Martin Keown

Where is Martin Keown now?

Widely regarded as one of the best man-markers of his generation, Martin Keown retired from playing professionally in 2005.

Upon retiring from playing, Keown had a brief but successful time as a temporary defensive coach at Arsenal and started working towards obtaining his coaching badges.

In 2012, Keown was persuaded to come out of retirement to join Wembley FC’s FA Cup campaign under Terry Venables as part of a television documentary in association with Budweiser’s sponsorship.

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Martin Keown is now a regular pundit on BBC programmes Match of the Day Football Focus and he also covers the Champions League coverage for Irish broadcaster TV3.

In June 2016, Keown moved out of the punditry chair to the commentators box as a co-commentator for some of the Euro 2016 games which were covered by the BBC

Keown also writes a popular column for the Daily Mail as well as working as an ambassador for fast food empire McDonalds.

His son Niall Keown is following in his father’s footsteps and is currently plying his trade for Scottish side Partick Thistle.

Follow Martin Keown on Twitter @MartinKeown05

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Martin Keown’s #One2Eleven (4-4-2 Formation)

Martin Keown was a guest on Sky Sports programme The Fantasy Football Club in March 2015 where he picked the eleven best players he had ever played with in the #One2Eleven section of the show.

GK – David Seaman – had really soft hands which enabled him to take the sting out of a shot.

RB – Lee Dixon – was my eyes and ears on the pitch.

LB – Ashley Cole – straight away I could see this kid was going to be special – a fast learner and a real winner.

CB – Sol Campbell– slow start to his Arsenal career but once he got going he was unstoppable – quick, strong and focused.

CB – Tony Adams – knew him from the youth team – I knew him inside out.

CM – Patrick Vieira – he was the catalyst for all of our succes – without him we wouldn’t have won all of those trophies.

CM – Emmanuel Petit – a warrior who could play with finesse and linked up brilliantly with Vieira.

RM – Robert Pires – an absolute top individual who was on another planet

LM – Marc Overmars – he put fear into teams, you could see defenders just backing off of him.

Striker – Dennis Bergkamp – ability and pace, just the way he used to bend the ball around players.

Striker – Thierry Henry –a textbook finisher with pace and power – a top athlete.


Martin Keown: Premier League Statistics

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Red Cards6
Premier League Teams Played forArsenal, Everton

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