Mickey Keenan

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Mickey Keenan
Personal information
Full name Michael Keenan
Date of birth (1956-04-05) 5 April 1956 (age 61)
Place of birth Newry, Northern Ireland
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Newry Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1978 Oldham Athletic 0 (0)
1978–1981 Newry Town
1981–1998 Portadown
1998–1999 Ards 19 (0)
1999–2003 Portadown 67 (0)
2003–2004 Lisburn Distillery 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Michael "Mickey" Keenan (born 5 April 1956, Newry) is a retired Northern Irish goalkeeper. He was successful with Portadown during the 1990s and early 2000s, where he won four league titles and several cup winner medals, as well as being named the Ulster Footballer of the Year for the 2001–02 season.[1]

He played for Oldham Athletic, Newry Town, Ards, and Lisburn Distillery. In 2002, he became the oldest person to play in the UEFA Champions League when Portadown took part in a qualifying round against FC Belshina Bobruisk.[2] After retiring as a player, Mickey returned to Newry as a goalkeeping coach and is now currently first team coach of the newly formed Newry City A.F.C..


  1. ^ M. Brodie (ed.), Northern Ireland Soccer Yearbook 2009–2010, p. 102. Belfast:Ulster Tatler Publications
  2. ^ http://nifootball.blogspot.co.uk/2009/10/mickey-keenan.html Irish League Footballing Greats: Mickey Keenan