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 Roy KEANE 1998-2000 
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Name: Roy Maurice Keane

Nickname: "Keano"


Country: :IRL: Ireland
Club: Manchester United
Position: *DMF, CMF
Side: RF/BS
Age: 27-29 years (10/08/1971)

Height: 180 cm
Weight: 77 kg

Attack: 75
Defence: 78
Balance: 87
Stamina: 96
Top Speed: 78
Acceleration: 83
Response: 90
Agility: 78
Dribble Accuracy: 78
Dribble Speed: 80
Short Pass Accuracy: 83
Short Pass Speed: 85
Long Pass Accuracy: 79
Long Pass Speed: 81
Shot Accuracy: 73
Shot Power: 86
Shot Technique: 74
Free Kick Accuracy: 67
Curling: 69
Header: 86
Jump: 83
Technique: 81
Aggression: 80
Mentality: 98
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 93

Injury Tolerance: A
Condition: 8
Weak Foot Accuracy: 4
Weak Foot Frequency: 4
Consistency: 8
Growth type: Standard/Lasting

S01 - Marauding
S09 - Covering
P08 - Box to Box
P12 - Enforcer

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Reaction - Covering - Centre

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Balanced


Roy Keane was a captain of Manchester United and a driving force behind much of their success. He led and inspired the treble-winning side of 1998-1999.

Roy Keane was born in Mayfield, Cork, in 1971. Born into a sporting family, Roy boxed and ran as well as played football. It was at football that he excelled, despite his diminutive stature. His first senior club was Cobh Ramblers in County Cork. During his time at Cobh Ramblers, Keane was invited for a trial at Nottingham Forest. He ended up playing for Brian Clough at Nottingham Forest for three seasons, until the club was relegated in 1993. After almost going to Blackburn Rovers, Keane then signed for Manchester United. The £3.75m transfer fee was a British record at the time.

In 1992-1993, MU won the League title for the first time in twenty-six years. The club captain, Bryan Robson, was coming to the end of his career and Keane proved an excellent replacement. In his first season, when Manchester United won a League and Cup double, Keane played fifty-four games and scored eight goals. He went on to play for the club for thirteen seasons, making four hundred and eighty appearances and scoring fifty-one goals. Manchester United won more trophies in these years than in any other similar period in their history. In 1997, Keane became club captain on the retirement of Eric Cantona.

Keane played in the centre of midfield. He would move from penalty area to penalty area, protecting the defence or supporting the attack. He was a strong tackler and a good distributor of the ball. He had a sound sense of the tempo of a game, knowing when to quicken and when to slow-down. Keane was physically and mentally very strong. He was fully committed to Manchester United and believed in maximum effort in every game. He was never over-awed by the opposition and would always match any aggression. He had a fierce determination to win and expected his colleagues to have the same. Sometimes his single-mindedness and aggression went too far. Keane was sent-off on various occasions.

Although he was a public figure, he preferred privacy to celebrity. He enjoyed drinking with friends and colleagues. Deeply ingrained was a refusal to be bullied or intimidated whatever the circumstances. All of this would occasionally combine in an explosive mix.

Keane played sixty-six times for the Republic of Ireland. He was sent home from the World Cup in 2002 after being outspoken about facilities and preparation. Keane left Manchester United in 2005-2006. In a difficult season, he was fiercely critical of some of his colleagues. With his career approaching its end anyway, Sir Alex Ferguson felt it was time for him to leave. He played a few games for Celtic and then retired. In retirement he managed Sunderland between 2006 and 2008 and Ipswich Town from 2009.

Sir Alex Ferguson believes Roy Keane to have been one of his most influential players. His contribution to certain games (against Juventus in Turin in 1999, for example) was colossal. As a captain, he encouraged, cajoled, and led by example. Among Manchester United supporters, he remains a favourite.

Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:21 pm

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I never understood why Roy doesnt have 99 in mentality. I never seen a player who fights more than him in his prime (his match vs Juventus in the Champions League 98/99, for example). If Obdulio Varela can, why not him?

Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:22 pm
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Albiceleste wrote:
I never understood why Roy doesnt have 99 in mentality. I never seen a player who fights more than him in his prime (his match vs Juventus in the Champions League 98/99, for example). If Obdulio Varela can, why not him?

It is difficult to know, with that STA and that high level of MEN, he would never tire, he would run the whole game from top to bottom, you have to be cautious since those two skills help each other.

Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:11 pm
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Yes, maybe you are right. I didn't put attention on that. Varela has 99 in mentality but much lower stamina. Thanks for your answer.

Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:10 pm
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