Robert David "Robbie" Keane (born 8 July 1980) is an Irish footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur. He is also the current captain of the Irish national team, where he has 105 caps. With 48 goals, he is Ireland's all-time record goalscorer. Keane is the ninth highest goalscorer in Tottenham's history and the tenth highest goalscorer in the history of the Premier League with 123 goals (as of 18 April 2011).
He began his professional career at Wolverhampton Wanderers, scoring twice in his first team debut aged 17. The following season he was the club's leading goalscorer and scored his first international goal with Republic of Ireland. He changed club frequently between 1999 and 2002, breaking transfer fee records, but his brief spells at Inter Milan and Leeds United were unexceptional. He joined Tottenham Hotspur in 2002 and played there for six years. The 2007–08 season was the most fruitful of his career as he set a career record of 23 goals in a season, scored a landmark 100th competitive goal for Tottenham and won his first senior honour, the League Cup. He moved to Liverpool in July 2008 but he spent only six months at the club and soon...