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Keith Kettleborough
Personal information
Full name Keith Frank Kettleborough
Date of birth 29 June 1935(1935-06-29)
Place of birth    Rotherham, England
Date of death    2 November 2009 (aged 74)
Playing position Inside forward
Youth career
Rotherham YMCA
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1955–1960
1960–1965
1965–1966
1966–1967
1967–1968
Rotherham United
Sheffield United
Newcastle United
Doncaster Rovers
Chesterfield
Total
118 (20)
154 (17)
030 0(0)
035 0(1)[1]
066 0(3)
403 (41)   
Teams managed
1966–1967 Doncaster Rovers

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Keith Frank Kettleborough (29 June 1935 – 2 November 2009) was an English professional footballer born in Rotherham, Yorkshire, who made more than 400 appearances in the Football League playing for Rotherham United, Sheffield United, Newcastle United, Doncaster Rovers and Chesterfield.[1][2]

Kettleborough started his football career with Rotherham Y.M.C.A. and after a trial with Grimsby Town he turned professional with his home town club of Rotherham United, for whom he made his debut during the 1955–56 season. It took him two years to win a regular place at inside forward.

Sheffield United signed him in December 1960, but it was not until the following season that he earned a regular place in the first team. In five years with the Blades in the First Division he made 154 league appearances and scored 17 goals. In December 1965, he signed for Newcastle United, but only made 30 starts for the Magpies before transferring to Doncaster Rovers a year later, where he spent a short time as manager.[3] In November 1967, he joined Chesterfield where he completed his Football League career.

Kettleborough died on 2 November 2009 in Rotherham.[4] A minute's applause was observed before that day's match between Sheffield United and Newcastle United.[5]

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