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Timeline: Roy Keane

Roy Keane


Born 10 August in Cork, Ireland


Roy Keane moves to Nottingham Forest from Irish side Cobh Ramblers. During his time at the Ramblers he scored 22 goals in 114 league games.


Keane began his Ireland career in a 1-1 draw with Chile and went on to win 65 caps scoring nine goals


Keane moves from Forest to Manchester United for a then record transfer fee of £3.75m


The midfielder was part of Ireland's famous 1-0 victory over Italy at USA '94 as Ireland reached the second round


Manchester United win the double


Keane is suspended from the Champions League final but United still win the treble


Keane is sent home from the World Cup after falling out with the coach Mick McCarthy


He lifts his last trophy with Manchester United at the 2005 FA Cup final. In September he breaks a bone in his foot, and two months later he leaves Manchester United after 12 years. During his time there he won seven league cups and three FA cups

January 2006

Signs a 18-month contract and a fulfils a childhood dream to play for Celtic. He plays 13 games and wins the SPL title

June 2006

Keane announces his retirement due to a long-term hip injury

August 2006

Keane becomes manager of Sunderland. The team are near the bottom of the Championship.

December 2008

Keane resigns as the manager of Sunderland. The club were struggling in 18th place in the Premier League at the time. Keane did lead the team to promotion from the Championship in May 2007.

April 2009

Keane takes over as the new manager of Ipswich Town.