Wed 28 November 2018, 13:45|Tottenham Hotspur
Robbie Keane, one of the Club's modern-day greats, has called time on his playing career.
Spurs through and through and 11th on our all-time goalscoring list with 122 goals in 306 appearances in two spells between 2002-2011, 'Keano' announced his retirement on Wednesday.
Born in 1980, Robbie joined Wolves just before turning 16 in 1996, leaving Tallaght, Dublin in Ireland to chase his dream of being a professional footballer.
He made his debut in the Championship aged 17 a year later, scored twice at Norwich and didn’t look back. He was soon in the Premier League at Coventry, where his exploits in front of goal caught the eye of Inter in July, 2000.
He was loaned back to the Premier League and Leeds and then joined the Elland Road side permanently before settling down at Spurs in 2002. He briefly joined Liverpool in 2008 but was back six months later before taking a career turn and switching to LA Galaxy in the MLS, where he won the MLS Cup three times and was named the league’s MVP in 2014.
Capped a record 146 times by the Republic of Ireland and his country’s record goalscorer (68), Robbie's last port of call was first as a player and then managing ATK in the Indian Super League earlier this year.
Last week, he was named in Mick McCarthy's coaching team for the Republic of Ireland.
Keano's highlights at Spurs...
- League Cup winner - 2008
- Premier League Player of the Month - April, 2007
- One of only 17 players to score 100-plus goals for us - 122 in 306
- One of five players to score four or more goals in a Premier League game - v Burnley, September 2009
- Supporters' Player of the Season - 2003, 2005/06, 2007/08