First posted on Facebook, August 8th, 2016
Happy Birthday to Kirk Broadfoot who will turn 32 today. I think it’s fair to say that Kirk wasn’t the most skilful of full backs but he was earnest and always put in effort. However, big Kirk should be remembered for one thing; he scored a goal in a vital Wold Cup Qualifier. Scotland under George Burley had started their World Cup Qualifying for 2010 in Skopje, Macedonia losing 1-0 in September, 2008. A few days later, Scotland were to face Iceland away in Reykjavik and Kirk who was a Rangers player at the time was brought in to replace Graham Alexander. It took 19 minutes for Kirk to make his mark, scoring the opening heading in from a Barry Robson corner. Scotland would win 2-1 with Kirk performing quite well and so our World Cup hopes were still alive.
Kirk played in the first home game of the campaign as Scotland lined up against Norway in October, 2008. This game ended in a dull 0-0 draw that is perhaps best remembered for Chris Iwelumo’s unfathomable miss late in the game.
Kirk would only play in two more games both friendlies; the first being a defeat to Argentina a month later at Hampden and then a 3-0 defeat to Sweden in August 2010 in Craig Levein’s second game in charge.
Kirk currently plays for Rotherham in the Championship following a spell at Blackpool.
Happy Birthday to Kirk and all the best.