Viney, Keith

Birth Date

26th October 1957


Portsmouth, Hampshire



Biographical Text

Keith Viney was a mainstay for Exeter City throughout most of the 1980s. Having played more than 160 league games for Portsmouth, where he was appreciated for his consistency, he then registered another 273 league appearances for the Grecians between 1982 and 1988. 

After leaving Portsmouth Technical High School, Keith signed for Portsmouth as an apprentice and turned professional in October 1975. Appearing in 166 league games for Pompey (three goals), he was named player of the year by the club’s fans in the 1980/81 season.  

Joining Exeter City in August 1982 he played his first game at Huddersfield Town and made 44 league appearances during his debut season which ended with him winning the player of the year award. Keith was then first-choice left-back for the next five seasons and, showing remarkable consistency and his true value, only in 1983/84 did he appear in fewer than forty-four league games ahead of playing just three in 1988/89. 

After playing for Bristol Rovers on loan in September 1988, Keith joined Torrington in the summer of 1989 and later became the North Devon club’s manager whilst working as an insurance agent in Exeter.







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