Eamonn launches Autobiography

28 / 05 / 10

One of the finest footballers ever to play for Mossley was Eamonn O'Keefe. Eamonn spent almost three seasons at Seel Park in the late 1970's and scored 50 goals in just 111 appearances. Having just helped Mossley to win the Northern Premier League title and League Cup double he was transferred to Everton in 1979 for a club record fee of £25,000. Money which was used to build the current Park End stand at Seel Park.

Eamonn has just published his autobiography entitled 'I Only Wanted To Play Football'. Now a resident of Portugal, Eamonn is planning to visit Mossley in the near future and we are planning to make an event of it. Please watch out for updates on Mossleyweb.

His book can be purchesed through Amazon from our online club shop on the home page.

Eamonn O’Keefe was born into a family of nine in 1953 - Mam, Dad, Gran and six kids. The O’Keefe’s, like other families in that situation - and there were many - experienced real hardship within their day-to-day lives but Eamonn recalls the hilarity of these daily struggles and reminisces with humour and affection. You just had to see the funny side… … I Only Wanted To Play Football tells the story of how Eamonn was raised in North Manchester in England and how, despite many setbacks, he remained true to both his grass roots and his ambition.