Walsall player 457. James Vincent “Vince” O’Keefe


James Vincent “Vince” O’Keefe (born 2 April 1957) is an English former professional footballer. He played as a goalkeeper for a number of Football League clubs between 1974 and 1993, making over 400 appearances.
O’Keefe had two loan stints at Blackpool during the 1980s. The first occurred during the 1986-87 campaign, when he deputised for Barry Siddall in a 4-1 victory at Chester City on 27 December.
Two years later, Sam Ellis brought him back for a further six League games.
A highly talented and well respected keeper, O’Keefe had his arguably greatest moment in a Blackburn shirt as he helped the team win the now defunct Full Members Cup at the old Wembley Stadium, beating Charlton Athletic 1-0 in 1987. Vince is the father of current Kidderminster Harriers midfielder Josh O’Keefe.
Vince O’Keefe
Personal information
Full name James Vincent O’Keefe
Date of birth 2 April 1957 (age 58)
Place of birth Birmingham, England

Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper

Senior career
Years                      Team                                       Apps     (Gls)
1974-1976               Birmingham City                          0         (0)
1976                        Peterborough United (loan)          0         (0)
1976–1977              Walsall                                          0         (0)
1977–1978              AP Leamington                            42        (0)
1978–1980              Exeter City                                   53        (0)
1980–1982              Torquay United                           108        (0)
1982–1989              Blackburn Rovers                        68        (0)
1983                        Bury (loan)                                     2         (0)
1986                        Blackpool (loan)                             1         (0)
1988                        Blackpool (loan)                             6         (0)
1989–1992              Wrexham                                     83         (0)
1992–1993              Exeter City                                      2         (0)
Total                                                                            365         (0)

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