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Robbie Keane


ABOUT
ABOUT

Robbie Keane Biography


Robbie Keane is an Irish footballer who was born on 8 July 1980 in Dublin, Ireland. He plays as a forward while on the team. He sometimes plays as a winger, an attacking midfielder and a second striker.


He played for his first official junior club when he was only 10 years old.


Background


Keane started his official career rather early and signed to a club called Crumlin United when he was ten years old. He had previously played in local clubs, one of them being Fettercairn.


When he was sixteen years old, he was signed by Wolverhampton Wanderers.


He played for Wolverhampton Wanderers, Coventry City, Inter Milan, Leeds United, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, LA Galaxy and ATK in the coming years.


Debut


Keane made his official domestic debut on 9 August 1997 for Wolverhampton Wanderers.


He played for Ireland in the UEFA U16 and U18 championships. He played at the World Youth Cup in Nigeria in 1999.


In 2002, he scored 3 goals at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. In 2006 FIFA World Cup, he scored four goals in the qualifying matches.


Club career


Keane played for Wolverhampton Wanderers as his first official club. He played excellently, becoming the club’s highest scorer in 1998-99 season scoring 16 goals.


In the 1999-2000 season, he was bought by Coventry City for the highest price for a British teen at that time.

 

He was then bought by Leeds United and sold to Tottenham Hotspur when Leeds went bankrupt. He didn’t fail to impress when he once again became a top scorer with 16 goals.

 

Keane joined Liverpool in 2008 and wore the number 7. But his dream move didn’t work out for him, as he spent only half a season on Merseyside before moving back to Tottenham in January.

 

He later got transferred to LA Galaxy. He played incredibly well; 19 goals and 14 assists in 29 appearances. He was awarded Most Valuable Player Award in 2014.

 

In 2017, he signed to play for ATK in ISL.

 

Captaincy

 

Keane served as captain of the Republic of Ireland national football team from 2006 till his retirement in August 2016.

 

Records

 

Keane is the most capped player in the history of the Republic of Ireland national team, with 143 caps since his first in 1998. He is also their leading scorer, with 67 international goals to his name.


He represented Ireland at the 2002 World Cup, 2012 European Championships and at Euro 2016. Keane had been the captain of the Irish national team from 2006 to August 2016.

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