One of Cork and Ireland’s most famous sons, Roy Maurice Keane was born on Leeside on the 10th of August 1971.
Keane is the joint-most successful Irish footballer of all time, having won 19 major trophies in his club career, 17 of which came during his time at English club Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson.
The midfielder’s playing career began with local club Rockmount and he soon progressed to League of Ireland side Cobh Ramblers before making the move to Nottingham Forest where he linked up with Brian Clough.
Upon their relegation from the Premier League, Keane would move to United and in his 12 years there he would win seven league titles, four FA Cups and a Champions League amongst others.
Keane would enjoy a brief spell with Celtic and he helped them complete a double of the Scottish Premier League title and Scottish League Cup before announcing his retirement from professional football on medical advice on the 12th of June 2006.
In the green jersey of Ireland, Keane would earn 67 caps, score nine goals, and helped his country reach the World Cups in 1994 and 2002, although he wouldn’t feature in the latter.