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Keith Curle

Manchester City FC

3 appearances, 0 goals

P 3 W 1 D 2 L 0 F 3: A 2
*(actual F 1: A 0)
67% successful

1991-92

disciplined: 1
captain:
none
minutes played:
134

Profile

Full name Keith Curle

(*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)

Born 14 November 1963 in Bristol, Gloucestershire [registered in Bristol, December 1963].
Attended Chase Boys School, Mangotsfield
Married to Geraldine C. Sims, in Gloucestershire [registered in Sodbury, June 1984].
Height/Weight 6' 1", 12st. 12lbs [1999].

Source

Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [1999] & FindMyPast.com

Playing Career

Club(s) Started as an apprentice for Bristol Rovers FC, signing professional forms on 20 November 1981, he went on to play 32 league matches, scoring four times. Torquay United FC signed Curle on 4 November 1983 for £5,000. He scored five times in sixteen appearances, before he returned to the City side of Bristol before the seasons-end, on 3 March 1984 for £10,000.  A successful 121 league appearances, scoring only the once, saw him being sold to Reading FC on 23 October 1987 for £150,000, where he remained for a year. After forty league appearances, Curle signed for Wimbledon FC on 21 October 1988 for £½m. Three goals in 93 Premier League appearances followed before Curle became the most expensive defender when he signed for Manchester City FC for £2½ million on 14 August 1991. Curle remained at Maine Road for five years, playing 171 league appearances and scoring eleven times. He was then sold to Wolverhampton Wanderers FC for £650,000 on 2 August 1996. Another ten goals and another 150 league appearances followed, before Curle joined Sheffield United FC on a free transfer on 4 July 2000 as a player/coach (57 league appearances, one goal). He then joined Barnsley FC on 17 August 2002 for two months (eleven league appearances). Curle joined his final club, Mansfield Town AFC on 1 December 2002, where he remained as player/manager until he was sacked, December 2004, playing fourteen times in two years.
Club honours Associate Members cup winners 1983-84, Full Members Cup winners 1987-88;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [1999]

Management Career


Club(s)
League history
P 487 - W 179 - D 133 - L 176.
Mansfield Town FC as player-manager on 3 December 2002 until his sacking on December 2004 following allegations of bullying, Curle won the 'wrongful dismissal' case in August 2006. However, prior to that, he was appointed manager of Chester City FC in May 2005 until another sacking on February 2006.
Curle returned to coaching when he was appointed Head Coach at Torquay United FC on 8 February 2007 under Colin Lee, the Director of Football, it lasted until Torquay's relegation from the Football League in May 2007.
Curle then teamed up with Neil Warnock, becoming his coach at Crystal Palace FC from October 2007, then to Queen's Park Rangers FC from 1 March 2010. They were both sacked on 8 January 2012.
On 20 February, Curle returned to management when he was appointed at Notts County FC, he was sacked on 3 February 2013. He re-emerged as manager at Carlisle United FC on 19 September 2014, helping them to retain their Football League status. He announced his departure from United on 26 April 2018, effective at the end of the season. On 1 October, he was appointed manager of Northampton Town FC, and despite promotion, he was sacked on 10 February 2021 following a run of dismal results. Oldham Athletic FC then appointed Curle as manager on 8 March 2021.
Club honours Mansfield Town AFC 2002-04
Chester City FC 2005-06
Notts County FC 2012-13
League best: seventh in League One 2011-12;
 
Carlisle United FC 2014-21
Football League Two sixth place & play-off semi-finalists 2016-17; seventh place & play-off winners 2019-20;
FA Cup best: fourth round 2015-16, 2019-20;
 
Oldham Athletic AFC 2021

England Career

Player number 1042nd player to appear for England.
BME number The 25th BME player at Senior level.
Position(s) Central defender
First match No. 682, 29 April 1992, CIS 2 England 2, a friendly match at Central V.I. Lenin Stadium, Moskva, substitute (63), aged 28 years 167 days.
Last match No. 686, 11 June 1992, Denmark 0 England 0, a European Championship Finals group match at Malmö Stadion, Malmö, substituted (65), aged 28 years 210 days.
Major tournaments European Championship Finals 1992;
Team honours None
Individual honours England B (four appearances)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

As become a part of Neil Warnock's coaching staff, firstly at Crystal Palace in October 2007, and again at Queen's Park Rangers from March 2010. - various media

 

Keith Curle - Career Statistics
Squads Apps comp. apps Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
13 3 1 2 1 2 134 0 0 min 0 none one
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.

 

Keith Curle - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 0 1 1.50 1.00 75.0 +1
Neutral 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
All - White 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 1 2 1.00 0.667 66.7 +1

 

Keith Curle - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

ECP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
ECF 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
European Championship 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
Friendly 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 0 1 1.50 1.00 75.0 +1
All 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 1 2 1.00 0.667 66.7 +1

 

Keith Curle - Match Record - Tournament Matches
European Championship Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECF 1992 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
ECF All 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0

 

Keith Curle - Match History
 
 Club: Wimbledon F.C. - no full appearances

manager: Graham Taylor - three full appearances (134 min)x

Age 27
1 b 27 April 1991 - England 1 Iceland A 0, Vicarage Road Stadium, Watford Fr HW ▲sub ht ?
2 b 20 May 1991 - England 2 Switzerland 0, Bescot Stadium, Walsall Fr HW ▲sub 89 ?
674 1 June 1991 - Australia 0 England 1, Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney tour AW injured
squad member
675 3 June 1991 - New Zealand 0 England 1, Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland AW
675 8 June 1991 - New Zealand 0 England 2, Athletic Park, Wellington AW
676 12 June 1991 - Malaysia 2 England 4, Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur AW

 Club: Manchester City F.C. - three full appearances (134 min)  

677 11 September 1991 - England 0 Germany 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HL squad/
unused
?
  

Age 28
  
3 b 18 December 1991 - Spain Olympic 0 England 1, Castellón Fr HW Start ?
4 b 18 February 1992 - England 3 France 0, Rangers Stadium, Shepherd's Bush Fr HW Start ?
680 19 February 1992 - England 2 France 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HW squad/
unused
?
  
1 682 29 April 1992 - CIS 2 England 2, Central V.I. Lenin Stadium, Moskva (⮀2-1) Fr AD ▲sub 63 ?
2 683 12 May 1992 - Hungary 0 England 1, Népstadion, Budapest (⮀0-0) Fr AW Start ht ?
684 17 May 1992 - England 1 Brazil 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD squad member
Graham Taylor selected 28 players for the game with Brazil at Wembley on May 17, plus four on standby.. On the day following the 1-1 draw with Brazil, Taylor announced his 20-man squad, thirteen days ahead of the deadline, that list excluded Keith Curle. However, following the Finland match, he was recalled to replace the injured Gary Stevens.
  
3 686 11 June 1992 - Denmark 0 England 0, Malmö Stadion, Malmö (⮀0-0) ECF ND Start 62 2
687 14 June 1992 - France 0 England 0, Malmö Stadion, Malmöt ND unused sub
688 17 June 1992 - Sweden 2 England 1, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna AL unused sub
  

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