Ten fun facts about Roy Keane


Fact 1
In his 18-year playing career, he played for Cobh Ramblers, Nottingham Forest, and Manchester United, before ending his career at Celtic.

Fact 2
Keane was a dominating central-midfielder and noted for his aggressive and highly competitive style of play.

Fact 3
Keane helped Manchester United achieve a sustained period of success in more than 12 years at the club. He then signed for Celtic but retired as a player less than a year later.


Fact 4
He played at international level for much of his career, representing the Republic of Ireland over a period of 14 years, most of which he spent as captain.

Fact 5
He played in every Republic of Ireland game at the 1994 FIFA World Cup, although he was sent home from the 2002 World Cup after an incident with national coach Mick McCarthy.

Fact 6
He was appointed manager of Sunderland shortly after his retirement as a player, and took the club from 23rd position in the Football League Championship in late August to win the division title and gain promotion to the Premier League.

Fact 7
Keane is the most successful captain in Manchester United’s history, with nine honors in eight years as skipper of the side.

Fact 8
Keane wаѕ аlwауѕ passionate, highly competitive, ѕоmеtіmеѕ outspoken аnd controversial, but hе wіll аlwауѕ bе remembered аѕ оnе оf United’s greatest еvеr players.

Fact 9
Keane took up boxing at the age of nine and trained for a number of years, winning all of his four bouts in the novice league.

Fact 10
Keane had a Labrador Retriever named Triggs, who died in 2010. Triggs was once described as “football's biggest canine celebrity”.


Click here for more people facts ❯


LOAD COMMENTS AND JOIN THE CONVERSATION
RELATED FACTS

MORE IN PEOPLE/CELEBRITIES

Short about Roy Keane
is an Irish former footballer and manager.



Related facts about

Image of Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney
Image of Ireland
Ireland
Image of United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Image of James Chadwick
James Chadwick
Image of Justin Rose
Justin Rose