863 Michael Keane

Biography

Attacking midfielder (and occasional left back) Keane signed for City in June 2004 to add flair to City’s return to League One. He began promisingly and clearly had a love for the game and the club, with his goal celebrations accompanied by badge-kissing and name-on-shoulders-pointing. However his stock fell rapidly with manager Peter Taylor after a red card in a reserves match and he was quickly loaned out to Rotherham, for whom he signed in Summer 2005.

Although born in Dublin, Keane was a junior at Preston and by 2004 he had made over fifty appearances for the Lilywhites. He had two seasons at Rotherham following his spell at Hull City, but dropped out the English leagues in 2007 and moved back to Dublin, signing for St Patricks Athletic. Keane then had the ignominy of having his contract terminated by the Dublin side because was not fit enough, although he eventually received redress for that accusation. His playing career was over at 26 and since then he has occasionally emerged from obscurity when coaching and managing minor league Irish teams.

In 2001 and 2002, while at Preston, Keane won under-20 and under-21 caps for Ireland, but never broke into the senior squad.

Details

Nationality: Ireland
Date/Place of Birth: 29 December 1982, Dublin
Hull City First Game: 24 August 2004, Wrexham H (League Cup 1st Round), 21 years, 239 days old
Hull City Final Game: 22 January 2005, Doncaster Rovers A (League One), 22 years, 24 days old

Clubs

Preston North End (2000-2004), Grimsby Town (2003, loan), Hull City (2004-2005), Rotherham United (2005, loan), Rotherham United (2005-2007), St Patricks Athletic (2007-2008)

Hull City Record

Career: 25 apps, 5 goals

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