Keane, Roy

Roy Keane

Roy Keane

Clubs played for: Cobh Ramblers, Nottingham Forest, Manchester United, Celtic (1989-2006)

Born: 1971

Birthplace: Cork, Ireland


Position: Midfielder

Biography: Born in Cork, Roy was launched into English soccer by Nottingham Forest who had the foresight to snap him up from little Irish side, Cobh Ramblers, in 1990. Within three years, he had become a regular international and one of the hottest properties in the League. With a host of top clubs fighting for his signature, United paid 3.75 million and broke the transfer record in July 1993 to add his talents to the midfield. He captained the club from 1997 until his departure in 2005, and by then he had won seven Premier League titles, four FA Cups and a Champions League. Controversy wasn't far around any corner during his career but he will be remembered as one of United's greatest ever players. Won 67 caps for the Republic of Ireland. Since his retirement in 2006, Keane moved into management, having been in charge of Sunderland and Ipswich Town.

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