22 January 2007

Andy Kirk

Name: Andrew Kirk
Born: 29 May 1979, Belfast
Height: 5.10 ft
Weight: 11.00 st
Position: Forward

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 11 Full Caps (2000-2010), 9 Under-21 Caps/2 Goals (1999-2001), Under-18, Under-16, Under-18 Schools.
Club Honours: (with Glentoran) Irish League Champion 1998/99; Irish Cup Winner 1997/98; Gold Cup Winner 1998/99; Co. Antrim Shield Winner 1998/99; (with Northampton) Football League Two Runner-Up 2005/06 (promoted); (with Dunfermline) Scottish First Division Champion 2010/11 (promoted).
Awards: Ulster Young Footballer of the Year 1997; Scottish League Player of the Month August 2010, Scottish League Monthly Top Scorer August 2010.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
FL Cup
Europe
Other
Dungoyne Boys
-
-
Youth
-
-
-
-
-
Glentoran
95/96-98/99
-
Youth
53 (22)/ 31
*39(13)/31
-
1(3)/0
-
Heart of Mid.
98/99-03/04
Feb-99
£50k
64 (50)/ 30
5 (2)/ 0
5(4)/ 2
1(3)/0
-
Boston United
04/05
Jun-04
Free
25  (0)/ 18
4 (0)/ 2
1(0)/ 0
-
0(1)/0
Northampton T.
04/05-07/08
Mar-05
£125k
82 (24)/ 30
5 (4)/ 2
3(0)/ 3
-
4(1)/1
Yeovil Town
07/08
Jan-08
Free
15  (4)/  4
-
-
-
-
Dunfermline A.
08/09-12/13
Jul-08
Free
106 (50)/ 41
11 (2)/ 6
8(3)/ 7
-
2(1)/1
Alloa Athletic
13/14
Jul-13
Free
27  (5)/  5
3 (0)/ 0
2(0)/ 1
-
1(0)/0
TOTALS
-
£175k
372(155)/159
67(19)/41
19(7)/13
2(6)/0
7(3)/2
* all domestic cup games.

Biography:
Andy Kirk, son of ex-long-serving Distillery manager Paul, has proven a reliable goalscorer throughout his career. A product of the successful Glentoran youth set-up of the late-1990s that also produced Stuart Elliott, Kirk made a £50,000 move to Hearts in February 1999, shortly before his twentieth birthday. Although his firstteam appearances were limited by injuries he proved a success when available, regularly hitting double figures in the goalscoring charts. Hearts parilous financial situation saw him released when his contract expired in 2004.

More to follow.

After four years out of the international reckoning, Kirk was recalled to the Northern Ireland squad for a World Cup Qualifier against the Czech Republic in October 2009. He came on as a late substitute in a 0-0 draw.

Kirk was one of eight players to be made redundant by Dunfermline in March 2013 as the club was on the brink of financial meltdown.

In 2014 Kirk joined the coaching staff at Rangers. He then returned to Hearts, joining the coaching staff in early-2016. In December 2016 he was appointed as joint-caretaker manager along with Jon Daly following the resignation of Robbie Nielson.

Hearts Record (LondonHearts)
Boston Unofficial Profile
Northampton Official Profile
Dunfermline Official Profile
Irish FA Website
Wikipedia
Soccerbase

Northern Ireland Cap Details:

26-04-2000 Hungary....... H L 0-1 FR
28-02-2001 Norway........ H L 0-4 FR. sub
16-10-2002 Ukraine....... H D 0-0 ECQ sub
12-02-2003 Finland....... H L 0-1 FR. sub
02-04-2003 Greece........ H L 0-2 ECQ sub
09-02-2005 Canada........ H L 0-1 FR. sub
26-03-2005 England....... A L 0-4 WCQ sub
04-06-2005 Germany....... H L 1-4 FR. sub

14-10-2009 Czech Republic A D 0-0 WCQ sub
14-11-2009 Serbia........ H L 0-1 FR. sub
03-03-2010 Albania....... A L 0-1 FR. sub

Summary: 1(10)/0. Won 0, Drew 2, Lost 9.

Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details:
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