Kerr, Dylan

Birth Date

14th January 1967

Birthplace

Valetta, Malta

Occupation

Defender

Biographical Text

Dylan Kerr played half-a-dozen times for Exeter City in 2001 during a career that saw him play for around twenty clubs in Scotland, South Africa and England. He also coached in Vietnam, Tanzania, Kenya and South Africa. Dylan’s greatest success as a player was with Reading and Kilmarnock.

Maltese-born Dylan grew up in South Yorkshire and began his career at Sheffield Wednesday in 1984. Without making a league appearance for the Owls, Dylan moved to South African club Arcadia Shepherds in 1988 and then on to Leeds United where he made thirteen league appearances spread over four years. After loan stints at Doncaster Rovers and Blackpool, Dylan signed for Reading in a £75,000 deal in July 1993. Spending three years in Berkshire, Dylan made 89 league appearances - the most he achieved for any club - and was a member of a championship-winning side as well as one which just fell short of reaching the Premier League .

Via a brief stay at Carlisle United, Dylan signed for Kilmarnock in 1996 and - in four seasons at Rugby Park - won a Scottish Cup winners medal before suffering a recurring injury that often kept him on the sidelines. Released in September 2000 Dylan faced an uncertain future and was to play for Kidderminster, Clydebank and Hamilton before arriving at Exeter City in August 2001.

Signing for the Grecians on a short-term contract, Dylan made his debut against Hull City on 11 August 2001 and scored the following week at Halifax Town. He then played in a League Cup tie followed by three further Football League appearances, the last of which was against Darlington on 22 September.

By the next Saturday Dylan was to be playing for Greenock Morton - with whom he was to spend the rest of the season - before a whistle-stop tour of Harrogate Town, East Stirling, Hamilton again and Kilwinning Rangers. He then went into coaching and management in South Africa, Vietnam, Tanzania and Kenya before returning to South Africa to coach a succession of clubs. As of 2023, Dylan was head coach at Marumo Gallants.   

Appearances

Exeter City

League 5 Cups 1 (6)

Goals

League 1

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