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Martin Keown

Personal information
Full nameMartin Raymond Keown
Date of birth24 July 1966(age 50)
Place of birthOxford, England
Height1.85 m
Playing positionDefender / Defensive midfielder

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Martin Raymond Keown (born 24 July 1966 in Oxford, England) is a former English footballer. Widely regarded as one of the best man-markers of his generation, Keown played for six different football clubs during his career but it was with Arsenal that he will be best remembered. Keown made over three hundred appearances for Arsenal and won nine major trophies. Keown was also part of the squad that reached the Uefa Cup Winners Cup in 1995 and the Uefa Cup in 2000. He retired from professional football in 2005.

Keown made his England debut in 1992 against France and went on to win 43 caps for the national side, forming a respected defensive partnership with Arsenal teammate Tony Adams. Keown represented England at four major international football finals including the 1998 and 2002 World Cup.

He is now a part-time scout and coach for Arsenal, as well as a pundit for the BBC, TV3 Ireland, and Al Jazeera Sports +3.

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