Dick Keith was born in Belfast and was an international soccer player. He played for Linfield, Newcastle and Bournemouth. He won three Irish League medals in 1954, 1955 and 1956 and an Irish Cup medal in 1953. He was capped twenty-three times for Northern Ireland between 1958 and 1962 and played in all five games in the 1958 World Cup in Sweden. He was killed in an accident.