Former iconic Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane is considered one of the most aggressive and confrontational football players in history. He is also called “legend” by the Manchester United fans as he spent more than a decade playing for the English football club. The Irish former footballer was part of the red devil squad that has won their only treble. He has also played for many other football clubs like Nottingham Forest and the Celtic football club. After he retired from professional football, Keane is currently working as a football pundit on different television channels.
He could play excellently as a central midfielder in his old days, but he was more comfortable playing as a defensive midfielder. Keane has also made many appearances for his national football team after making his international football debut back in 1991. Footballer Roy has won many major trophies like the intercontinental Cup and the UEFA champions’ league playing for the red devils. This biography on former Manchester United’s Iconic midfielder Roy Keane covers some of the important moments from his early life till date.
Roy Keane: Quick Facts
|Full name||Roy Keane|
|Nickname||Also nicknamed “Keano” by his teammates in his old playing days|
|Date of birth||10-08-1971|
|Father’s name||Maurice Keane|
|Mother’s name||Marie Keane|
|Siblings||One sister and three brothers|
|Brother’s/Sister’s name||Sister whose name is Hilary Keane and brothers whose names are Patrick Keane, Johnson Keane, and Denis Keane|
|Height||5.10 feet (1.79 m)|
|Weight||80 Kg or 176 pound|
|Body measurement||Under Review|
|Body type||Athletic body|
|Eye color||Green color|
|Hair color||Brown color|
|Shoe size||12 (US)|
|Wife/girlfriend/ex-wife||Wife whose name is Theresa Doyle|
|Children||One son and four daughters|
|Children name||Son whose name is Aidan Keane and daughters whose names are Alanna Keane, Shannon Keane, Leah Keane and Garage Keane|
|Net worth||Around 55 million dollars|
|Salary||Retired professional footballer|
|Playing position||Central midfielder and central defensive midfielder|
|Social media presence||Facebook, Instagram and Twitter|
|Source of Income||Football Club salary and additional bonuses, endorsement, sponsorship and merchandise|
|Last Updated||February 2022|
Welsh international former footballer Roy Keane was born to their father, Maurice Keane and mother, Marie Keane. Keane’s father did not have a good job, so he did not have an easy time supporting his family. He was born to a sports lover family in a city in Ireland called Cork. He also has a sister and three brothers as his siblings apart from him in his family. Roy Keane’s sister’s name is Hilary Keane, and his three brothers are Patrick Keane, Johnson Keane, and Denis Keane. Roy Keane’s family was a fan of boxing and football.
So he initially played boxing while he was still a kid. Keane even won many junior-level belts while playing boxing as a kid. He was later interested in playing football with his brother and school friends while growing up. He initially played for the “B” team of the Rockmount football club in his early youth career. Many football clubs rejected him, stating he was too small for his age. The talented child was however given a chance by the Irish football club Cobh Ramblers football club after impressing the coach of the senior team.
Roy Keane Age, height, weight, and body measurement
The UEFA champions’ league winner, former Irish midfielder was born on 10-08-1971, making him 50 years old. (As per 2021) He follows Christianity as the religion and his Zodiac (horoscope) sign is Leo. He is also well renowned with the nickname “Keano” by his fans worldwide.
Footballer Keane has an athletic body, and he stands 5.10 feet tall. He has evenly matched weight as the former football manager weighs around 176 pounds (80 kilograms). The intercontinental Cup winner former Irish midfielder, has green eyes and brown hair. He takes very care of his body, training, and diet even though he is retired from professional football. Roy Keane uses shoe size of 12 (US). Currently, we do not have any information about his body measurement. We will update the information soon.
Roy Keane Salary and Net worth
According to multiple sources, Roy Keane is worth around 55 million dollars to date. He has played for many other football clubs like Nottingham Forest and the Celtic football club. His current net worth is due to the salary, bonuses, and other merchandise deals during his old playing days. He has made 64 appearances for his national team after making his international football debut in 1991.
So, Keane has also earned a significant salary playing for his national team in the past. Manchester United signed him at an early age where he earned a signing bonus and salary according to his contract. He has also worked as the manager for different football clubs in the past. Roy Keane has also worked as a football analyst on different television channels from which also he has made his earnings. This makes him one of the richest former Irish football player and manager. He also owns multiple extraordinary cars in his collection, such as Audi and Range Rover.
Who is Roy Keane wife?| Son, Daughter
The former Scottish premier league winner is married to a woman he had known for a long time. Her name is Theresa Doyle and she is also from Ireland. The couple have known each other while Keane was still playing for Nottingham forest. They are also five children, one of which is a son and the other four are daughters.
His son’s name is Aidan Keane and his daughter’s names are Alanna Keane, Shannon Keane, Leah Keane and Garage Keane . He is a family man often seen spending his time with his children, grandchildren, and wife. The Irish former international football player maintains his physical body with regular exercises and fitness training. Footballer Keane is regarded as one of the iconic midfielders in English premier league history, earning him huge followings on his social media accounts.
Roy Keane and Haaland incident
The PFA player’s player of the year award winner, the former red devil football player has been through many controversies in his professional football career. Roy Keane is also known for his dirty foul on former Norwegian striker Alf-Inge Haaland.
In a Manchester-derby football match in 2001, Haaland was tackled by Keane which made the striker injured. Keane himself said that he did it on purpose and does not regret it. Keane was initially suspended for three matches. However, the football authorities made a serious investigation and he was later fined around 200k dollars fine and five more games suspension.
Style of play and playing position
Roy Keane is a legendary footballer with beautiful trophy collections throughout his career. His consistency, pinpoint tackles, and crucial interceptions in his old playing days makes him one of the best former defensive midfielders in this sport. The former Irish manager was a leader for his team while playing for Manchester United.
Roy has won several major trophies like the English premier league title, Intercontinental Cup and UEFA champions’ league in his career playing for red devils. He has played mostly as a central midfielder, and sometimes as a central defensive midfielder in his professional football career. Keane is famous as one of the aggressive and confrontational midfielder in football.
Roy Keane Instagram, Twitter
Roy Keane is also quite active on social media like Instagram and Facebook. The former Irish football manager updates the fans about the game schedule and announcements. Likewise, Roy posts pictures of his vacations in different places with his children, grandchildren, and wife.
Facebook: 18.5k followers
Instagram: 2 million followers
Twitter: 55.6k followers
FIFA 22 rating
Roy Keane is a retired professional footballer. He has an overall rating of 88 in FIFA 22 prime icon game. Keane is given his favorite central midfielder position in FIFA 22. Being a midfielder, he has the highest physical and defence out of other attributes. He has the highest 88 rating for physical and the lowest 72 rating for shooting. His individual FIFA 22 icon card rating for different attributes are:
- Pace: 74
- Shooting: 72
- Passing: 84
- Dribbling: 78
- Defense: 85
- Physical: 88
- Born to a sports lover family, Keane also enjoyed other sports like boxing in his childhood days.
- Many youth football clubs initially rejected Roy Keane, stating he was too small for his age.
- However impressed by his determination, he was given a chance to play for the “B” team of the Rockmount football club.
Professional career (Playing from 1990-2014)
- Roy Keane played 23 matches for the Cobh Ramblers football club where he scored only one goal.
- He was sold to Nottingham Forest football club for around 50k dollars in the early 1990.
- The Irish midfielder played 114 matches for the English football club and scored 22 goals in return.
- After Sir Alex Ferguson was impressed by the Irish footballer, Roy Keane was sold to Manchester United for around 4 million dollars.
- Keane stayed with the red devils for 12 seasons where he made 326 appearances and scored 33 goals in the meantime.
- He also played one season with Celtic football club where he scored just one goal.
- The former Irish central midfielder has played 67 matches for his national football team and has scored 9 goals.
Trophies and titles:
- Full Member’s Cup winner with Nottingham forest
- Seven times English premier league title winner with Manchester United
- UEFA champions’ League winner with Manchester United
- Intercontinental Cup winner with Manchester United
- Four times FA Cup winner with Manchester United
- Four times FA community shield winner with Manchester United
- Scottish premier league and Scottish Cup winner with Celtic