"One of the greatest we've ever produced" - Robbie Keane pays tribute to the retired Damien Duff

Duff and Keane played with each other from underage level to the senior team for Ireland

BY Daniel Kelly 10:09 Wednesday 23 December 2015, 10:09 23 Dec 2015

Damien Duff celebrates his goal with Robbie Keane Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tom Honan

After Damien Duff announced his retirement from football this week, the tributes poured in for the winger who played 100 times for his country.  

One player that knew Duff better than most is Ireland captain Robbie Keane. Both men played together at underage level for Ireland and are only two of six players to play at least 100 times for Ireland.

Keane took to his Facebook account last night, to praise the former Chelsea winger, saying he "will be truely missed". 

The best tribute was left until last when Keane called Duff "one of the greatest we've ever produced". It's hard to disagree with that.


It's been an absolute pleasure playing with one of my best mates for so many years! Duffer you will be truly missed!...

Posted by Robbie Keane on Tuesday, December 22, 2015
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