Alan Keane (soccer player)

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Alan Keane
Personal information
Full name Alan Keane
Date of birth (1984-09-23) 23 September 1984 (age 29)
Place of birth Abbeyknockmoy, Galway, Ireland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Sligo Rovers
Number 2
Youth career
St Bernard's
Mervue United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Galway United 68 (2)
2009– Sligo Rovers 202 (18)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:30, 21 June 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Alan Keane (born 23 September 1984 in Galway) is an Irish footballer playing with Sligo Rovers in the League of Ireland.[1]

Keane is a versatile player that can play anywhere across the back four, his preferred position is right back. He has also been known to play on the wing.

Career[edit]

Galway United[edit]

Keane made his début for Galway United towards the end of the 2005 season, he mostly was used as a right back in his time with the club.

Sligo Rovers[edit]

In February 2009, Keane joined Sligo Rovers after four seasons at Galway United.

Keane missed a penalty and scored an own goal in the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League tie against Albanian side Vllaznia.[2] In the second leg he scored at the right end.[3] He went on to become Rovers regular penalty taker during the 2010 season scoring some important goals including one in the last minute of the season against St. Patricks Athletic to secure third place. He did however miss in the FAI Cup final shoot-out two weeks later.

He was an important part of the league winning Rovers team in 2012 although he missed the end of the season through injury. He only missed one game in the 2013 Airtricity League season and picked up his third FAI Cup Winners' medal with the club following the win over Drogheda in the final. He made his 200th appearance with the Bit o'Red in the game with St. Pats towards the end of the season.

Honours[edit]

Galway United

Sligo Rovers

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Correct as of 7 November 2011.

Season Club League League FAI Cup League Cup Europe Setanta Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2009 Sligo Rovers League of Ireland 34 4 6 0 3 2 2 1 2 0 47 7
2010 34 5 4 2 4 0 0 0 2 0 44 7
2011 31 2 4 0 2 0 1 0 3 0 41 2
2012 17 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 24 1
2013 32 0 5 1 3 0 2 0 4 0 46 1
Total 148 12 20 3 14 2 5 1 15 0 202 18

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