George Keith
Personal information
Date of birth (1944-05-26) 26 May 1944 (age 78)
Place of birth Scotland
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1961–1962 Greenock Morton 1 (0)
1962–1963 Guildford City 0 (0)
1963–1964 Ayr 1 (0)
1964–1965 Third Lanark 1 (0)
1965–1968 Melbourne Hakoah 70 (4)
1969–1974 APIA Leichhardt ? (0)
National team
1967–1969 Australia 25 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

George Keith (born 26 May 1944) is a Scottish-born former footballer who represented Australia in the late 1960s.[1] Keith is a member of the Football Federation Australia - Football Hall of Fame.[2]

Playing career

Club career

1959 – 1961. Keith was signed by Arsenal F.C. as an apprentice professional footballer, after Arsenal's chief scout saw him playing for Glasgow Schoolboys v London Schoolboys at Wembley Stadium. At the end of his term with Arsenal he returned to Scotland to take up a professional career with Greenock Morton and Third Lanark in the Scottish Division One.[1] In 1965 Keith migrated to Australia where he played for Melbourne Hakoah and A.P.I.A. Leichhardt.[1] Keith also represented Victoria and New South Wales.

International career

Keith in 1967 made his debut for the Australian national football team. He played 22 times, including 20 in full internationals, for the Socceroos, playing in the unsuccessful Australian qualification for the 1970 FIFA World Cup.[3][4]

Honours

In 2008 Keith was inducted into the Football Federation Australia - Football Hall of Fame in the Award of Distinction category.[5] In 2013, Keith was named in Australia's team of the decade for the years 1963–1970.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Australian Player Database – KE". OzFootball. Retrieved 6 April 2009.
  2. ^ "Victorians honoured at FFA Hall of Fame Awards". Football Federation Victoria. 21 November 2008. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2009.
  3. ^ Howe, Andrew. "The Australian national men's football team: caps and captains" (PDF). Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 12 June 2009 – via OzFootball.
  4. ^ Howe, Andrew (2018). "Australian National Team History". Official Media Guide of Australia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup (PDF). Football Federation Australia. p. 93. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Football Hall of Fame". Football Federation Australia. Archived from the original on 7 January 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2009.
  6. ^ "Teams of the Decade - Men's 1963-1970". MyFootball. Football Federation Australia. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2020.