Joshua Kennedy

Inside Biography

Joshua Blake "Josh" Kennedy is a name of a footballer from Australia. On 20 August 1982 Kennedy was born in Wodonga, Victoria, Australia. Wodonga Kennedy’s birth place known as the most populous city of Victoria, though there were many footballers in the city he managed to get into the national team. Kennedy is one of the most hardworking and important player of the team he plays for.

Joshua Kennedy is bold handsome player of Australia. Kennedy has height of 1.94m and has weight of 84 k. g. Kennedy currently belongs and plays for Nagoya Grampus. Kennedy also plays for Australia national football team. Joshua Kennedy is nick named as “Jesus” by his Australian fans because of his apparent resemblance to traditional depictions of Jesus earlier in his playing career.

Joshua Kennedy currently plays for Nagoya Grampus and his playing position is as striker as forward. He is No.16. in his team and plays well. He is also the most important player of his team. Kennedy started playing football since his child hood. He started playing junior football in Albury/Wodonga, near his hometown of Yackandandah in Victoria, Australia. He won a scholarship place in the Australian Institute of Sport program, foremost to a professional contract at new National Soccer League club Carlton in 1999, in conjunction with colleague AIS graduates Vince Grella and Mark Bresciano because of his talents and skills.

His youth career began from 1999. He played for three clubs. Twin City Wanderers and SS&A Boomers were two clubs he played for. In his senior career he played for many clubs they are as follows:-

1999–2000           Carlton S.C.           

2000–2002           VFL Wolfsburg     

2002–2003           Stuttgarter Kickers              

2003–2004           1. FC Köln             

2004–2006           Dynamo Dresden

2006–2007           1. FC Nürnberg    

2008–2009           Karlsruher SC       

2009– Present     Nagoya Grampus ( Current Team )

In 1999, Kennedy represented Australia at the Under-17 World cup and the Young Socceroos in 2001 at the Under-20 Youth World Cup in Argentina. He also his first intercontinental cap in a pre-2006 World Cup friendly against Liechtenstein and made his mark in this game with a headed goal. Kennedy came on as a substitute in Australia's first 2006 World Cup game, in this match Australia won Japan by scoring three goals in the last eight minutes. He was touted as Hiddink's secret weapon adjacent to the Japanese because he was taller than all of the Japanese defenders. Kennedy followed this up with a second emergence as a substitute in Australia's third Group Stage game adjacent to Croatia.

Kennedy is married and his spouses’ name is Jacinta Hamilton who is also an Australian Opals player. His parent name is Chris Kennedy. Joshua Kennedy is highly inspired from his parents. He follows his father’s path. He has won many honors for his nation. He has a salary of 1.06 million Euros in market.

by sarthak, 12 Jun, 2014

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