Keith Skillen

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Keith Skillen
Personal information
Date of birth (1948-05-26)26 May 1948
Place of birth Cockermouth, England
Date of death 7 August 2013(2013-08-07) (aged 65)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Deer Orchard
1973–1975 Workington 64 (9)
1975–1976 Hartlepool United 6 (1)
Total 70 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Keith Skillen (26 May 1948 – 7 August 2013) was an English professional footballer who played as a forward.


Born in Cockermouth, Skillen played for Deer Orchard, Netherfield, Workington, Hartlepool United and Cockermouth.[1][2]

Later life and death[edit]

Skillen died on 7 August 2013, at the age of 65, after suffering from motor neurone disease.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Former Workington Reds striker Keith Skillen dies, aged 65". News and Star. 7 August 2013. Archived from the original on 11 August 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Keith Skillen career at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database