Keith Cassells

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Keith Cassells
Personal information
Full name Keith Barrington Cassells
Date of birth (1957-07-10) 10 July 1957 (age 59)
Place of birth Islington, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1980 Watford 12 (0)
1980 Peterborough United (loan) 8 (0)
1980–1982 Oxford United 45 (13)
1982–1983 Southampton 19 (4)
1983–1985 Brentford 86 (29)
1985–1989 Mansfield Town 163 (52)
Total 333 (98)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Keith Barrington Cassells (born Islington, London 10 July 1957) is a former professional footballer, who spent a year playing for Southampton in the First Division in 1982–1983. He also had spells at Watford, Oxford United, Brentford and Mansfield Town.[1]

Playing career[edit]


Lawrie McMenemy signed Cassells for the Saints from Oxford United in March 1982, at the same time as Mark Wright. He scored his first goals for the club with two in a 5–5 thriller against Coventry City at the Dell on 4 May 1982. He was never able to establish himself as a first-team regular and moved on to Brentford in February 1983.

Brentford and Mansfield[edit]

Whilst playing for Brentford it was rumoured that Keith once hit the floodlights with a shot at goal. His final professional club was Mansfield Town, with whom he won the 1987 Football League Trophy Final.[1]

Career after football[edit]

On retiring from football, he became a police officer.[2]

He eventually married and had two children, including a daughter Emma.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Jones, Trefor (1996). The Watford Football Club Illustrated Who's Who. p. 68. ISBN 0-9527458-0-1. 
  2. ^ "Where are they now?". Retrieved 23 June 2010. 

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