Richard Keogh

Richard Keogh

English footballer
Date of Birth: 11.08.1986
Country: Great Britain

  1. Biography of Richard Keogh
  2. Early Career
  3. Rise to Prominence
  4. Derby County

Biography of Richard Keogh

Richard Keogh is a professional English football player, currently playing as a defender for Derby County F.C in the English Football League. Born on August 11, 1986, in Harlow, England, Keogh has shown a passion for football since his early childhood.

Richard Keogh

Early Career

Keogh began his football journey at Ipswich Town, where he trained diligently and started displaying promising results as a teenager. He was soon signed by Stoke City, who had high hopes for his future. After initially playing for the youth teams, Keogh signed a contract with the main squad in 2004. However, his debut match for the club did not happen as he was loaned to Víkingur, where he played around 10 matches. In 2005, Keogh signed a new contract with Bristol City, representing the club for the next three seasons.

Richard Keogh

Rise to Prominence

During his time at Bristol City, Keogh played on loan for four different clubs, including Wycombe Wanderers, Huddersfield Town, Carlisle United, and Cheltenham Town. Gradually, Keogh started showcasing impressive performances, leading to him being fielded more frequently by Bristol City. In 2006, he became the captain of the Republic of Ireland under-21 national team and was named the Young Player of the Year for Bristol City.

Derby County

In 2008, Keogh signed a two-year contract with Carlisle United, where he had previously played on loan. He quickly became a fan favorite and a beloved teammate. During his final season with Carlisle United, fans would come to matches with posters saying "In Keogh We Trust." In 2010, Keogh was named Player of the Year, but he decided to explore new opportunities and leave the club.

Keogh's next club was Coventry City, although the transfer fee remains undisclosed. He immediately secured a place in the club's starting lineup and displayed confident performances from the start. He played over 90 matches for Coventry City, scoring one goal. Keogh's exceptional performances attracted attention from other clubs, and Derby County emerged as the victor in the battle for his signature, paying more than £800,000 for his services.

To this day, Richard Keogh continues to represent Derby County, having played more than 90 matches and scoring five goals for the club. He has been a part of the Republic of Ireland national team since 2005, initially captaining the under-21 team and receiving his first call-up to the senior national team in 2013.