Michael Keane

Date of birth29 December 1982
Place of birthDublin
NationalityIrish
Weight68 kg
Height1.70 m
PositionMidfielder

Keane joined Preston North End as a trainee in July 1999 from Cherry Orchard and signed professional forms in August 2000.

He made his debut in May 2001 coming on as a substitute in the match against Blackburn Rovers wearing a shirt that was far too big for him.

He broke into the first team in 2001-02.

Keane joined Hull City in June 2004 on a two-year contract but moved on to Rotherham United in March 2005 with a contract to June 2007.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Preston North End 07 Aug 2000 01 Jun 2004
Grimsby Town 27 Mar 2003 05 May 2003 L
Hull City 01 Jun 2004 24 Mar 2005
Rotherham United 11 Mar 2005 23 Mar 2005 L
Rotherham United 24 Mar 2005 30 Jun 2007
St Patricks Athletic 03 Jul 2007

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Preston North End League Division 1
2
2001-02 Preston North End FA Cup 3
2001-02 Preston North End League Cup
1
1
2001-02 Preston North End League Division 1 17
3
2
1
2002-03 Grimsby Town League Division 1 7
2
3
2002-03 Preston North End League Cup 1
2002-03 Preston North End League Division 1 1
4
2003-04 Preston North End FA Cup 2
2003-04 Preston North End League Cup 1
2003-04 Preston North End League Division 1 21
9
1
6
2004-05 Hull City FA Cup 3
1
2004-05 Hull City LDV Vans Trophy 1
1
2004-05 Hull City League Cup 1
1
2004-05 Hull City League One 12
8
3
3
2004-05 Rotherham United League Championship 9
1
2
2005-06 Rotherham United FA Cup 1
1
1
2005-06 Rotherham United League Cup 2
2005-06 Rotherham United League One 26
2
3
2
2006-07 Rotherham United FA Cup 1
2006-07 Rotherham United League Cup 1
1
1
1
2006-07 Rotherham United League One 16
6
2


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
02 May 2001 Preston North End v Blackburn Rovers L 0-1 League Division 1
06 May 2001 Preston North End v West Bromwich Albion W 2-1 League Division 1
21 Aug 2001 Kidderminster Harriers v Preston North End W 2-3 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
25 Aug 2001 Grimsby Town v Preston North End D 2-2 League Division 1
27 Aug 2001 Preston North End v Wimbledon D 1-1 League Division 1
08 Sep 2001 Preston North End v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 1-2 League Division 1
15 Dec 2001 Rotherham United v Preston North End L 1-0 League Division 1
12 Jan 2002 Walsall v Preston North End W 1-2 League Division 1
15 Jan 2002 Brighton and Hove Albion v Preston North End W 0-2 FA Cup 3rd round
19 Jan 2002 Preston North End v Gillingham L 0-2 League Division 1
26 Jan 2002 Preston North End v Sheffield United W 2-1 FA Cup 4th round
29 Jan 2002 Bradford City v Preston North End W 0-1 League Division 1
31 Jan 2002 Preston North End v Watford D 1-1 League Division 1
05 Feb 2002 Preston North End v Sheffield Wednesday W 4-2 League Division 1
10 Feb 2002 Manchester City v Preston North End L 3-2 League Division 1
17 Feb 2002 Chelsea v Preston North End L 3-1 FA Cup 5th round
22 Feb 2002 Norwich City v Preston North End L 3-0 League Division 1
26 Feb 2002 Preston North End v West Bromwich Albion W 1-0 League Division 1
02 Mar 2002 Preston North End v Birmingham City W 1-0 League Division 1
05 Mar 2002 Millwall v Preston North End L 2-1 League Division 1
09 Mar 2002 Preston North End v Rotherham United W 2-1 League Division 1
17 Mar 2002 Burnley v Preston North End L 2-1 League Division 1
01 Apr 2002 Barnsley v Preston North End L 2-1 League Division 1
06 Apr 2002 Preston North End v Coventry City W 4-0 League Division 1
13 Apr 2002 Crystal Palace v Preston North End L 2-0 League Division 1
21 Apr 2002 Preston North End v Nottingham Forest W 2-1 League Division 1
14 Aug 2002 Nottingham Forest v Preston North End D 2-2 League Division 1
24 Aug 2002 Preston North End v Stoke City W 4-3 League Division 1
26 Aug 2002 Gillingham v Preston North End D 1-1 League Division 1
11 Sep 2002 Preston North End v Scunthorpe United W 2-1 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
17 Sep 2002 Preston North End v Watford D 1-1 League Division 1
08 Mar 2003 Preston North End v Derby County W 4-2 League Division 1
12 Aug 2003 Preston North End v Notts County L 0-0 (6-7) League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
16 Aug 2003 Wigan Athletic v Preston North End D 1-1 League Division 1
23 Aug 2003 Preston North End v Sunderland L 0-2 League Division 1
25 Aug 2003 West Bromwich Albion v Preston North End L 1-0 League Division 1
30 Aug 2003 Preston North End v Stoke City W 1-0 League Division 1
13 Sep 2003 Bradford City v Preston North End L 2-1 League Division 1
16 Sep 2003 Preston North End v Coventry City W 4-2 League Division 1
20 Sep 2003 Preston North End v Rotherham United W 4-1 League Division 1
27 Sep 2003 Walsall v Preston North End L 2-1 League Division 1
01 Oct 2003 Nottingham Forest v Preston North End W 0-1 League Division 1
04 Oct 2003 Preston North End v Wimbledon W 1-0 League Division 1
14 Oct 2003 Millwall v Preston North End W 0-1 League Division 1
18 Oct 2003 Reading v Preston North End L 3-2 League Division 1
21 Oct 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Preston North End L 2-1 League Division 1
01 Nov 2003 Preston North End v Derby County W 3-0 League Division 1
04 Nov 2003 Preston North End v Watford W 2-1 League Division 1
08 Nov 2003 Crystal Palace v Preston North End D 1-1 League Division 1
13 Dec 2003 Gillingham v Preston North End W 0-1 League Division 1
03 Jan 2004 Preston North End v Reading D 3-3 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 2004 West Ham United v Preston North End W 1-2 League Division 1
13 Jan 2004 Reading v Preston North End W 1-2 FA Cup 3rd round replay
17 Jan 2004 Preston North End v Wigan Athletic L 2-4 League Division 1
07 Feb 2004 Preston North End v West Bromwich Albion W 3-0 League Division 1
14 Feb 2004 Watford v Preston North End L 2-0 League Division 1
21 Feb 2004 Preston North End v Millwall L 1-2 League Division 1
28 Feb 2004 Ipswich Town v Preston North End L 2-0 League Division 1
02 Mar 2004 Preston North End v Reading W 2-1 League Division 1
06 Mar 2004 Burnley v Preston North End D 1-1 League Division 1
13 Mar 2004 Preston North End v Gillingham D 0-0 League Division 1
17 Mar 2004 Coventry City v Preston North End L 4-1 League Division 1
20 Mar 2004 Preston North End v Walsall L 1-2 League Division 1
27 Mar 2004 Rotherham United v Preston North End L 1-0 League Division 1
10 Apr 2004 Wimbledon v Preston North End D 3-3 League Division 1


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
2001-02 Republic of Ireland Toulon Under-20 3
2001-02 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21
1
2001-02 Republic of Ireland Under-21
1
2002-03 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 1
2002-03 Republic of Ireland Under-21 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
05 Oct 2001 Republic of Ireland v Cyprus W 3-0 UEFA U21 Group 2
16 Apr 2002 Austria v Republic of Ireland D 3-3 U21
09 May 2002 Republic of Ireland v Italy L 0-2 Toulon Under-20 Tournament Group B
13 May 2002 Republic of Ireland v South Africa L 1-2 Toulon Under-20 Tournament Group B
15 May 2002 Germany v Republic of Ireland D 2-2 Toulon Under-20 Tournament Group B
20 Aug 2002 Finland v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 U21
07 Sep 2002 Russia v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 10


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