Player Profile – Dan Keane

If you need a man with a deep-rooted passion for scoring spectacular goals then look no further than Campion midfielder Dan Keane.

When he’s on the field, the ball seems to fly in from all angles.

Here’s his Player Profile:

Campion midfielder Danny Keane


Danny Keane





Current Club 


Previous clubs

FC Halifax Town (Youth), Emley, Shelley, Pontefract Collieries 

Day Job

Personal Trainer

Dan Keane during his Shelley days. Picture: Malcolm Lumb
Dan Keane in battle for Campion
Dan Keane in battle for Pontefract Collieries
Dan Keane playing for Pontefract

Best mate in football

Craig Billington, Alex O’Keefe, Mark Everingham. 

Team you support

Leeds United

Football Idol

Cristiano Ronaldo

Biggest influence on football career

Probably my dad.

Career Highlight

Scoring 10 goals from centre mid for Shelley in the 19/20 season where we would have probably gone on to get promoted if not for covid-19 with only 4 games to go! A fantastic team and a great bunch of lads, if we’d have been promoted I’ve no doubt we’d still be together and be even stronger. 

Most Memorable Game

Coming on as a sub in the FA Youth Cup at the Shay, scoring a hat-trick! Each of which from more that 25 yards out!

Lowest moment in football

Losing out on promotion with Shelley due to covid-19, not having the chance to have another year or two together and missing a year and half of football due to the pandemic! 

Biggest regret in football

I don’t really have any regrets! 

Funniest moment in football

Strong man: Campion midfielder Danny Keane

Nothing really comes to mind, some funny initiations songs this year at Campion! I went with Escape (Pina Colada song) that went down at great!

First semi-professional manager

Ash Berry. Has a reputation for having an aggressive attitude which I liked, he’s straight up, fair and you always know where you stand with Ash. 

Non League Debut

My actual debut was when I was 15 playing for Liversedge under Dave Thompson away at Nostell Miners (during the 2013/14 season) before I went to the youth set up at Halifax, don’t remember too much about the game but I think I held my own!

First Red Card in Non League

When I was 18 playing for Emley against Yorkshire Amateurs, I was particularly angry before the game as I thought I should have started. I came on sub we were 4-0 down and I went through the left back and saw red. Emotions got the better of me that day!

First and Best Non League Goal

Dan Keane celebrating for Pontefract Collieries

First goal I can’t really remember! Best goal was for Ponte in the FA Cup against FC United of Manchester. We were 5-0 down at half time and set up all wrong. At half-time the gaffer changed our shape to sit and not be broken and try win the second half which we did! I scored the second, a short throw from the left side, turned out on the corner of the 18 yard box and smashed it in dipping over the keeper into the far post. I never got the recording! (ed. until now!) We lost 6-2 but won the second half 2-1! 

Watch Dan Keane’s worldie for Pontefract at FC United of Manchester (from six minutes ten seconds)

What do you want to achieve in football in the future? 

At the minute at Campion we’re doing really well and we’ve started gaining some momentum, I think we’ve got a great chance at playoffs even with our rocky start, as the squad is really strong and the management are focused on the league. Personally I would like to score and assist as much as I can, for a centre mid I always set the target of 10 goals and I’m already on 8 goals and 8 assists, 15 goals or more would be amazing! 

Favourite Non League Ground

Probably Marine FC, played against AFC Liverpool there a few times, always a tough place to go, had some great battles there with a decent surface and crowd.

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