Robbie Keane-Player Profile
Name: Robbie David Keane
Squad No: 7
Born: Dublin, Republic Of Ireland
Robbie David Keane was born in Dublin on the 8th of July 1980. Robbie made his senior debut at age 17 for Wolverhampton Wanderers and scored a double on debut. Coventry City bought the striker for a club record £6,000,000. His time at Coventry was indeed successful with the striker scoring 12 times in just 34 games. With his great form, the big clubs came knocking and Inter Milan bought his services for £13,000,000. Marcello Lippi who had purchased the striker was given the flick and Robbie’s time in Italy was spent predominantly on the bench. Enter Leeds boss David O’Leary who after a successful loan period, purchased the striker for £12,000,000. Although many consider his time at Elland Road to be his less successful period of his career, he was then sold to Tottenham Hotspur for a bargain price of £7,000,000.
Robbie Keane had his most successful period at Tottenham dominating for 6 seasons scoring 107 goals in 254 appearances. He instantly became the fans favourite and introduced his trademark gunfire goal celebration. In 2006/07 season he destroyed defences scoring 31 goals in only 40 appearances. The end of 2007 made him the 13th player to score 100 Premiership goals and the 15th Spur player to score a 100 goals for the club.
Robbie Keane has represented his country on 81 occasions and scored 33 goals. Currently he is the captain of Ireland and the record goal scorer for his country. The question left to ask is, can Robbie Keane produce the same magic for the Anfield faithful?
Tottenham Hotspur to Liverpool (28 July 2008) £19,000,000
Leeds United to Tottenham Hotspur (31 Aug 2002) £7,000,000
Inter Milan to Leeds United (25 April 2001) £12,000,000
Coventry City to Inter Milan (31 July) £13,000,000
Robbie Keane’s Stats.
97-98 Wolverhampton 11 Goals 38 Games
98-99 Wolverhampton 11 Goals 36 Games
99-00 Coventry City 12 Goals 31 Games
00-01 Inter Milan 6 Games
00-01 Leeds United 9 Goals 18 Games
01-02 Leeds United 3 Goals 25 Games
02-03 Tottenham 13 Goals 29 Games
03-04 Tottenham 14 Goals 34 Games
04-05 Tottenham 11 Goals 35 Games
05-06 Tottenham 16 Goals 36 Games
06-07 Tottenham 11 Goals 27 Games
07-08 Tottenham 15 Goals 36 Games
08-09 Liverpool FC 1 Goal 6 Games