On this page you’ll find all merchandize cards from Roy Keane that were published in 1997 / 1998 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 74%
- Speed 83%
- Temperament 62%
- Positioning 80%
- Stamina 95%
COMPETITION ’98 (see leaflet for prizes)
Q. Who Said – Which international striker said ‘Moving from Wales to Italy is like going to a different country’?
Answer to card no S3 / 155 is Brian Clough
The hot-headed Irishman has calmed down over recent seasons, perhaps because he sees himself as one of the older and more experienced members of the squad. This coincides with his promotion to captain of both club and country.
Roy was signed from Nottingham Forest, although as a youngster in Ireland he always supported United*. In the past few years, he has broken the shackles from his defence minded role, and has taken numerous opportunities to get forward and join the front men, often scoring goals.
Unfortunately, Roy was injured in the early part of 97/98 and looks likely to miss the rest of the season.
* That’s not true. In his autobiography, Roy said that he supported Tottenham Hotspur as a youngster because basically everybody in Ireland was supporting Manchester United or Liverpool, so he didn’t want to support a club that everyone else supported.
- Place of Birth Cork
- Date of Birth 10-8-71
- Height 1.78m
- Weight 71kg
Country Rep. of Ireland Caps 32 Goals 1
Career Record Apps 205 Goals 35
Most Recent Transfer
Year 1993 Fee £3.75m From Notts. Forest
96/97 League Record
Apps 21 Goals 2
- Apps / Goals: 162(8) / 21 to 2/98
- Position: Midfielder
- Born: Cork, Southern Ireland 10/8/71
- HT: 5’10” [1.78m] WT: 12.10 [81kg]
United honours: CS ’93 & ’97 ● PL ’94, ’96 & ’97 ● FAC ’94 & ’96
On the Irishman’s signing of a new contract, Ferguson said of Keane: “I believe we have secured the heart of Manchester United for the next four years. I wouldn’t swap him for anyone.” An inspirational figure with his up-and-at-’em approach, in football speak he has a good “engine”.
- Date signed July 19th 1993
- Fee £3,750,000
- From Nottingham Forest
- League debut August 15th 1993 against Norwich City
- Other clubs Cobh Ramblers
- Nationality Irish
- International debut May 22nd 1991 versus Chile
CAREER RECORD to 2/98
|MANCHESTER UTD||date signed||22/7/93||fee||3.75m|
|Premier League||games||116 (5)||goals||17|
|League Cup||games||9 (2)||goals||0|
|FA Cup||games||22 (1)||goals||1|
|NOTTINGHAM FOREST||date signed||12/6/90||fee||£10,000|
|Premier / Football League||games||114||goals||22|
Keane’s season was prematurely ended when a knee ligament injury sustained at Elland Road [against Leeds United, and esp. Alf-Inge Håland] forced him onto the sidelines. The season had started brightly for him, too. The natural successor to Cantona, he became the 27th club captain and was voted Man of the Match in the Charity Shield win over Chelsea.
In 1997 following the shock resignation of Eric Cantona, the feisty Irishman Roy Keane assumed the coveted mantle of captain during the tour of South East Asia. One of the best midfielders in Europe he was only 25 when bestowed with the role. However within weeks, injury was to deprive him of the pitch and it was the Great Dane goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel who took the reins, bringing a wealth of experience and maturity to guide United through the Premiership and its most exciting Europe campaign in two decades.
This card, one of only 2500, is available only with the official Futera Manchester United 1998 Limited Edition Binder of which only 2,500 have been produced for public release
- Midfielder 1993-
- Born 10th August 1971 Apps 170 Goals 21
- Republic of Ireland caps 34 (to Oct 1997)
The captain’s armband passed to Irishman Roy Keane, a driving force behind the Reds following his arrival from Nottingham Forest for £3.75 million in 1993, at the start of the 1997/98 season, with the departure of Eric Cantona. An injury sustained in September 1997 brought a premature halt to his captain’s duties.