Andy Keogh playing for Millwall.
|Full name||Andrew Declan Keogh|
|Date of birth||16 May 1986|
|Place of birth||Dublin, Republic of Ireland|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Playing position||Striker / Winger|
|St Josephs Boys AFC|
|2004||→ Scunthorpe United (loan)||12||(2)|
|2005||→ Bury (loan)||4||(2)|
|2010–2011||→ Cardiff City (loan)||16||(2)|
|2011||→ Bristol City (loan)||9||(1)|
|2011–2012||→ Leeds United (loan)||22||(2)|
|2006||Republic of Ireland B||2||(1)|
|2006–2008||Republic of Ireland U21||4||(3)|
|2007–||Republic of Ireland||30||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 October 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Keogh began his professional career at Leeds United but failed to break into their first team. Instead, he made his mark during a loan spell at Scunthorpe United which was later made into a permanent deal. His goalscoring partnership with Billy Sharp caught the attentions of Wolverhampton Wanderers to whom he moved in 2007.
As a Wolves player he helped the club to promotion to the Premier League in 2009, but failed to make a strong impact in the top flight. Instead, he spent several seasons on loan at various lower league clubs before moving to Millwall in 2012.
Born in south Dublin to Declan and Linda, he attended CBC Monkstown along with younger brother Kenny. Although a talented rugby player he chose soccer as his preferred sport in his mid teens. Keogh began his playing career at Cabinteely FC and Joeys FC in South Dublin.
Keogh moved to Leeds United at the age of sixteen. He failed to break into their first team though and was subsequently loaned out to then League Two side Scunthorpe United at the beginning of the 2004–05 season.
Here, he made his league debut on 7 August 2004 in a 3–1 win over Rochdale. He scored two goals in 12 appearances before an injury crisis at Elland Road caused him to be recalled to his parent club. After failing to get into the team under manager Kevin Blackwell, he made his one appearance as a late substitute in a League Cup tie against Portsmouth, he then spent the rest of 2004 playing reserve games for Leeds, until he was loaned to Bury in January 2005 as a replacement for Preston North End-bound David Nugent.
While on loan at Bury, Scunthorpe United manager Brian Laws made an offer to Leeds (said to be around £50,000) to bring him to the club on a permanent basis. Leeds accepted the offer, and on 14 February, Keogh rejoined the club he had started the season with. He only scored only one further goal, but was part of the team which won promotion to League One as runners-up behind Yeovil Town.
He truly made his mark in the 2005–06 season, notably after Scunthorpe signed fellow 19-year-old striker Billy Sharp for £100,000 from Sheffield United. Keogh became part of the most potent strike-force in League One, scoring 38 goals between them, with Keogh netting 15 of them. He also scored Scunthorpe's goal in the FA Cup 3rd Round visit to Manchester City, beating the then England international goalkeeper, David James in the process to open the scoring.
On 12 January 2007, it was announced that he had rejected an improved contract offer from Scunthorpe United and would therefore be free to leave the club at the end of the 2006–07 season. As he was under the age of 24, Scunthorpe were able to command a fee for him, either as a direct offer or via a tribunal. Keogh's goals helped earn Scunthorpe prompotion to the Championship as Champions, the number of points achieved (91) and the number of goals scored by his strike partner Billy Sharp (30) were greater than those achieved by any other team in the Premiership and the Football League that season.
Having had an earlier bid of £500,000 turned down, Keogh signed for Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers on 23 January 2007. He signed a three and a half-year contract with the transfer set to cost Wolves an initial £600,000 potentially rising to £850,000 with add-ons.
Keogh earned plaudits for his displays for Wolves, with Queens Park Rangers manager John Gregory describing him as "one of the signings of the season." He scored five goals for the club before the end of the season which helped them to reach the play-offs, where they lost in the semi-finals to local rivals West Bromwich Albion.
At the start of the next season, he was recognised for his efforts for Wolves, being granted their number 9 shirt. He went on to score 11 goals (eight in the league) during a campaign which saw the club miss out on the play-offs on goal difference.
The 2008–09 season, saw Keogh's first team opportunities limited up front with Chris Iwelumo and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake topping the championship top scorers list in a campaign that saw Wolves promoted to the Premier League as champions. However, Keogh still played in 42 of the 46 League games during the promotion season, including scoring an important brace against Derby County on Easter Monday.
However, injuries at the start of Wolves' return to the top flight gave Keogh his opportunity to return to the starting line-up. He became Wolves' first goalscorer of the season, scoring the winning goal as in a 1–0 win at Wigan Athletic. It was Wolves' first ever Premier League away win, and first top flight away win since 1984. However, he later fell out of the team after injuries to others healed.
In December 2009, he suffered a tendon and ligament injury to his ankle that needed surgery and put him out of contention for three months. After recovering he made only a few fleeting substitute appearances in the club's push toward Premier League survival; a total of 13 league appearance and one goal for the campaign.
Having fallen behind Kevin Doyle and new signing Stephen Fletcher in the pecking order at Wolves, Keogh joined Championship side Cardiff City in what was due to be a season-long loan deal to replace Ross McCormack who was set to leave the club to join Leeds. He made his debut in a 2–0 win against Portsmouth, the first of 17 appearances for the Bluebirds, during which he scored twice (coincidentally, both were last minute goals).
However, he was not a regular starter as the club chased promotion (ultimately without success that season), and his loan was cancelled on 31 January 2011 after falling behind Jay Bothroyd and Michael Chopra in the pecking order up front and behind Craig Bellamy and Chris Burke on the wing positions.
He immediately moved to fellow Championship side Bristol City on a 93-day loan deal. He only scored once for Bristol City – in a 4–0 victory over Preston North End – before he picked up a back injury that cut his stay short after nine appearances. This injury ended his season and he returned to Wolves.
He featured in Wolves' opening day victory over Stoke, in what was ultimately his final appearance for the club, before rejoining his former club Leeds United on loan in August until the New Year with the view to a permanent move. Keogh revealed he felt he had "unfinished business" at Leeds after only playing one game in his previous spell at the club. Keogh made his league and second debut for Leeds on 16 August, when he started against Hull City in a 4–1 win. After playing games up front with Ross McCormack, Keogh was moved to left wing for the first time when Luciano Becchio returned from injury against Manchester United.
The forward scored his first goal for Leeds in a 3–3 draw against Brighton & Hove Albion on 23 September. He netted once more, during the 22 appearances of his loan stay. Although the player was hopeful that a permanent deal could be agreed, it failed to be so and he returned to Wolves at the conclusion of his loan on 3 January.
Since joining from Wolves, he has made a strong partnership with Tottenham Hotspur loanee Harry Kane, which has seen them cover for main striker Darius Henderson who has been out with various injuries and problems with his personal life and his court case.
Keogh received his first call-up to the Republic of Ireland squad from Steve Staunton in March 2007, after Caleb Folan was forced to withdraw through injury. He went on to make his debut for the senior team on 23 May 2007 in a friendly against Ecuador in Giants Stadium, New York, and later featured in their Euro 2008 qualifying campaign.
He scored the equaliser in Giovanni Trapattoni's first match in charge, a 1–1 draw with Serbia in a friendly match at Croke Park, Dublin, a goal that won the FAI Goal of the Year Award. Keogh had also scored the first goal of the Trapattoni era in a training camp game against a Portuguese football league team. With Robbie Keane and Kevin Doyle the preferred partnership up front, he has found himself on the bench mostly making substitute appearances. He scored his second goal for Ireland on 12 October 2012, scoring a late consolation goal in a 6–1 defeat at home to Germany.
- Scores and results list Ireland's goal tally first.
|1.||24 May 2008||Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland||Serbia||1–1||1–1||Friendly|
|2.||12 October 2012||Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland||Germany||1–6||1–6||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
- Wolverhampton Wanderers
- Scunthorpe United
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- Bevan, Chris (18 August 2009). "Wigan 0–1 Wolverhampton". BBC Sport.
- "Wolves striker Andy Keogh ruled out for three months". BBC Sport. 11 December 2009.
- "Wolves striker Andy Keogh joins Cardiff on loan". BBC Sport. 25 August 2010.
- Dulin, David (28 August 2010). "Portsmouth 0–2 Cardiff". BBC News.
- "Cardiff 1–1 Preston". BBC News. 4 December 2010.
- "Cardiff 2–1 Millwall". BBC News. 25 September 2010.
- "On-loan striker Andy Keogh moves to Bristol City". BBC Sport. 31 January 2011.
- "Preston 0 Bristol City 4: Conor McLaughlin blow adds to misery for Phil Brown". Daily Mail (London). 5 February 2011.
- "Forward Keogh returns to Wolves". BBC News. 14 April 2011.
- "Bristol City 0–2 Leeds". BBC News. 12 February 2011.
- "Leeds United sign Wolves forward Andy Keogh on loan". BBC Sport. 15 August 2011.
- "Sky Sports".
- "Leeds vs Man Utd". Leeds United. 20 September 2011.
- "Brighton 3 – Leeds 3". Leeds United. 23 September 2011.
- "Keogh hopes for Leeds stay". Sky Sports. 14 December 2011.
- "Keogh and McCarthy head away from Elland Road". Leeds United. 3 January 2012.
- "Millwall sign Wolves striker Andy Keogh for undisclosed fee". BBC Sport. 31 August 2012.
- "Nine new faces in Republic squad". BBC Sport. 8 May 2007.
- "Republic of Ireland 1–1 Ecuador". BBC Sport. 24 May 2007.
- "Goal King Andy". Wolverhampton Wanderers. 9 February 2009.
- "Republic of Ireland 1–6 Germany" BBC Sport. 12 October 2012. Retrieved 23 February 2013.