Kayne Vincent

Kayne Vincent (born 29 October 1988) is a New Zealand semi professional footballer who currently plays as a forward for Western Springs in the Northern League.[1]

Kayne Vincent
Kayne Vincent 2017.jpg
Vincent with Air Force United in 2017
Personal information
Full name Kayne Vincent
Date of birth (1988-10-29) 29 October 1988 (age 34)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Western Springs
Number 9
Youth career
1998–2001 Three Kings United
2001–2002 Metro F.C.
2003–2006 Mount Wellington
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Cerezo Osaka 4 (0)
2007–2008 Gainare Tottori 8 (2)
2008–2009 Waitakere United 8 (4)
2009–2010 Mumbai 12 (2)
2010–2011 Churchill Brothers 14 (12)
2011–2013 Prayag United 37 (22)
2013 FC Gifu 6 (0)
2014 Songkhla United 33 (12)
2015 Buriram United 3 (0)
2015Port (loan) 6 (1)
2016 Perlis FA 11 (7)
2017–2018 Air Force United 49 (26)
2018Kasetsart (loan) 14 (7)
2019 MOF Customs United 29 (12)
2020 Bangkok 12 (6)
2021 Auckland City 4 (0)
2021– Western Springs 10 (6)
Total 239 (107)
National team
2006–2007 New Zealand U-20 5 (0)
2014 New Zealand 1 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 14 June 2021
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 18 November 2014

He was born in Auckland, New Zealand, and has played football in Japan, New Zealand, India, Australia, Thailand and Malaysia. He is one of the foreign players who received the most attention in 2016 Malaysia Premier League. He was born to a Japanese mother and a Kiwi father.

Club careerEdit

Cerezo Osaka & Gainare TottoriEdit

Vincent began his professional career for Cerezo Osaka of the J2 League. After playing for Cerezo Osaka in 2007, Vincent transferred to Gainare Tottori for the 2007/08 season.[2] There, Vincent appeared in eight matches, scoring in two of them before getting injured for three months. After his second season in Japan, Vincent transferred to Waitakere United of the ASB Premiership.

Waitakere UnitedEdit

In December 2008, Vincent played in Waitakere United's 1–2 loss against Adelaide United in the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup in Tokyo, Japan.[3] Vincent also scored in a 2–1 loss against the Kuwait national team.

Waitakere City F.C. & Mumbai FCEdit

For Waitakere City F.C. in the Lotto Sport Italia NRFL Premier, Vincent scored 20 goals in 15 games, before signing a 1-year deal for Mumbai FC for the 2009–10 I-League season.[4] He Scored only 2 goals for the team but had an impressive 11 assists to his name from 12 games. After finishing his 1-year contract with the club he later on rejected a contract extension from Mumbai FC for the 2010–11 I-League season.

Churchill Brothers SCEdit

After Mumbai FC he signed a contract with Churchill Brothers SC for the 2010–11 I-League season. He scored 12 goals and 4 assists in 15 matches.[5]

Melbourne KnightsEdit

On 1 June 2011 Vincent signed with VPL club Melbourne Knights on a short-term deal during the i-League off season. At his time with the Knights he scored an impressive 7 goals in 8 matches.

Prayag UnitedEdit

After his stint with the Melbourne Knights Vincent signed for I-League club Prayag United S.C. for the 2011–12 season.[6] He played in Prayag's first tournament of the season during the 2011 Indian Federation Cup where he scored one goal in three appearances. In October 2011 Prayag United came runners up in the Durand Cup losing to Churchill Brothers SC in the final on Penalties. In the I-League season, Vincent managed to score 11 goals in 18 games for Prayag United. Including the 92nd min winner against city rivals East Bengal where he ran the length of the pitch in injury time. It is believed that Vincent played this and a number of games before with a stress fracture in his heel but played as the team already had a number of injured players. He returned to the field 6 weeks later and scored the winning goal against Botafogo FC of Brazil in the 116th minute in the IFA Shield semi-final, Prayag won 1–0. At the end of season he re-signed for Prayag United for the upcoming 2012–2013 season.

FC GifuEdit

On 17 July 2013, Vincent signed for J2 League club FC Gifu, closing the Chapter on his career in India.[7]

Songkhla UnitedEdit

Vincent signed a 1-year contract for Thai Premier League club Songkhla United for the 2014 season, he managed 12 League goals in 31 appearances and 1 Cup goal in 1 Cup appearance. impressing many clubs around the country, Vincent went on to sign a contract with Thai Champions and Asian Champions League Club Buriram United for the 2015 season.

Buriram United and Port F.C.Edit

Vincent wore the no.9 Jersey at Thai League Champion side Buriram United who competed in the 2015 Asian Champioms League. However, he just played a few games and loaned to Port F.C.

Perlis FAEdit

Kayne Vincent played in Malaysia 2nd division club, Perlis FA. He showed impressive gameplay in 2016 pre-season matches. Vincent scored 7 goals in 10 matches and was the club's top scorer. After the club couldn't pay his wages due to financial difficulty, Vincent returned to Thailand, where he signed for T2 side, Air Force Central FC, who were looking for promotion for the past 3 seasons.

Air Force Central FCEdit

Vincent signed a 2-year contract with Air Force FC, despite a few offers from T1, Vincent was focused on promotion and stated that was his challenge. An injury 3 games into the season saw Vincent sidelined for 9 matches which saw the team drop from 1st to 8th. After Vincent's return to the team, he helped the club set a record of 11 straight victories putting them back up to 1st place, scoring 11 goals after his return. Air Force Central FC have now gained promotion to T1 next season with 3 games remaining.

Auckland City FCEdit

Vincent returned home to New Zealand and joined up with Auckland City FC in the ISPS Handa Men's Premiership in January 2021[8] making his debut for the club as a substitute in their 4–0 win over Hawke's Bay United in Napier on 31 January 2021, providing an assist for Yousif Al-Kalisy's goal.[9]

Western Springs AFCEdit

On 5 April 2021, Vincent played for Western Springs AFC in the Northern League and scored 2 goals in his debut.[10]

International careerEdit

Vincent has also played for the New Zealand under-20 national team.[11] On 6 November 2014, he earned his debut call up to the national team to face China and Thailand in friendlies.[12]


Prayag United


  1. ^ "Vincent eager to make impact". Auckland City FC. 28 January 2021. Retrieved 15 July 2021.
  2. ^ Waitakere United Player Profiles
  3. ^ "Match report – Adelaide United vs Waitakere United". FIFA. 11 December 2008. Archived from the original on 16 June 2010.
  4. ^ Kayne Vincent » Club matches
  5. ^ New Churchill Brothers' Signing Kayne Vincent
  6. ^ "Vincent's brace helps Prayag United beat HASC". The Hindu. 11 November 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2021.
  7. ^ "ヴィンセント ケイン選手、新加入のお知らせ (Notice of new signing Kayne Vincent)" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 19 July 2013.
  8. ^ Vincent eager to make impact aucklandcityfc.com.
  9. ^ Navy Blues complete Hawke's Bay rout aucklandcityfc.com.
  10. ^ @WspringsFC (5 April 2021). "Kick off under 10 mins away here at Seddon.Team sheets are in.@NSUAFC_Official @LOTTONRFL @NZ_Football…" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  11. ^ "Kayne Vincent profile at NZFootball.co.nz". NZ Football. Archived from the original on 19 August 2007. Retrieved 12 July 2009.
  12. ^ "Kayne Vincent added to the All Whites squad". Stuff. 6 November 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014.

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