Frank McKeown

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Frank McKeown
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-08-18) 18 August 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Raith Rovers 0 (0)
2004–2005 Partick Thistle 0 (0)
2005–2010 Arthurlie 145 (19)
2010–2015 Stranraer 178 (16)
2015–2016 Greenock Morton 0 (0)
2016–2017 Stranraer 11 (0)
2017–2018 Alloa Athletic 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:49, 16 May 2018 (UTC)

Frank McKeown (born 18 August 1986) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a central defender. He has previously played for Raith, Partick Thistle, Greenock Morton, Alloa Athletic and junior club Arthurlie.

Career[edit]

After being released by Partick Thistle as an 18-year-old, McKeown signed with junior club Arthurlie. In 2011, McKeown went senior with Stranraer where he stayed for four years and became club captain in 2013.[1]

In 2015, the opportunity arose to turn full-time with Greenock Morton.[2] He made his debut from the bench in a cup-tie against Elgin City as a late substitute.[3] After less than ten minutes of professional football, McKeown suffered extensive knee ligament damage and was ruled out for at least six months.[4]

McKeown was released by Morton at the end of April 2016, after not recovering from his injury,[5] subsequently returning to Stranraer in June 2016.[6] McKeown made a further 18 appearances for the Blues before departing the club on 11 January 2017,[7] signing for fellow Scottish League One side Alloa Athletic on 13 January 2017.[8] He left the club in May 2018, following their promotion to the Scottish Championship.[9]

Personal life[edit]

As well as being a part-time footballer until he joined Morton, McKeown worked full-time as a fireman. He was involved in the rescue attempts after the Clutha Vaults tragedy in 2013.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Frank McKeown". Stranraer F.C. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Stranraer captain and Clutha firefighter Frank McKeown joins Morton". The Herald. 20 June 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Morton 5-0 Elgin City". BBC Sport. 1 August 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  4. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (14 August 2015). "Morton defender out for at least three months". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  5. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (28 April 2016). "Defensive trio set to exit Morton". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Franko Returns". stranraerfc.org. 2 June 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  7. ^ "McKeown Moves On". Stranraer FC. 11 January 2017. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Frank McKeown signs". Alloa Athletic FC. 13 January 2017. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Contract talks begin". Alloa Athletic. 16 May 2018. Retrieved 17 May 2018.

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