Keiren Westwood

  • Date of birth : 23/10/1984
  • Position : Goalkeeper
  • Country : Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland
 
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Keiren Westwood

Keiren Westwood

An emerging goalkeeper in the Premier League with Sunderland AFC, English-born Keiren Westwood is the recognised understudy to Shay Given for the Republic of Ireland and made his first competitive international appearance during UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying.

• Born in Manchester of Irish stock (his grandparents hail from County Wexford), he joined Manchester City FC as a trainee but had a troubled start to his career with injuries and almost quit the game to become a policeman.

• Found his feet with Carlisle United FC in England's fourth tier and helped the club to the League Two title in 2005/06, making 35 appearances.

• Was an ever-present in League One over the next two campaigns as Carlisle finished eighth and fourth respectively; selected in the 2007/08 League One Team of the Year.

• Moved up a division when he joined Coventry City FC in June 2008 and spent three impressive seasons with the Midlands club, albeit in the nether reaches of the Championship, before becoming a Premier League player in 2011/12 when he joined Sunderland, where he challenged Belgian international Simon Mignolet for the No1 spot.

• Won his first senior cap for Ireland as a half-time substitute against Nigeria at Fulham FC's Craven Cottage ground in May 2009 but had to wait until March 2011 for his first competitive start, a 2-1 home win against the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Last updated: 20/01/12 14.45CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 25/09/2014 03:03 CET
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundKazakhstanKazakhstan1-2Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland9000
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-6GermanyGermany9000
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundFaroe IslandsFaroe Islands1-4Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Keiren Westwood
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Date of birth (Age): 23/10/1984 (29)
  • Country: Republic of Ireland
  • Club: Sheff. Wednesday ( ENG)

  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 84kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • National team: UEFA European Football Championship (Qualifying round)
    26/03/11: Republic of Ireland 2-1 FYROM

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Republic of Ireland10
Total10
Last updated: 04/09/2014 10:45 CET
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