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Joshua Blake Kennedy
Joshua Blake Kennedy
Joshua Blake Kennedy
Date of Birth:Aug 20, 1982 (Age 34)
Place of Birth:Wodonga
Height:194 cm.
Weight:84 Kg.
Squad Number:17
Josh Kennedy of Nagoya Grampus( Getty Images)
Conspicuous height makes him the perfect candidate as Australia’s target man, while his goal-scoring record for the national team is impressive despite a relative lack of opportunities. Indeed, Kennedy has arguably had his greatest impact for the Socceroos when used as a second option off the bench, as he surprisingly was by Guus Hiddink when he was the bolter in the Dutchman’s squad at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

He has spent most of his club career in Germany but has opted to make a move this season east to the J-League, where his aerial ability has made him an instant hit at Nagoya Grampus. Whether not competing in Europe will affect his form for the national team (positively or negatively) remains to be seen. What’s undoubted is that his size will make him awkward for even the best of opposing defenders to deal with, particularly if the service to him in the box is pinpoint.

Did you know?

Kennedy is married to Australia national team basketballer Jactinta Hamilton.