3 November 2007

Tony Kane

(theGAWA)
Name: Anthony Michael Kane
Born: 29 August 1987, Belfast
Height: 6.00 ft
Weight: 12.00 st
Position: Left-Back

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: Under-21 Caps, Under-18, Under-19; Republic of Ireland: 5 Under-21 Caps (2006-2007).
Club Honours: (with Ballymena) Irish Cup Runner-Up 2013/14; Co. Antrim Shield Winner 2012/13.

Club Career:
Clubs........ --Seasons-- Signed -Fee- -League- FA Cup FL Cup Other
Blackburn R. .04/05-08/09 Nov-04 Youth .0(0)/ 0
Stockport Co. 06/07...... Nov-06 .Loan .4(0)/ 0
Cercle Brugge 06/07...... Jan-07 .Loan 11(0)/ 0 (Belgium)
Stockport Co. 08/09 ..... Oct-08 .Loan .3(0)/ 0
Carlisle Utd. 08/09 ..... Feb-08 .Loan .6(3)/ 0
Carlisle Utd. 09/10-10/11 Aug-09 .Free .1(4)/ 0 ............ 1(0)/0
Darlington... 09/10 ..... Sep-09 .Loan .4(0)/ 0
Cliftonville..10/11 ..... Feb-11 .Free .8(0)/ 1
Ballymena Utd 11/12- date Jul-11 .Free
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Biography:
Tony Kane was involved in a tug-of-war between the IFA and FAI. After representing Northern Ireland as a Youth before gaining caps at Under-21 level for the Republic of Ireland. He was called into the Northern Ireland squad by Nigel Worthington for a match against Sweden in October 2007, and although he never claimed full international honours, he did earn five Northern Ireland Under-21 caps.

During five years on the books at Blackburn Rovers, Kane remained on the fringes of the first team without making an appearance. He did spend loan spells at a number of clubs, including Cercle Brugge in Belgium and at Carlisle United before being released in 2009. He then joined Carlisle on a permanent deal, but made only a handful of appearances for the Cumbrian club.

Kane was released by Carlisle United in January 2011. Cliftonville signed him the following month ahead of interest from Glentoran and Portadown. He marked his Reds debut with a goal in a 2-0 win over Newry City. He moved on to Ballymena the following season, and in November 2012 was part of their Co Antrim Shield winning side.


Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details:
17-10-2007 Israel.... H L 1-3 ECQ
16-11-2007 Luxembourg H W 5-0 ECQ
20-11-2007 Moldova... H W 3-0 ECQ
06-02-2008 Israel.... A L 1-2 ECQ
26-03-2008 Romania... H L 1-3 FR

Summary: 5/0. Won 2, Drew 0, Lost 3.

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