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Roy Keane of Cork - Irish International Soccer Star
Club Career Outline
- Rockmount & Cobh Ramblers, Cork
- Notts Forest *Manchester United
- Glasgow Celtic
- Sunderland Manager 2006/08
- Ipswich Town Manager 2009
1971: Born to Maurice & Marie Keane in Cork City on 10th August.
1976: Begins primary education at Mayfield National School,Cork.
1979: Enters into schoolboy football with Rockmount club, Cork City.Takes up full time football on government training scheme.
1989: At the age of 18, Roy becomes a key player with Cobh Ramblers in East Cork and personally invites English clubs to give him a trial
1990: The wait for a cross-channel move is over when Brian Clough takes the plunge and signs Roy for Notts Forest on 12th June 1997
1991: International debut v Chile 22nd May.
1993: Roy makes sensational headlines at Forest following his debut v Liverpool at Anfield and plays in F.A. Cup final of 1993 losing to Spurs.
On July 19th 1993 Roy declares his allegiance to ManU by signing for the red devils for €4.75m. Makes debut v Norwich on 15th August
1994: Roy becomes a major midfield dynamo for ManU as Fergie’s team win the clubs first ever Premier League and F.A. Cup double.
1996: In May United win their second Premier League and F.A. Cup double, with Roy inspirational in another milestone year.
1997: Appointed ManU captain, but suffers a major knee injury in September at Elland Road and undergoes a long recuperation.
1999: Probably Roy’s greatest season in United’s colours culminates in a sensational treble of Champions League, Premier League and F.A. Cup triumphs, despite Roy’s suspension for Champions League final against Bayern Munich.
2002: Ireland go to Saipan to prepare for World Cup, but leave their retreat without inspirational Roy at the helm. Major conflict arose and Roy’s international playing career is suspended.
2003: Career with ManU blossoms as another Premier League title is won by the club for the eight time with Roy at the helm on the field as the captain.
2004: Another milestone season as Roy lifts the F.A. Cup and returns to international duty when Brian Kerr took over the managerial reins for Ireland.
2005: Roy announces that his twelve years United career is over on November 18th. Glasgow Celtic and Roy announce in December that the famous Corkman has signed for his boyhood idols at the age of 34.
2006: Roy wins Scottish Premier League title with Celtic and announces that his playing career is over on 12th June after 6 months with Celtic.
Sunderland 2006: On August 27th Roy is introduced to players as the clubs new manager. He signed the dotted line on 29th August 2006 with his new club second last on the English Championship league table.
2007/08: On 6th May 2007 Sunderland crowned champions and promoted to the Premier League with Roy at the helm and Niall Quinn as club chairman.
2009: Following resignation at Sunderland, takes up manager role at Ipswich Town in April 2009.
Resigned Ipswich 2010 and in 2013 awaits a call to manage once again.
2013: Takes up position as Assistant Republic of Ireland manager to Martin O'Neill
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