GALLERY: A look back on some of Robbie Keane's finest moments in a green shirt

The legendary Irish striker announces his retirement from international football

BY Cian Roche 17:00 Wednesday 24 August 2016, 17:00 24 Aug 2016

Image: Inpho

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 


Images Courtesy of INPHO

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