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Eric Keen
Personal information
Full name Errington Ridley Liddell Keen
Date of birth 4 October 1910(1910-10-04)
Place of birth Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Date of death July 1984 (aged 73)
Place of death Fulham, England
Playing position Left half
Youth career
Newcastle Schools
Nun's Moor
Newcastle Swifts
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1926–1930 Newcastle United 1 (0)
1930–1938 Derby County 219 (4)
1938–1939 Chelmsford City ? (?)
1939–1940 Hereford United ? (?)
Leeds United ? (?)
Bacup Borough ? (?)
Total 220 (4)
National team
1932–1936 England 4 (0)
Teams managed
1939–1940 Hereford United
1947–1948 Egypt
1949 IFK Norrköping
1949–1950 Beşiktaş
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Errington Ridley Liddell Keen (4 October 1910 – July 1984) was an English football player and manager. Keen played at both professional and international levels, before becoming a coach at both national and international level in Europe and Africa.




Playing career

Born in Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne, Keen, who played as a left half, played club football for Newcastle Schools, Nun's Moor, Newcastle Swifts, Newcastle United, Derby County, Chelmsford City, Hereford United, Leeds United and Bacup Borough.[1][2]

He also earned four caps for England between 1932 and 1936.[3]

Coaching career

Keen was player-manager of Hereford United between 1939 and 1940.[4]

Keen managed Egypt between 1947 and 1948,[5] and was in charge at the 1948 Summer Olympics.[6]

Keen later managed Swedish club side IFK Norrköping[7] and Turkish club side Beşiktaş between 1949 and 1950.

Later life

Keen died in July 1984.[8]



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