Kevin Knight
Personal information
Date of birth (1976-10-22) October 22, 1976 (age 44)
Place of birth Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Position(s) Defender
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1998 James Madison Dukes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999 MetroStars 11 (0)
1999Long Island Rough Riders (loan) 1 (0)
2000–2008 Richmond Kickers 217 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kevin Knight (born October 22, 1976) is an American retired professional soccer player who played as a defender.

Youth

Knight attended James Madison University where he played on the men's soccer team from 1995 to 1998.[1]

Professional

On February 6, 1999, the MetroStars drafted Knight in the second round (sixteenth overall) of the 1999 MLS College Draft.[2] He saw time in eleven games before being waived on November 25, 1999.[3] In 2000, Knight signed with the Richmond Kickers of the USL A-League. He spent eight seasons with the Kickers, retiring midway through the 2007 season in order to become a firefighter. In 2006, Knight and his teammates won the USL Second Division championship. In February 2008, Knight came out of retirement to rejoin the Kickers.[4] He suffered from several injures and played in only five games before retiring permanently at the end of the season.

Statistics

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
USA League Open Cup League Cup North America Total
1999 MetroStars MLS 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
1999 Long Island Rough Riders USL A-League 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
2000 Richmond Kickers USL A-League 27 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 35 3
2001 Richmond Kickers USL A-League 25 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 35 4
2002 Richmond Kickers USL A-League 27 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 39 1
2003 Richmond Kickers USL A-League 23 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 2
2004 Richmond Kickers USL A-League 28 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 35 2
2005 Richmond Kickers USL First Division 27 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 34 0
2006 Richmond Kickers USL Second Division 12 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 15 1
2007 Richmond Kickers USL Second Division 7 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 7 0
2008 Richmond Kickers USL Second Division 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0
Career total 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0

References

  1. ^ Firefighter, former USL Richmond Kickers defender
  2. ^ "Fordham Forward Taken in Draft". The New York Times. February 8, 1999. Retrieved February 7, 2011.
  3. ^ November 25, 1999 Transactions
  4. ^ Richmond Kickers secure veteran Kevin Knight for another season