How tall is Roy Keane

Roy Keane's Height

5ft 10 (177.8 cm)

Irish former footballer, who played for Manchester United and won 67 caps for his country.

How tall is Roy Keane
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People still to this day, don't realise how big he [Zidane] was...
When I played against him, you know I'm quite a small guy. I'm what, Five-Ten? I'm really slight. People might think maybe I look bigger on the pitch...He's 6 foot 2

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Average Guess (18 Votes)
5ft 9.97in (177.7cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Jul/21
Shearer looked a little taller than Keane during their altercation
Rory said on 2/Jul/21
Yh 179.5 is probably spot on for Shearer. Not the easiest guy to place, looks everywhere from strong 5ft10 to 5ft11 on different occasions. Somewhere in 5ft10.5-10.75 seems plausible.

If eighths were a more common feature id suggest 5ft10 5/8ths for Shearer.
Paul 5' 9.75" said on 23/Jun/21

Keane played for Celtic, as you'll remember!

Have you compared him with Celtic players of known heights?

That would be a good way of seeing whether you think he should be upgraded.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Jun/21
Rob, could O’Leary and McGrath get added?
Editor Rob
not sure, on list of maybe, which as you probably guess is long
Nik Ashton said on 22/Jun/21
@ Reckinballz - Foden is listed as 171 cm online!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Jun/21
Yeah I think O’Leary and McGrath are/were both 186-187cm guys peak. Could seem near 6ft2
John Moore-162cm said on 21/Jun/21
@Paul 5' 9.75" - Keane has always looked 5ft10" to me ... so you can say he's 5ft10.25 earlier in the day, and 5ft9.75 before bed. He is a typical 5ft10 guy.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Jun/21
Neville: 176.5cm
Keane: 178.5cm
Shearer: 179.5cm
Beckham: 180.5cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Jun/21
But Rob, do you believe that 6ft2 listing over the other 6ft and 6ft1 listings?
Editor Rob
not less than 6ft 1, maybe he could have been within 6ft 1-2 zone
Slim 6'1.5 said on 18/Jun/21
Looks around the 5’10” mark
Paul 5' 9.75" said on 17/Jun/21
I haven't ruled 5' 11.25" (181 cm) out for Beckham. He's a solid 5' 11".

Shearer could even be 5' 10 5/8th" at his low. Lampard has about 1.5" on him.

Shearer stands with his feet wide apart / and loose posture a lot though.

I've met Lineker, he's 5' 9.75" in person - or was in 2011. Shearer has a good inch on him.
Paul 5' 9.75" said on 17/Jun/21

I really think when you compare him with the names below, that Keano deserves no less than a 5' 10.25" listing.

He looks like the perfect example of a 5' 10-10.5" guy.

5' 10 3/8th" could even be spot on.

He's looked 5' 10.5" at least as often as 5' 10" flat.

5' 10.25" (178.4 cm) would be a good compromise.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Jun/21
Rob, any guesses for David O'Leary?

Click Here with Keane and Niall Quinn
Click Here with Fergie and Peter Schmeichel
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Click Here with Paul McGrath

He's listed 6ft and 6ft1 in places but I get more of a near 6ft2 impression if anything!
Editor Rob
that's a figure O'Leary himself put in one of those focus magazine fact files, 6ft 2!
Nik Ashton said on 16/Jun/21
Gary Neville would be worth a page.
Blake said on 16/Jun/21
Gary neville is exactly an inch taller than Rob I would say
Rory said on 16/Jun/21
I doubt hes only a fraction shorter than 5ft11 Beckham.

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Beckham 5ft11,Shearer 5ft10.5.
Rory said on 16/Jun/21
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Id go 5ft10.5 for Shearer I think.
OriginalAnon said on 16/Jun/21
Great addition, Big Rob.

5'10'' is about right for the captain. What a legend. First name on the team sheet for me.
Axel Lextor said on 15/Jun/21
He looks tall. He is the tallest 5'10 man you see in the field
miko said on 15/Jun/21
I do wonder when we'll get the Alan Shearer page

Always seems to have been listed at 6'0 through his career, but can honestly look anywhere from 5'10 to 5'11.5 in certain photos!

I think he'd end up listed at 5'10.75. Looked a bit taller than Keane.
Editor Rob
nearer 5ft 11 than 10 looked likely, I could see him about 3 inches taller than someone like Owen.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Jun/21
Keane looks a solid 5ft10
Nik Ashton said on 14/Jun/21
@ Gladstone Screwer - I-N-T-E-R-E-S-T-I-N-G!
RJC said on 14/Jun/21
176cm for Keane, I've never thought he looked 5, 10" just a very average middle of the road 5,9" and maybe a touch over.
Reckinballz said on 14/Jun/21
Is Danny Murphy in the 5'8.5"-5'9" range then?
Editor Rob
I'd think he could be close to 5ft 9
Roco7 said on 13/Jun/21
Surprised you think Gary Neville is closer to 5'9" Rob - he never looks more than about 1.5 inches shorter than carragher, and always looked 5'10" on the pitch. Think people get confused by his proportions...
Arch Stanton said on 13/Jun/21
6'1 doesn't look that big compared to 5 ft 10, he's acting as if Zidane was 6'5 or something!
Arch Stanton said on 13/Jun/21
Yes, I wouldn't have put him under 5'10 either, I'd have guessed 5'10.5 actually without knowing what he said or remembering his listing.
Rory said on 13/Jun/21
Id go for 5ft10.5 for Shearer, i dont think id go as high as 5ft10.75. Ive seen him look closer to 5ft10 on more occasions than 5ft11 id say. 10.5 at best, but id probably give him the benefit of the doubt and go 5ft10.5.
miko said on 12/Jun/21
Keane in his footballing days certainly gave off a 5'11/6'0 at times appearance on the pitch, he played bigger than he actually was!

I think 5'10 range is fair for him, definitely not under. If you look at the early squad photos 1993/94 era, he looks the same height as Mark Hughes and taller than the likes of Nicky Butt/Ryan Giggs.
Johnny 181-182 cm said on 12/Jun/21
@Rob how much do you think Roy weighed when he played?
Editor Rob
11 stone
Mon_ami37 said on 12/Jun/21
This seems quite high especially since he himself is claiming he’s a small guy and that there’s a 4 inch difference between him and Zidane also the way he phrases his height in a manner of a rhetorical question seems like he’s unsure about it himself.
Arch Stanton said on 12/Jun/21
A legit badass, not a guy you'd want to get on the wrong side of at any height. 5'10 seems a good shout.
Paul 5' 9.75" said on 12/Jun/21
How about Euro 96 and all-round legend, Alan Shearer?

Another tricky one to pin down. But he often stands with very loose, relaxed posture.

I've got him at 5' 10.75".

Has looked anything from 5' 10" (although rarely), up to 5' 11" at times. Definitely not the 6' 0" he often gets listed at though.

Good people to compare him with are Beckham, Sheringham, Gary Lineker, Ian Wright, Gazza, Frank Lampard, Ronan Keating, Olly Murs, Michael Owen and a few others.
Paul 5' 9.75" said on 12/Jun/21
Gary Neville is about 2 inches shorter than Jamie Carragher, who Rob has at 5' 11.5".

At least 3 inches shorter than Jamie Redknapp, so he's sub 5' 10". Can't see as low as 175 cm though.

Looks half an inch taller than Rooney. A bit less than a few 178 cm guys like Andy Cole, Nicky Butt and Ole. Shorter than Roy Keane too.

Over an inch shorter than Beckham and a couple of cm less than Giggs.

177 cm range for Gary.
Paul 5' 9.75 said on 12/Jun/21
Great addition Rob!

Tricky one to pin down.

This guy has looked anything from 5' 9.5" to 5' 11" at times!

He looks 179 cm a lot; especially if you Google him with people like Ryan Giggs, Sir Alex Ferguson, Robbie Keane, Gary Lineker, Martin O'Neill and a few others.

But has looked 177-178 cm tops at times with Wayne Rooney, David Beckham, Gary Neville, Ian Wright, Ashley Cole, Alan Shearer, etc.

He either gets listed online as 5' 10" (178 cm) or 5' 11" (180 cm).

But maybe a 5' 10.25" (178.4 cm) listing would be better overall?

Wasn't he dogged with hip injuries towards the end of his career? Could that explain it?
Editor Rob
It's possible he is a solid 5ft 10, moreso than a weak one
Matt99 said on 11/Jun/21
Rob how tall do you think Gary Neville is? 5’9-5’9.5? I always saw him as a smaller guy but when looking at him, he looks above 5’9 a lot of the time.
Editor Rob
yeah, I'd have thought closer to 5ft 9 than 10 for Gary
randomdude2021 said on 11/Jun/21
I've met Keane before, honestly think 5'10 is pushing it, he was probably 5'9 1/2, but I think in his prime he was probably around 5'10, these days 5'9 - 5'9.5
John Moore-162cm said on 11/Jun/21
@Rob- Is 5'10" that small for a footballer? I mean he said "small guy and slight"...also i don't think Zidane is 6'2" at all.
Editor Rob
it's within average for footballers
Gladstone Screwer said on 11/Jun/21
Roy not over 5’8”.
Reckinballz said on 11/Jun/21
Good addition Rob! Never seemed anything more than around that 5'10" range, a true 5'10.5" guy like Giggsy always looked taller.

Could you add:

Gary Neville (Seems to be 5'10-5'10.25")
Graeme Souness (Listed 180cm but I saw him in London once and he's definitely below 5'10" at his age now)
Phil Foden (Thought he was 5'7" range but now that Aguero is confirmed 5'8" Foden looks to be 5'8-5'8.25" range)
Angle said on 11/Jun/21
Just goes to show you that the way you carry yourself and your attitude can add an inch or two to your perceived height. If someone told you Keane and Stuart Pearce were six footers you wouldn't bat an eye.

they were giants on the pitch when it came to their attitude and aggression. Solid 5'10 for Keane.
Rory said on 11/Jun/21
That's the thing with Zidane though lots of football people who've played against or met Zidane have commented on his stature. It cant be a coincidence. I think he might be one of those deceptively tall types, can look 6ft0.5-0.75 in pictures with loose posture but in person standing tall a decent 6ft1 you wouldn't rule out.
Nik Ashton said on 11/Jun/21
🗣 “He would look slightly taller than Rob Paul, who would look slightly taller than Nik Ashton”!
Editor Rob
Interesting he thought Zidane was 6ft 2!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 11/Jun/21
Good luck to this guy for being so honest and open about his height. He's an excellent and successful footballer, and proves that you don't need to be well in excess of 6ft to be brilliant at the game. I think being very tall helps, though, if you're a goalkeeper.

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