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William Keech

Full name: William Keech
Birthdate: 22.02.1872
Birthplace: Irthlingborough, Northants
Position: Centre-forward
Joined from: Blackpool
Signed by: William Clark
Nationality: England
First game: Walsall, 26.02.1898
Last game: Gainsborough Trinity, 08.10.1898
Games: 15
Goals: 5
Player Profile

The Irthlingborough-born striker made his Leicester debut in an away match at Walsall in February 1898 - just days after notching a hat-trick in a friendly clash against local rivals Loughborough.

His performance was good enough to keep a starting role for the remainder of the season and the start of the following term, too, but Keech soon lost his place, and swiftly moved on in search of first-team football.

He scored five goals in 15 appearances for the club, a return of a goal every three games, that was not enough to maintain his starting role and he made the short trip to play for Loughborough, obviously taken by his friendly hat-trick performance.

Moves to Queens Park Rangers, Brentford and Kensall Rise United followed before he called time on his playing career.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
1897-98Division Two (old)93--------93
1897_1088_
1898-99Division Two (old)62--------62
1898_1088_
Total155--------15 5
_1088_

Appearances

DateResultOppositionCompetitionStartSubGoals
1 26.02.1898 1 - 2 Walsall (A) Division Two (old)
2 05.03.1898 4 - 1 Lincoln City (A) Division Two (old) 1
3 12.03.1898 1 - 1 Burton Swifts (H) Division Two (old)
4 26.03.1898 2 - 0 Birmingham City (H) Division Two (old) 1
5 02.04.1898 0 - 0 Manchester City (H) Division Two (old)
6 08.04.1898 1 - 0 Luton Town (A) Division Two (old)
7 09.04.1898 1 - 1 Newcastle United (H) Division Two (old)
8 11.04.1898 1 - 0 Grimsby Town (H) Division Two (old)
9 16.04.1898 3 - 1 Gainsborough Trinity (H) Division Two (old) 1
10 10.09.1898 0 - 4 Arsenal (A) Division Two (old)
11 17.09.1898 1 - 1 Luton Town (H) Division Two (old)
12 24.09.1898 4 - 3 Barnsley (A) Division Two (old) 2
13 26.09.1898 1 - 1 Walsall (A) Division Two (old)
14 01.10.1898 0 - 3 Darwen (A) Division Two (old)
15 08.10.1898 1 - 0 Gainsborough Trinity (H) Division Two (old)

Transfers

Club Fee Date
IN  Blackpool Unknown February 1898
OUT  Loughborough Unknown February 1899
Player 541 of 1145 ordered a-z

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