|Full name||Daniel Phillip Keat|
|Date of birth||28 September 1987|
|Place of birth||Barnstaple, England|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2006–2010||Dartmouth Big Green|
|2002–2004||Western Suburbs FC||0||(0)|
|2011–2012||Los Angeles Galaxy||6||(0)|
|2007||New Zealand U20||6||(4)|
|2008||New Zealand U23||3||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 May 2015.
Daniel Phillip Keat (born 28 September 1987) is a New Zealand footballer who plays for Swedish Allsvenskan side Falkenbergs FF. Keat's main playing position is in central midfield and can play in either an attacking or holding role.
His hometown is Lower Hutt, where he attended Hutt International Boys' School in Upper Hutt and was named Sportsman of the Year in 2004 and 2005. He was also named the College Sport Wellington 2005 Sportsperson of the Year for his achievements in football. Keat made 28 appearances for Team Wellington in the New Zealand Football Championship before making his way to the United States to take up a football scholarship with Dartmouth College. However, the Ivy League does not offer "football scholarships" or scholarships for any sport.
At the end of high school in 2006, Keat began his undergraduate education with fellow New Zealand U-20 soon-to-be teammate Craig Henderson at Dartmouth College and has since graduated with a government major.
Keat has earned All-American status and on the back of a stellar 2009 season, was named in the All-Ivy first team and the NSCAA All-Northeast squads. This led to trials with Scottish Premier league giants Rangers F.C. and also another trial at England's Blackburn Rovers.
In 2004, Keat was offered a month-long trial with Premier League club Blackburn Rovers, however a fractured ankle suffered playing school football two weeks before he was set to leave looked to have scuttled his chance. Blackburn opted to wait for Keat to recover and offered him a new trial opportunity in January 2005. Unfortunately, Keat's trial was unsuccessful and he returned to the NZFC for round 12 of the 2005-06 season.
Keat was selected third overall in the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft by the Los Angeles Galaxy. He has already signed a contract with Major League Soccer. After recovering for two months from the heel fracture he suffered during pre-season training Keat made his senior debut in a friendly versus Real Madrid.
Keat's 2013 option was not taken by Los Angeles at the end of the 2012 MLS season.
After leaving Los Angeles, Keat signed with Falkenbergs FF in the Swedish Superettan. Keat was part of the Falkenbergs FF side that won the 2013 Superettan. Keat made 20 appearances and scored 4 goals.
He was also a part of the Under 23's in their qualifying campaign to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, however after playing all 5 qualifying games he suffered a devastating knee injury while playing for his University side Dartmouth College in the USA and was missed the entire tournament.
International goals and caps
New Zealand's goal tally first.
|International appearances and goals|
|1||29 February||Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland||Jamaica||2–3||International Match||NZ Football|
|2||13 October||Stade Pater Te Hono Nui, Pirae||Tahiti||2–0||2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier||NZ Football|
|3||16 October||AMI Stadium, Christchurch||Tahiti||3–0||2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier||NZ Football|
|4||14 November||Hongkou Football Stadium, Shanghai||China PR||1–1||Friendly||NZ Football|
|5||26 March||Lawson Tama Stadium, Honiara||Solomon Islands||2–0||2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier||NZ Football|
International career statistics
|New Zealand national team|
Los Angeles Galaxy
- MLS Cup (2): 2011,2012
- Major League Soccer Supporters' Shield (1): 2011
- Major League Soccer Western Conference Championship (2): 2011,2012
- "FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007 – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. p. 15. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
- Akpan and Keat Brace for All-American; 12 All-Region From http://www.ivyleaguesports.com, Posted 14 December 2009.
- "Kiwi Dan Keat enjoys a Galaxy of superstars". stuff.co.nz. 22 July 2011. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
- "All White Keat signs with Swedish club". 3 News. 3 April 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
- World Cup Bound-Junior All Whites Upset Phoenix From http://www.nzfootball.co.nz, Posted 17 June 2007.
- "Over-age players in NZ's Oly-Whites squad". Stuff.co.nz. 23 April 2008. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
- "As it happened: New Zealand v Jamaica". One Sport. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
- Dan Keat at National-Football-Teams.com