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Top facts about Robbie Keane

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We will take a look at the Top facts about Robbie Keane.

Robert David Keane, known professionally as Robbie Keane, is an Irish former professional football player. He was a prolific Irish goalscorer who played for many clubs in various leagues in Europe, America, and Asia.

He was the assistant manager of the national team of the Republic of Ireland and the EFL Championship Club of Middlesbrough. Keane played for Wolverhampton Wanderers, Coventry City, Inter Milan, Leed United, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool,

Celtic

, West Ham United, LA Galaxy, Aston Villa, and ATK during his professional career.

He finished his club career with 325 goals in 737 appearances at all competitions. At the international level, he finished his international career with 68 goals in 146 competitions. From 2006 until his retirement in 2016, he was captain of the

Republic of Ireland

.

Keane retired from international football in August 2016. He ended his career as a professional footballer on 28 November 2018. Throughout his professional playing career, he earned many club and individual trophies.

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  • Full Name

    :Robert David Keane

  • Nick Name

    : Keane

  • Profession

    : Retired Footballer

  • Age

    : 40 years old

  • Zodiac Sign

    : Cancer

  • Birth Date

    : 8 July 1980

  • Birthplace

    : Tallaght, Ireland

  • Nationality

    : Ireland

  • Weight

    : 73 kg

  • Height

    : 5' 8" (173 cm)

  • Eye color

    : Blue

  • Hair color

    : Dark brown

  • Shoe size / feet size

    : Not available

  • Best Known For

    : Named LA Galaxy Most Valuable Player four times (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

  • Father

    : Robbie Keane Snr

  • Mother

    : Anne Keane

  • Sisters

    : Natasha and Amy

  • Brothers

    : Graham

  • Marital Status

    : Married

  • Wife

    : Claudine Palmer

  • Married Date

    : 7 June 2008

  • Sexual Orientation

    : Straight

  • Children

    : Robert Ronan Cambridge Keane, Jr., Hudson

Robbie Keane Early life

Keane was born on 8 July 1980 in Tallaght, Dublin,  Republic of Ireland. His parents are Robert and Anne Keane. He began his football career with the Fettercairn YFC. He later joined the youth system of Crumlin United in 1990. In 1996, he joined the youth system of the English club, Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1996.

Keane got offers from both

Liverpool

and Wolverhampton Wanderers but wanted to go to the First Division side, judging that it would be harder to break into the first Liverpool team. At the age of fifteen, he moved to Wolves, joining their youth team.

Robbie Keane Personal Life

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He married former Miss Ireland contestant Claudine Palmer in Ballybrack, South Dublin, on 7 June 2008. The couple had their first child on 10 May 2009, a boy named Robert Ronan Cambridge Keane, Jr.

The couple welcomed their second son, Hudson, on 5 October 2015. Keane is a cousin of the legendary singer and former Smiths frontman Morrissey, who is also well known for his singing talents.

Jason Byrne, his first cousin, is the second-highest goalscorer in League of Ireland history. Keane has a green card from the United States, allowing him to play in MLS as a domestic player. Via the FAI's Coach Education Programme, Keane received his UEFA 'A' License in January 2016.

Robbie Keane Net Worth

Robbie Keane is one of the world's most famous footballers who was a prolific goal scorer while active. His goal-scoring skills guided him to play in various leagues in Europe, America, and Asia.

When acting as a player, he received his salary, contracts, bonuses, and endorsements. After his retirement, he was active as an assistant manager in football. His net worth is estimated at $55 million.

Robbie Keane Social Media and Tattoo

Now you can see some of Robbie Keane from the pictures he posts on his Instagram and other social media accounts. Of course, while his tattoo might seem obvious, Its meanings might need an explanation.

As he is a family lover, on his wrists, he has his son’s name Robert and his date of birth tattooed on one side and his wife on the other. Robbie Keane kissed the tattoo of his son's name every time he scored a goal for his team.

The times have certainly changed and people have definitely followed the change. Nowadays, almost everyone uses some kind of a social media platform to get in touch with others using the internet.

Facebook’s Instagram, especially, has gained much influence in the lives of others, including celebrities and athletes, who use the app to connect with their friends and fans from all over the world.

Talking about Robbie Keane social media, it should be mentioned that he's not very active in social Media, about his followers in social Media it should be mentioned that he has 611K followers on his Instagram account. His Instagram account is

@robbiekeane

. He is also active on Facebook. His Facebook account is

@RobbieKeane

.

Robbie Keane Career and Stats

It is time to get more information about his career.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

In 1997, he was promoted to the club's senior team. At the age of 17, he started his professional career. His professional debut game saw him score twice. He scored 29 goals in all competitions during his two seasons with the club.

Coventry City

The Wanderers sold Keane to Premier League team Coventry City for 6 million pounds just weeks into the 1999-2000 season. In his first game for the club, he scored two goals against Derby County. In his first and only season with the club, he scored 12 goals in 31 appearances.

Inter Milan

In July 2000, he signed a five-year contract with Italian Serie A club Inter Milan for a payment of 13 million pounds. He was getting used to the strategies of the club.

Marco Tardelli

, Milan's new manager, loaned him to Leeds United. In 14 games across all competitions, he scored three goals.

Leeds United

Leeds United

made his transfer permanent in May 2001 after the 2000-01 season, for 12 million pounds. As the club's debts rose, it had forced to sell many players, including Keane. In 56 matches for the club, he scored 19 goals in all competitions.

Tottenham Hotspur

Leeds United sold Keane to Tottenham Hotspur for £7 million before the 2002-03 transfer deadline. He debuted for Tottenham against West Ham United.

He made his Tottenham debut against

Blackburn Rovers

, scoring his first goal for the club. With 13 goals in his first season with Tottenham, he finished as the club's top scorer. 

In the 2004-05 season, Keane had a key role in helping Tottenham avoid relegation. In March 2006, he extended his contract with the club. He was appointed as the club's vice-captain.

Throughout the season, his success for the club improved, and in May 2007, he signed a new contract extension with the club. With Tottenham, he won his first senior award as a player, as the club won the first League Cup, defeating Chelsea in the final.

Liverpool

In July 2008, Liverpool paid 20.3 million pounds to Keane for four years. In October 2008, he scored his first goal for Liverpool in a Champions League win over

PSV Eindhoven

.

Tottenham contacted Liverpool over re-signing him during the January transfer window. After that, he came back to Hotspur. In 28 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions, he scored seven times.  

Return to Tottenham Hotspur

In the January transfer window of 2009, Keane returned to Tottenham. Tottenham paid 12 million pounds for Keane, which was 7 million pounds less than Liverpool paid.

He had quickly promoted to vice-captain of the club. When he returned to Tottenham in March 2009, he scored his first goal for the club against

Middlesbrough

In a pre-season competition in China in July 2009, his club won the Premier League Asia Trophy. In 306 matches for Tottenham, he scored 122 goals.

Celtic

In February 2010, Tottenham loaned Keane to Celtic. He signed a deal with the team until the end of the 2009-10 season. He made his Celtic debut Against Kilmarnock. In the fifth round of the Scottish Cup, he scored his first Celtic goal against Dunfermline. On the 13th of February 2010, he made his SPL debut against Aberdeen. In 19 matches for his club, he scored 16 goals.

West Ham United

In January, Tottenham loaned him to West Ham United for the remainder of the season after he separated from Celtic. On February 2, 2011, he made his first start for the club against

Blackpool

. In the same game, he scored his first goal for the club.

Since West Ham was relegated from the Top League, Keane decided to join Tottenham Hotspur. In ten games for the club, he scored two goals.

LA Galaxy

After that, Keane joined the LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer(MLS). He had previously played in Paul Scholes' testimonial match with the recently reformed New York Cosmos. On August 20, 2011, an Irish player made his LA Galaxy debut against the San Jose Earthquakes. In the same game, he scored his first goal for the club.

Aston Villa

In January 2012, the LA Galaxy loaned Keane to Aston Villa for two months. On January 14, he made his club debut against

Everton

. He scored three goals in seven games for the club in all competitions.

Return to LA Galaxy

After a short stay with

Aston Villa

, Keane returned to LA Galaxy. In Donovan's absence, he was elected the club's captain at the start of the 2013 season. In March 2014, he extended his deal with the club.

He decided in November 2016 that he would leave the club after his deal expired. In 165 appearances for the club, he scored 104 goals in all competitions.

ATK

In August 2017, he joined the Indian club ATK. He was named captain of the club, while Teddy Sheringham, a former teammate, was assigned, head coach. During a pre-season training camp, however, he suffered an Achilles injury. He returned and made his debut against

Chennaiyin

. In March 2018, he was appointed  ATK's player-manager.

Robbie Keane International Career

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Robbie Keane helped Ireland win the U18 UEFA Championship. In March 1998, he made his senior team debut against the Czech Republic. In October 1998, the best striker scored his first international goal against Malta. He helped Ireland to win the inaugural 2011 Nations Cup.

He ended the tournament as the highest scorer, too. On 24 August 2016, he announced his retirement from international football. He played his last game against Oman for Ireland in a friendly match.

He ended his international career with 68 goals (together with German footballer Gerd Muller) in 146 appearances in all competitions. After the game, he received an ovation from the audience and an honor guard from his teammates.

Robbie Keane records

Keane is the most capped player in the history of the National Team of the Republic of Ireland with 143 caps since its first in 1998. He is also their highest scorer, with 67 international goals in his name.

He represented Ireland at the 2002

World Cup

, the 2012 European Championship, and the 2016 Euro Championships. From 2006 to August 2016, Keane was captain of the Irish National Team.

Robbie Keane Coaching Career

He became the assistant manager of the National Team of the Republic of Ireland in November 2018. In June 2019, he became assistant manager of Middlesbrough.

Robbie Keane Individual Honors

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  • FAI Young International Player of the Year

    : 1998, 1999

  • Tottenham Hotspur Player of the Year

    : 2003, 2005–06, 2007–08

  • Premier League Player of the Month

    : August 1999, January 2001, April 2007

  • PFA Team of the Year

    : 1997–98 First Division

  • Scottish Premier League Player of the Month

    : March 2010

  • Celtic Player of the Year

    : 2009–10

  • FAI International Goal of the Year

    : 2004 (vs. Netherlands), 2005 (vs. Israel), 2009 (vs. France)

  • FAI Senior International Player of the Year

    : 2010, 2013

  • MLS Best 4 times

    : 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

  • MLS Player of the Month

    : July 2012, August 2013

  • MLS MVP

    : 2014

  • MLS Cup MVP

    : 2014

  • MLS All-Star

    : 2015

  • LA Galaxy Most Valuable Player

    : 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015

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