Keith Coleman (footballer)

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Keith Coleman (born May 24, 1951 in Washington, County Durham) is a retired English footballer who played as a fullback. He collected an UEFA Cup Winners' Cup runners-up medal in 1976 while playing for West Ham United.

Coleman began his career at Sunderland, making his debut in September 1971. He made 49 appearances for Sunderland, scoring two goals, in Division Two (now the Football League Championship). During the 1972/73 season he had trial, along with Richie Pitt, at Arsenal but was unfortunate to break a leg during a reserve game. He joined West Ham in September 1973 for a transfer fee of £20,000. He made his debut for West Ham in October 1973 in a 1–0 home defeat to Burnley and went on to make 122 appearances in all competitions,[1] with the highlight being an appearance in the 1976 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final, which was won 4–2 by Anderlecht.[2] He joined K.V. Mechelen of Belgium in 1977 and then Darlington in July 1979 where he made 25 appearances in the 1979–80 season. He then moved to non-league club Hendon before retiring.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Welcome to the Wonderful World of West Ham United Statistics Keith Coleman
  2. ^ Northcutt, J.; Shoesmith R. (1993). West Ham United: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. ISBN 1-873626-44-4.