Stuart O'Keefe

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Stuart O'Keefe
Personal information
Full name Stuart Antony Alan O'Keefe[1]
Date of birth (1991-03-04) 4 March 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Eye, England[2]
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Crystal Palace
Number 12
Youth career
2001–2007 Ipswich Town
2007–2008 Southend United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Southend United 10 (0)
2010– Crystal Palace 34 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:28, 16 April 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Stuart Antony Alan O'Keefe (born 4 March 1991) is an English footballer, who plays as a midfielder for Barclay's Premier League club Crystal Palace.

Career[edit]

Stuart O'Keefe began his career at Ipswich Town before being released in 2007.[3]

Southend United[edit]

O'Keefe made his debut for Southend on 18 November 2008, at home to Telford United in the 2–0 win in the FA Cup first-round replay.[4] He made his debut in the Football League against Leyton Orient on 20 January 2009 in the 1–1 away draw, coming on as a substitute in the 84th minute.[5]

O'Keefe made his first league start for Southend United against Leeds United at Elland Road on 27 January 2009. He went on only made a handful of appearances for Southend.

Crystal Palace[edit]

On 18 August 2010, O'Keefe signed for Crystal Palace after being recommended by former Southend player Dougie Freedman. In his first season O'Keefe was only a back up player and made four appearances. In the 2011–12 season, O'Keefe was given a chance to impress early on in the season in the League Cup, he was an important part of the team that went on to play in the semi-final. He started in the quarter final 2–1 win against Manchester United on 30 November 2011 at Old Trafford. Later on the season, O'Keefe was part of the end of season run in due to injuries.

On 31 August 2013, O'Keefe sealed a 3-1 victory in Palace's first three points of their Premier League campaign in the 92nd minute at home to Sunderland with a curling 20 yard shot after coming on as a late substitute.[6]

Club career statistics[edit]

(correct as of 16 April 2014)
Club Season League Cup[7] Europe Play-offs Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Southend United 2008–09 3 0 0 1 0 0 - - - - - - 4 0 0
Southend United 2009–10 7 0 0 2 0 0 - - - - - - 9 0 0
Total 2008–2010 10 0 0 3 0 0 - - - - - - 13 0 0
Crystal Palace 2010–11 4 0 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - 4 0 0
Crystal Palace 2011–12 13 0 0 6 0 0 - - - - - - 19 0 0
Crystal Palace 2012–13 5 0 0 3 0 0 - - - 2 0 0 10 0 0
Crystal Palace 2013–14 12 1 0 3 0 0 - - - 0 0 0 15 1 0
Total 2010– 34 1 0 12 0 0 - - - 2 0 0 48 1 0
Career totals 44 1 0 15 0 0 - - - 2 0 0 61 1 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain lists & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. May 2013. p. 4. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 461. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ "Ex-Town teen to face Chelsea in FA Cup". 10 December 2007. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Southend 2–0 AFC Telford". BBC Sport. 18 November 2008. Retrieved 8 February 2009. 
  5. ^ "Leyton Orient 1–1 Southend". BBC Sport. 20 January 2009. Retrieved 8 February 2009. 
  6. ^ "Crystal Palace 3-1 Sunderland" BBC Sport. 31 August 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  7. ^ Includes FA Cup, League Cup and FA Community Shield

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