Wednesday, 9 December 2009 9:23 AM
South Melbourne FC is pleased to announce the signing of Joseph Keenan for the 2010 Victorian Premier League season.
Keenan was born in Southampton, England and began his professional career in the Chelsea youth academy, playing two senior matches for the Blues before unfortunately breaking his leg. He continued to play professionally within England (with Brentford) and overseas (with Willem II Tillburg in Holland), where he played alongside fellow new South Melbourne FC signing Peter Zois.
Most recently, Keenan played for Melbourne Victory in the A-League before returning to the United Kingdom to play for Hibernian in the Scottish Premier League last season. He is a versatile player that can either in the center or on the left hand side of park.
With the Englishman keen on returning to Australia, he told smfc.com.au how he was delighted to be signing with South Melbourne FC. “When I had my first stint in Australia with the Victory, we trained on Bob Jane Stadium several times and I came down to watch many of the SMFC games. I learnt that South Melbourne FC is proud, passionate and highly successful and is a club that is keen to go to the next level.”
“I hope that as part of my role I can assist Vaughan Coveny and the boys in achieving their ambition of winning some more silverware.”
South Melbourne FC welcomes Joseph Keenan to the club and wishes him all the best for 2010.