Keith McPherson

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Keith McPherson
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McPherson during playing days, on left
Personal information
Full name Keith Anthony McPherson
Date of birth (1963-09-11) 11 September 1963 (age 53)
Place of birth Greenwich, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Central defender
Youth career
1980–1985 West Ham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1986 West Ham United 1 (0)
1985 Cambridge United (loan) 11 (1)
1986–1990 Northampton Town 182 (8)
1990–1999 Reading 271 (8)
1999–2000 Brighton & Hove Albion 35 (1)
Teams managed
2000 Slough Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 04:13, 4 November 2013 (UTC).

Keith Anthony McPherson (born 11 September 1963)[1] is an English former footballer who played as a central defender for West Ham United, Cambridge United, Northampton Town, Reading and Brighton & Hove Albion.


Born in Greenwich to Jamaican parents,[1] McPherson was a product of the West Ham United youth team which he joined in 1980 as an apprentice. He was a member of the 1981 Youth Cup winning team which defeated Tottenham Hotspur in the final.[2] He made just one appearance for West Ham, on 20 May 1985, the last game of the 1984-85 season, in a 3-0 home defeat by Liverpool.[3] He was signed for Northampton Town from West Ham for £15,000 in January 1986.[3] He made 216 appearances for the Cobblers before leaving in August 1990, to join First Division side Reading where he played for nine years. He ended his career at Brighton & Hove Albion and was player with Slough Town before returning to Reading as a coach.


  1. ^ a b Belton, Brian (2006). The Black Hammers. Pennant Books. pp. 69–75. ISBN 0-9550394-5-2. 
  2. ^ "Keith Mcpherson". Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Welcome to the Wonderful World of West Ham United Statistics - Keith McPherson". Retrieved 4 November 2013. 

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