Keith Gillespie

Date of birth18 February 1975
Place of birthLarne
NationalityNorthern Irish
Weight71 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionMidfielder

A most attractive, skilful wing man, a member of the famous FA Youth Cup winning side in 1992, he moved on from Manchester United as part of the Andy Cole deal.

He produced some tremendous wing performances in the much-admired Kevin Keegan team of the 1995-96 season at Newcastle United.

Keith was made available for transfer by Leicester City in May 2004 and joined Sheffield United in August 2005 with a one-year contract that was extended to June 2007 a month later, then to June 2009 in July 2007.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Manchester United 03 Feb 1993 12 Jan 1995
Wigan Athletic 03 Sep 1993 04 Nov 1993 L
Newcastle United 12 Jan 1995 18 Dec 1998
Blackburn Rovers 18 Dec 1998 30 Jun 2003
Wigan Athletic 01 Dec 2000 03 Jan 2001 L
Leicester City 08 Jul 2003 30 Jun 2005
Sheffield United 05 Aug 2005 05 Jan 2009
Charlton Athletic 24 Nov 2008 03 Jan 2009 L
Leeds United 09 Feb 2009 13 Feb 2009 T
Bradford City 11 Mar 2009 30 Jun 2009
Glentoran 14 Aug 2009 30 Jun 2010
Darlington 19 Nov 2010 23 Dec 2010
Longford Town 24 Mar 2011

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1992-93 Manchester United FA Cup 1
1
1
1994-95 Manchester United League Cup 3
1994-95 Manchester United Premier League 3
6
1
2
1994-95 Newcastle United FA Cup 3
2
1994-95 Newcastle United Premier League 15
2
2
2
1995-96 Newcastle United League Cup 4
1
1995-96 Newcastle United Premier League 26
2
4
3
1996-97 Newcastle United FA Charity Shield
1
1996-97 Newcastle United FA Cup 1
1
1996-97 Newcastle United League Cup 1
1996-97 Newcastle United Premier League 23
9
1
1
1
1996-97 Newcastle United UEFA Cup 6
2
1997-98 Newcastle United FA Cup 5
1997-98 Newcastle United League Cup 2
1997-98 Newcastle United Premier League 25
4
4
3
1997-98 Newcastle United UEFA Champions League 5
2
1998-99 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 4
1
1998-99 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 13
3
1
3
1
1998-99 Newcastle United League Cup
1
1998-99 Newcastle United Premier League 5
2
1999-00 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup
1
1999-00 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 2
2000-01 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 1
2000-01 Blackburn Rovers League Division 1 12
6
2000-01 Wigan Athletic FA Cup 2
2000-01 Wigan Athletic League Division 2 4
1
2001-02 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 2
1
1
2001-02 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 3
1
2001-02 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 21
11
2
4
2002-03 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup
2
2002-03 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 2
2
2002-03 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 10
15
2
2002-03 Blackburn Rovers UEFA Cup
3
2003-04 Leicester City League Cup
1
2003-04 Leicester City Premier League 7
5
2
2004-05 Leicester City FA Cup 4
2
2004-05 Leicester City League Championship 19
11
2
1
1
2004-05 Leicester City League Cup
1
2005-06 Sheffield United FA Cup 1
2005-06 Sheffield United League Championship 8
22
1
2005-06 Sheffield United League Cup 2
2006-07 Sheffield United Premier League 27
4
2
3
1
2007-08 Sheffield United FA Cup 1
1
2007-08 Sheffield United League Championship 23
12
2
2
2007-08 Sheffield United League Cup
1
2008-09 Bradford City League Two 2
1
2008-09 Charlton Athletic League Championship 4
2
2008-09 Sheffield United League Championship
1
2010-11 Darlington 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
05 Jan 1993 Manchester United v Bury W 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round
23 Jan 1993 Manchester United v Brighton and Hove Albion W 1-0 FA Cup 4th round
21 Sep 1994 Port Vale v Manchester United W 1-2 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
05 Oct 1994 Manchester United v Port Vale W 2-0
Agg: 4-1
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
08 Oct 1994 Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester United L 1-0 Premier League
26 Oct 1994 Newcastle United v Manchester United L 2-0 League Cup 3rd round
29 Oct 1994 Manchester United v Newcastle United W 2-0 Premier League
06 Nov 1994 Aston Villa v Manchester United W 1-2 Premier League
19 Nov 1994 Manchester United v Crystal Palace W 3-0 Premier League
26 Nov 1994 Arsenal v Manchester United D 0-0 Premier League
03 Dec 1994 Manchester United v Norwich City W 1-0 Premier League
10 Dec 1994 Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United W 2-3 Premier League
31 Dec 1994 Southampton v Manchester United D 2-2 Premier League
03 Jan 1995 Manchester United v Coventry City W 2-0 Premier League


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

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1991-92 Northern Ireland UEFA Under-18 2
1992-93 Northern Ireland UEFA Under-18 3
2
1
1993-94 Northern Ireland Under-21 1
1994-95 Northern Ireland Canada Cup 1
1
1994-95 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 5
1
1
1995-96 Northern Ireland International Friendly 2
1995-96 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 2
1996-97 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 4
1996-97 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
1997-98 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 2
1997-98 Northern Ireland International Friendly 2
1998-99 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 5
1999-00 Northern Ireland International Friendly 3
1
1999-00 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship
2
2000-01 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 3
1
2000-01 Northern Ireland International Friendly
1
2001-02 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 2
1
2001-02 Northern Ireland International Friendly 3
1
2002-03 Northern Ireland International Friendly 2
2002-03 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 4
1
1
2003-04 Northern Ireland Caribbean Tournament 1
2
2003-04 Northern Ireland International Friendly 2
1
2003-04 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 3
2004-05 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 3
1
2004-05 Northern Ireland International Friendly 3
2005-06 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 4
1
2005-06 Northern Ireland International Friendly 2
1
1
2006-07 Northern Ireland International Friendly 2
2006-07 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 5
2
2007-08 Northern Ireland International Friendly 2
2007-08 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 4
2
2008-09 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 4
1
2008-09 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1


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

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
22 Oct 1991 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland D 2-2 UEFA U18 Group 6
05 Nov 1991 Northern Ireland v Scotland D 2-2 UEFA U18 Group 6
31 Aug 1992 Romania v Northern Ireland L 4-2 UEFA U18 Group 11
29 Sep 1992 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland L 2-3 UEFA U18 Group 11
24 Nov 1992 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland D 3-3 UEFA U18 Group 11
22 Mar 1994 Northern Ireland v Romania D 0-0 U21
07 Sep 1994 Northern Ireland v Portugal L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 6
12 Oct 1994 Austria v Northern Ireland W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 6
16 Nov 1994 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland L 0-4 UEFA European Championship Group 6
29 Mar 1995 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
26 Apr 1995 Latvia v Northern Ireland W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
22 May 1995 Canada v Northern Ireland L 2-0 CANADA CUP
26 May 1995 Chile v Northern Ireland L 2-1 CANADA CUP
07 Jun 1995 Northern Ireland v Latvia L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 6
03 Sep 1995 Portugal v Northern Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
15 Nov 1995 Northern Ireland v Austria W 5-3 UEFA European Championship Group 6
27 Mar 1996 Northern Ireland v Norway L 0-2 International Friendly
29 May 1996 Northern Ireland v Germany D 1-1 International Friendly
31 Aug 1996 Northern Ireland v Ukraine L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 9
05 Oct 1996 Northern Ireland v Armenia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 9
11 Feb 1997 Northern Ireland v Belgium W 3-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 1997 Northern Ireland v Portugal D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 9
02 Apr 1997 Ukraine v Northern Ireland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 9
20 Aug 1997 Northern Ireland v Germany L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 9
10 Sep 1997 Albania v Northern Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 9
25 Mar 1998 Northern Ireland v Slovakia W 1-0 International Friendly
22 Apr 1998 Northern Ireland v Switzerland W 1-0 International Friendly
05 Sep 1998 Turkey v Northern Ireland L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
10 Oct 1998 Northern Ireland v Finland W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
18 Nov 1998 Northern Ireland v Moldova D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 3
27 Mar 1999 Northern Ireland v Germany L 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 3
31 Mar 1999 Moldova v Northern Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
18 Aug 1999 Northern Ireland v France L 0-1 International Friendly
04 Sep 1999 Northern Ireland v Turkey L 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 3
08 Sep 1999 Germany v Northern Ireland L 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
23 Feb 2000 Luxembourg v Northern Ireland W 1-3 International Friendly
28 Mar 2000 Malta v Northern Ireland W 0-3 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 Northern Ireland v Hungary L 0-1 International Friendly
16 Aug 2000 Northern Ireland v Yugoslavia L 1-2 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 Northern Ireland v Czech Republic L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
28 Mar 2001 Bulgaria v Northern Ireland L 4-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
02 Jun 2001 Northern Ireland v Bulgaria L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
01 Sep 2001 Denmark v Northern Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
05 Sep 2001 Northern Ireland v Iceland W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
13 Feb 2002 Poland v Northern Ireland L 4-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Liechtenstein v Northern Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Northern Ireland v Spain L 0-5 International Friendly
21 Aug 2002 Northern Ireland v Cyprus D 0-0 International Friendly
12 Oct 2002 Spain v Northern Ireland L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
16 Oct 2002 Northern Ireland v Ukraine D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
12 Feb 2003 Northern Ireland v Finland L 0-1 International Friendly
29 Mar 2003 Armenia v Northern Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
02 Apr 2003 Northern Ireland v Greece L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 6
06 Sep 2003 Ukraine v Northern Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
10 Sep 2003 Northern Ireland v Armenia L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
11 Oct 2003 Greece v Northern Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
18 Feb 2004 Northern Ireland v Norway L 1-4 International Friendly
28 Apr 2004 Northern Ireland v Serbia and Montenegro D 1-1 International Friendly
30 May 2004 Barbados v Northern Ireland D 1-1 CARIBBEAN TOUR
02 Jun 2004 St Kitts and Nevis v Northern Ireland W 0-2 CARIBBEAN TOUR
06 Jun 2004 Trinidad and Tobago v Northern Ireland W 0-3 CARIBBEAN TOUR
18 Aug 2004 Switzerland v Northern Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
09 Oct 2004 Azerbaijan v Northern Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
13 Oct 2004 Northern Ireland v Austria D 3-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
10 Feb 2005 Northern Ireland v Canada L 0-1 International Friendly
26 Mar 2005 England v Northern Ireland L 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
30 Mar 2005 Poland v Northern Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
04 Jun 2005 Northern Ireland v Germany L 1-4 International Friendly
17 Aug 2005 Malta v Northern Ireland D 1-1 International Friendly
03 Sep 2005 Northern Ireland v Azerbaijan W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
07 Sep 2005 Northern Ireland v England W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
08 Oct 2005 Northern Ireland v Wales L 2-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
12 Oct 2005 Austria v Northern Ireland L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
15 Nov 2005 Northern Ireland v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
16 Aug 2006 Finland v Northern Ireland W 1-2 International Friendly
02 Sep 2006 Northern Ireland v Iceland L 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group F
06 Sep 2006 Northern Ireland v Spain W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group F
07 Oct 2006 Denmark v Northern Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
11 Oct 2006 Northern Ireland v Latvia W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
06 Feb 2007 Northern Ireland v Wales D 0-0 International Friendly
24 Mar 2007 Liechtenstein v Northern Ireland W 1-4 UEFA European Championship Group F
22 Aug 2007 Northern Ireland v Liechtenstein W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
08 Sep 2007 Latvia v Northern Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
12 Sep 2007 Iceland v Northern Ireland L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
17 Nov 2007 Northern Ireland v Denmark W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
06 Feb 2008 Northern Ireland v Bulgaria L 0-1 International Friendly
26 Mar 2008 Northern Ireland v Georgia W 4-1 International Friendly
06 Sep 2008 Slovakia v Northern Ireland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
10 Sep 2008 Northern Ireland v Czech Republic D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
11 Oct 2008 Slovenia v Northern Ireland L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
15 Oct 2008 Northern Ireland v San Marino W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
19 Nov 2008 Northern Ireland v Hungary L 0-2 International Friendly


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