On this page you’ll find all merchandize cards from Roy Keane that were published in 1996 / 1997 and that I actually own. I don’t copy & paste pictures from all around the internet. So chances are that these aren’t all cards available. If you like to suggest one or more cards for me to complete my collection, just give me a hint in the commentary section on this page. Thanks in advance!

Roy Keane cards 1996-1997
Promatch         [Card no.] 115         [19]96
Roy Keane         Man. Utd.
Date of birth     10.08.71

Game of Ability

  • Heading         77%
  • Speed         84%
  • Temperament         43%
  • Positioning         86%
  • Stamina         96%

Fiery is the best way to describe the unpredictable temperament of this Irish midfielder. After Brian Clough signed him from Cobh Ramblers for £20,000, Nottingham Forest had one of the all-time great football bargains. He later moved to Old Trafford where Paul Ince and he made the centre park their own.

His reward for displaying such form was an international call up from Jack Charlton’s Republic of Ireland, where he guided them to qualification to USA ’94.

Roy Keane cards 1996-1997
Merlin Collections         [Card no.] 091 of 161
Merlin’s Premier Gold         Roy Keane         Midfield

  • Place of Birth     Cork, Rep. Ireland
  • Date of Birth     10/08/71
  • Height     1.78m
  • Weight     71kg

Ball-winning midfielder with a tough tackle and a fiery temper… Always on hand to score, as he showed against Newcastle in the Charity Shield… Vital member of Ireland’s 1994 World Cup team.

95/96 Career
Year 1993 Country Rep. Ireland Apps. 29 205
Fee £3,750,000 Caps 30 Goals 6 35
From Nottingham Forest Goals 1 Assists 5 30
Clubs 1 2

Creativity 4/5         Tackling 5/5         Ball Skills 3/5         Shot 4/5

futera         [Card no.] 17
Roy Keane
        Midfielder         Manchester United

  • DOB: 10.8.1971         Midfielder
  • Season 95/96:     Apps: 38 (1)     Goals: 6         substitute apps in parenthesis

Alex Ferguson called him the best midfielder in Britain and few would disagree. Opposition midfielders rarely get the better of the combative Irishman who signed for a then record £3.75 million from Nottingham Forest in 1993.

futera         [Card no.] 63
Roy Keane
Born: 10.8.71
143 career apps         18 goals         As at 1.3.97

Whilst Boom Boom Keano is still only 25, he is regarded as a wise old head in United’s fresh young line-up. He has his own particular brand of muscular midfield play and likes to attack from deep positions. He has been described by Schmeichel as the most influential player in the squad.

futera         [Card no.] 78
roy keane         Portraits

Roy Keane is an astonishing player who has more fight, spirit, commitment and drive in his little toe than most teams have in their First Eleven. These very qualities however, have sometimes put him on the wrong side of the referee. But in Roy, United have a player who gives 100% without exception.

futera     fans selection         [Card no.] 22
The Team         Roy Keane

Visiting teams get no peace at Old Trafford with the twin terriers Keane and Butt snapping at their ankles and the question must be asked whether there is a better midfield player in Britain than Irishman Keane. Last season was his best yet in a United shirt as he brought real maturity to his game.


  • D.O.B.: 10 August 1971
  • Nationality: Irish
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Appearances: 151 (8)
  • Goals: 19

futera     fans selection         [Card no.] 73
Dream Team         Roy Keane

Full marks to Roy Keane for not changing his natural game to comply with the modern rule changes which threaten to take the crunching tackle out of football.

True, he sometimes steps over the thin line that divided hard but fair tackles from reckless ones, but ask him to hang fire and he would be a lesser player.

futera         [Card no.] 97
1996 / 97 Team Photo         Manchester United

  • Oldest player – Raimond Van der Gouw (34)
  • Youngest player – Phil Neville (20)
  • Longest serving player – Brian McClair: signed 1 July 1987
  • Latest signing – Jordi Cruyff: signed 26 July 1996
  • Back Row: Phil Neville, Brian McClair, John O’Kane, Andy Cole, Chris Casper, David May, David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Roy Keane, Gary Neville
  • Middle Row: Albert Morgan (kit manager), Jordi Cruyff, Pat McGibbon, Gary Pallister, Raimond Van der Gouw, Peter Schmeichel, Kevin Pilkington, Ronny Johnson, Simon Davies, Lee Sharpe, (now Leeds United), David Fevre (physio)
  • Front Row: Terry Cooke, Karel Poborsky, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Eric Cantona, Alex Ferguson (manager), Brian Kidd (assistant manager), Nicky Butt, Denis Irwin, Ben Thornley, Paul Scholes

futera     fans selection         [Card no.] SE5
Roy Keane

Keane was arguably United’s star player last term. Always in the thick of the action, he is versatile enough to play in the back four if needed and his penetrating runs towards goal are becoming an ever more regular sight.


  • Nationality: Irish
  • Height: 5ft 10ins [1.78m]
  • Weight: 11stone 1lb [70kg]

futera         RED HOT!         [Card no.] RH5
Roy Keane

  • GOLD CARD         -,— of 7,500         PROMOTIONAL CARD ONLY
  • BRONZE CARD         –,— of 11,250         PROMOTIONAL CARD ONLY
  • SILVER CARD         012,377 of 15,000

Ex-amateur boxer and midfield battler par excellence, Keane attracts a fair amount of attention and yellow cards. But there’s not a manager in the Premiership who would turn down his brand of fighting play. It’s rare that you see the man of Cork lose possession on the pitch.

Roy Keane cards 1996-1997
Philip Neill Collectables
SUPER REDS         Number seventeen in a set of eighteen trading cards

Roy Keane

  • Place of birth: Cork, Irish Republic
  • Date of birth: 10th August 1971
  • Position: Midfield
  • Previous club: Nottingham Forest

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