A uniquely talented youth player, Grogan was signed by Sir Alex Ferguson for Manchester United in 1998 just before playing a major role on the Ireland Under 16 team, on their way to becoming European Champions in Scotland. Grogan played a pivotal role in the success of the Irish team.
Sir Alex Ferguson rated the young Irish man extremely highly and Grogan was likened to a young David Beckham within the Irish media. Grogan progressed through the ranks of Manchester United training with the likes of David Beckham and Ryan Giggs.
A series of injuries stopped Kevin from making the breakthrough expected and in the summer of 2001 he left Man Utd. He decided to combine football with studying and joined Eircom League Premier Division side UCD and enrolled on a Diploma course in Sports management. After a long battle with his injury it seemed his football career would be revived when he joined Millwall in 2003.
Later that year he was told by Millwall doctors that his body could not take the strains of professional football after a series of operations and injections. The Pelvic injuries had taken too much out of him. He returned home disappointed but finished his college course and for a while worked with Cork City FC in a marketing role before becoming a football agent.
In July 2006, Grogan decided to make one last attempt to resurrect his career. He went to Belgium to undergo major surgery and intense functional rehab for eight months in Antwerp. He has treated by one of Europe’s top surgeons, Geert Declercq and top rehab therapists, Lieven Maesscalck. Their clientele includes Impenza, Shevchenko and Maldini amongst others.
Kevin signed for St Patrick’s Athletic in Dublin in a bid to gain match fitness before returning to England. Unfortunately his efforts were in vain when his injury returned and he finally had to retire from full time professional football. Sir Alex Ferguson has said that it was one of his own personal disappointments to see Kevin retire.
In June 2007 he was appointed Director of Football at his first club Belvedere FC and also set up his own successful Academy for the elite young players of Dublin.
Kevin is currently in America coaching and he recently signed a double book deal with Sterling and Ross publishing company.
Metro Soccer Coaching Director
Sports & Arts Foundation Coaching Director
Fieldston High School Head Coach
Western Lehigh United Coaching Director
Lansdowne Bhoys Cosmopolitan Men’s League Head Coach
Cosmos Copa New York Irish Head Coach
2008 Howth Celtic Youth Coach
2008 Belvedere FC Coaching Director
2008 Larkin College Head Coach
2004-06 Bray Wanderers Reserve Coach, Camp Director
2003 FAI Coach, Instructor, Educator
UEFA B License