The legendary Irish striker announces his retirement from international football
Robbie Keane today announced he will retire from international football following Ireland's upcoming friendly against Oman.
The 36-year-old is the country's record goalscorer by some distance (67 goals in 145 apps) and has been a legend of Irish football since his international debut against the Czech Republic in March 1998. He scored his first senior goal against Malta in October that same year.
He's featured for Ireland at three major championships - The 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea, the 2012 European Championships in Poland and Ukraine and in Ireland's most recent appearance at the European Championships in France in June.
He was known for his trademark celebration and has been one of the iconic figures of Irish football since the turn of the millennium. His career at club level (which continues to this day in LA) has seen him join clubs like Liverpool, Inter Milan, Leeds, Tottenaham and Celtic.
Keane celebrates his first ever senior goal against Malta
Keane does his trademark celebration against Turkey in 1999
Keane shows off his skills at training...
...And was always the most stylish of the group
He powers away from Clarence Seedorf in 2000
Keane scores the iconic equalising goal against Germany at the 2002 World Cup
Keane forces a good stop from Iker Casillas during the round of 16 at the 2002 World Cup
Keane helped Ireland through to the 2010 World Cup play-offs with a late goal against Italy in Bari...
...And he wasn't done there scoring against France on an infamous night in Paris
Robbie Keane marks Lionel Messi at the Aviva Stadium in 2010
Keane plays against Sweden during the European Championships this year
The veteran striker featured against Belgium at Euro 2016
Keane celebrates a historic victory over Italy in Ireland's final group game
Keane acknowledges the fans after Ireland are beaten by France
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