Kevin McKeown

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Kevin McKeown
Personal information
Date of birth (1967-10-12) 12 October 1967 (age 49)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1990 Motherwell 3 (0)
1986–1987 Stenhousemuir (loan) 17 (0)
1988 Stirling Albion (loan) 1 (0)
1989 Crusaders (loan) 6 (0)
1989–1990 Stenhousemuir (loan) 11 (0)
1990–1997 Crusaders 193 (0)
1997–1998 Ayr United 2 (0)
1998–1999 Newry Town 17 (0)
1999–2001 Coleraine 49 (0)
2001 Cliftonville 4 (0)
2001–2003 Brechin City 10 (0)
2003 Linlithgow Rose 0 (0)
2003–2004 East Fife 0 (0)
2004–2005 Stenhousemuir 0 (0)
Total 339 (0)
National team
1991–1995 Irish League XI 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Kevin McKeown (born 12 October 1967 in Glasgow) is a Scottish former association football player, who played as a goalkeeper. In his well-travelled career, he played for Motherwell, Stenhousemuir, and Stirling in his native Scotland, before moving across the North Channel to play in the Irish League with Crusaders.[1]

He won many trophies and achieved legend status with Crusaders, and has been regularly chosen by their fans as one of, if not the best goalkeeper the club has ever had. In 1994/95 he was named as the Ulster Footballer of the Year.[2] After these successful years, McKeown had further spells with Ayr United, Newry Town, Coleraine, Cliftonville, Brechin City, and East Fife. Kevin McKeown is older cousin of Des McKeown, also a former football player and manager.

Honours[edit]

Crusaders

Individual

  • Ulster Footballer of the Year (1): 1994–95
  • NI Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year (1): 1994–95
  • NI PFA Player of the Year (1): 1994–95

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://irishleaguegreats.blogspot.com/
  2. ^ M. Brodie (ed.), Northern Ireland Soccer Yearbook 2009–2010, p. 102. Belfast:Ulster Tatler Publications

External links[edit]

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