Stuart O'Keefe

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Stuart O'Keefe
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O'Keefe playing for Cardiff City in 2015
Personal information
Full name Stuart Antony Alan O'Keefe[1]
Date of birth (1991-03-04) 4 March 1991 (age 24)[2]
Place of birth Eye, England
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Cardiff City
Number 22
Youth career
2001–2007 Ipswich Town
2007–2008 Southend United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Southend United 10 (0)
2010–2015 Crystal Palace 36 (1)
2014 Blackpool (loan) 4 (0)
2015– Cardiff City 10 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 December 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (goals)

Stuart Antony Alan O'Keefe (born 4 March 1991) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Cardiff City.

Career[edit]

O'Keefe began his career at Ipswich Town before being released in 2007.[3]

Southend United[edit]

O'Keefe made his debut for Southend on 18 November 2008, at home to Telford United in the 2–0 win in the FA Cup first-round replay.[4] He made his debut in the Football League against Leyton Orient on 20 January 2009 in the 1–1 away draw, coming on as a substitute in the 84th minute.[5]

O'Keefe made his first league start for Southend United against Leeds United at Elland Road on 27 January 2009. He went on only made a handful of appearances for Southend.

Crystal Palace[edit]

On 18 August 2010, O'Keefe signed for Crystal Palace after being recommended by former Southend player Dougie Freedman. In his first season O'Keefe was only a back up player and made four appearances. In the 2011–12 season, O'Keefe was given a chance to impress early on in the season in the League Cup, he was an important part of the team that went on to play in the semi-final. He started in the quarter final 2–1 win against Manchester United on 30 November 2011 at Old Trafford. Later on the season, O'Keefe was part of the end of season run in due to injuries.

On 31 August 2013, O'Keefe sealed a 3-1 victory in Palace's first three points of their Premier League campaign in the 92nd minute at home to Sunderland with a curling 20 yard shot after coming on as a late substitute.[6]

On 27 November 2014, O'Keefe joined Championship side Blackpool on loan until 1 January 2015.[7]

Cardiff City[edit]

On 28 January 2015 it was announced that O'Keefe had joined Championship club Cardiff City for an undisclosed fee, signing a two-and-a-half-year contract.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 10 July 2015.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Southend United 2008–09[9] League One 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2009–10[10] League One 7 0 1 0 0 0 1[a] 0 9 0
Total 10 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 13 0
Crystal Palace 2010–11[11] Championship 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2011–12[12] Championship 13 0 1 0 5 0 19 0
2012–13[13] Championship 5 0 1 0 2 0 2[b] 0 10 0
2013–14[14] Premier League 12 1 2 0 1 0 15 1
2014–15[15] Premier League 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Total 36 1 5 0 8 0 2 0 51 1
Cardiff City 2014–15[15] Championship 6 0 6 0
2015–16[16] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Blackpool (loan) 2014–15[15] Championship 4 0 4 0
Career total 56 1 7 0 8 0 3 0 74 1
  1. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in Football League Championship play-offs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain lists & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. May 2013. p. 4. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  3. ^ "Ex-Town teen to face Chelsea in FA Cup". 10 December 2007. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Southend 2–0 AFC Telford". BBC Sport. 18 November 2008. Retrieved 8 February 2009. 
  5. ^ "Leyton Orient 1–1 Southend". BBC Sport. 20 January 2009. Retrieved 8 February 2009. 
  6. ^ "Crystal Palace 3-1 Sunderland" BBC Sport. 31 August 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  7. ^ "O'Keefe Goes Out On Loan". Crystal Palace F.C. 27 November 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "O'Keefe Joins Cardiff City". cpfc.co.uk. Crystal Palace Official Website. 28 January 2015. Retrieved 28 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Games played by Stuart O'Keefe in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "Games played by Stuart O'Keefe in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "Games played by Stuart O'Keefe in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  12. ^ "Games played by Stuart O'Keefe in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  13. ^ "Games played by Stuart O'Keefe in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  14. ^ "Games played by Stuart O'Keefe in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  15. ^ a b c "Games played by Stuart O'Keefe in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Stuart O'Keefe in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 

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