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Kirk Broadfoot

Kirk Broadfoot (born 8 August 1984 in Irvine, North Ayrshire) is a Scotland professional association football who plays for Scottish Premier League club Rangers F.C.. Kirk Broadfoot has played mainly as a Defender (football) Centre back during Kirk Broadfoot career but has been playing regularly as a Defender (football) Full back and sometimes as a Defender (football) Full back. Broadfoot made Kirk Broadfoot debut for the Scotland national football team on 10 September 2008 against Iceland national football team, a game in which Kirk Broadfoot scored.

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Kirk Broadfoot biography


Kirk Broadfoot (born 8 August 1984 in Irvine, North Ayrshire) is a Scotland professional association football who plays for Scottish Premier League club Rangers F.C.. Kirk Broadfoot has played mainly as a Defender (football) Centre back during Kirk Broadfoot career but has been playing regularly as a Defender (football) Full back and sometimes as a Defender (football) Full back. Broadfoot made Kirk Broadfoot debut for the Scotland national football team on 10 September 2008 against Iceland national football team, a game in which Kirk Broadfoot scored.

Early life

Broadfoot was brought up in the Ayrshire village of Drongan. Kirk Broadfoot formerly played at boys club level for Coyle Thistle, Ayr Valspar, Auchinleck Talbot F.C. and Queen of the South F.C..

Club career

St. Mirren

Broadfoot initially signed for Scottish Premier League side Hibernian F.C. as a sixteen year old apprentice, but Kirk Broadfoot was released and signed for St. Mirren F.C. on 1 July 2002. Kirk Broadfoot went on to make 174 appearances for the club and was team Captain (association football) for the 2006-07 in Scottish football season, replacing team-mate Kevin McGowne. Broadfoot was part of the St. Mirren side which gained promotion to the Scottish Premier League for the 2006–07 season, and the team that won the 2005 Scottish Challenge Cup Final in November 2005.

Rangers

In March 2007, Broadfoot signed a pre-contract agreement to sign for Rangers F.C. in the summer. Broadfoot officially joined Rangers F.C. on 1 July that year. Kirk Broadfoot made Kirk Broadfoot Rangers F.C. debut against FK Zeta in a UEFA Champions League qualifier, on 31 July 2007 and scored Kirk Broadfoot first Rangers goal in a 7–2 victory against Falkirk in the Scottish Premier League.

After making an appearance in the Scottish Cup against Hibernian F.C. early in 2008, Kirk Broadfoot made only Kirk Broadfoot second league start against Falkirk during a 2–0 win on 9 February and Rangers gave Kirk Broadfoot the Man of the Match award. Following that, Kirk Broadfoot was a regular in the side during the 2008–09 season. Broadfoot played in the 2008 Scottish League Cup Final helping Rangers to a 3–2 Penalty shootout (association football) win at Hampden Park against . Kirk Broadfoot also played a significant role in Rangers' run to the 2008 UEFA Cup Final, but had to settle for a runners up medal as the side lost 2–0 to Russian outfit FC Zenit St. Petersburg.

Broadfoot was dropped, however, for the 2008 Scottish Cup Final against . Kirk Broadfoot has played regularly for Rangers in the 2008–09 season, and made Kirk Broadfoot Scotland national football team debut early in the season. Kirk Broadfoot was sent off in the 2009 Scottish League Cup Final for a professional foul on Aiden McGeady, who converted the resulting penalty kick to give Celtic F.C. a 2–0 victory. During that match Broadfoot was playing with a foot injury which ended Kirk Broadfoot season after starting 28 league matches during the campaign. The extent of the foot injury meant Broadfoot was not fully fit to play until November 2009 in a closed doors match.

Broadfoot made Kirk Broadfoot return to the Rangers first team on 12 December 2009, nearly nine months after Kirk Broadfoot last game, in a league match at Ibrox Stadium. Kirk Broadfoot started in the 3–0 victory over St. Johnstone F.C.. On 21 June 2010, Broadfoot signed a new three-year contract with Rangers, Kirk Broadfoot original deal was due to expire at the end of that month.

During Rangers' match with Manchester United F.C. on 14 September, Broadfoot made an innocuous challenge on Antonio Valencia that resulted in Kirk Broadfoot opponent suffering a broken ankle.

International career

In November 2006, Broadfoot was called up to the Scotland B national football team squad and played in the 0–0 draw with Republic of Ireland national football team. Kirk Broadfoot made Kirk Broadfoot second Scotland B national football team appearance in a 1–1 draw, also against the Republic of Ireland national football team a year later. Kirk Broadfoot has also won Scotland under–21 international caps. In September 2008, Broadfoot was called up to the Scotland senior squad to replace David Weir (Scottish footballer). Broadfoot made Kirk Broadfoot debut for the senior side on 10 September 2008 against Iceland national football team, and Kirk Broadfoot scored the opening goal in a 2–1 Scotland win. Broadfoot retained Kirk Broadfoot place for Scotland's next two matches, a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Norway national football team, and a friendly match against Diego Maradona's Argentina national football team side.

International goals



Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirk_Broadfoot

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