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!
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.
- 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.
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Creativity 4/5 Tackling 5/5 Ball Skills 3/5 Shot 4/5
- 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
- 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
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]
- 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.
- Place of birth: Cork, Irish Republic
- Date of birth: 10th August 1971
- Position: Midfield
- Previous club: Nottingham Forest