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Dale Keenan

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Place of birth  Glasgow, Scotland
2012–2013  → East Fife (loan)
Weight  73 kg
2011–2015  Partick Thistle
Height  1.83 m

Years  Team
Role  Footballer
Playing position  Defender
Name  Dale Keenan
Dale Keenan Dale Keenan Stranraer Player Profile Sky Sports Football

Date of birth  (1994-06-27) June 27, 1994 (age 21)

Current team  Stranraer F.C. (Defender)

Dale Keenan (born 27 June 1994) is a Scottish professional footballer, who currently plays for Troon in the West of Scotland Super League Premier Division whilst on loan from Stranraer of Scottish League One.


Keenan has previously played for Partick Thistle with loan spells at East Fife and Ayr United.


A Celtic supporter in his youth, Dale spent the early years of his career on the books of Celtic, but was released before he reached the senior ranks.

Partick Thistle

Keenan joined the then Scottish First Division club Partick Thistle as a modern apprentice in summer 2011. A versatile youngster, Dale played in a number of positions across the defence and defensive midfield and starred in various roles with the Development Squad.

Dale spent 2012-13 on loan at East Fife before returning to Thistle in 2013 (when the club were promoted to the Scottish Premiership), where Keenan played in the successful Thistle U20 squad.

In the summer of 2014, Keenan played in a pre-season friendly against a Sunderland XI and subsequently made his first team league debut the following month, replacing the injured Jordan McMillan in the early stages of a 1–1 draw against Dundee at Dens Park on 16 August 2014. Dale put in a brave performance as 10 man Thistle managed to salvage a well earned point. He made his first league start for Partick Thistle on 23 August 23, 2014, at Firhill against Hamilton Academical.

The signing of Jake Carroll in August 2014 saw Dale look to go out on loan in search of first-team football, and he joined Ayr United. Upon return from that loan spell, Dale was called upon on a couple of occasions putting in dependable performances when drafted in to the squad, usually on short notice.

Dale was released by Partick Manager Alan Archibald at the end of the 2014/15 season, despite scooping the McCrea Financial Services Young Player of the Year award for the season.

East Fife

A raw 18 year-old, Dale spent season 2012-13 on loan at East Fife to experience first-team football under Billy Brown.

Ayr United

On 14 November 2014, Keenan signed on loan for Ayr United under then Manager Mark Roberts, where he would only make 2 appearances before returning to Firhill.


After leaving Partick Thistle, Keenan enjoyed a trial spell at Scottish League One side Stranraer and was signed on a one-year deal by Stair Park Manager Brian Reid on 17 July 2015.


Dale signed for Troon in February 2016 on a loan deal until the end of the season, when his contract with Stranraer expires.


Dale Keenan Wikipedia