Roy Keane

1971 - Today

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Roy Maurice Keane (born 10 August 1971) is an Irish football pundit, manager, and former professional player. He is the joint most successful Irish footballer of all time, having won 19 major trophies in his club career, 17 of which came during his time at English club Manchester United. Regarded as one of the best midfielders of his generation, he was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100 list of the world's greatest living players in 2004. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roy Keane has received more than 6,630,871 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Roy Keane is the 1,042nd most popular soccer player (down from 964th in 2019), the 126th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 116th in 2019) and the most popular Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Roy Keane ranks 1,042 out of 16,880Before him are Kozo Arai, Shunsuke Nakamura, Pierre van Hooijdonk, Didier Six, Mario Evaristo, and Baltazar Maria de Morais Júnior. After him are Mário Jardel, Pietro Vierchowod, Takeo Takahashi, Michael Carrick, Néstor Combin, and Silvio Marzolini.

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Among people born in 1971, Roy Keane ranks 72Before him are Francesco Toldo, Damian Lewis, Chris Tucker, David Arquette, Oliver Riedel, and Sandra Oh. After him are Jennifer Lee, Sean Astin, Paul van Dyk, Matthew Vaughn, Demetrio Albertini, and Zlatko Zahovič.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Roy Keane ranks 126 out of 501Before him are Liam Cunningham (1961), Peter Brown (1935), John Millington Synge (1871), Andrew Graham (1815), Dan O'Herlihy (1919), and William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne (1737). After him are Charles Villiers Stanford (1852), Arthur Griffith (1871), John Boland (1870), Douglas Hyde (1860), Cecil Day-Lewis (1904), and Eddie Jordan (1948).


Among soccer players born in Ireland, Roy Keane ranks 1After him are Robbie Keane (1980), Arthur Johnson (1879), Willoughby Hamilton (1864), Denis Irwin (1965), John O'Shea (1981), Billy Whelan (1935), Patrick O'Connell (1887), Liam Brady (1956), Tony Dunne (1941), Caoimhín Kelleher (1998), and John McKenna (1855).