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Chris Kirkland

Chris Kirkland
Chris Kirkland warming up.
Personal information
Full nameChristopher Edmund Kirkland
Date of birth2 May 1981(age 35)
Place of birthBarwell, Leicestershire, England
Height1.92 m (6 ft 3 in) 
Playing positionGoalkeeper
Club information
Current clubWigan Athletic

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Christopher Edmund "Chris" Kirkland (born 2 May 1981 in Leicestershire, England) is an English footballer who currently plays as a goalkeeper for Wigan Athletic in the Premier League. He also has one cap for the England national team.

Once regarded as one of the country's most promising goalkeepers, he was signed by Liverpool for £6m in 2001. However, his time at the club was blighted by recurring injury problems, and as a result almost caused him to retire from football prematurely.

Following a successful loan spell, Kirkland signed for Wigan Athletic in 2006. Although still somewhat hampered by injuries, he has made over 120 appearances for the club.

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