Keith Edwin Bertschin (born 25 August 1956) is a former professional footballer and has recently left the managerial position at Solihull Moors.
Keith began his professional career during a 3 year spell with Ipswich Town in 1973. He then moved onto playing for Birmingham City, signing for a fee of £135,000 for a 4 year spell until 1972. He then subsequently signed for Norwich City from 1981 for a 4 year period and thereafter signed for Stoke where he had a 3 year spell. He then had spells at Sunderland, Walsall and Chester City and finally at Aldershot in 1991. Keith also widened his horizons and played in the United States for the Jacksonville Tea men in1982 before he decided to concentrate his skills on a more managerial and coaching role.
Keith spent four seasons at St Andrew's making 143 appearances scoring 41 goals and helped the club gain promotion in 1979–80. In the 1985-196 whilst season whilst playing for Stoke City, he had an amazing season scoring 23 goals which earned him the player of the year award before he was sold to Sunderland in 1987.
Following his career as a professional footballer, Keith was then appointed as part of the coaching staff at Birmingham City. Thereafter he was well recognised as the Coach for Solihull Moors where he has recently parted company.
The Directors at IFA are extremely pleased that Keith, with his phenomenal coaching experience has now affiliated himself with IFA as one of the Coaching assessors, in combination with Coaching assessors Gordon Cowans, Tony Morley, Keith Bertschin and consultant Malcolm Page.
|Birmingham City Football Club||Football League Second Division third-place promotion||1979–80|
|Norwich City Football Club||Football League Second Division third-place promotion||1981–82|
|Stoke City football Club||Stoke City player of the year||1986|
|Sunderland Football Club||League Third Division champions||1987–88|