Kevin Kilbane – born 1 February 1977 – was a pundit for the BBC’s coverage of Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018.
He is a former professional footballer who played as both a left back and a left winger.
Born and raised in England but of Irish descent, Kilbane won 110 caps for the Republic of Ireland national football team, third behind only Robbie Keane and Shay Given as the most capped Irish player of all time.
Kilbane played for several English clubs, including Everton, West Bromwich Albion, Sunderland, Wigan Athletic, Huddersfield Town and Derby County (the last two on loan from Hull City) and Coventry City.
Towards the end of his career Kilbane concentrated on forging a media career. He has worked as a pundit for RTÉ Sport and is now a columnist for the Irish Daily Mail and appears on BBC Radio 5 Live, Football Focus, Final Score and Match of the Day.
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