Vic Keeble

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Vic Keeble
Personal information
Full name Victor Albert Williams Keeble
Date of birth (1930-06-25) 25 June 1930 (age 86)
Place of birth Colchester, England
Playing position Forward
Youth career
King George Youth Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1947–1952 Colchester United 114 (78)
1952–1957 Newcastle United 104 (56)
1957–1960 West Ham United 76 (45)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:53, 14 May 2011.

Victor Albert Williams "Vic" Keeble (born 25 June 1930 in Colchester, England) is an English former footballer who played as a centre forward for hometown club Colchester United, Newcastle United and West Ham United.


Keeble was signed by future Hammers manager Ted Fenton for Colchester in 1947, and went on to score 23 goals in 46 appearances for the club in The Football League, and a further 55 goals in 68 appearances in the Southern League. He moved to Newcastle for £15,000 and played for the Tynesiders in the 1955 FA Cup Final He is the only surviving member of 1955 cup winning side and has a road named after him in North Seaton, Ashington.[1] Keeble made 104 appearances for Newcastle, scoring 56 goals.

Signed again by Fenton, Keeble moved to Upton Park in 1957 and played his last game in 1960. He made 84 league and cup appearances and scored 51 goals.[2] He was forced to retire due to injury.



Colchester United[3][4]
Newcastle United[5]
  • FA Cup Winner (1): 1954–55


  1. ^ Hutchinson, Lisa (24 June 2013). "Newcastle United hero Vic Keeble visits home patch". ChroncicleLive. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Welcome to the Wonderful World of West Ham United Statistics Vic Keeble". Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Southern League Honours". 
  4. ^ "Southern League Cup Honours". 
  5. ^ "FA Cup Finalists". 
  • Hogg, Tony (2005). Who's Who of West Ham United. Profile Sports Media. p. 116. ISBN 1-903135-50-8. 

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