Kal Naismith (born 18 February 1992) is a Scottish footballer who plays for Portsmouth as a winger.
A Rangers youth graduate, Naismith made his breakthrough into the first team in the 2012–13 season, after loan spells at Cowdenbeath and Partick Thistle. He has represented Scotland at under-16 and under-17 level. He plays either as an out and out striker, as a winger or in an attacking midfield position. His main attributes are his ball control and skill.
Naismith was sent on loan to Cowdenbeath and Partick Thistle during the 2011–12 season. On his return from loan Naismith made his debut as a substitute on 29 July 2012, in a 2–1 win over Brechin City in the Challenge Cup.
He scored his first goal for Rangers against Forres Mechanics in the Second Round of the 2012 Scottish Cup. On 9 August 2013 he mutually agreed with Rangers to terminate his contract.
Naismith joined Scottish Second Division club Cowdenbeath on loan at the end of August 2011. He made his debut on 10 September against East Fife, going on to score his first goals for the club on 24 September scoring both goals in their 2–1 win over Albion Rovers. With matches limited due to call offs his last game came on 10 December against Arbroath.
On 5 January 2012 Naismith joined Scottish First Division club Partick Thistle on loan until the end of the season, however was unable to play against Queen of the South in the Scottish Cup that weekend as he was cup tied having played for Cowdenbeath earlier in the season. He made his debut on 13 January playing from the start in their 1–0 defeat to Hamilton Academical.
In the 2013 summer, Naismith was given a trial at Accrington Stanley, completing a switch to them on a free transfer shortly after. He made his debut for the club on 10 August, starting in a 2–2 home draw against Portsmouth.
Naismith scored his first goal for Stanley on 22 October 2013, netting the winner in a 2–1 home success over Bristol Rovers. He also scored braces against Torquay United and Mansfield Town, finishing the season with ten goals in 38 appearances.
Naismith was also an undisputed starter for the club in 2014–15, scoring four goals in 35 games.
On 28 May 2015, Naismith signed a three-year deal with fellow League Two side Portsmouth, for an undisclosed fee. He is currently the club's leading scorer.
On 27 September, Naismith made his league debut coming on in a 1–2 win at Bristol Rovers.
Naismith has represented Scotland at under-16 level making his debut against Wales on 5 October 2007. His first goal came on 29 November against England. He later represented the under-17 team making eight appearances.As of 23 September 2017
On 20 September 2010, Naismith and fellow Rangers player Kyle Hutton, were abducted in Edinburgh by two men and driven around the city in Hutton's car before they were dumped in the Niddrie area of Edinburgh. Naismith and Hutton were then mugged as the thieves stole the car. Later, both the thieves were convicted and prosecuted, and the car was retrieved.Rangers
Scottish Third Division: 2012–13
EFL League Two: 2016–17