Fred McKee

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Fred McKee
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Personal information
Full name Frederick William McKee
Date of birth (1883-08-31)31 August 1883
Place of birth Ireland
Date of death 19 October 1956(1956-10-19) (aged 73)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1905–1910 Cliftonville
1912 Bradford City
1913–1914 Ulster
1914–1918 Celtic
1918–1923 Linfield
National team
1906–1914 Ireland 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Frederick "Fred" William McKee (born 31 August 1883) was an Irish association football goalkeeper who played for, among others, Belfast-based clubs Cliftonville, Celtic and Linfield, and the national team of Ireland.[1][2] At club level, McKee celebrated five Irish League titles and five Irish Cups. In 1914, he was a member of the Ireland team that won the British Home Championship - the only edition at which (united) Ireland became the unshared winners of the Championship.

Irish International[edit]

Fred McKee (second player on left of back-row) with the Ireland team vs. Wales during the 1914 British Home Championship

Fred McKee made his debut for Ireland at the 1906 British Home Championship on 17 March, in a 0–1 defeat to Scotland at Dalymount Park.[3] His team mates that day included Robert Milne and Jack Kirwan. In spite of holding Wales at a 4–4 draw in his second international (the last tournament match), Ireland ended last. Much more memorable was his participation at the 1914 British Home Championship. He played all three matches, and with a clean sheet against England and only two goals conceded in his other appearances, McKee contributed to the unique victory at the British Home Championship. While the Irish team in 1903 still shared their victory with England and Scotland, this was the only occasion at which the team of (united) Ireland became sole winners.







  1. ^ "Fred McKee". National Football Teams. Retrieved 22 Aug 2014.
  2. ^ "Fred McKee" (in German). Retrieved 22 Aug 2014.
  3. ^ "Ireland football team lost to Scotland 0:1, 17 March 1906". Retrieved 22 Aug 2014.

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