Matthew Kennedy
Personal information
Full name Matthew Kennedy
Date of birth 1 November 1994 (age 18)
Place of birth Irvine, Scotland
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current club Everton
Number 31
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Kilmarnock 14 (0)
2012– Everton 0 (0)
National team
2009 Scotland U15 1 (0)
2009–2010 Scotland U16 6 (3)
2010– Scotland U17 13 (4)
2012– Scotland U19 3 (1)
2012– Scotland U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 August 2012.

† Appearances (Goals). ‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 November 2012

Matthew Kennedy (born 1 November 1994 in Scotland) is a Scottish footballer playing as a winger for Premier League club Everton. Kennedy previously played for Kilmarnock. He has represented Scotland at youth international levels.




A member of Kilmarnock's under 19-squad,[1] Kennedy was promoted to the first team on 29 December 2010 as a named substitute for their match against Inverness.[2] He made seven further appearances on the bench that season. On 19 November 2011, aged 17, Kennedy made his first team debut as a substitute in a 1–1 draw against Hibernian at Easter Road.[3] Kennedy was supposed to start his first game for Kilmarnock against Dunfermline 2 weeks later but the game was called off due to heavy fog in the area. He did though make his first start against St Mirren.


On 31 August 2012, the final day of the summer transfer window, Kennedy signed for English Premier League side Everton for a "nominal fee".[4] He was assigned the number 31 shirt. Matthew Kennedy was called up to the senior squad as an unused substitute for the game against Reading on 18 November 2012.

International careerEdit

Kennedy has represented Scotland at U15, U16, U17 and U19 level.[5] He was selected by Scotland U21 interim coach Ricky Sbragia, to play Portugal U21 at Estádio do Bonfim, Setúbal on 14 November 2012.

Career statisticsEdit

As of 27 August 2012[6][7]
Club statistics
Club Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Other Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Kilmarnock 2011–12 season 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
2012–13 season 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Kilmarnock Total