaper Columnist and Media Personality.
A well astonished and well respected sports personality, Kevin is a former Republic of Ireland International footballer and is best known for his ultimate professionalism as a player and nowadays as a pundit.
Born and raised in Preston, England, but of Irish parentage, Kevin has always been a proud Irishman. He enjoyed a marvellous football career playing professional football for several clubs in England spanning a period of 25 seasons.
Kevin has a regular punditry and co-commentating role with the BBC and is also a regular guest on Newstalk’s Off The Ball show as well as appearing regularly as a pundit on Setanta Sports and TV3.
He is also a columnist for the Irish Daily Mail and regularly appears on BBC Radio 5 Live.
A versatile footballer who played left back, left midfield and central midfield yet it is left back which he is commonly known to have played. Kevin played Premiership football with Sunderland, Everton, Wigan Athletic and Hull City.
His domestic career also took in spells at Preston North End, West Bromwich Albion, Huddersfield Town, Derby County and Coventry City. He was West Bromwich Albion’s first one million pound player after attracting attention whilst at Preston North End.
Kevin won 110 caps for the Republic of Ireland, scoring 8 goals along the way.
He was part of the UEFA 2002 World Cup squad that progressed to the knockout stage and is third in the all-time appearance list for the Republic of Ireland. Kevin also played in 66 consecutive competitive International games, second highest run of any player in footballing history.