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Kevin James McKenna (born 21 January 1980 in Calgarymarker) is a Canadian professional football player of Scottish descent who currently plays for 1. FC Köln in the German Bundesliga. He is a defender who also plays at times as a midfielder or forward.

Club career

Energie Cottbus

After playing with Calgary Foothills as an amateur, McKenna played three seasons (the first two in the reserves) with German Bundesliga side Energie Cottbus. On the first game of the 2000-2001 season, McKenna and international teammate Paul Stalteri simultaneously became the first Canadiansmarker to play in the German Bundesliga in a match between McKenna's newly-promoted Cottbus and Stalteri's Werder Bremen..


McKenna moved to Scottish Premier League team Hearts in 2001 on loan, playing 8 games for the Edinburghmarker club. After a £300,000 transfer that summer, McKenna was the club's second leading scorer in the 2001-02 season with 9 goals in 35 games. As a mostly reserve striker in 2002-03, McKenna scored 6 in 41. He also scored 5 goals in 38 games in 2003-04. After falling out of favour at Hearts in 2005, McKenna returned to Energie Cottbus. He was elected as the club's new captain after the departure of former skipper Gregg Berhalter.

FC Köln

In the summer of 2007, McKenna signed a 4-year contract with 1.FC Köln, dropping down a division to the German 2nd Division. He helped his new side to promotion into the top flight in his first season with the club.

International career

McKenna made his debut for Canada in a May 2000 friendly match against Trinidad and Tobago. By November 2009, he has earned a total of 46 caps, scoring 9 goals. He has represented Canada in 4 FIFA World Cup qualification matches. McKenna has been a regular for the Canadian national team since 2002, when he featured in the CONCACAF Gold Cup as a target man for Holger Osieck's side. McKenna scored 3 goals, including a brace over Haiti in the first round.

International goals

# Date City Opponent Result Competition
1. May 30, 2000 Winnipegmarker, Canadamarker 3–1 Friendly
2. Jan 18, 2002 Miamimarker, USAmarker 2–0 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup
3. Jan 18, 2002 Miamimarker, USAmarker 2–0 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup
4. Jan 26, 2002 Miamimarker, USAmarker 1-1 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup
5. Feb 12, 2003 Tripolimarker, Libyamarker 4-2 Friendly
6. Jun 1, 2003 Wolfsburgmarker, Germanymarker 1-4 Friendly
7. Jun 13, 2004 Kingstonmarker, Canadamarker 4-0 2006 World Cup Qualification
8. Mar 26, 2005 Barcelos, Portugalmarker 1-4 Friendly
9. Jul 25, 2005 Burnabymarker, Canadamarker 1-2 Friendly




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