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NEWS: Kyle McFadzean leaves Coventry City

31 January 2024

Club News

NEWS: Kyle McFadzean leaves Coventry City

31 January 2024

Coventry City can confirm that defender Kyle McFadzean has left the Club by mutual consent.

The 36-year-old leaves after a four-and-a-half-year spell at the Sky Blues.

McFadzean made a total of 171 appearances for the Club, scoring 8 goals.

Kyle has been a hugely influential figure for Coventry City both on and off the pitch, helping the Club to the League One title in 2019/20 and then to becoming an established Championship side. He also captained the side on a number of occasions.

McFadzean moved to the Sky Blues in June 2019, making his debut in the win over Southend as City began their groundshare at Birmingham City. In a youthful defence, his experience would prove vital. McFadzean would make 40 appearances in the COVID curtailed campaign, as City played scintillating football on their way to winning the League One title.

With the Sky Blues in the Championship, it was McFadzean who scored the vital goal in City’s first win back in the second tier as they beat QPR at ‘home’ at St Andrew’s 3-2. He played 40 games and scored 2 goals in the behind-closed-doors season as the Sky Blues ensured their Championship safety.

With fans returning and also the Sky Blues back in Coventry in August 2021, McFadzean scored the late winning goal in the 2-1 victory on the opening weekend over Nottingham Forest at the Arena to make it a memorable return game. He’d go on to play 37 games and score 3 goals in the campaign.

In the 2022/23 season McFadzean was a vital part of the side that reached the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final and were a penalty shoot-out away from the Premier League, playing a total of 39 games and scoring 2 goals.

This season Kyle played 15 matches for the Sky Blues, scoring one goal.

Kyle has been an exemplary professional throughout his time at Coventry City - supporting the development of the team and players in it, and being a reliable and consistent present at the heart of the defence, where he would put his body on the line for the Club.

Everyone at Coventry City thanks Kyle for his huge contribution to the Club throughout his time at the Sky Blues and wishes him the best of luck for the future.

Manager Mark Robins said:

“I would like to thank Kyle for his time at Coventry City.

“He has made a significant contribution to the success that we have enjoyed over recent years, and he will be fondly remembered for years to come by everyone at the Club and our supporters for that, and the attitude he has shown both on and off the pitch.

“We all wish him the best of luck for the future.”

Executive Chairman Doug King said:

“It is always a sad day when a stalwart of our Club moves on. He will not be forgotten, and we all wish Kyle the best of luck for the future.

"He is very well respected at our Club and amongst our fans and will always be part of the Sky Blue family.”

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