Dean Keenan

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Dean Keenan
Personal information
Full name Dean Matthew Keenan
Date of birth (1985-10-15) 15 October 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Clydebank 0 (0)
2002 Pollok
2002–2008 Greenock Morton 53 (1)
2007–2008 Ayr United (loan) 15 (0)
2008–2012 Ayr United 76 (2)
2011 Kirkintilloch Rob Roy (loan) 3 (0)
2012– Troon
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 February 2012.

Dean Matthew Keenan (born 15 October 1985, Glasgow, Scotland) is a Scottish footballer who is currently club captain for Troon.[1] He previously played for Clydebank, Ayr United and Greenock Morton.[2]

Early life[edit]

Keenan grew up in Mosspark on Glasgow's Southside and attended Our Lady of the Rosary RC Primary School and later Lourdes RC Secondary School. Keenan began his professional football career at Clydebank where remained until the clubs demise. After leaving Clydebank, he began playing for Glasgow side Pollok. His spell at Pollok earned him a move to Greenock Morton in 2002.

Greenock Morton[edit]

After signing for Morton in the summer of 2002, Keenan made his début for the club in a cup-tie against Queen of the South and was subsequently shown a red card following his tackle on former Celtic winger Brian McLaughlin.[3] During his spell at Cappielow, Keenan operated in a number of roles but mainly either in defence or midfield.

Ayr United[edit]

Keenan was loaned out to Second Division side Ayr United during the January 2008 transfer window.[4] He joined Ayr United permanently in May 2008.[5]

Keenan scored in the Ayrshire derby.[6] In season 2010-11 he had a cruciate knee ligament injury. He was signed on again for season 2011-12.

In October 2011, as he was due to have cartilage surgery, he was loaned out to Scottish Junior Football West Premier League side Kirkintilloch Rob Roy until January 2012.[7] He was released by Ayr United in early 2012.


After being released by Ayr, Keenan signed for Junior side Troon.[8] He was sent off in a Junior Cup Final against Auchinleck Talbot.


Greenock Morton[edit]



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  3. ^ "Queen of the South 1–0 Morton". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "Miller (sic) and Keenan to exit Morton". BBC Sport. 24 December 2007. Retrieved 7 March 2009. 
  5. ^ "Ayr snap up Walker and Keenan". BBC Sport. 21 May 2008. Retrieved 7 March 2009. 
  6. ^ "Ayr United 2–2 Kilmarnock". BBC Sport. 10 January 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2009. 
  7. ^ Wilson, Mike (14 October 2011). "Ayr United Look To Home Double To Lift Them Up The Table". Ayrshire Post. Retrieved 26 December 2011. 
  8. ^ "Keenan joins Troon". Scottish Football League. 10 February 2012. Retrieved 11 February 2012. [permanent dead link]

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