Kai Kennedy

Kai Alexander Kennedy (born 28 March 2002) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a winger for Scottish club Raith Rovers, on loan from Scottish Premiership club Rangers.

Kai Kennedy
Personal information
Full name Kai Alexander Kennedy[1]
Date of birth (2002-03-28) 28 March 2002 (age 18)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Position(s) Left winger
Club information
Current team
Raith Rovers
(on loan from Rangers)
Youth career
2009–2019 Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2019– Rangers 0 (0)
2020–2021Inverness Caledonian Thistle (loan) 8 (1)
2021–Raith Rovers (loan) 4 (1)
National team
2018 Scotland U-16 1 (0)
2018–2019 Scotland U-17 7 (1)
2018–2019 Scotland U-18 ? (3)
2019– Scotland U-19 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 January 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 October 2020

CareerEdit

ClubEdit

Kennedy came through the youth system at Rangers On 15 June 2018, Kennedy signed a three-year contract with the club.[2] He made his first-team debut for Rangers on 17 January 2020 in a Scottish Cup match against Stranraer at Ibrox Stadium.[3]

In late September 2020, it was reported by the Daily Record that Kennedy was being chased by multiple clubs including Sheffield United, Manchester City, Roma and Bayern Munich due to a contract dispute with Rangers.[4] In October 2020 he was loaned to Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Scottish Championship.[5][6] On 5 January 2021, Kennedy’s loan at Inverness Caledonian Thistle was cut-short due to homesickness after Scotland was placed into another full lockdown, leaving him with the inability to travel between Inverness and his family in Glasgow.[7] On the 8 January 2021, Kennedy signed a new contract with Rangers which runs until the Summer of 2023, Kennedy signed a loan deal with Raith Rovers until the end of the season, also in the Scottish Championship to be closer to home.[8][9]

InternationalEdit

Kennedy has represented Scotland at various youth levels up to under-19s. He was promoted to the under-21 squad in November 2020.[10]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 5 January 2021
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rangers 2019–20 Scottish Premiership 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2020–21 Scottish Premiership 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Inverness CT (loan) 2020–21 Scottish Championship 8 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 10 1
Career total 8 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 11 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statutory registers - Births - Search results, ScotlandsPeople
  2. ^ Thomson, Nick (15 June 2018). "Hardie Signs New Deal". Rangers.co.uk. Rangers Football Club.
  3. ^ "Rangers 2-0 Stranraer". BBC Sport. 17 January 2020.
  4. ^ McDougall, Mark (2020-09-29). "Kai Kennedy wanted by Sheffield United as Rangers youngster weighs up Ibrox exit". Daily Record. Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  5. ^ McDougall, Mark (2020-10-04). "Kai Kennedy closes in on Rangers exit as teen prepares to join Inverness on loan". Daily Record. Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  6. ^ "Kai Kennedy joins ICTFC on loan". ICTFC.com. 2020-10-04. Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  7. ^ https://www.rangersnews.uk/news/rangers-wonderkid-set-to-return-to-ibrox-as-loan-deal-comes-to-an-end/
  8. ^ https://www.rangers.co.uk/article/kai-kennedy-signs-new-contract-extension/2BqEqVKJTgpjkP7lYyJ9NW
  9. ^ https://www.raithrovers.net/46165/kai-kennedy.htm
  10. ^ Lindsay, Clive (28 October 2020). "Aaron Hickey: Bologna left-back given first Scotland Under-21 call-up". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 28 October 2020.

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