Robbie Keane (born 8 July 1980) is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a striker and is captain of both Los Angeles Galaxy and the Republic of Ireland national team.
Keane has scored a total of 67 goals for the Irish national team since his debut in 1998, making him the all-time record Irish scorer, while his 142 caps makes him their highest appearance-maker. He is currently the highest male international scorer among active players following Miroslav Klose’s retirement in August 2014, and the fifth highest scoring European in history. He is also the top scorer of all time in European Championship qualification matches. Keane was Ireland’s top scorer at the 2002 FIFA World Cup with three goals as they reached the Last 16, and also played at UEFA Euro 2012.
A talented, quick, and agile player, Keane is capable of playing anywhere along the front line, due to his ability to score and create goals. Throughout his career, he has been deployed as a striker, and also in more creative roles, as a second striker, as a winger, or as an attacking midfielder. A technically gifted, intelligent, and hard-working forward, Keane is also renowned for his pace, dribbling skills, and creativity, and has also stood out for his leadership throughout his career.