Roy Keane Biography

Roy Keane

Quick Facts Of Roy Keane

Celebrated Name Roy Keane
Age 48 Years
Nick Name Keane
Birth Name Roy Maurice Keane
Birth Date 1971-08-10
Gender Male
Profession Football Manager
Birth Nation Ireland
Place Of Birth Mayfield, Cork
Nationality Irish
Best Known For The most successful former Irish footballer of all-time.
Ethnicity White
Horoscope Leo
Father Maurice Keane
Mother Marie Keane
Siblings 4
Sisters Hillary Keane
Brothers Johnson, Denis and Patrick Keane
Marital Status Married
Married Date 1997
Spouse Theresa Doyle
Children 5
Daughter Alanna, Shannon, Leah and Garagh
Son Aidan
Net Worth $60 million
Body Build/Type Athletic
Height 5ft. 10inch.(1.78m)
Weight 81kg(178lbs)
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Green
Career Start 1989

Roy Keane is an Irish football manager and former professional player. Keane has served as the assistant manager of the Republic of Ireland national team. Furthermore, Keane is the joint-most successful Irish footballer of all time as he has won 19 major trophies in his club career.

Roy Keane Made Headlines Again!

The Irish former player, Roy Keane has made the headlines in the news after a string of outbursts at a Cadbury event in Dublin. Keane has re-opened his feud with the former Republic of Ireland international Jonathan Walters. He has also dug out the Irish duo Harry Arter and Stephen Ward. 

Keane talked more about his personal criticism for Walters," He(Walter) talks a good game. Imagine if he'd won a trophy. He goes on the TV about how he was harshly treated by me. He's crying on the TV about his family situation".

Roy Keane Early Life

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What is Roy Keane Famous for?

  • Roy Keane is famous as the most successful former Irish footballer of all-time and a popular football manager.

When and Where was Roy Keane Born?

Roy Keane was born on August 10, 1971, in Ballinderry Park, Mayfield, Cork, Ireland. His birth name is Roy Maurice Keane. His nationality is Irish. Keane belongs to White ethnicity while Leo is his zodiac sign.

Roy Keane was born to Maurice Keane(father) and Marie Keane(mother). His father took jobs wherever he could as he worked at a local knitwear company and at Murphy's Irish Stout brewery. 

Roy was raised along with his four siblings: a sister, Hillary Keane and three brothers, Johnson, Denis and Patrick Keane.

Keane's family were more keen on sports especially football, as many of his relatives had played for junior clubs in Cork, Ireland. Keane started boxing at the age of 9 and won all of his four bouts in the novice league. 

Roy Keane Career

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Is Roy Keane the Most Successful Irish Player?

  •  Keane started his career as he went to the Irish club, Cobh Ramblers in 1989.
  • Later, in 1990, Keane impressed the manager of Nottingham Forest and signed a deal of worth euro 47,000.
  • He scored his first professional goal against Sheffield United and made three goals in the run to the 1991 FA Cup final.
  • Keane signed for the strongest club, Manchester United in 1992 with a $4.1 million contract which was the British transfer record at the time.
  • Keane soon established himself as a first-choice selection where he won his first "Premier League" title.
  • Later, Keane captained the club and guided them to the FA Premier League, FA Cup, and UEFA Champions League.
  • Keane was named PFA Players' Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year at the end of the 1990-2000 season.
  • Keane was the dominating box-to-box midfielder, and he excelled as the captain of United leading the United to nine major honors until 2005.
  • After then, he signed for Celtic in January 2006 but soon he got retired as a player in June 2006. 
  • Keane is taken as one of the best midfielders of his generation, he was also named in the FIFA 100 list of the world's greatest living players by Pele in 2004.
  • Even in 2007, Keane was placed at number 11 in the list of the 50 hardest footballers in history by the Times.

Roy Keane Celtic

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How Well Did Roy Keane Do As a Manager?

  • Keane started his managerial career by reuniting with the Celtic club's chairman.
  • He signed a three-year deal immediately after which he was rewarded with the "February and March Manager of the Month " award.
  • Keane was appointed as the new manager of Ipswich Town with a two-year contract on April 23, 2009, until 2011.
  • Keane was then assigned as the assistant manager of the Republic of Ireland manager in 2013 and left it in 2018.
  • On July 1, 2014, Keane was confirmed as Aston Villa's new assistant manager alongside manager Paul Lambert.
  • In January 2019, Keane became the assistant manager at Nottingham Forest until June 2019.   
  • In addition, Keane also played at international level for the Republic of Ireland mostly as a captain over a period of 14 years.
  • He played at the 1994 FIFA World Cup as a part of the Republic of Ireland senior squad. 

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Controversies and Headlines

The Irish player, Keane made headlines in 2001 Manchester United derby, as he received a three-match suspension and a 5,000 euro fine from The Football Association(FA).

Further, he received a punishment that he was banned for more than five matches and fined $15,585 in the ensuing investigation. Again in August 2001, Keane was fined 150,000 Euro by Sir Alex Ferguson and was suspended for three matches with the addition of five-match suspension.

Throughout 2000, Keane had a fierce rivalry with Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira. The most notable fight was at Highbury in 2005 which was at the height of an extreme period of bad blood between Arsenal and United. The incident was even broadcasted live on Sky Sports, where Keane was heard yelling to shut referee's f******* mouth.

Recently in September 2019, Keane has made the headlines after a string of outbursts at a Cadbury event in Dublin. Keane has re-opened his feud with the former Republic of Ireland international Jonathan Walters.

He has also dug out the Irish duo Harry Arter and Stephen Ward. 

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Is Roy Keane Married: Personal Life?

The 48 aged, player Roy Keane is a married man. Keane tied a knot with his wife, Theresa Doyle in 1997. The couple met each other in the year 1992 when Theresa was a junior dentist while Keane was playing for Nottingham Forest.

The couple is having a great time spending almost 22 years together. Roy has altogether five children with his wife, Theresa. Roy is blessed with four daughters, Alanna, Shannon, Leah and Garagh and a son, Aidan.

It was rumored that Keane was having an affair with Martin O'Neill. 

Keane supported Celtic and Tottenham Hotspur when he was young. His favorite players were Liam Brady and Glenn Hoddle. While, Bryan Robson, the player of Manchester United, is the footballer he admired the most.

Roy Keane Net Worth

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Is Roy Keane a Millionaire: Net Worth?

The Irish football manager and former player, Roy Keane has made his fortune more through his career as a player and then as a manager. With all the hard works and time that Keane had spent in the field, Keane has been able to amass a great fortune of around $60 million as his net worth through his career.

When Keane was at United, his family lived in a modern house in Bowdon worth of million dollars, then to mock Tudor mansion in Hale. Keane also had a 11930s built home. Keane also earns through his books, autobiography and endorsement deals.

How tall is Roy Keane?

Considering all the workouts and exercises that Keane has done in the field, Keane has managed to get a well maintained athletic body physique. Keane stands tall with a height of 5ft. 10inch.(1.78m).

He has a bodyweight of 81kg(178lbs). Talking about his looks, Keane has a fair complexion with brown hair and green eyes. 

Did You Know?

  • Keane started boxing at the age of 9 and won all of his four bouts in the novice league.
  • Keane supported Celtic and Tottenham Hotspur when he was young.

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