50 Facts About Robbie Keane

1. Robbie Keane went to Liverpool in July 2008 but he spent just half a year in the club before returning Tottenham, where he was made first team captain.

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2. Robbie Keane started his professional career at Wolverhampton Wanderers, scoring twice on his first team debut aged 17.

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3. Robbie Keane is the best goal scorer that the Republic of Ireland have ever had and he stands among the true greats of the game.

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4. Robbie Keane has delivered time and time again on the international stage and the only players that have rippled the net more than the Irish captain are Ferenc Puskas, Sandor Kocsis, the exceptional German, Gerd Muller, and his compatriot Miroslav Klose.

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5. Robbie Keane is an Irish football player who plays in Major League Soccer for the Los Angeles Galaxy.

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6. Robbie Keane sits down to meet the media at Melwood after completing his move to Liverpool from Tottenham and offers this as his opening gambit.

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7. Robbie Keane has made no secret of his desire to move into coaching and McCarthy revealed last week that the Glenshane man had initiated contact with him with a view to joining the coaching team.

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8. Robbie Keane has confirmed his retirement from professional football and Rangers coach and ex-Ibrox midfielder Kevin Thomson has described the former Celtic striker as a "major talent".

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9. Robbie Keane confirmed his retirement today after an absolutely stunning career in football.

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10. Robbie Keane brought a level of reliability that Tottenham patently lacked previously—he was the first Spurs player to score double figures in six consecutive seasons.

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11. Robbie Keane retires from football and heaps praise on wife Claudine and former clubs Leeds, Tottenham, Wolves and Liverpool in emotional statement.

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12. Robbie Keane has announced his retirement as a professional footballer having been appointed assistant coach of the Republic of Ireland national team.

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13. Robbie Keane retires from football as he joins Mick McCarthy's Ireland staff.

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14. Robbie Keane added: "To all those who believed in me, supported me and picked me up when I needed a hand, you can never know how much that has all meant.

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15. Robbie Keane arrived in England with Wolves in 1997 and moved on to Coventry for £6m after two seasons in the first team.

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16. Robbie Keane struck 29 times in 87 Wolves appearances before becoming the Premier League's 14th all-time top scorer, with 126.

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17. Robbie Keane scored 126 goals, good for 13th all time, in more than 250 Premier League games between Wolverhampton, Tottenham, Liverpool and Aston Villa.

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18. Robbie Keane arrived in England with Wolves in 1997 and moved on to Coventry for £6million after two seasons in the first team.

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19. Robbie Keane has announced his retirement from football after being named as assistant to new Republic of Ireland boss Mick McCarthy.

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20. Robbie Keane has announced his retirement from football after being named as assistant to new Republic of Ireland boss Mick McCarthy.

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21. Robbie Keane has announced his retirement from soccer after being named as assistant to new Republic of Ireland boss Mick McCarthy.

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22. Robbie Keane spoke in favour of the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Ireland ahead of a referendum in 2015.

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23. Robbie Keane holds a US green card which qualifies him as a domestic player for MLS roster purposes.

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24. On 24 August 2016, Robbie Keane announced his retirement from international football.

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25. Robbie Keane was selected in manager Martin O'Neill's 23-man squad for UEFA Euro 2016 in what would be his final major tournament appearance for Ireland.

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26. Robbie Keane missed his chance to score his 63rd goal against Costa Rica in Philadelphia on 6 June 2014 when he missed a penalty in a friendly game.

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27. On 7 June 2013, Robbie Keane played his 126th game for Ireland and became the new record appearance holder, breaking Shay Given's previous record of 125 appearances.

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28. Robbie Keane took part in the inaugural Nations Cup for Ireland, which took place in February and May 2011.

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29. Robbie Keane became Ireland's leading goalscorer during a match against the Faroe Islands on 13 October 2004 when he scored his 22nd and 23rd goals.

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30. Robbie Keane was part of the so-called "golden generation" of Republic of Ireland youth football of the late 1990s.

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31. Robbie Keane was appointed player-manager of ATK in March 2018 after Sheringham and his replacement Ashley Westwood were sacked with ATK finishing outside the play-offs.

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32. On 4 August 2017, Robbie Keane signed for Indian Super League team ATK joining former teammate Teddy Sheringham, the team's head coach.

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33. On 6 March 2014, Robbie Keane signed a new multi-year contract extension with LA Galaxy.

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34. On 8 January 2012, Robbie Keane agreed to move on loan to Aston Villa for two months, until the new MLS season began in March.

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35. On 30 January 2011, Robbie Keane joined West Ham United on loan for the remainder of the season.

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36. On 19 April 2010, Robbie Keane was announced as Celtic's Fans' Player of the Year.

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37. On 31 July 2009, Robbie Keane captained Tottenham to winning the Premier League Asia Trophy in a pre-season competition in China.

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38. Robbie Keane was one of three players to make returns to Tottenham during the transfer window, along with Jermain Defoe and Pascal Chimbonda.

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39. Robbie Keane was given the squad number 7, and scored his first goal for Liverpool on 1 October 2008 in a Champions League win against PSV Eindhoven at Anfield.

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40. Robbie Keane won Player of the Year three times during his Tottenham career; the first player to do so.

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41. Robbie Keane was named as one of ten Spurs squad members to be struck down by norovirus on 6 May 2006.

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42. Robbie Keane extended his commitment to Tottenham, signing a new four-year contract in March 2006.

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43. Robbie Keane was involved in a training ground fight with teammate Edgar Davids in December 2005, but the pair subsequently made up publicly and were seen encouraging each other on the pitch.

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44. Robbie Keane made 14 appearances for Inter in all competitions scoring three goals, his most memorable coming two minutes into the Supercoppa Italiana match against Lazio.

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45. Robbie Keane played in a total of 34 games, scoring 12 goals, all of which came in the Premier League.

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46. Robbie Keane progressed through Wolves' youth ranks and made his professional debut aged 17 on 9 August 1997, scoring twice against Norwich City.

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47. Robbie Keane received offers from both Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers but decided to go to the First Division side, judging that it would be harder to break into the first team at Liverpool.

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48. Robbie Keane was born on 8 July 1980 in Tallaght, Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

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49. Robbie Keane moved to Liverpool in July 2008 but he spent only six months at the club before returning to Tottenham, where he was made first team captain.

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50. Robbie Keane began his professional career at Wolverhampton Wanderers, scoring twice on his first-team debut aged 17.

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