27 January 2007

Kyle Lafferty



Preceded by
Succeeded by
2015
incumbent



Name: Kyle Lafferty
Born: 21 July 1987, Enniskillen
Height: 6.04 ft
Weight: 11.02 st
Position: Forward

Representative Honours:
Northern Ireland: Full Caps (2006-date), 2 Under-21 Caps (2006); 5 Under-19 Caps / 1 Goal; 5 Under-17 Caps. 
Club Honours: (with Rangers) Scottish League Champion 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11; Scottish League Cup Winner 2010/11, Runner-Up 2008/09; (with Palermo) Serie B Champion 2013/14.
Awards: Northern Ireland International Personality of the Year 2015.

Club Career:
Teams..... --Seasons-- Signed -Fee- --League-- FA Cup FL Cup Europe 
NFC Kesh
Ballinamallard United
Burnley... 05/06-07/08 Jun-05 Youth .52(31)/10 1(1)/0 3(1)/0
Darlington 05/06...... Jan-06 .Loan ..9 (0)/ 3
Rangers... 08/09-11/12 Jun-08 £3.0m .65(39)/31 8(3)/3 8(1)/4 5(8)/0
FC Sion .. 12/13 ..... Jun-12 .Free .16 (9)/ 5 3(-)/3
Palermo .. 13/14 ..... Jun-13 £2.2m .18(16)/11 2(0)/1
Norwich C. 14/15- date Jul-14 Undis 
Caykur Rizespor ...... Feb-15 .Loan .14 (-)/ 2 (Turkey)
Birmingham 15/16...... Mar-16 .Loan ..4 (2)/ 1

Biography:
Lanky striker of immense promise, Kyle Lafferty has already been marked for greatness. Handed his international debut during the 2006 US Tour, he played in that summer’s Milk Cup Tournament, then promptly scored his first Full international goal at the start of the 2006/07 season.

Highly sought after, Celtic and Wolves both made substantial bids for Lafferty. It was Rangers, the team he supported as a boy, that claimed his signature in a deal worth over £3 million in June 2008. He helped Rangers to three titles in four seasons.

With Rangers financial meltdown during 2012, Lafferty left the club for Swiss side, FC Sion. After a turbulent season in Switzerland he became just the second Northern Ireland international (after Joshua Sloan) to feature in Italy by joining Union Sportiva Città di Palermo. He was voted fans' player of the year and helped Palermo to the Serie B title in his only season in Italy.

In June 2014 Lafferty joined Norwich in a deal reported to be worth €6 million.

Lafferty won his 50th cap against Belarus in May 2016.

Irish FA Official Bio
Soccerbase

Northern Ireland Cap Details:

.1. 21-05-2006 Uruguay....... N L 0-1 FR. sub
.2. 26-05-2006 Romania....... N L 0-2 FR. sub
.3. 16-08-2006 Finland....... A W 2-1 FR. sub 1 Goal
.4. 02-09-2006 Iceland....... H L 0-3 ECQ sub
.5. 06-09-2006 Spain......... H W 3-2 ECQ
.6. 07-10-2006 Denmark....... A D 0-0 ECQ
.7. 11-10-2006 Latvia........ H W 1-0 ECQ

.8. 06-02-2007 Wales......... H D 0-0 FR
.9. 24-03-2007 Liechtenstein. A W 4-1 ECQ
10. 28-03-2007 Sweden........ H W 2-1 ECQ sub
11. 22-08-2007 Liechtenstein. H W 3-1 ECQ 1 Goal
12. 08-09-2007 Latvia........ A L 0-1 ECQ
13. 17-10-2007 Sweden........ A D 1-1 ECQ 1 Goal
14. 21-11-2007 Spain......... A L 0-1 ECQ sub

15. 06-02-2008 Bulgaria...... H L 0-1 FR
16. 26-03-2008 Georgia....... H W 4-1 FR. 2 Goals
17. 11-10-2008 Slovenia...... A L 0-2 WCQ
18. 15-10-2008 San Marino.... H W 4-0 WCQ 1 Goal
19. 19-11-2008 Hungary....... H L 0-2 FR
20. 11-02-2009 San Marino.... A W 3-0 WCQ
21. 12-08-2009 Israel........ H D 1-1 FR
22. 05-09-2009 Poland........ A D 1-1 WCQ 1 Goal
23. 14-11-2009 Serbia........ H L 0-1 FR
24. 03-03-2010 Albania....... A L 0-1 FR
25. 11-08-2010 Montenegro.... A L 0-2 FR
26. 03-09-2010 Slovenia...... A W 1-0 ECQ sub
27. 08-10-2010 Italy......... H D 0-0 ECQ sub
28. 12-10-2010 Faroe Islands. A D 1-1 ECQ 1 Goal
29. 25-03-2011 Serbia........ A L 1-2 ECQ
30. 07-10-2011 Estonia....... H L 1-2 ECQ

31. 15-08-2012 Finland....... H D 3-3 FR. 1 Goal
32. 07-09-2012 Russia........ A L 0-2 WCQ
33. 11-09-2012 Luxembourg.... H D 1-1 WCQ
34. 16-10-2012 Portugal...... A D 1-1 WCQ
35. 14-11-2012 Azerbaijan.... H D 1-1 WCQ
36. 06-09-2013 Portugal...... H L 2-4 WCQ sub sent-off
37. 05-03-2014 Cyprus........ A D 0-0 FRsub
38. 07-09-2014 Hungary....... A W 2-1 ECQ 1 Goal
39. 11-10-2014 Faroe Islands. H W 2-0 ECQ 1 Goal
40. 14-10-2014 Greece........ A W 2-0 ECQ 1 Goal
41. 14-11-2014 Romania....... A L 0-2 ECQ
42. 29-03-2015 Finland....... H W 2-0 ECQ 2 Goals

43. 13-06-2015 Romania....... H D 0-0 ECQ
44. 04-09-2015 Faroe Islands. A W 3-1 ECQ 1 Goal
45. 07-09-2015 Hungary....... H D 1-1 ECQ 1 Goal
46. 11-10-2015 Finland....... A D 1-1 ECQ
47. 13-11-2015 Latvia........ H W 1-0 FR
48. 24-03-2016 Wales......... A D 1-1 FR
49. 28-03-2016 Slovenia...... H W 1-0 FR..sub
50. 27-05-2016 Belarus....... H W 3-0 FR. 1 Goal
51. 04-06-2016 Slovakia...... A D 0-0 FR
52. 12-06-2016 Poland........ N L 0-1 ECF
53. 21-06-2016 Germany....... N L 0-1 ECF sub
54. 25-06-2016 Wales......... N L 0-1 ECF
55. 04-09-2016 Czech Republic A D 0-0 WCQ
56. 08-10-2016 San Marino.... H W 4-0 WCQ sub 2 Goals
Still active.


Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details:
.1. 28-02-2006 Wales........ A W 1-0 FR
.2. 10-05-2006 Liechtenstein A W 4-0 ECQ sub

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


Full International Record by Season:
05/06 0 (2)/ 0
06/07 5 (3)/ 1
07/08 5 (1)/ 4
08/09 4 (0)/ 1
09/10 4 (0)/ 1
10/11 3 (2)/ 1 

11/12 1 (0)/ 0
12/13 5 (0)/ 1
13/14 0 (2)/ 0
14/15 6 (0)/ 5
15/16 8 (2)/ 3
16/17 1 (1)/ 2 (to 8/10/16)
Tot. 42(14)/19

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