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Charlie Keetley

Position Centre forward
Born 10 Mar 1906, Derby (England)
Height 175 cm
Weight 76 kg
International Caps none

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Leeds United 01 Jul 1927 01 Oct 1934 169 110  
Bradford City 01 Oct 1934 01 Jun 1935      
Reading 01 Jun 1935        

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1927 - 1928 1618 0  0  0  0 
1928 - 1929 2920 32 0  0  0 
1929 - 1930 910 0  0  0  0 
1930 - 1931 2916 1  0  0  0 
1931 - 1932 3723 1  0  0  0 
1932 - 1933 2414 3  0  0  0 
1933 - 1934 157 1  0  0  0 
1934 - 1935 1  0  0  0  0 
Total 160108 92 0  0  0 

Jabba's Comments

Charlie Keetley was one of 12 children - and there must have been some excellent genetics around because 5 of his brothers also played league football. He made a major contribution to getting Leeds into the top flight for the second time, with 18 goals in 16 games in the second half of the 1927-28 season, and coming out as Leeds' top scorer in three of the subsequent four seasons. With Arthur Hydes taking over the number 9 shirt, Charlie moved on for a short stint at Bradford City and Reading. He died in 1979.

Arthur Keetley says: Charlie, always known as Wag, worked in Rolls-Royce Foundry as a core maker before becoming a professional player. After a brilliant career he returned to Derby. He continued to work in the foundry through the war years but could not contemplate staying there until he retired. In spite of his glory days with Leeds he struggled to raise funds in order to take on the licence of the Sir Walter Scott on the Osmaston Road, Derby in about 1950. Later on he was able to move out and take over the New Inn at Chellaston - a Derby suburb. His brother Tom was at one time only a few doors away in the Rose & Crown.I am a great nephew and have happy memories of Wag both at work and on fishing trips. I could supply a scan of a cigarette card from 1928-9 but this is the only picture that I possess. Charlie- known to family and friends as Wag, was a coremaker in Rolls-Royce Derby's foundry before joining Leeds. After footballing, he had to return to the old job. He managed to escape from the foundry by becoming the licensee of a small pub near the foundry.

Shaun Keetley says: My name is Shaun Keetley i think i am related to him.

Shaun Keetley says: Hi! I'm Shaun Keetley and i'm related to Charlie Keetley! My Grandad tells me about him and some more of my footballing relatives, e.g- Tom Keetley

Laura Keetley says: I am a relative of Shaun and Arthur Keetley if it is true what our Shaun says then it may be my relative too

Jason Keetley says: I'm related to Charlie Keetley me as he's my dad's uncle! Meaning he's my grand-uncle! Also I live in Derby too. :o)


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