Roy Keane

Date of birth10 August 1971
Place of birthCork
NationalityIrish
Weight81 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionMidfielder

PFA Footballer of the Year (2002). Football Writers' Association's Player of the Year (2000)

With Manchester United, Premiership winner (1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2003) and FA Cup winner (1994, 1996, 1999, 2004)

Roy became Britain's most expensive signing in July 1993 when Manchester United paid Nottingham Forest £3.75million. Sir Alex Ferguson's general on-the-field has repaid the fee many times over. There have been disappointments along the way, notably missing almost the entire 1997-98 season with a knee ligament injury and the 1999 Champions' League Final victory due to suspension.

His value was amply displayed as the strict wage structure at Old Trafford was broken when Roy appeared on the verge of leaving. The PFA Footballer of the Year and Football Writers' Player of the Year in 2000 retained the necessary mean streak to maintain his reputation as a fiercely committed opponent. Added to outstanding ability, Roy's leadership has influenced those around him throughout his career.

On the international scene, Roy became a key figure in the Republic of Ireland's rise up the world rankings. However, amid sensational headlines, his 50-plus cap career abruptly came to a temporary halt when he was sent home from the 2002 World Cup finals.

Roy's contract at Manchester United was cancelled by mutual consent in November 2005.

He joined Celtic in January 2006 with a contract to June 2007 but announced his retirement in June 2006.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Cobh Ramblers 01 Jul 1989 12 Jun 1990
Nottingham Forest 12 Jun 1990 22 Jul 1993
Manchester United 22 Jul 1993 18 Nov 2005
Celtic 01 Jan 2006 12 Jun 2006

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1991-92 Nottingham Forest League Cup 1
1992-93 Nottingham Forest League Cup 1
1992-93 Nottingham Forest Premier League 40
6
7
1993-94 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1993-94 Manchester United FA Cup 6
1
1993-94 Manchester United League Cup 6
1
1993-94 Manchester United Premier League 34
3
5
6
1993-94 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 3
2
1994-95 Manchester United FA Cup 6
1
1994-95 Manchester United League Cup 1
1994-95 Manchester United Premier League 23
2
2
8
1994-95 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 4
1
1995-96 Manchester United FA Cup 7
1995-96 Manchester United League Cup
1
1995-96 Manchester United Premier League 29
6
7
2
1995-96 Manchester United UEFA Cup 2
1996-97 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1
1
1996-97 Manchester United FA Cup 3
1
1996-97 Manchester United League Cup 2
1996-97 Manchester United Premier League 21
2
6
1
1996-97 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 6
1
1997-98 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1997-98 Manchester United Premier League 9
2
3
1997-98 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 1
1998-99 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1998-99 Manchester United FA Cup 7
3
1
1998-99 Manchester United Premier League 33
2
2
8
1998-99 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 12
3
3
1999-00 Manchester United FIFA Club World Championship 2
1
1999-00 Manchester United Intercontinental Cup 1
1
1999-00 Manchester United Premier League 28
1
5
7
1
1999-00 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 12
6
1999-00 Manchester United UEFA Super Cup 1
2000-01 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1
2000-01 Manchester United FA Cup 2
1
2000-01 Manchester United Premier League 28
2
2
1
2000-01 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 13
1
1
2001-02 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
2001-02 Manchester United FA Cup 2
2001-02 Manchester United Premier League 28
3
4
1
2001-02 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 11
1
1
2
2002-03 Manchester United FA Cup 3
1
2002-03 Manchester United League Cup 2
2002-03 Manchester United Premier League 19
2
4
1
2002-03 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 6
2
2003-04 Manchester United FA Community Shield 1
2003-04 Manchester United FA Cup 4
1
1
2003-04 Manchester United Premier League 25
3
3
2
2003-04 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 4
1
2004-05 Manchester United FA Community Shield 1
2004-05 Manchester United FA Cup 4
1
1
2004-05 Manchester United League Cup 1
1
2004-05 Manchester United Premier League 28
3
1
9
2004-05 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 6
1
2005-06 Manchester United Premier League 4
1
1
2005-06 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 1
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
18 May 1991 Tottenham Hotspur v Nottingham Forest L 2-1 FA Cup Final
12 Apr 1992 Manchester United v Nottingham Forest L 1-0 League Cup Final
16 Aug 1992 Nottingham Forest v Liverpool W 1-0 Premier League
19 Aug 1992 Sheffield Wednesday v Nottingham Forest L 2-0 Premier League
22 Aug 1992 Oldham Athletic v Nottingham Forest L 5-3 Premier League
29 Aug 1992 Nottingham Forest v Manchester United L 0-2 Premier League
31 Aug 1992 Norwich City v Nottingham Forest L 3-1 Premier League
05 Sep 1992 Blackburn Rovers v Nottingham Forest L 4-1 Premier League
12 Sep 1992 Nottingham Forest v Sheffield Wednesday L 1-2 Premier League
21 Sep 1992 Nottingham Forest v Coventry City D 1-1 Premier League
26 Sep 1992 Chelsea v Nottingham Forest D 0-0 Premier League
03 Oct 1992 Manchester City v Nottingham Forest D 2-2 Premier League
17 Oct 1992 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal L 0-1 Premier League
21 Oct 1992 Nottingham Forest v Middlesbrough W 1-0 Premier League
24 Oct 1992 Sheffield United v Nottingham Forest D 0-0 Premier League
31 Oct 1992 Nottingham Forest v Ipswich Town L 0-1 Premier League
07 Nov 1992 Nottingham Forest v Everton L 0-1 Premier League
21 Nov 1992 Crystal Palace v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 Premier League
28 Nov 1992 Nottingham Forest v Southampton L 1-2 Premier League
05 Dec 1992 Leeds United v Nottingham Forest W 1-4 Premier League
12 Dec 1992 Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest L 2-1 Premier League
20 Dec 1992 Nottingham Forest v Wimbledon D 1-1 Premier League
28 Dec 1992 Tottenham Hotspur v Nottingham Forest L 2-1 Premier League
09 Jan 1993 Coventry City v Nottingham Forest W 0-1 Premier League
12 Jan 1993 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest L 2-0 League Cup Quarter-final
16 Jan 1993 Nottingham Forest v Chelsea W 3-0 Premier League
27 Jan 1993 Manchester United v Nottingham Forest L 2-0 Premier League
30 Jan 1993 Nottingham Forest v Oldham Athletic W 2-0 Premier League
06 Feb 1993 Liverpool v Nottingham Forest D 0-0 Premier League
20 Feb 1993 Middlesbrough v Nottingham Forest W 1-2 Premier League
24 Feb 1993 Nottingham Forest v Queens Park Rangers W 1-0 Premier League
27 Feb 1993 Nottingham Forest v Manchester City L 0-2 Premier League
03 Mar 1993 Nottingham Forest v Crystal Palace D 1-1 Premier League
21 Mar 1993 Nottingham Forest v Leeds United D 1-1 Premier League
24 Mar 1993 Southampton v Nottingham Forest W 1-2 Premier League
04 Apr 1993 Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa L 0-1 Premier League
07 Apr 1993 Nottingham Forest v Blackburn Rovers L 1-3 Premier League
10 Apr 1993 Queens Park Rangers v Nottingham Forest L 4-3 Premier League
12 Apr 1993 Nottingham Forest v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-1 Premier League
17 Apr 1993 Wimbledon v Nottingham Forest L 1-0 Premier League
21 Apr 1993 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 Premier League
01 May 1993 Nottingham Forest v Sheffield United L 0-2 Premier League
08 May 1993 Ipswich Town v Nottingham Forest L 2-1 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
1990-91 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1990-91 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 4
1991-92 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
1991-92 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 3
1991-92 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 1
1991-92 Republic of Ireland US Cup 1
1992-93 Republic of Ireland David OLeary Testimonial 1
1
1992-93 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 8
1992-93 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1993-94 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 7
1993-94 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2
1
1994-95 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 2
1
1995-96 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1
1995-96 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 1
1996-97 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 4
1996-97 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1997-98 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 3
2
1998-99 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1998-99 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 3
2
1999-00 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1999-00 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 3
2000-01 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 6
3
1
2001-02 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 3
1
2001-02 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 3
2003-04 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
2004-05 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 5
3
2004-05 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1
2005-06 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
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
16 Oct 1990 Republic of Ireland v Turkey W 3-2 UEFA U21 Group
13 Nov 1990 Republic of Ireland v England L 0-3 UEFA Under-21 Group
26 Mar 1991 England v Republic of Ireland L 3-0 UEFA Under-21 Group
30 Apr 1991 Republic of Ireland v Poland L 1-2 UEFA U21 Group
22 May 1991 Republic of Ireland v Chile D 1-1 International Friendly
11 Sep 1991 Hungary v Republic of Ireland W 1-2 International Friendly
16 Oct 1991 Poland v Republic of Ireland D 3-3 UEFA European Championship Group 7
19 Feb 1992 Republic of Ireland v Wales L 0-1 International Friendly
25 Mar 1992 Republic of Ireland v Switzerland W 2-1 International Friendly
26 May 1992 Republic of Ireland v Albania W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
30 May 1992 USA v Republic of Ireland L 3-1 US Cup
09 Sep 1992 Republic of Ireland v Latvia W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
14 Oct 1992 Denmark v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
18 Nov 1992 Spain v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
17 Feb 1993 Republic of Ireland v Wales W 2-1 International Friendly
31 Mar 1993 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
28 Apr 1993 Republic of Ireland v Denmark D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
26 May 1993 Albania v Republic of Ireland W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 3
29 May 1993 Republic of Ireland v Hungary L 2-4 David O'Leary Testimonial
09 Jun 1993 Latvia v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 3
16 Jun 1993 Lithuania v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
08 Sep 1993 Republic of Ireland v Lithuania W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
13 Oct 1993 Republic of Ireland v Spain L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 3
17 Nov 1993 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
24 May 1994 Republic of Ireland v Bolivia W 1-0 International Friendly
28 May 1994 Germany v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 International Friendly
05 Jun 1994 Republic of Ireland v Czech Republic L 1-3 International Friendly
18 Jun 1994 Italy v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
24 Jun 1994 Mexico v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
28 Jun 1994 Republic of Ireland v Norway D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
04 Jul 1994 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
16 Nov 1994 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland W 0-4 UEFA European Championship Group 6
29 Mar 1995 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
06 Sep 1995 Austria v Republic of Ireland L 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
27 Mar 1996 Republic of Ireland v Russia L 0-2 International Friendly
10 Nov 1996 Republic of Ireland v Iceland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
11 Feb 1997 Wales v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
02 Apr 1997 FYR Macedonia v Republic of Ireland L 3-2 FIFA World Cup Group 8
30 Apr 1997 Romania v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
21 May 1997 Republic of Ireland v Liechtenstein W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
20 Aug 1997 Republic of Ireland v Lithuania D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
06 Sep 1997 Iceland v Republic of Ireland W 2-4 FIFA World Cup Group 8
10 Sep 1997 Lithuania v Republic of Ireland W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 8
06 Sep 1998 Republic of Ireland v Croatia W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
14 Oct 1998 Republic of Ireland v Malta W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
18 Nov 1998 Yugoslavia v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
10 Feb 1999 Republic of Ireland v Paraguay W 2-0 International Friendly
01 Sep 1999 Republic of Ireland v Yugoslavia W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
13 Nov 1999 Republic of Ireland v Turkey D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st leg
17 Nov 1999 Turkey v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Play-off 2nd leg
23 Feb 2000 Republic of Ireland v Czech Republic W 3-2 International Friendly
02 Sep 2000 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
07 Oct 2000 Portugal v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
11 Oct 2000 Republic of Ireland v Estonia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
24 Mar 2001 Cyprus v Republic of Ireland W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
28 Mar 2001 Andorra v Republic of Ireland W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
02 Jun 2001 Republic of Ireland v Portugal D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
15 Aug 2001 Republic of Ireland v Croatia D 2-2 International Friendly
01 Sep 2001 Republic of Ireland v Netherlands W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
06 Oct 2001 Republic of Ireland v Cyprus W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
10 Nov 2001 Republic of Ireland v Iran W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe v Asia
13 Feb 2002 Republic of Ireland v Russia W 2-0 International Friendly
16 May 2002 Republic of Ireland v Nigeria L 1-2 International Friendly
27 May 2004 Republic of Ireland v Romania W 1-0 International Friendly
18 Aug 2004 Republic of Ireland v Bulgaria D 1-1 International Friendly
08 Sep 2004 Switzerland v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
09 Oct 2004 France v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
13 Oct 2004 Republic of Ireland v Faroe Islands W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
26 Mar 2005 Israel v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
29 Mar 2005 Republic of Ireland v China PR W 1-0 International Friendly
08 Jun 2005 Faroe Islands v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
07 Sep 2005 Republic of Ireland v France L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4


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