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Alan Keane (soccer player)

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Full name  Alan Keane
Years  Team
Weight  70 kg
Number  2
Height  1.78 m

Playing position  Right back
Role  Footballer
Place of birth  Galway, Ireland
Name  Alan Keane
Date joined  2009
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Date of birth  (1984-09-23) 23 September 1984 (age 31)
Current team  Sligo Rovers F.C. (#2 / Defender)

Alan Keane (born 23 September 1984) is a retired Irish footballer.


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Keane is a versatile player who can play anywhere across the back four, though his preferred position is right back. He has also been known to play on the wing.

Galway United

Keane made his début for Galway United towards the end of the 2005 season and was mostly was used as a right back in his time with the club.

Sligo Rovers

In February 2009, Keane joined Sligo Rovers after four seasons at Galway United.

Keane missed a penalty and scored an own goal in the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League tie against Albanian side Vllaznia. In the second leg he scored at the right end. He went on to become Rovers regular penalty taker during the 2010 season scoring some important goals including one in the last minute of the season against St. Patrick's Athletic to secure third place. He did however miss in the FAI Cup final shoot-out two weeks later.

He was an important part of the league winning Rovers team in 2012 although he missed the end of the season through injury. He only missed one game in the 2013 League of Ireland season and picked up his third FAI Cup winners' medal with the club following the win over Drogheda United in the final. He made his 200th appearance for Sligo in the game against St. Pats towards the end of the season.

In February 2016, he announced his retirement from professional football.


On 25 August 2016, Keane came out of retirement and signed for Dundalk in the League of Ireland Premier Division citing the influence of manager Stephen Kenny as one of the reasons he was attracted to the club. He made his debut five days later in an FAI Cup Third Round win against Crumlin United.


On 7 January 2017, Keane joined Crusaders in Northern Ireland on a six-month loan spell.


Sligo Rovers
  • League of Ireland (1): 2012
  • FAI Cup (3): 2010, 2011, 2013
  • League of Ireland Cup (1): 2010
  • Setanta Sports Cup (1): 2014
  • Dundalk
  • League of Ireland (1): 2016
  • Club

    Correct as of 7 November 2011.


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