Born in Dundee, Kevin McNaughton progressed through Aberdeen’s academy system, winning the Scottish Youth Cup during the 2000/01 campaign.
Making his first-team debut at 18 during a 2-1 win over St Mirren in October 2000, McNaughton quickly became a regular in the senior set up.
Being a versatile option, McNaughton proved to be competent anywhere across the backline, whilst also possessing the necessary skillset to operate in a defensive midfield.
After six seasons in Scotland’s top-flight and accumulating just shy of 200 league appearances, McNaughton joined Cardiff City in the summer of 2006.
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Playing 116 Championship matches in his first three years with the club, the defender once again quickly emerged as a regular first-teamer.
Proceeding to play 133 more league games in the next four years of his Cardiff career, McNaughton remained an integral figure in the Cardiff changing room.
Cardiff were promoted to the Premier League in 2013, however, McNaughton was only able to appear five times in Englands’ top-flight.
McNaughton then went on loan to Bolton Wanderers during the 2013/14 season and the 2014/15 campaign, before joining Wigan Athletic in 2015.
The defender ended his playing career in Scotland, returning to Inverness, before spells with Forfar Athletic and Kirriemuir Thistle.
When McNaughton joined Forfar, he also started coaching, and he now finds himself as a coach within the youth system at Dundee.
The Scotsman also represented Scotland during his playing career, appearing four times for his national side, which adds to the two caps he earned with Scotland B.