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 1st round
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
05 Oct 2001 Republic of Ireland v Cyprus W 3-0 UEFA U21 Group 2
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
16 Apr 2002 Austria v Republic of Ireland D 3-3 U21
21 Apr 2002 Preston North End v Nottingham Forest W 2-1 League Division 1
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
14 Aug 2002 Nottingham Forest v Preston North End D 2-2 League Division 1
20 Aug 2002 Finland v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 U21
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
07 Sep 2002 Russia v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 10
11 Sep 2002 Preston North End v Scunthorpe United W 2-1 League Cup 1st round
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
05 Apr 2003 Leicester City v Grimsby Town L 2-0 League Division 1
08 Apr 2003 Grimsby Town v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 0-1 League Division 1
12 Apr 2003 Grimsby Town v Crystal Palace L 1-4 League Division 1
19 Apr 2003 Sheffield Wednesday v Grimsby Town D 0-0 League Division 1
21 Apr 2003 Grimsby Town v Walsall L 0-1 League Division 1
26 Apr 2003 Reading v Grimsby Town L 2-1 League Division 1
04 May 2003 Grimsby Town v Brighton and Hove Albion D 2-2 League Division 1
12 Aug 2003 Preston North End v Notts County L 0-0 (6-7) League Cup 1st round
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
24 Aug 2004 Hull City v Wrexham L 2-2 (1-3) League Cup 1st round
28 Aug 2004 Barnsley v Hull City W 1-2 League One
18 Sep 2004 Peterborough United v Hull City W 2-3 League One
25 Sep 2004 Hull City v Stockport County D 0-0 League One
28 Sep 2004 Hartlepool United v Hull City D 3-3 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - northern section
02 Oct 2004 Hartlepool United v Hull City L 2-0 League One
10 Oct 2004 Hull City v Chesterfield W 1-0 League One
16 Oct 2004 Bristol City v Hull City L 3-1 League One
20 Oct 2004 Hull City v Milton Keynes Dons W 3-2 League One
23 Oct 2004 Hull City v Luton Town W 3-0 League One
06 Nov 2004 Hull City v Walsall W 3-1 League One
13 Nov 2004 Hull City v Morecambe W 3-2 FA Cup 1st round
20 Nov 2004 Swindon Town v Hull City L 4-2 League One
27 Nov 2004 Hull City v Brentford W 2-0 League One
04 Dec 2004 Hull City v Macclesfield Town W 4-0 FA Cup 2nd round
08 Dec 2004 Sheffield Wednesday v Hull City W 2-4 League One
11 Dec 2004 Colchester United v Hull City W 1-2 League One
18 Dec 2004 Hull City v Tranmere Rovers W 6-1 League One
26 Dec 2004 Blackpool v Hull City W 0-2 League One
29 Dec 2004 Hull City v Doncaster Rovers W 2-1 League One
01 Jan 2005 Hull City v Huddersfield Town W 2-1 League One
03 Jan 2005 Stockport County v Hull City W 1-3 League One
08 Jan 2005 Hull City v Colchester United L 0-2 FA Cup 3rd round
15 Jan 2005 Hull City v Peterborough United D 2-2 League One
22 Jan 2005 Doncaster Rovers v Hull City L 1-0 League One
12 Mar 2005 Burnley v Rotherham United L 2-1 League Championship
15 Mar 2005 Rotherham United v Reading W 1-0 League Championship
19 Mar 2005 Rotherham United v Queens Park Rangers L 0-1 League Championship
02 Apr 2005 Stoke City v Rotherham United W 1-2 League Championship
05 Apr 2005 Ipswich Town v Rotherham United L 4-3 League Championship
09 Apr 2005 Rotherham United v Preston North End L 1-2 League Championship
16 Apr 2005 Rotherham United v Watford L 0-1 League Championship
23 Apr 2005 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Rotherham United L 2-0 League Championship
30 Apr 2005 Rotherham United v Brighton and Hove Albion L 0-1 League Championship
08 May 2005 Leeds United v Rotherham United D 0-0 League Championship
09 Aug 2005 Yeovil Town v Rotherham United D 0-0 League One
13 Aug 2005 Chesterfield v Rotherham United W 0-1 League One
20 Aug 2005 Rotherham United v Bradford City D 1-1 League One
23 Aug 2005 Rotherham United v Port Vale W 3-1 League Cup 1st round
27 Aug 2005 Rotherham United v Blackpool W 4-0 League One
29 Aug 2005 Oldham Athletic v Rotherham United W 0-1 League One
03 Sep 2005 Port Vale v Rotherham United L 2-0 League One
10 Sep 2005 Rotherham United v Gillingham W 3-0 League One
17 Sep 2005 Nottingham Forest v Rotherham United L 2-0 League One
20 Sep 2005 Rotherham United v Leeds United L 0-2 League Cup 2nd round
24 Sep 2005 Rotherham United v Southend United L 2-4 League One
27 Sep 2005 Hartlepool United v Rotherham United D 0-0 League One
01 Oct 2005 Brentford v Rotherham United L 2-1 League One
15 Oct 2005 Scunthorpe United v Rotherham United D 2-2 League One
22 Oct 2005 Rotherham United v Swansea City D 2-2 League One
25 Oct 2005 Rotherham United v Barnsley L 0-1 League One
29 Oct 2005 Milton Keynes Dons v Rotherham United D 1-1 League One
05 Nov 2005 Rotherham United v Mansfield Town L 3-4 FA Cup 1st round
10 Dec 2005 Rotherham United v Yeovil Town L 1-2 League One
17 Dec 2005 Bradford City v Rotherham United W 1-2 League One
26 Dec 2005 Rotherham United v Huddersfield Town D 1-1 League One
28 Dec 2005 Bristol City v Rotherham United L 3-1 League One
10 Jan 2006 Rotherham United v Port Vale D 1-1 League One
10 Feb 2006 Southend United v Rotherham United L 2-0 League One
14 Feb 2006 Rotherham United v AFC Bournemouth W 2-0 League One
11 Mar 2006 Blackpool v Rotherham United D 0-0 League One
14 Mar 2006 Rotherham United v Oldham Athletic W 2-0 League One
18 Mar 2006 Huddersfield Town v Rotherham United L 4-1 League One
25 Mar 2006 Rotherham United v Bristol City W 3-1 League One
01 Apr 2006 Doncaster Rovers v Rotherham United L 3-1 League One
08 Apr 2006 Rotherham United v Tranmere Rovers W 2-0 League One
05 Aug 2006 Rotherham United v Brighton and Hove Albion L 0-1 League One
08 Aug 2006 Huddersfield Town v Rotherham United L 3-0 League One
12 Aug 2006 Blackpool v Rotherham United W 0-1 League One
19 Aug 2006 Rotherham United v Scunthorpe United W 2-1 League One
22 Aug 2006 Rotherham United v Oldham Athletic W 3-1 League Cup 1st round
26 Aug 2006 Bradford City v Rotherham United D 1-1 League One
01 Sep 2006 Rotherham United v Northampton Town L 1-2 League One
16 Sep 2006 Rotherham United v Doncaster Rovers D 0-0 League One
19 Sep 2006 Rotherham United v Norwich City L 2-4 League Cup 2nd round
23 Sep 2006 Leyton Orient v Rotherham United W 2-3 League One
26 Sep 2006 Oldham Athletic v Rotherham United L 2-1 League One
30 Sep 2006 Rotherham United v Millwall L 2-3 League One
07 Oct 2006 Port Vale v Rotherham United W 1-3 League One
14 Oct 2006 Rotherham United v Brentford W 2-0 League One
21 Oct 2006 AFC Bournemouth v Rotherham United W 1-3 League One
28 Oct 2006 Rotherham United v Crewe Alexandra W 5-1 League One
04 Nov 2006 Carlisle United v Rotherham United D 1-1 League One
11 Nov 2006 Peterborough United v Rotherham United L 3-0 FA Cup 1st round
17 Mar 2007 Brentford v Rotherham United W 0-1 League One
27 Mar 2007 Rotherham United v Blackpool W 1-0 League One
07 Apr 2007 Rotherham United v Gillingham W 3-2 League One
09 Apr 2007 Nottingham Forest v Rotherham United D 1-1 League One
14 Apr 2007 Rotherham United v Carlisle United L 0-1 League One
21 Apr 2007 Yeovil Town v Rotherham United L 1-0 League One
28 Apr 2007 Rotherham United v Cheltenham Town L 2-4 League One


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.