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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
    Season 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

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

    Club Fee Date
    IN  Blackpool Unknown February 1898
    OUT  Loughborough Unknown February 1899
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