Ken Keyworth

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Ken Keyworth
Personal information
Full name Ken Keyworth
Date of birth (1934-02-24)24 February 1934
Place of birth Rotherham, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Date of death 7 January 2000(2000-01-07) (aged 65)
Place of death England
Playing position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1958 Rotherham United 87 (6)
1958–1964 Leicester City 177 (63)
1964–1965 Coventry City 7 (3)
1965 Swindon Town 6 (0)
Total 275 (72)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ken Keyworth (24 February 1934 – 7 January 2000) was a professional footballer in the 1950s and 1960s who played for Rotherham United, Coventry City and Swindon Town and most notably Leicester City.

He joined Leicester City from Rotherham United in 1958 for £9,000, where he became a prolific striker for the Foxes over 7 seasons.[1] He was the club's top scorer for 3 seasons running in 1961-62, 1962-63 and 1963-64. He played in both the 1961 and 1963 FA Cup finals, scoring Leicester's solitary goal in the latter final. He also played in both legs of Leicester's victory in the 1964 Football League Cup Final.


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