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Kevin McKenna
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Personal information
Full name Kevin James McKenna
Date of birth January 21, 1980 (1980-01-21) (age 29)
Place of birth    Calgary, Canada
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2+12 in)
Playing position defender
Club information
Current club 1. FC Köln
Number 23
Youth career
Calgary Foothills
Calgary Dinos
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Energie Cottbus
Heart of Midlothian
Energie Cottbus
005 0(0)
122 (21)
063 (10)
054 0(3)   
National team2
2000– Canada 046 0(9)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 20 July 2009.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 20 November 2009.
* Appearances (Goals)

Kevin James McKenna (born 21 January 1980 in Calgary) is a Canadian professional football (soccer) player of Scottish descent who currently plays for 1. FC Köln in the German Bundesliga. He is a defender who also plays at times as a midfielder or forward.


Club career


Energie Cottbus

After playing with Calgary Foothills as an amateur, McKenna played three seasons (the first two in the reserves) with German Bundesliga side Energie Cottbus. On the first game of the 2000-2001 season, McKenna and international teammate Paul Stalteri simultaneously became the first Canadians to play in the German Bundesliga in a match between McKenna's newly-promoted Cottbus and Stalteri's Werder Bremen.[1].


McKenna moved to Scottish Premier League team Hearts in 2001 on loan, playing 8 games for the Edinburgh club. After a £300,000 transfer that summer, McKenna was the club's second leading scorer in the 2001-02 season with 9 goals in 35 games. As a mostly reserve striker in 2002-03, McKenna scored 6 in 41. He also scored 5 goals in 38 games in 2003-04. After falling out of favour at Hearts in 2005, McKenna returned to Energie Cottbus. He was elected as the club's new captain after the departure of former skipper Gregg Berhalter.

FC Köln

In the summer of 2007, McKenna signed a 4-year contract with 1. FC Köln, dropping down a division to the German 2nd Division. He helped his new side to promotion into the top flight in his first season with the club.

International career

McKenna made his debut for Canada in a May 2000 friendly match against Trinidad and Tobago. By November 2009, he has earned a total of 46 caps, scoring 9 goals.[2] He has represented Canada in 4 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[3]. McKenna has been a regular for the Canadian national team since 2002, when he featured in the CONCACAF Gold Cup as a target man for Holger Osieck's side. McKenna scored 3 goals, including a brace over Haiti in the first round.

International goals

# Date City Opponent Result Competition
1. May 30, 2000 Winnipeg, Canada  Honduras 3–1 Friendly
2. Jan 18, 2002 Miami, USA  Haiti 2–0 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup
3. Jan 18, 2002 Miami, USA  Haiti 2–0 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup
4. Jan 26, 2002 Miami, USA  Martinique 1-1 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup
5. Feb 12, 2003 Tripoli, Libya  Libya 4-2 Friendly
6. Jun 1, 2003 Wolfsburg, Germany  Germany 1-4 Friendly
7. Jun 13, 2004 Kingston, Canada  Belize 4-0 2006 World Cup Qualification
8. Mar 26, 2005 Barcelos, Portugal  Portugal 1-4 Friendly
9. Jul 25, 2005 Burnaby, Canada  Honduras 1-2 Friendly




1. FC Köln




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