Keith Houchen

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Soccer Player
Date of Birth July 25, 1960
Place of Birth England
Age 60 years old
Horoscope Leo

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Keith Morton Houchen is an English former professional footballer and football manager. A forward, he scored 184 goals in 687 league and cup games. He started his professional career at Hartlepool United in February 1978, after failing to win a contract at Chesterfield. He was coached by Billy Horner to become a strong centre-forward, using his natural strength and power to retain possession in attacking positions. Financial difficulties forced the club to sell him on to Leyton Orient for £25,000 in March 1982. After failing to impress in his two years in London, he was moved on to York City for £15,000 in March 1984. He played seven games in the club's Fourth Division title winning season in 1983–84, before transferring to Scunthorpe United for £40,000 in March 1986. He did not settle at the club, but in the summer he was fortunate enough to win a £60,000 move up through three tiers to First Division side Coventry City.

About Keith Houchen

Forward known for his craftiness and physicality who played professionally from 1978-1996 for several clubs, including Hartlepool United and Port Vale.

Before Fame

He played youth soccer for Chesterfield in 1977-1978.


He was a player-manager at Hartlepool United in 1995-1996.

Family Life

He has two children, Cara and Ross.


Forward Brian Mills was his teammate on Port Vale.

Information related to Keith Houchen

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Latest information about Keith Houchen updated on February 24, 2021.

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