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Martin Keown

Full name: Martin Raymond Keown
Birthdate: 24.07.1966
Birthplace: Oxford
Position: Centre-back
Joined from: Arsenal
Signed by: Micky Adams
Nationality: England
First game: West Ham United, 07.08.2004
Last game: Preston North End, 15.01.2005
Games: 18 (17 starts + 1 subs)
Goals: 0
Player Profile

An England international and a mainstay with Arsenal for more than a decade, Keown came to Leicester in his twilight years, signed on a free transfer by Micky Adams to add some experience to City's defence as they looked to bounce back to the top flight following relegation the previous term.

He initially did what was expected of him but Leicester failed in their quest for promotion. Keown became the club’s oldest-ever debutant at just over 38 years of age but a big fall-out with Adams cost him his place in the team. The incoming Dave Bassett brought Keown back into the fray before Craig Levein moved him on to Reading, where he finished his career.

Keown started his career at Highbury but it was only in his second spell where he really enjoyed big success via spells with Brighton, on loan, Aston Villa and Everton. He returned to North London in 1993 and went on to win three Premiership winners’ medals, three FA Cup medals and 43 full England caps amongst other accolades.

He called time on his Gunners career in 2004 as a substitute in Arsenal’s final match of their unbeaten season, ironically against a relegated Leicester side who he would join-up with the following season.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
2004-05Championship17-1-------18-
2004_158_
Total17-1-------18 -
_158_

Appearances

DateResultOppositionCompetitionStartSubGoals
1 07.08.2004 0 - 0 West Ham United (H) Championship
2 11.08.2004 2 - 1 Derby County (A) Championship
3 14.08.2004 0 - 2 Millwall (A) Championship
4 21.08.2004 0 - 1 Watford (H) Championship
5 28.08.2004 1 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) Championship
6 11.09.2004 2 - 0 Rotherham United (A) Championship
7 14.09.2004 3 - 2 Sheffield United (H) Championship
8 18.09.2004 0 - 0 Burnley (H) Championship
9 25.09.2004 2 - 3 Queens Park Rangers (A) Championship
10 16.10.2004 1 - 1 Coventry City (A) Championship
11 19.10.2004 2 - 2 Ipswich Town (H) Championship
12 23.10.2004 1 - 1 Stoke City (H) Championship
13 20.11.2004 0 - 0 Wigan Athletic (A) Championship
14 17.12.2004 1 - 1 Nottingham Forest (A) Championship
15 26.12.2004 0 - 1 Rotherham United (H) Championship
16 03.01.2005 1 - 0 Queens Park Rangers (H) Championship
17 08.01.2005 2 - 2 Blackpool (H) FA Cup 3
18 15.01.2005 1 - 1 Preston North End (A) Championship

Transfers

Club Fee Date
IN  Arsenal Free 20.07.2004
OUT  Reading Free 28.01.2005
Player 554 of 1145 ordered a-z

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