Michael John Kightly is a footballer from England, born in 1986. He had a short spell at Tottenham Hotspur in 2000 and shortly after that left it for non-professional team Basildon United. There he didn’t stay for long and in December 2002 moved to Southend United. Kightly made his first team debut in a 0-1 loss at Exeter City on 3 May 2003.
In October 2004 he was loaned to Farnborough Town for three months and then returned to Southend. During his stay with Southend United he made 13 appearances and in before the 2005/06 season he moved to Grays Athletic. He helped his new side to win the FA Trophy in 2006 and in his first season there he netted 15 goals, until November of the following season he scored 10.
On 17 November 2006 Kightly was loaned to Wolverhampton Wanderers, where he became a regular and in June 2007 he penned a four-year contract with them. In 2007/08 he picked up injuries and couldn’t help his side to promote, nevertheless the following season they manager to advance to the Premier League. In 2009/10 and 2010/11 Michael Kightly missed 16 months due to injuries and finally made an appearance in April 2011 in the match against Newcastle United.
In October 2011 he joined Watford on a month-long loan and then his stay was extended until January 2012. On 8 August 2012 Kightly signed for Stoke City.
In the season 2013/2014 Kightly played on loan for Burnley and later signed a permanent deal with the club.
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