October 10, 1971

Roy Keane, Ireland’s biggest football star to date, was born on this day in 1971 in Cork. Keane played for Cobh Ramblers, Nottingham Forest and Manchester United during his career. He ended his career in 2006 while playing for Glasgow Celtic. Keane had a long run representing the Republic of Ireland team, both playing and as their captain for almost 14 years. He played in the 1994 FIFA World Cup, but was sent home during the 2002 World Cup due to a quarrel he had with his manager. Keane tried his hand at managing after retiring from football. In 2009 he became manager of Ipswich Town, but the club fired him in 2011 after the team finished 19th in the league.

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