Martin Keown

Date of birth24 July 1966
Place of birthOxford
NationalityEnglish
Weight78 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

Often perceived as a curmudgeonly defender, Martin totally disproved the theory that you should 'never go back.' After 27 unremarkable games for Arsenal in the mid-eighties, he returned to Highbury in 1993 to commence eleven years of remarkable success. Usually partnering Tony Adams at centre-back, his 422-game second stint brought three championship title and FA Cup successes. Capped 43 times by England, he also gave sound top flight service to Aston Villa and Everton.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Arsenal 02 Feb 1984 09 Jun 1986
Brighton and Hove Albion 15 Feb 1985 12 May 1985 L
Aston Villa 09 Jun 1986 07 Aug 1989
Everton 07 Aug 1989 04 Feb 1993
Arsenal 04 Feb 1993 30 Jun 2004
Leicester City 20 Jul 2004 28 Jan 2005
Reading 28 Jan 2005 30 Jun 2005

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1985-86 Arsenal FA Cup 5
1985-86 Arsenal League Division One 22
1986-87 Aston Villa FA Cup 2
1986-87 Aston Villa League Cup 4
1986-87 Aston Villa League Division One 35
1
1987-88 Aston Villa FA Cup 2
1987-88 Aston Villa League Cup 4
1987-88 Aston Villa League Division Two 42
3
1988-89 Aston Villa FA Cup 2
1988-89 Aston Villa League Cup 4
1988-89 Aston Villa League Division One 32
2
1989-90 Everton FA Cup 4
1989-90 Everton League Cup 2
1989-90 Everton League Division One 19
1
1990-91 Everton FA Cup 4
1
1990-91 Everton League Division One 21
3
1990-91 Everton Rumbelows League Cup 1
1991-92 Everton FA Cup 2
1991-92 Everton League Cup 4
1991-92 Everton League Division One 39
1992-93 Arsenal Premier League 15
1
1992-93 Everton FA Cup 2
1992-93 Everton League Cup 4
1992-93 Everton Premier League 13
1
1993-94 Arsenal FA Charity Shield
1
1993-94 Arsenal FA Cup 2
1
1993-94 Arsenal League Cup 3
1993-94 Arsenal Premier League 23
10
4
1993-94 Arsenal UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 4
3
1994-95 Arsenal FA Cup 1
1
1994-95 Arsenal League Cup 3
2
1994-95 Arsenal Premier League 24
7
1
6
1
1994-95 Arsenal UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 5
1994-95 Arsenal UEFA Super Cup
1
1995-96 Arsenal FA Cup 2
1995-96 Arsenal League Cup 5
1
1995-96 Arsenal Premier League 34
8
1996-97 Arsenal FA Cup 3
1996-97 Arsenal League Cup 3
1996-97 Arsenal Premier League 33
1
7
1996-97 Arsenal UEFA Cup 2
1997-98 Arsenal FA Cup 7
1
1997-98 Arsenal League Cup 2
1997-98 Arsenal Premier League 18
1
1
1998-99 Arsenal FA Charity Shield 1
1
1998-99 Arsenal FA Cup 4
1
1998-99 Arsenal Premier League 34
1
6
2
1998-99 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 5
1
1999-00 Arsenal FA Charity Shield 1
1
1999-00 Arsenal FA Cup 2
1
1999-00 Arsenal Premier League 27
1
5
1
1999-00 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 5
2
1999-00 Arsenal UEFA Cup 4
3
2000-01 Arsenal FA Cup 2
2000-01 Arsenal Premier League 28
3
2000-01 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 9
2
5
2001-02 Arsenal FA Cup 3
1
1
2001-02 Arsenal League Cup 2
2001-02 Arsenal Premier League 21
1
4
1
2001-02 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 4
2
2002-03 Arsenal FA Community Shield 1
2002-03 Arsenal FA Cup 5
1
2002-03 Arsenal Premier League 22
2
6
2002-03 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 4
1
2003-04 Arsenal FA Cup 1
2003-04 Arsenal League Cup 3
1
2003-04 Arsenal Premier League 3
7
1
2003-04 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 1
2004-05 Leicester City FA Cup 1
2004-05 Leicester City League Championship 16
1
3
2004-05 Reading League Championship 3
2
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 Feb 2005 Reading v Plymouth Argyle D 0-0 League Championship
09 Apr 2005 Sunderland v Reading W 1-2 League Championship
16 Apr 2005 Reading v Nottingham Forest W 1-0 League Championship
23 Apr 2005 Cardiff City v Reading L 2-0 League Championship
30 Apr 2005 Reading v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 1-2 League Championship


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
1982-83 England Internazionale Cannes 3
1983-84 England Under-18 International Tournament
1
1986-87 England Toulon Under-21 3
1986-87 England Under-21 1
1987-88 England UEFA Under-21 4
1991-92 England International Friendly 6
1
1991-92 England OT v B 1
1991-92 England UEFA European Championship 3
1
1992-93 England FIFA World Cup 1
1992-93 England US Cup
1
1996-97 England International Friendly 2
1996-97 England Tournoi de France 2
1997-98 England International Friendly 1
1997-98 England King Hassan II Cup 2
1998-99 England International Friendly 3
1998-99 England UEFA European Championship 2
1999-00 England International Friendly 4
1
1999-00 England UEFA European Championship 5
1
1
2000-01 England FIFA World Cup 3
2000-01 England International Friendly 2
2001-02 England FIFA World Cup 1
2001-02 England International Friendly 2
2


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
29 Mar 1983 England v USSR D 0-0 Internazionale Cannes
31 Mar 1983 England v China PR W 5-1 Internazionale Cannes
02 Apr 1983 France v England L 2-0 Internazionale Cannes
16 Jul 1983 Denmark v England L 1-0 U18 INTER TOURN
18 Feb 1987 Spain v England W 1-2 Under-21
07 Jun 1987 England v Morocco W 2-0 Toulon Under-21
09 Jun 1987 USSR v England D 0-0 Toulon Under-21
13 Jun 1987 England v Portugal D 0-0 Toulon Under-21
13 Oct 1987 England v Turkey D 1-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 4
16 Feb 1988 Scotland v England W 0-1 UEFA Under-21 Quarter-final
13 Apr 1988 France v England L 4-2 UEFA Under-21 Semi-final
27 Apr 1988 England v France D 2-2 UEFA Under-21 Semi-final
18 Dec 1991 Spain v England W 0-1 OT v B
19 Feb 1992 England v France W 2-0 International Friendly
25 Mar 1992 Czechoslovakia v England D 2-2 International Friendly
29 Apr 1992 C.I.S. v England D 2-2 International Friendly
12 May 1992 Hungary v England W 0-1 International Friendly
17 May 1992 England v Brazil D 1-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 1992 Finland v England W 1-2 International Friendly
11 Jun 1992 Denmark v England D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals group 1
14 Jun 1992 France v England D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals group 1
17 Jun 1992 Sweden v England L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals group 1
28 Apr 1993 England v Netherlands D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Group 2
19 Jun 1993 England v Germany L 1-2 US Cup
29 Mar 1997 England v Mexico W 2-0 International Friendly
24 May 1997 England v South Africa W 2-1 International Friendly
04 Jun 1997 Italy v England W 0-2 TOURNOI DE FRANCE
10 Jun 1997 Brazil v England L 1-0 TOURNOI DE FRANCE
25 Mar 1998 Switzerland v England D 1-1 International Friendly
27 May 1998 Morocco v England W 0-1 King Hassan II Cup
29 May 1998 Belgium v England L 0-0 (3-4) King Hassan II Cup
18 Nov 1998 England v Czech Republic W 2-0 International Friendly
10 Feb 1999 England v France L 0-2 International Friendly
27 Mar 1999 England v Poland W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
28 Apr 1999 Hungary v England D 1-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 1999 England v Sweden D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
04 Sep 1999 England v Luxembourg W 6-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
08 Sep 1999 Poland v England D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
10 Oct 1999 England v Belgium W 2-1 International Friendly
13 Nov 1999 Scotland v England W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st leg
23 Feb 2000 England v Argentina D 0-0 International Friendly
27 May 2000 England v Brazil D 1-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 2000 Malta v England W 1-2 International Friendly
12 Jun 2000 Portugal v England L 3-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
17 Jun 2000 England v Germany W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
20 Jun 2000 England v Romania L 2-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
02 Sep 2000 France v England D 1-1 International Friendly
07 Oct 2000 England v Germany L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
11 Oct 2000 Finland v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
25 May 2001 England v Mexico W 4-0 International Friendly
06 Jun 2001 Greece v England W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
15 Aug 2001 England v Netherlands L 0-2 International Friendly
06 Oct 2001 England v Greece D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
17 Apr 2002 England v Paraguay W 4-0 International Friendly
21 May 2002 Korea Republic v England D 1-1 International Friendly
26 May 2002 England v Cameroon D 2-2 International Friendly


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