Dean Keates

Date of birth30 June 1978
Place of birthWalsall
NationalityEnglish
Weight68 kg
Height1.67 m
PositionMidfielder

Although not always a first choice for Walsall in 2000-01, Dean Keates came back again and again to lift the side when they were in danger of slipping out of the promotion race.

His tackling and use of the ball were inspirational and he also came up with some vital goals, including a penalty against Port Vale, and an in-swinging corner in the Play-Off Semi-Final against Stoke City.

He follows in the Saddlers' tradition of battling all-action midfielders and remains a key member of the squad.

Following his release by Walsall, Dean originally joined Hull City on a non-contract basis in August 2002.

He re-joined his former Tigers boss Jan Molby in February 2004 when he signed for Kidderminster Harriers with a contract to June 2005.

Dean returned to Walsall in January 2006 with a contract to the end of the season.

He joined Peterborough United in July 2007 with a contract to June 2010 that was cancelled in December 2009.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Walsall 14 Aug 1996 30 Jun 2002
Hull City 22 Aug 2002 10 Feb 2004
Kidderminster Harriers 10 Feb 2004 30 Jun 2005
Lincoln City 03 Aug 2005 31 Jan 2006
Walsall 31 Jan 2006 30 Jun 2007
Peterborough United 12 Jul 2007 31 Dec 2009
Wycombe Wanderers 21 Jan 2010 30 Jun 2010
Wrexham 01 Jul 2010 30 Jun 2015
Rhyl 08 Jul 2015 30 Jun 2016
Rushall Olympic 19 Jul 2016

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1997-98 Walsall FA Cup 1
1997-98 Walsall League Cup 1
1998-99 Walsall League Cup 2
1999-00 Walsall League Cup 2
2000-01 Walsall FA Cup 1
2
2000-01 Walsall LDV Vans Trophy 1
2000-01 Walsall League Cup 3
2000-01 Walsall League Division 2 21
12
4
4
1
2000-01 Walsall League Division 2 Play-Offs 2
1
1
2001-02 Walsall FA Cup 1
2
2001-02 Walsall League Cup 1
2001-02 Walsall League Division 1 6
7
1
2002-03 Hull City League Cup 1
2002-03 Hull City League Division 3 36
4
8
2003-04 Hull City LDV Vans Trophy 2
2003-04 Hull City League Cup
1
2003-04 Hull City League Division 3 9
5
1
2003-04 Kidderminster Harriers League Division 3 8
2
1
1
2004-05 Kidderminster Harriers FA Cup 1
2004-05 Kidderminster Harriers LDV Vans Trophy 1
2004-05 Kidderminster Harriers League Cup 1
2004-05 Kidderminster Harriers League Two 40
1
5
7
2005-06 Lincoln City FA Cup 1
1
2005-06 Lincoln City League Cup 2
2005-06 Lincoln City League Two 19
2
4
4
1
2005-06 Walsall League One 14
2
2006-07 Walsall FA Cup 2
2006-07 Walsall League Cup 2
2006-07 Walsall League Two 36
3
13
4
2007-08 Peterborough United FA Cup 2
1
2007-08 Peterborough United League Cup 1
1
2007-08 Peterborough United League Two 33
7
5
2
2008-09 Peterborough United FA Cup 5
2008-09 Peterborough United League Cup 1
2008-09 Peterborough United League One 37
1
5
3
2009-10 Peterborough United League Championship 2
4
1
1
2009-10 Peterborough United League Cup
1
2009-10 Wycombe Wanderers League One 13
1
1
2011-12 Wrexham FA Cup
2
2012-13 Wrexham FA Cup 1
2013-14 Wrexham FA Cup 2
2014-15 Wrexham FA Cup
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
19 Nov 1997 West Ham United v Walsall L 4-1 League Cup 4th round
24 Jan 1998 Manchester United v Walsall L 5-1 FA Cup 4th round
11 Aug 1998 Walsall v Queens Park Rangers D 0-0 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
26 Aug 1998 Queens Park Rangers v Walsall L 3-1
Agg: 3-1
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
14 Sep 1999 Sunderland v Walsall L 3-2 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
21 Sep 1999 Walsall v Sunderland L 0-5
Agg: 2-8
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
19 Aug 2000 Walsall v Oldham Athletic W 3-2 League Division 2
22 Aug 2000 Walsall v Kidderminster Harriers D 1-1 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
26 Aug 2000 Swindon Town v Walsall W 1-4 League Division 2
29 Aug 2000 Walsall v Oxford United W 3-2 League Division 2
02 Sep 2000 Walsall v Wigan Athletic W 2-0 League Division 2
05 Sep 2000 Kidderminster Harriers v Walsall W 0-1
Agg: 1-2
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
09 Sep 2000 Bury v Walsall L 2-0 League Division 2
12 Sep 2000 Luton Town v Walsall D 0-0 League Division 2
16 Sep 2000 Walsall v AFC Bournemouth D 1-1 League Division 2
19 Sep 2000 Walsall v West Ham United L 0-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Sep 2000 Wrexham v Walsall W 0-1 League Division 2
06 Oct 2000 Colchester United v Walsall W 0-2 League Division 2
24 Oct 2000 Walsall v Stoke City W 3-0 League Division 2
28 Oct 2000 Brentford v Walsall L 2-1 League Division 2
18 Nov 2000 Walsall v Exeter City W 4-0 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
25 Nov 2000 Walsall v Northampton Town W 3-0 League Division 2
02 Dec 2000 Walsall v Port Vale W 2-1 League Division 2
08 Dec 2000 Walsall v Barnet W 2-1 FA Cup 2nd round
23 Dec 2000 Walsall v Cambridge United W 3-1 League Division 2
30 Dec 2000 Oldham Athletic v Walsall D 0-0 League Division 2
01 Jan 2001 Walsall v Swindon Town W 1-0 League Division 2
06 Jan 2001 Walsall v West Ham United L 2-3 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Jan 2001 Oxford United v Walsall L 2-1 League Division 2
20 Jan 2001 Walsall v Swansea City W 5-1 League Division 2
23 Jan 2001 Walsall v Rotherham United D 1-1 League Division 2
27 Jan 2001 Cambridge United v Walsall W 0-1 League Division 2
02 Feb 2001 Wigan Athletic v Walsall D 1-1 League Division 2
07 Feb 2001 Stoke City v Walsall L 4-0 LDV Vans Trophy Quarter-final - northern section
17 Feb 2001 AFC Bournemouth v Walsall D 2-2 League Division 2
20 Feb 2001 Walsall v Luton Town W 3-1 League Division 2
24 Feb 2001 Walsall v Wrexham L 2-3 League Division 2
03 Mar 2001 Notts County v Walsall L 2-0 League Division 2
06 Mar 2001 Bristol City v Walsall W 1-3 League Division 2
10 Mar 2001 Walsall v Colchester United L 0-1 League Division 2
24 Mar 2001 Walsall v Wycombe Wanderers W 5-1 League Division 2
31 Mar 2001 Walsall v Millwall D 0-0 League Division 2
21 Apr 2001 Reading v Walsall D 2-2 League Division 2
24 Apr 2001 Peterborough United v Walsall L 2-0 League Division 2
28 Apr 2001 Walsall v Bristol Rovers W 2-1 League Division 2
03 May 2001 Port Vale v Walsall W 0-2 League Division 2
13 May 2001 Stoke City v Walsall D 0-0 League Division 2 Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
16 May 2001 Walsall v Stoke City W 4-2
Agg: 4-2
League Division 2 Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
26 May 2001 Reading v Walsall W 2-3 League Division 2 Play-Offs Final
11 Aug 2001 Walsall v West Bromwich Albion W 2-1 League Division 1
18 Aug 2001 Preston North End v Walsall D 1-1 League Division 1
21 Aug 2001 Exeter City v Walsall W 0-1 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
25 Aug 2001 Walsall v Birmingham City L 1-2 League Division 1
27 Aug 2001 Watford v Walsall L 2-1 League Division 1
08 Sep 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Walsall L 2-1 League Division 1
27 Oct 2001 Gillingham v Walsall L 2-0 League Division 1
20 Nov 2001 Wimbledon v Walsall D 2-2 League Division 1
08 Dec 2001 Barnsley v Walsall L 4-1 League Division 1
26 Dec 2001 Walsall v Crewe Alexandra W 2-1 League Division 1
08 Jan 2002 Walsall v Bradford City W 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Jan 2002 Walsall v Preston North End L 1-2 League Division 1
26 Jan 2002 Charlton Athletic v Walsall W 1-2 FA Cup 4th round
29 Jan 2002 Walsall v Wimbledon W 2-1 League Division 1
02 Feb 2002 Millwall v Walsall D 2-2 League Division 1
09 Feb 2002 Walsall v Sheffield Wednesday L 0-3 League Division 1
16 Feb 2002 Walsall v Fulham L 1-2 FA Cup 5th round
04 Feb 2006 Brentford v Walsall L 5-0 League One
11 Feb 2006 Walsall v Scunthorpe United D 2-2 League One
14 Feb 2006 Colchester United v Walsall D 0-0 League One
18 Feb 2006 Walsall v Oldham Athletic L 0-2 League One
25 Feb 2006 Southend United v Walsall D 0-0 League One
25 Mar 2006 Walsall v Bradford City D 2-2 League One
01 Apr 2006 Blackpool v Walsall L 2-0 League One
08 Apr 2006 Walsall v Bristol City L 0-3 League One
11 Apr 2006 Walsall v AFC Bournemouth L 0-1 League One
15 Apr 2006 Walsall v Port Vale D 1-1 League One
17 Apr 2006 Doncaster Rovers v Walsall L 1-0 League One
22 Apr 2006 Walsall v Huddersfield Town L 1-3 League One
29 Apr 2006 Gillingham v Walsall W 0-1 League One
06 May 2006 Walsall v Barnsley L 1-2 League One
05 Aug 2006 Rochdale v Walsall W 0-1 League Two
08 Aug 2006 Walsall v Stockport County W 2-0 League Two
12 Aug 2006 Walsall v Hartlepool United W 2-0 League Two
19 Aug 2006 Lincoln City v Walsall D 2-2 League Two
22 Aug 2006 Plymouth Argyle v Walsall W 0-1 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
26 Aug 2006 Walsall v Darlington W 1-0 League Two
02 Sep 2006 Barnet v Walsall D 1-1 League Two
09 Sep 2006 Grimsby Town v Walsall L 2-1 League Two
12 Sep 2006 Walsall v Peterborough United W 5-0 League Two
16 Sep 2006 Walsall v Macclesfield Town W 2-0 League Two
19 Sep 2006 Walsall v Bolton Wanderers L 1-3 League Cup 2nd round
23 Sep 2006 Bristol Rovers v Walsall W 1-2 League Two
26 Sep 2006 Shrewsbury Town v Walsall D 1-1 League Two
30 Sep 2006 Walsall v Mansfield Town W 4-0 League Two
06 Oct 2006 Chester City v Walsall D 0-0 League Two
14 Oct 2006 Walsall v Wycombe Wanderers W 2-0 League Two
21 Oct 2006 Accrington Stanley v Walsall W 1-2 League Two
28 Oct 2006 Walsall v Milton Keynes Dons D 0-0 League Two
04 Nov 2006 Walsall v Torquay United W 1-0 League Two
13 Nov 2006 Macclesfield Town v Walsall D 0-0 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
18 Nov 2006 Hereford United v Walsall W 0-1 League Two
21 Nov 2006 Walsall v Macclesfield Town L 0-1 FA Cup 1st round replay
25 Nov 2006 Walsall v Notts County W 2-1 League Two
15 Jan 2007 Walsall v Grimsby Town W 2-0 League Two
20 Jan 2007 Mansfield Town v Walsall L 2-1 League Two
27 Jan 2007 Walsall v Boston United D 1-1 League Two
30 Jan 2007 Macclesfield Town v Walsall W 0-2 League Two
03 Feb 2007 Walsall v Rochdale D 1-1 League Two
10 Feb 2007 Hartlepool United v Walsall L 3-1 League Two
16 Feb 2007 Walsall v Lincoln City L 1-2 League Two
20 Feb 2007 Stockport County v Walsall L 1-0 League Two
24 Feb 2007 Walsall v Barnet W 4-1 League Two
03 Mar 2007 Darlington v Walsall D 0-0 League Two
10 Mar 2007 Walsall v Chester City W 1-0 League Two
17 Mar 2007 Wycombe Wanderers v Walsall D 0-0 League Two
25 Mar 2007 Milton Keynes Dons v Walsall D 1-1 League Two
31 Mar 2007 Walsall v Accrington Stanley W 3-2 League Two
07 Apr 2007 Torquay United v Walsall W 1-2 League Two
09 Apr 2007 Walsall v Hereford United W 1-0 League Two
14 Apr 2007 Notts County v Walsall W 1-2 League Two
21 Apr 2007 Walsall v Bury L 0-1 League Two
28 Apr 2007 Walsall v Wrexham W 1-0 League Two
05 May 2007 Swindon Town v Walsall D 1-1 League Two


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.