Alex Keddie

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Alex Keddie
Personal information
Full name Alexander Keddie
Date of birth (1981-01-23) 23 January 1981 (age 37)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Leeds United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 St Johnstone 0 (0)
1999–2001 Cumbernauld United
2001–2005 Shotts Bon Accord
2005–2006 Stranraer 35 (0)
2006–2010 Ross County 112 (5)
2010–2012 Dunfermline Athletic 61 (0)
2012–2014 Arbroath 65 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07:56, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Alex Keddie is a Scottish former footballer who played as a defender. Keddie began his career with Leeds United and St Johnstone, before moving into Junior football with Cumbernauld United and Shotts Bon Accord. At the age of 24, Keddie returned to full-time football and played for Stranraer, Ross County, Dunfermline Athletic and Arbroath, before retiring in 2014.


He started his career in the youth team of Leeds United, where he won the FA Youth Cup,[1] before having a short spell with Scottish Premier League side St Johnstone.[2] After leaving St Johnstone, Keddie played Junior football with Cumbernauld United and Shotts Bon Accord.

After 6 years away from professional football, Keddie signed with Scottish First Division side Stranraer at the age of 24,[3] before moving to Ross County after one season.[4] Keddie spent 4 years with the Highland team, making 140 appearances in total and scoring 10 goals.

In May 2010, Keddie signed for Dunfermline Athletic.[4][5] During his first season with the Pars, he won promotion to the SPL during the 2010–11 season, becoming a regular starter in the latter part of the season. After a fairly unimpressive second season with the side, which culminated in relegation and an immediate return to the First Division, he was released at the end of the 2011–12 season along with a number of other first team players including club captain, Austin McCann.[6] Keddie made 36 top tier starts in central defence for the Pars, who conceded 82 goals during that season.

Keddie signed for Arbroath during the summer of 2012.[7] After two seasons and over 70 appearances with the Red Lichties, Keddie left the club in May 2014.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Keddie holds an honours degree in Chartered Surveying from Glasgow Caledonian University,[9] and after leaving full-time football in 2012, opened a barber shop in Glasgow with his sister.[10]




  1. ^ "Keddie steady cook". The Sun. News UK. 3 October 2009. Retrieved 26 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Alex Keddie has waited a long time for his one big chance to shine". Scotsman. Johnston Publishing Ltd. 10 April 2010. Retrieved 26 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Defender Keddie joins Stranraer". BBC Sport. BBC. 17 June 2005. Retrieved 26 October 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Dunfermline sign Ross County's Alex Keddie". BBC Sport. BBC. 19 May 2010. Retrieved 26 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Change as good as a rest for Pars signing Alex Keddie". The Courier. DC Thomson & Co Ltd. 27 May 2010. Retrieved 26 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Manager's update". Dunfermline Athletic FC. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 26 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Scottish Division Two ins and outs". BBC Sport. BBC. 7 August 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "League 2 transfer window: Who's in and who's out in Scotland's fourth tier". STV News. STV. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2016. 
  9. ^ "Alex Keddie". Archived from the original on 17 June 2008. Retrieved 23 September 2008. 
  10. ^ Roberts, Chris (2 November 2012). "Arbroath ace Alex Keddie insists there is life after football since opening his own barbers". Daily Record. Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail Ltd. Retrieved 26 October 2016. 

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