By Tom Blackburn
Robbie Keane has announced his decision to retire from the Ireland national side, and fans of his former side Tottenham have congratulated him on his career.
The 36-year-old will play his final game in the famous green jersey when they play a friendly against Oman on 31 August.
Keane is his country’s most prolific scorer, with 67 goals in 145 games over a staggering 18 year period.
The former Tottenham striker has also played for Leeds, Wolves, Coventry, Liverpool, Celtic, West Ham and Aston Villa in the UK as well as teams in Europe. He is currently playing for LA Galaxy in the MLS, where he has scored an impressive 101 goals in 158 games across all competitions.
Following his decision to retire from international football, Tottenham fans took to Twitter to hail the career of the player who is 13th on the all-time list of international goal-scorers.
Robbie Keane has announced his international retirement. Used to love him at Spurs. Ireland's greatest player and the MLS' best ever import?
— Duncan Tucker (@DuncanTucker) August 24, 2016
— Jacob (@_JacobDrew) August 24, 2016
— Shannon Fitzgerald (@shannonmakestv) August 24, 2016
THERE IS ONLY ONE ROBBIE KEANE
— Eric Chakma (@EricYid) August 24, 2016
For a time at Spurs, Keane and Berbatov were one of the best strike partnerships around.
— Duke Mc Lonnell (@LukeMcD9) August 24, 2016
Happy Retirement Robbie Keane.
— Shane (@Reds12thMan) August 24, 2016
robbie keane the man, the legend!! hard to describe just how gd hes been for #ire over the years!! unreal amount of goals THANK YOU!!
— kieran doocey (@kdoocey7) August 24, 2016
Hard to see Robbie Keane's goalscoring record ever being broken. One of our best ever, hope he gets a hero's send off at a packed Aviva ??
— Luke Byrne (@LukeByrne93) August 24, 2016
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