Former Blue Keith Fahey retires from football2
August 13, 2015 by Shane Ireland
Former Birmingham City midfielder Keith Fahey has called time on his playing career.
Injury has forced the 32-year-old into early retirement, after suffering from knee and hip problems likely sustained in what was his final appearance in football for Shamrock Rovers against St Patrick’s Athletic on 29 May.
Fahey played almost 150 games in all competitions for Blues after joining from St Pats in January 2009, including starting the 2011 Carling Cup final victory over Arsenal.
He came close to scoring only to hit the post at Wembley that day, but bagged nine goals in his St Andrew’s career.
The former Republic of Ireland international played a key part in Blues’ promotion to the Premier League in his inugural season at the club, and scored the opening goal in the vital 2-1 win at Reading on the final day of the 2008/09 campaign.
He left Birmingham in 2013 before returning to Ireland with former club St Pats and most recently Shamrock Rovers.
I don’t think Keith Fancy got the recognition he deserved when playing for Blues. He was very underrated and gave 100% whenever he wore the shirt. Thanks for everything you gave too the Blues shirt and I hope you remain in football in your future endeavours
keith fahey on his day was brilliant spraying pinpoint passes all over the pitch one of the best midfielder to wear the blues shirt and very underrated. Good luck in the future keith.