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Kim Grant (footballer)

Full name  Kimberley Tyrone Grant
Name  Kim Grant
Position  Forward
Years  Team
Weight  81 kg
000?–1991  Charlton Athletic
Height  1.78 m
Playing position  Striker
Role  Footballer

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Date of birth  (1972-09-25) 25 September 1972 (age 43)
Place of birth  Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana
Number  23 (Woking F.C. / Forward)

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Kim Tyrone "Kim" Grant (born 25 September 1972) is a former International & Professional footballer Grant has been involved in top level professional football for over 24 years, playing in European and Asian leagues. In 2008, Grant was appointed Head Coach of English conference premier league side Woking Football Club. After departing Woking FC, Grant was appointed European Senior scout for English premier league side West Bromwich Albion for 6 years. In 2014, he established and Sporting Director of Kim Grant International Football Academy - KG-IFA. In May 2016, Kim Grant was appointed technical Director ofCape-Coast Ebusua Dwarfs FC one of the big traditional clubs in Ghana, West Africa. Grant took the club from a relegation position to safety helping Ebusua Dwarfs to maintain their Ghana Premier league status finishing 9th at the end of the 2016 season. After expiry of his contract, Grant was appointed Head Coach of ambitious professional team Saif Sporting Club based in Dhaka, Bangladesh in April 2017.

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Club career

Born in Sekondi-Takoradi, Grant started his career at Charlton Athletic in their youth system and he signed his first professional contract in March 1991. He went on to make 155 appearances spanning over nine years and scoring 25 goals. He later made appearances for Charlton against Manchester United and Liverpool in the FA Cup and scored a 20-yard curler to beat David James in a 2–1 defeat to in 1996.

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In March 1996, Luton Town paid £250,000 to bring him to Kenilworth Road. He spent one and half years at Luton, making 43 appearances and scoring eight goals. Following a loan spell in which he scored four goals in five appearances, Grant moved to Millwall for £185,000 in September 1997 and went on to make 57 appearances, scoring nine goals. He was on loan at Notts County from December 1998 to February 1999, where he made six appearances and scored one goal.

Grant left Millwall in 1999 to play in the Belgium Premier League with KFC Lommel, commanding a transfer fee of £65,000. After one season with Lommel, during which he scored three goals in 19 league appearances, he left and played in the Portuguese second division for F.C. Marco in the 2000–01 season, making two league appearances.

Grant returned to England in August 2001 after signing for Scunthorpe United, making five appearances and scoring one goal, before signing with Yeovil Town in October. In his first year, Yeovil won the FA Trophy cup and finished second in the Football Conference. In his second year, Yeovil were crowned champions of the Football Conference, winning promotion to the Football League.

Having made 39 appearances and scored eight goals for Yeovil Grant returned to Portugal in 2003 to sign for Imortal Albufeira where he played for the 2003–04 season, making 12 league appearances and scoring six goals. Grant later played in the Malaysian Super league for Sarawak FA, scoring three goals in eight league appearances in 2004. A spell with Japanese 2nd division side Shonan Bellmare followed, failing to make any appearances in 2005.

He returned to England with Gravesend & Northfleet in August 2005. After making seven appearances and scoring one goal for Gravesend Grant had a four-game spell with AFC Wimbledon after signing in February 2006. He signed for Sengkang Punggol FC of the S.League in 2006, where he scored 10 goals in 19 league appearances. He signed for Geylang United FC in 2007, making seven league appearances and scoring three goals.

International career

From 1996 to 1997, Grant was capped seven times and scored once for his country of birth Ghana.

Coaching and managerial career

Grant was appointed as manager of Conference National side Woking in May 2008. However, after seven games, from which Woking picked up two points, he was sacked on 3 September. He returned to Ghana in the summer of 2009 to become the owner and head coach of the newly founded club F.C. Takoradi. In January 2014 Kim Grant established and founded Kim Grant International Football Academy KG-IFA. In May 2014, Kim Grant was appointed technical director of Cape-Coast Ebusua Dwarfs FC. Having arrived at the club languishing in the last position in the Ghana premier league, Grant was able to turn the fortunes of the club to finish 9th in the league saving them from relegation. April 2017, Kim Grant was appointed Head Coach of Saif Sporting Club Limited. The newly formed professional club based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, is looking to be a force in the Bangladesh football with hopes of winning the Bangladesh premier league title with a view to qualifying for the AFC Cup Saif Sporting Club.

References

Kim Grant (footballer) Wikipedia


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