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Eric Keen

Derby County FC

4 appearances, 0 goals

P 4 W 3 D 0 L 1 F 14: A 6
75% successful

1932-36

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
360

Profile

Full name Errington Ridley Liddell Keen
Born 4 September 1910 in Walker, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland [registered in Tynemouth, September 2010].

Census Notes

According to the 1911 census, Errington was the youngest of two children to Errington and Elizabeth. They live at 48 Sidney Road in Tranmere, Birkenhead. His father was a rivetter.

According to the 1939 register, Errington, a professional footballer and builders clerk, is married to Ethel, and they live at 10 Red Hill Avenue in the Redhill area of Hereford. They live their two children (records blocked), and his widowed mother-in-law, Agnes Pairman. 
Married to Ethel Pairman (b.30 March 1905) [registered in Derby, Derbyshire, March 1931]. Two children, Errington (b.1931) and Murray (b.1937). By 1938, the family were living at Kendon Avenue in the Sunny Hill area of Derby.
Died July 1984 in Fulham, aged 73 years nk days [registered in Fulham, July 1984].
Height/Weight 5' 8", 9st. 9lbs. [1928], 10st. 6lbs [1930 & 1937].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football in Newcastle before playing with Nun's Moor FC of the Northern Amateur League. Joined Newcastle Swifts FC in 1926 and Newcastle United FC in September 1927. Played only once in the League, 18 October 1930, against Derby County FC. He later joined County on 12 December 1930 in a swap deal involving Harry Bedford, and played in 219 league appearances, scoring four times. Signed by Billy Walker for the newly-formed Chelmsford City FC on 14 May 1938 and onto Hereford United FC on 11 July 1939 as player-manager. Guested for Everton FC in 1941-42, then Liverpool FC in late 1942 and Millwall FC in January 1943 during the war, where he was also stationed in India as an Army Physical Training instructor. Joined Lincoln City FC on 8 November 1945, and then, the following month, he was at Leeds United AFC on 20 December 1945 and then Bacup Borough in the Lancashire Combination in July 1946.
Club honours Football League Division One runners-up 1935-36,
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Managerial Career

Club(s)

Keen was appointed player-manager of Southern League's newest club, Hereford United FC, on 11 July 1939 and 1940. Keen managed Egypt between November 1947 and 1948, and was in charge at the 1948 Summer Olympics. He later managed IFK Norrkøping and Beşiktaş between 1949 and 1950.

England Career

Player number 577th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-half
First match No. 184, 7 December 1932, England 4 Austria 3, a friendly match at Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, Fulham, London, aged 22 years 94 days.
Last match No. 207, 2 December 1936, England 6 Hungary 2, a friendly match at Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London, aged 26 years 89 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1936-37;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Began a tea merchant business with a relative in February 1936, but was dissolved on 16 October 1937 with a 518 1s. 11d. deficiency. Later coached in Hong Kong. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.148-9.

 

Eric Keen - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
8 4 2 360 0 0 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Eric Keen - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 3 0 0 13 4 +9 0 0 4.333 1.333 100.0 +3
Away 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All 4 3 0 1 14 6 +8 0 0 3.50 1.50 75.0 +2

 

Eric Keen - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1 0 0 2.00 1.50 50.0 =0
Friendly 2 2 0 0 10 3 +7 0 0 5.00 1.50 100.0 +2
All 4 3 0 1 14 6 +8 0 0 3.50 1.50 75.0 +2

 

Eric Keen - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1936-37 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1 0 0 2.00 1.50 50.0 =0
BC All 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1 0 0 2.00 1.50 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1 0 0 2.00 1.50 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1 0 0 2.00 1.50 50.0 =0


Eric Keen
- Match History

 Club: Derby County F.C. - four full appearances (360 min)

Coach: F.A. International Selection Committee - four full appearances (360 min)x


Age 22
183 16 November 1932 - Wales 0 England 0, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AD reserve
1 184 7 December 1932 - England 4 Austria 3, Stamford Bridge, Fulham Fr HW Start lh
   

Age 23
191 14 April 1934 - England 3 Scotland 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW reserve
   

Age 25
200 4 December 1935 - England 3 Germany 0, White Hart Lane, Tottenham Fr HW reserve
201 5 February 1936 - England 1 Wales 2, Molineux, Wolverhampton BC HL reserve
   

Age 26
2 205 17 October 1936 - Wales 2 England 1, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AL Start lh
3 206 18 November 1936 - England 3 Ireland 1, Victoria Ground, Stoke-on-Trent BC HW Start lh
4 207 2 December 1936 - England 6 Hungary 2, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW Start lh
   

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