Ex-Derry City striker Mikhail Kennedy retires aged 23

Sun, May 24 2020

Former Derry City forward Mikhail Kennedy has confirmed that he has retired at the age of 23.

The Derry native spent four months on loan with the Candystripes in 2017, where he made just 11 appearances for the club while on loan from Charlton.

He signed a new six-month contract with Charlton at the end of the 2017–18 season. On 26 December 2018, Chelmsford City announced the signing of Kennedy on a one-month loan deal. 

He played seven games for the National League South club and scored in his last, a 3–1 win at Dulwich Hamlet on 26 January.

On 28 March 2019, Kennedy joined Concord Rangers on loan for a month, again in the National League South. He was released by Charlton in May, and in July he trialled at Institute in his hometown

And following over a year after last playing, Kennedy stated that - following medical advice - he would be retiring from professional football at the age of just 23.