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Chris Kirkland
Chris Kirkland
Personal information
Full name Christopher Edmund Kirkland
Date of birth 2 May 1981 (1981-05-02) (age 39)
Place of birth    Barwell, England England
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth clubs
0000–1998 England Coventry City
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
1998–2001
2001–2006
2005–2006
2006
2006–2012
2010
2011
2012–2015
2015–2016
2016
Total
England Coventry City
England Liverpool
EnglandWest Bromwich (loan)
EnglandWigan Athletic (loan)
England Wigan Athletic
EnglandLeicester City (loan)
EnglandDoncaster Rovers (loan)
England Sheffield Wednesday
England Preston North End
England Bury
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122 00(0)
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085 00(0)
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284 00(0)   
National team
2001–2003
2006
England England U21
England England
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Christopher Edmund Kirkland (born 2 May 1981) is an English former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and is now a goalkeeping coach at League One club Port Vale. He made 321 league and cup appearances in an 18-year professional career from 1998 to 2016, and won one cap for the England national team in 2006.

Kirkland started his career at Coventry City, where he was regarded as one of the country's most promising young goalkeepers. He was later signed by Premier League club Liverpool for £6 million in August 2001, where he went on to win the League Cup in 2003. However, his time at the club was blighted by recurring injuries, which almost caused him to retire from football altogether. He would later sign for Wigan Athletic in July 2006, after a successful loan period, and he had further loan spells at both Leicester City and Doncaster Rovers before being signed by Sheffield Wednesday in May 2012. He joined Preston North End in August 2015, and had a brief spell with Bury before retiring in August 2016.

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