Viney, Keith

Birth Date

26th October 1957


Portsmouth, England



Biographical Text

After leaving Portsmouth Technical High school, Viney signed for Portsmouth as an apprentice, turning professional in October 1975.

The following year he was forced to play in goal after Portsmouth keeper Graham Lloyd was injured late during the game against Preston North End.

Viney was named player of the year by Pompey fans in the 1980–81 season and went on to make 166 league appearances for the club, scoring 3 goals.

He left to join Exeter City in August 1982, playing his first league game in a 1-1 draw at Huddersfield Town. He ended the season being voted Player of the Year.

Viney was the first choice left-back for the next six seasons, hardly missing game. However, he lost his place in the side in 1988–89 season, joining Bristol Rovers on loan in September 1988, and making 3 league appearances for them.

On leaving Exeter in the summer of 1989 he joined Torrington, and became their manager in October 2004.

He was working as an Insurance Agent for the Britannic Assurance Company in Exeter.






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