McKeown, Gary

Birth Date

19th October 1970





Biographical Text

Arriving on loan from Dundee in 1996, Gary McKeown - who had started his career with Arsenal - played just three games for Exeter City. He later played in Hong Kong before moving into non-league football.  

Having represented England Schools, Gary became an Arsenal trainee in 1987 and a full professional in November 1988. Stepping up to play for England at youth level Gary never made the first team at Highbury and, following a loan spell with Shrewsbury Town, moved to Dundee in July 1992. 

Making nearly ninety appearances in all competitions over a five-year stay at Dens Park, Gary was loaned to Exeter City in December 1996 and made his debut against Swansea City on 21 December 1996. Playing in the Boxing Day fixture against Fulham, and in the Cardiff City game two days later, Gary featured three times for the Grecians in eight days before returning to Tayside. 

Making just three more appearances for Dundee, Gary was released at the end of the 1996/97 season and played in Hong Kong for five years representing Yee Hope, Hong Kong Rangers and Sun Hei. Subsequently, after time in Greece with Apollon Kalamarias, he saw out his career with  Bishop’s Stortford and Wealdstone.





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