Alan Keane (soccer player)
|Full name||Alan Keane|
|Date of birth||23 September 1984|
|Place of birth||Galway, Ireland|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:30, 21 June 2013 (UTC).
Keane made his début for Galway United towards the end of the 2005 season and was mostly was used as a right back in his time with the club.
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. In the second leg he scored at the right end. 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. Patrick's 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 League of Ireland season and picked up his third FAI Cup winners' medal with the club following the win over Drogheda United in the final. He made his 200th appearance for Sligo in the game against St. Pats towards the end of the season.
In February 2016, he announced his retirement from professional football.
On 25 August 2016, Keane came out of retirement and signed for Dundalk in the League of Ireland Premier Division citing the influence of manager Stephen Kenny as one of the reasons he was attracted to the club. He made his debut five days later in an FAI Cup Third Round win against Crumlin United.
- Sligo Rovers
- League of Ireland (1): 2012
- FAI Cup (3): 2010, 2011, 2013
- League of Ireland Cup (1): 2010
- Setanta Sports Cup (1): 2014
Correct as of 7 November 2011.
|Season||Club||League||League||FAI Cup||League Cup||Europe||Setanta Cup||Total|
|2009||Sligo Rovers||League of Ireland||34||4||6||0||3||2||2||1||2||0||47||7|
- "Alan Keane and Dean Shiels sign Dundalk deals". RTÉ Sport. 25 August 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
- "Dundalk put five past Crumlin United". RTÉ Sport. 30 August 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2016.